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Italian, Spanish yields rise after Gross leaves Pimco LONDON: Italian and Spanish 10-year bond yields rose on Friday after Bill Gross said he had left the world's biggest bond fund Pimco, which has large investments in euro zone peripheral bonds. "There is a perception that Pimco is heavily long peripheral bonds, therefore people assume there could be some sellers," said one government bond trader, adding that some investors feared the fund may change strategy. Italian 10-year bond yields rose 4 basis points on the day to 2.40 percent, while equivalent Spanish yields rose 5 bps to 2.20 percent. Bill Gross was Pimco's chief investment officer. He left to join Janus Capital Group. Copyright Reuters, 2014


Turkish Treasury sees Oct domestic borrowing 10.8bn lira ISTANBUL: Turkey's Treasury said on Friday it planned to borrow 10.8 billion lira ($4.77 billion) from domestic markets in October against debt redemptions of 15 billion lira. Borrowing in November was seen at 5.3 billion lira against redemptions of 5.7 billion. In December, borrowing was seen at 800 million lira against redemptions of 1.1 billion, the Treasury said in a statement on its website. Copyright Reuters, 2014

German bond yields dip after weak Ifo data ramps up ECB pressure LONDON: German bond yields edged lower on Wednesday after disappointing business sentiment data in the euro zone's largest economy further underlined the prospect of additional easing measures from the European Central Bank.Germany's headline Ifo number fell for the fifth straight month in September and expectations for future activity dropped to its lowest since December 2012. That stoked more worries about the growth outlook after a survey on Tuesday showed the country's manufacturing sector slowing.This slump ...

Indian bonds fall after court scraps most coal block allocations MUMBAI: Indian bonds edged lower on Wednesday after the top court scrapped almost all of the coal blocks allocated to companies over the past two decades, raising concerns the country would need to import more coal to make up the shortfall.More imports threaten to widen the country's trade deficit and thus the current account balance, but some of the concerns were allayed given India is expected to re-auction the blocks next year. Coal India is ...

German bond yields edge up ahead of Ifo business sentiment data LONDON: German bond yields opened a fraction higher on Wednesday as investors tentatively awaited the latest indication of business sentiment in the euro zone's largest economy.Markets expect a modest fall in Germany's Ifo reading for September, due at 0800 GMT, which is being closely watched after data showed a decline in the country's manufacturing sector on Tuesday, adding to an erosion of inflation expectations. This slump in economic indicators, allied with a weak take up ...

India's 10-year bond falls on profit-taking; H2 borrowing eyed MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond fell on Tuesday, retreating from a one-year high hit in the previous session, as investors booked profits ahead of the government's announcement of its borrowing plans for the second half of the fiscal year.The 10-year bond yield had touched a one-year low of 8.42 percent on Monday, on hopes the government would cut its borrowing for the remainder of the year ending in March 2015.Markets are also seen range-bound ahead ...

Spain sells 4.1bn euros in short-term debt, yields edge higher MADRID: Spanish short-term debt yields inched higher from record lows in August at auction on Tuesday, against a backdrop of weak growth expectations which are seen pushing the European Central Bank to approve more stimulus measures. The Treasury sold 4.1 billion euros ($5.28 billion) of 3- and 9-month T-bills, beating the top end of its target of between 3 billion and 4 billion euros. The 3-month bill sold 995 million euros at an average yield ...


 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln