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UK gilts slide to one-week low on Ukraine ceasefire hopes LONDON: British government bond prices sank to their lowest level in just over a week on Wednesday, during volatile trade driven by changing expectations of whether a further escalation of the Ukraine crisis could be averted.Gilts tracked German Bunds and U.S. Treasuries lower, as world markets jumped after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said a ceasefire had been reached with Russia.While strong British business survey data helped to boost sterling and pushed the FTSE 100 to a 14-year high, there was a relatively muted reaction from gilt prices, which extended losses slightly after the figures.Long and medium-dated gilts performed worst on the day, with the 10-year yield rising to 2.48 percent as of 1344 GMT. It had hit a session peak of 2.509 percent, its highest since last Monday, following news of a possible ceasefire in Ukraine.The 10-year yield briefly fell around 3 basis points immediately after a spokesman for Russian ...


Euro zone bond yields rebound as US data, ECB meeting eyed LONDON: Euro zone government bond yields rose on Tuesday as investors booked profits from the market's rally, though the moves were expected to remain modest before an ECB meeting this week that could see the bank ease monetary policy.Investors were also pushing for cheaper prices before a slew of debt sales this week and U.S. economic reports, which many expect will show the recovery in the world's biggest economy remains on track, in contrast to ...

Indian bonds gain on speculation of govt hiking FII limits MUMBAI: Indian government bonds rallied on Tuesday on speculation the government may increase the investment limits for foreign portfolio investors, bringing alive debt markets that have stagnated over the past couple of months.Traders also cited hopes the European Central Bank would announce additional monetary stimulus at its policy meeting on Thursday, potentially sparking more foreign fund flows into India.Trading volume in the bond market was also more than the recent average, a day after data ...

Chinese finance ministry to auction 28bn yuan 3 year bonds SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday it would auction 28 billion yuan ($4.56 billion) in three-year government bonds on Sept. 10. After the auction, the bonds will be issued from Sept. 10 to 15 and begin secondary market trading on Sept. 17, the ministry said in a statement on its website.Copyright Reuters, 2014

Periphery bond yields slip as weak PMIs back case for ECB easing LONDON: Low-rated euro zone bond yields mostly dipped on Monday as data showing tepid growth in manufacturing fuelled speculation that the ECB would increase support for the bloc's faltering economy at its meeting on Thursday.Policymakers and national leaders joined calls over the weekend for ECB president Mario Draghi to ease policy further, although many think Draghi will favour words rather than action this week as he waits for existing measures to take effect.Concerns about the ...

Indian bonds gain after upbeat GDP data MUMBAI: Indian government bonds rose on Monday after data showed the economy grew faster than expected in the June quarter and on ample liquidity, but broader gains were capped by the reality that foreign institutional investors have almost exhausted their entire allocation of debt.Analysts say positive news such as data showing India's economy grew a faster-than-expected 5.7 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier should help underpin sentiment for Asia's third largest economy.Despite ...

JGBs slightly lower as Bunds retreat from highs TOKYO: Japanese government bond (JGB) prices were slightly lower on profit-taking on Monday after German Bund prices stepped back from highs, but trading was thin due to a US market holiday and ahead of key events such as a Bank of Japan policy meeting. The 10-year JGBs were traded at a yield of 0.495 percent, up 0.5 basis point, in the early afternoon but saw no trades during the morning. The 20-year yield rose 1 ...


 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyAugust
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
Reserves $13.465 bln