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Yields climb to one-week peaks on upbeat US data NEW YORK: US Treasury debt yields rose to one-week highs on Monday after data showed US manufacturing activity rebounded in May and construction spending improved, suggesting the world's largest economy was on a more steady path to recovery after a soft patch in the first quarter. Treasury debt prices, which move inversely to yields, were also weighed down by profit-taking and unwinding of month-end demand as investors braced for a spate of economic data this week that could provide further clues about the timing of a Federal Reserve rate hike. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity rose to 52.8 in May, from April's 51.5. The ISM number topped expectations of 52.0, according to a Reuters poll of economists. Another report showed that US construction spending surged in April to the highest in nearly 6-1/2 years as outlays increased broadly. "We had some numbers today ...

Yields fall to lowest in three weeks on US GDP data NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell on Friday, with benchmark and long-dated US yields hitting their lowest in over three weeks, as data showing the US economy contracted in the first quarter supported views of a later Federal Reserve interest-rate hike. The government slashed its gross domestic product estimate to show GDP shrinking at a 0.7 percent annual rate, instead of the 0.2 percent growth it estimated last month. Still, the reading was a touch ...

Ten-year gilt yields hit 20-day low after soft GDP data LONDON: British government bonds rallied strongly on Thursday, taking 10-year yields to their lowest in nearly three weeks, following the release of first-quarter gross domestic product data which undershot economists' expectations.The Office for National Statistics confirmed an earlier reading of 0.3 percent growth in the first quarter -- half the fourth quarter rate -- wrong-footing economists who had been forecasting a small upward revision.Ten-year gilt yields hit 1.814 percent at 1053 GMT, their lowest since ...

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank may expand Tier 1 sukuk issue by $2-3bn DUBAI: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank will ask shareholders for permission to expand its existing Tier 1 sukuk issue, originally sold in 2012, by $2 billion to $3 billion, it said in a bourse filing on Thursday.The increase is subject to regulatory approval, the Abu Dhabi lender said.The Abu Dhabi lender will also ask shareholders to vote to increase the bank's capital by 168 million dirhams ($45.74 million) through a rights issue.Copyright Reuters, 2015

Long-dated yields dip on month-end buying, Greece fears NEW YORK: Long-dated US Treasury yields edged lower on Wednesday on month-end buying and lingering concerns over Greece, while shorter-dated yields were mostly stable after the fears over Greece offset new supply.The dip in 30-year Treasury yields marked their second straight daily decline and pushed the yields to their lowest in 2-1/2 weeks, at 2.87 percent. Demand was partly driven by investors purchasing bonds to readjust portfolios ahead of month-end.Analysts have said that a decrease ...

Short-dated yields up on Fed rate hike bets; 30-yr yields slip NEW YORK: Short-dated US Treasury yields hit two-week highs on Tuesday on continued expectations that the Federal Reserve would hike rates this year, while yields on longer-dated Treasuries slid on concerns over Greece and global economic growth. US two- and three-year yields, which are sensitive to expectations on when the Fed will hike rates, hit two-week highs of 0.65 percent and 1.03 percent, respectively, after traders took a sanguine view of US durable goods orders ...

German bond yields on track for first weekly fall in five weeks LONDON: German bond yields headed for their first weekly fall in five weeks on Friday as the market focused again on central banks' continued use of heavy stimulus, which is helping to bring stability after weeks of violent price swings.The first fall in German business morale in seven months, albeit a shallower dip than forecast, supported demand for government bonds. Greece was the exception in the European bond market, as its yields rose after the ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.988 bln
Exports $1.835 bln
Imports $3.823 bln
WeeklyOctober 08, 2015
Reserves $20.05 bln