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Prices stay lower after Fed says US economy improving NEW YORK: US Treasury prices, which had already lost ground on Wednesday, had little reaction to the Federal Reserve's assessment of an improving US labor market as it kept the door open for an interest rate hike, possibly as soon as September. Shorter-dated Treasuries initially gained ground on the Fed's statement, which highlighted that the economy had overcome a first-quarter slowdown and was now "expanding modestly." The Fed, as expected, left in place its zero interest rate policy. "It looks like from the statement they slightly upgraded their language on the labor market," said Shyam Rajan, head of US interest rate strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch."They slightly lowered the hurdle for a rate hike by adding the word 'some' to their conditions required for further improvement in the labor market. Once the market got wind of that change some of the early dovish interpretation was taken out.Therefore some ...

Prices dip as Chinese stocks stabilize, issuance looms NEW YORK: US Treasuries fell on Tuesday, with analysts and traders citing a stabilization of Chinese equities prices and a new supply of issuance exacerbated by seasonally low trading volumes. A smattering of US economic data showing a rise in single-family home sales in May, albeit below estimates, and a drop in a measure of consumer confidence for July had little impact on the overall direction of the market. Investors were heartened by Chinese equity ...
Long-term US bond prices gain from China stock rout NEW YORK: US Treasury prices rose on Monday after China's stock market experienced its deepest slide in eight years, which unsettled investors globally and sent them to the relative safety of US government bonds. Longer-term Treasury prices improved, while short-term prices were mixed. "The overnight action with the flight to quality in China, and Europe as well, is a continuation of a larger move in the last six to eight trading sessions of a relentless ...
Prices edge up as US new-home sales fall NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices drifted higher on Friday in choppy trading, as investors sought safety in government bonds after a softer-than-expected US housing report and amid a persistent downtrend in commodities and weakness on Wall Street. US 30-year bond yields, which move inversely to prices, fell to a seven-week low, while benchmark US 10-year yields slid to a two-week trough. An unexpected drop in US new-home sales further underpinned the rally in the ...
US sells one-year bills at highest rate since 2010 NEW YORK: The US Treasury Department on Tuesday sold $25 billion of one-year T-bills at an interest rate of 0.330 percent, the highest since June 2010 and above the 0.290 percent posted at the last one-year auction held in June. The ratio of bids submitted to the amount of one-year or 52-week bills offered was 3.37, lower than the 3.44 seen in June and the lowest since December 2009. Meanwhile, the Treasury will pay on ...
US yields hit session highs after ADP jobs data NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose to session highs early Wednesday as a stronger-than-forecast rise in a measure of private US jobs growth rekindled bets the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates later this year. Payrolls processor ADP said US private employers added 237,000 jobs in June, the biggest gain since December, beating the 218,000 increase projected by analysts polled by Reuters. Benchmark 10-year Treasuries notes were 25/32 lower in price with a yield of ...
Yields fall as Greek debt talks lack progress NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell on Tuesday as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras blamed an impasse in negotiations on disagreements among its international lenders, rattling stocks and increasing demand for safe-haven debt.Greece is set to default on a 1.6 billion euro ($1.80 billion) debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund on June 30 unless it receives fresh funds by then. A default could drive it to exit the eurozone.The German ZEW indicator of investor ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
Reserves $18.677 bln