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Indian government bonds gain on RBI cash support, bullish auction MUMBAI: Indian government bonds rose on Friday, buoyed by the central bank's liquidity support and the country's sale of 150 billion rupees ($2.42 billion) worth of debt at better-than-expected cutoffs at a weekly auction, signalling strong demand.The cutoffs for the benchmark 10-year bond came in at 8.7719 percent, below the 8.7811 percent estimated in a Reuters poll. The bid-to-cover ratio, a gauge of demand, for the 2023 bond stood at 2.6, showing high demand.The Reserve Bank of India sold an additional 100 billion rupees via 7-day term repo, providing more liquidity to markets. This was in addition to 390 billion rupees of 14-day term repo on Friday.Impact from data released Friday showing India's trade deficit widening in December had muted impact, given it was seen remaining manageable at $10.14 billion."I think the spikes in inflation we saw may be cooling off, though there may not be an overall trending down ...

Portugal yields slip near 7-month lows ahead of ratings report LONDON: Portuguese bond yields slipped nearer seven-month lows on Friday after Lisbon's first 2014 debt sale drew solid demand and ahead of a potential upgrade of the country's ratings outlook later in the day. Moody's announces its decision on Portugal's credit standing later on Friday under a new EU-regulated schedule of rating reviews. Earlier, S&P affirmed Germany's triple-A sovereign ratings and left them on a stable outlook. New European Union rules came into force this ...

Portugal, Spain yields inch up as 2014 debt sales kick off demand for periphery debt LONDON: Portuguese and Spanish yields edged up on Thursday before bond sales from the two countries were expected to draw good demand from investors enticed into euro zone periphery debt by an improving economic outlook. Portugal is taking advantage of benign market conditions and a fall in its yields to sell five-year bonds via a syndicate of bonds as it seeks to prove it has full market access before a planned exit from an international ...

China finance ministry to auction 50bn yuan of 6-month deposits Jan 14 SHANGHAI: China's finance ministry will auction 50 billion yuan ($8.26 billion) of six-month deposits to commercial banks on Jan. 14, the ministry said on Thursday. 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 ministry said. Copyright Reuters, 2014

US 10-year Treasury auction fetches 3.01 percent WASHINGTON: The US Treasury sold $21 billion in 10-year bonds Wednesday at a high yield of 3.01 percent, a sharp rise from 2.82 percent in December.The Treasury said 21.49 percent was allotted at the high yield.The bid-to-cover ratio was 2.68, with direct bidders taking up 13.62 percent of the issue and indirect bidders getting 46.62 percent. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Spanish, Irish bond yields hold near multi-year lows LONDON: Spanish and Irish government bond yields hovered near multi-year lows on Wednesday as the euro zone's lower-rated debt consolidated this year's rally on expectations of a pick-up in economic growth. Bumper demand on Tuesday for Ireland's first debt sale since the country exited its EU/IMF bailout fuelled interest in debt issued by the peripheral nations that investors have been wary of investing in since the euro zone debt crisis erupted in 2010. This year's ...

China auctions 1 year fin min bills at record 4.04pc average yield SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 10 billion yuan ($165 million) of 1-year bills in the interbank market on Wednesday at an average yield of 4.04 percent, traders said, lower than expected but still a record high. Market forecasts had centred around 4.17 percent and ranged from 4.12 to 4.25 percent. The auction yield came in below Tuesday's indicative secondary market mid-yield of 4.18 percent for 1-year government bills. Copyright Reuters, 2014


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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
Trade Balance $-1.433 bln
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