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Upbeat business surveys encourage investors out of Bund refuge LONDON: German government bond yields edged higher on Thursday after an unexpected uptick in euro zone business surveys staved off fears the bloc could be headed for a triple-dip recession. Markit, which publishes the survey, said the positive reading for the euro zone manufacturing sector points to an expansion in gross domestic product in the current quarter."There's been a string of bad news so this is one thing at least to give a little bit of a fillip to the market and show that it's not all bad news, not all one way," said Orlando Green, European fixed income strategist at Credit Agricole CIB. German 10-year yields rose 1 basis point to 0.87 percent at 1030 GMT, having been as low as 0.84 percent in early trading. The purchasing manager data showed a strong rebound in German manufacturing, but French business activity slid in October to an eight-month low. This ...


Investors return to periphery debt as ECB mulls corporate bond buys LONDON: Low-rated euro zone bond yields fell on Tuesday after several sources told Reuters the ECB was considering buying corporate bonds, quelling some concerns that the central bank was not doing enough to stoke inflation and growth.The report also prompted investors to pull out of safe haven German bonds, where they had sought refuge after a series of weak growth data - the latest of which came from China on Monday - dragged on the ...

Solid US data calms euro zone bond market but more volatility seen LONDON: Euro zone bond markets looked more stable on Monday after solid US economic data eased some of the concerns over a slowdown in global growth that led to sharp sell-offs in peripheral debt last week.Yields on the euro zone's lowest-rated debt rose by 40 to over 200 basis points from lows to highs last week -- among the biggest moves seen since the peak of the debt crisis -- before retreating on Friday.Signs that ...

India's 10-year bonds gain on hopes of more reforms from Modi govt MUMBAI: Indian government bonds rose on Monday after the deregulation of fuel prices and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bhartiya Janata Party wins in two state elections raised hopes of further reform measures from the government.The boost to bonds came after the government on Saturday lifted diesel price controls and raised the cost of natural gas - twin moves that are expected to reduce government's fiscal subsidies.Traders were also enthused by the big gains made by ...

Indonesia raises $1.77bn from sale of retail bonds JAKARTA: Indonesia's finance ministry sold 21.22 trillion rupiah ($1.77 billion) of retail bonds to Indonesians between Oct. 1-16, an official at its debt-management office said on Monday. The sale topped the target of 20 trillion rupiah. The three-year bond was sold with a coupon set at 8.50 percent per annum, the same pricing as last year. A total of 32,638 individuals bought the bonds, including entrepreneurs, company employees and housewives. Retail bonds are sold every ...

India's 10-year bonds snap four-day gain as oil prices bounce back MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bonds snapped a four-day winning streak on Friday as investors pared positions ahead of the weekend, with the uptick in global crude oil prices and the rise in US treasury yields hitting sentiment early on.Bonds were however supported by gains in the rupee which helped limit the rise in yields. Brent crude rose more than a dollar to above $87 a barrel, bouncing from near four-year lows as investors bought back ...

UK gilts tumble for second day as equities rebound LONDON: British government bonds fell steeply for a second day on Friday, after share prices rebounded and investors judged that Wednesday's leap up in gilt prices was overdone. Added into the mix were comments from the Bank of England's chief economist that -- although the outlook was gloomier than three months ago, with a risk of long-term stagnation -- a rate rise around the middle of next year was still possible. A rebound in share ...


 



 
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ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln