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Pre-payrolls caution keeps euro zone yields off lows LONDON: Euro zone bond yields held just above record lows on Thursday, with investors reluctant to bet on a further drop before key U.S. jobs data and a long holiday weekend in Europe, where Greece's financing woes have yet to be sorted out.The strength of the U.S. jobs market will determine whether the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates in coming months - a move that might slow or even slightly reverse the falling trend in European borrowing costs.Friday's non-farm payrolls are expected to show an increase of 245,000 jobs in March, following a gain of 290,000 in February, according to economists polled by Reuters.But on Wednesday, the ADP National Employment Report showed that U.S. private employers added 189,000 jobs last month, falling well short of economists' expectations for a rise of 225,000 jobs. The figure was the weakest since January 2014."Payrolls data can have quite an impact on Europe," said ...

JGBs gain as 10-year debt auction attracts ample demand TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices gained on Thursday as the market drew relief from a show of decent investor demand for at an auction for new 10-year debt.The lowest price at Thursday's 2.4 trillion yen ($20 billion) 10-year JGB auction was a higher-than-expected 100.25, reflecting firm demand.The tail, the difference between the lowest accepted price and the average price also used as a gauge of demand, tightened to 0.04 from 0.33 at the previous auction. ...

Prices pick up on surprisingly soft jobs report NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices climbed on Wednesday, with yields on the benchmark 10-year note slipping below 1.9 percent after a weaker-than-forecast jobs report bolstered arguments that the Federal Reserve may be slow to raise interest rates.The 30-year Treasury, a maturity favored by many foreign investors, jumped and was last up 1-12/32 and yielding 2.4776 percent, according to Thomson Reuters data.Treasuries, an asset class which on Tuesday completed a fifth straight quarter of gains ...

German yields pinned near lows as analysts predict high auction demand LONDON: German bond yields held near record lows on Wednesday with analysts predicting high demand for the sale of new debt eligible for the European Central Bank's purchase programme.Limits imposed by the ECB on its quantitative easing scheme have shrunk the number of German bonds it is able to buy, while the country's commitment not to add to its overall debt stock this year has also stoked fears of bond scarcity.A combination of these factors ...

Bund yields fall for 5th straight quarter amid inflation slump LONDON: German Bund yields fell near record lows on Tuesday, recording a fifth consecutive quarterly fall, a trend that has tracked declines in euro zone inflation.Consumer prices in the currency union dipped 0.1 percent on the year in March, compared with a 0.3 percent drop in February and a 0.6 percent fall in January. The figures suggest inflation has bottomed out and could start rising again soon.The European Central Bank launched a 1 trillion euro ...

Argentina bonds fall on Clearstream trade suspension NEW YORK: Argentina's sovereign bonds fell on Tuesday following Clearstream's announcement that it had suspended settlement of any security in the Argentine market, according to traders. Bonar 2024s and Bonar 2017s slid by around a point on Tuesday after being quoted at cash prices of around 104.50 and 98.00 respectively at the close on Monday. Argentina's local-law Boden 2015 were quoted at a cash price of around 97.00, but the vast majority of the difference ...

Indonesia raises 10trn rupiah at bond auction, as targeted JAKARTA: Indonesia sold 10 trillion rupiah ($765.1 million) worth of conventional bonds at an auction on Tuesday, in line with an indicative target, the finance ministry's financing and risk management office said.The three-month T-bills had a weighted average yield of 5.40205 percent.The one-year T-bills had a weighted average yield of 6.11300 percent, higher than 5.92043 percent from the previous auction on March 17.The weighted average yields for nine-year and 19-year bonds were 7.43877 percent and ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJuly 01, 2015
Reserves $18.5 bln