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German Bund yields approach record lows as growth outlook dims LONDON: German Bund yields edged towards all-time lows on Thursday as a weakening growth outlook for the euro zone and United States cemented the view that central banks will keep supporting their economies for a prolonged period.A second downwards revision of Q1 U.S. economic growth on Wednesday, followed by below-forecast consumer spending data on Thursday softened expectations that the Federal Reserve would reverse course on its ultra-easy monetary policy any time soon.Weak data out of the euro zone earlier in the week had a similar impact, boosting the ranks of those who believe the European Central Bank may eventually start buying assets."The power of the ECB is very high, and the fact they can come with unlimited support to peripheral markets is still making investors scared of taking short positions," said Alessandro Giansanti, senior rates strategist at ING.German 10-year yields dipped 2 basis points to hit 1.24 percent, nearing the ...

German Bund yields dip to lows amid conflict and ECB hopes LONDON: German Bund yields edged towards all-time lows on Thursday amid geopolitical tensions and a weakening euro zone growth outlook which cemented expectations of a prolonged period of central bank support.Conflict in Iraq and Ukraine supported the bloc's safest assets, but with borrowing costs for its weakest states still near record lows there was little evidence that investors' were closing riskier bets."The power of the ECB is very high, and the fact they can come ...

Indian bonds fall before Friday debt sale; inflation concerns loom MUMBAI: Indian government bonds snapped two days of gains on Thursday to end lower as investors trimmed bond holdings to make way for the 150-billion-rupee debt sale on Friday, which includes 70 billion rupees of the 10-year benchmark bonds.Market also fretted over the impact of poor monsoon rains on inflation, as food prices trend higher.In the recent past, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has raised concerns over high food prices weighing on the consumer price inflation, ...

Indian bonds end up for second straight session MUMBAI: Indian government bonds rose for a second straight day on Wednesday, tracking fall in global crude oil prices and continued short-covering by traders after recent losses.Brent crude oil slipped below $114 a barrel on Wednesday as fears of supply disruption in Iraq receded and after a rise in US inventories pointed to ample stockpiles for the world's biggest oil consumer.However, investors held off large positions due to persisting uncertainty ahead of the new government's ...

German Bund yields near 2014 lows on Iraq worries LONDON: German government bond yields fell towards their lowest levels this year on Wednesday as worries over violence in Iraq pushed investors towards assets perceived as safe havens. Sunni insurgents battled government forces for control of Iraq's biggest refinery, keeping oil prices close to $114 per barrel, with some analysts fearing a further rise could pose a risk to the global growth outlook. "It's a volatile situation in Iraq and Treasuries and Bunds benefit from ...

Indian bonds post biggest daily gain in a week as crude prices ease MUMBAI: Indian government bonds snapped a four-day losing streak on Tuesday and posted their biggest daily gain in a week after global crude prices cooled and market drew comfort on fiscal deficit expectation from a media report that new government may cut budget allocation for its rural job scheme.The 10-year yield ended down 5 basis points on the day, its biggest daily fall since June 17.Traders also rushed to cover sold positions after recent losses ...

Spain sells 3.5bn euros of short-term debt MADRID: Spain sold slightly more than the top end of its targeted amount at a scheduled auction of 3- and 9-month T-bills on Tuesday, with lower yields than previously. The Treasury sold 3.53 billion euros compared to a target range of between 2.5 billion and 3.5 billion euros. The 3-month bill sold 933 million euros at an average yield of 0.110 percent compared to a 0.295 percent at the last auction of the same maturity ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,098.45 0.11
Arrow Nasdaq 4,580.27 0.50
Arrow S&P 2,003.37 0.33
Arrow FTSE 6,819.75 0.20
Arrow DAX 9,470.17 0.08
Arrow CAC-40 4,381.04 0.34
Arrow Nikkei 15,424.59 0.23
Arrow H.Seng 24,742.06 0.01
Arrow Sensex 26,638.11 0.29

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 28, 2014
Reserves $13.582 bln