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Indian bonds end flat on profit-taking, oil aids MUMBAI: Indian bonds ended flat on Monday despite data showing sharply easing retail and wholesale inflation, as investors took profits after benchmark 10-year bond yields had hit a nearly 1-1/2 year low.Data earlier showed India's wholesale price index showed no increase in November, while data late on Friday had showed consumer inflation easing to its lowest since the series was unveiled in 2012.The numbers cemented expectations the Reserve Bank of India would cut interest rates at its next policy review in February, although the impact on Monday was smaller since bonds have already rallied for nearly three weeks.Traders also said large selling by a company contributed to the broader losses on Monday."WPI data was a pleasant surprise but the rate cuts have been already priced in by markets," said Killol Pandya, senior fund manager, debt at LIC Nomura MF Asset Management."It is a healthy correction, the sentiment for bonds remains ...

Low-rated bond yields dip as oil slump firms QE bets LONDON: Low-rated euro zone bond yields slipped on Monday, as plunging oil prices bolstered expectations the ECB will soon do more to stimulate the region's economy, including purchasing sovereign bonds.Oil's fall to 5 1/2-year lows has served to justify bets the ECB will take steps to fight off deflation, which swap rates signal could set in over the next year. Two-year inflation swaps are dangerously close to zero.Investors snapped up Italian, Spanish and Portuguese bonds, ...

China fin min to auction 60bn yuan of 3-month deposits on Dec 18 SHANGHAI: China's finance ministry will auction 60 billion yuan ($9.70 billion) of three-month deposits to commercial banks on Dec 18, the People's Bank of China said in a statement on Monday. Banks will bid for the right to take the deposits.The sale, like previous such exercises, is part of the finance ministry's cash management programme. The auction will be conducted by the central bank on behalf of the finance ministry, the central bank said in ...

Rupiah leads weekly Asia FX slides on upbeat US data, China worries SINGAPORE: The Indonesian rupiah hit a six-year low on Friday, leading losses among emerging Asian currencies, most of which were on track for another week of declines as solid US economic data lifted the dollar.Regional units came under pressure from further signs of fatigue in China's economy, with factory growth in November slowing more than expected and investment expansion hovering near a 13-year low.The rupiah lost 0.8 percent to 12,449 per dollar, its weakest since ...

Turkish lira, stocks slip on strong US data ISTANBUL: Turkey's lira and stocks slipped on Friday after strong US retail sales and declining jobless claims bolstered the case for an interest rate hike, which would tempt funds away from riskier emerging markets. Turkey would be especially vulnerable to a US rate hike because its large current account deficit is financed by foreign capital inflows. The lira slipped to 2.2735 against the dollar by 0834 GMT, from 2.2627 before the US data releases on ...

Euro zone bond yields fall as oil weighs on inflation, cements QE bets LONDON: Euro zone bond yields dipped on Friday as falling oil prices eroded inflation expectations, crystallising bets that the ECB will have to resort to further stimulus early next year.German 10-year yields, the euro zone benchmark, dipped below 0.65 percent, extending falls after Thursday's weak demand for the ECB's bank loans highlighted the problems it faces in inflating its balance sheet in a bid to boost consumer prices. Even with many expecting France's rating to ...

Greece to auction 1bn euros of 3-month T-bills on Dec. 17 ATHENS: Greece will sell 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) of three-month treasury bills on December 17 to refinance a maturing issue, as part of its regular monthly auctions, the country's debt agency PDMA said on Friday. The settlement date will be December 19. Only primary dealers will be allowed to participate and no commission will be paid. Greece sold 1.6 billion euros of three-month treasury bills on Wednesday over its regular monthly auction. Athens has ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,191.37 1.13
Arrow Nasdaq 4,638.00 0.93
Arrow S&P 2,002.16 1.35
Arrow FTSE 6,825.94 0.21
Arrow DAX 10,710.97 0.78
Arrow CAC-40 4,610.94 0.29
Arrow Nikkei 17,795.73 0.15
Arrow H.Seng 24,861.81 0.22
Arrow Sensex 29,559.18 0.04

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln