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US bond yields fall as data renew economic concerns NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields declined on Thursday as a batch of disappointing economic reports revived worries about the US economy and prompted further questions whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this year.An exit of bearish bond bets in advance of a government report on consumer prices in April and an economic speech from Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Friday further pushed a drop in yields, with the 30-year falling below 3 percent, analysts said.Weaker-than-expected data on existing home sales, the manufacturing sector and US Mid-Atlantic business activity came a day after the central bank signaled a June rate hike is doubtful following an anemic first-quarter."There were fears about a sharp spring recovery, but the data haven't rebounded smartly," said Robert Tipp, chief investment strategist at Prudential Fixed Income in Newark, New Jersey.Fed policy-makers at their April 28-29 meeting said they would like to see further economic ...

US bonds rise as Fed minutes hint June rate hike unlikely NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Wednesday as the minutes from Federal Reserve's April policy meeting reinforced the view the central bank will likely leave interest rates near zero in June due to lingering concerns about the US economy.Longer-dated bonds erased earlier losses that had been caused by worries that the Fed was possibly more determined to raise interest rates in June than previously thought."Many participants, however, thought it unlikely that the data available ...
US bond prices skid on profit-taking, stocks' rally NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell on Monday as traders booked profits on last week's gains tied to disappointing data that supported expectations the Federal Reserve might postpone raising interest rates until 2016.Weakness in European government debt markets added selling pressure on their US counterparts, with 30-year Treasury yields moving back above 3 percent. Record intraday highs on the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index also weighed on bonds."There's been the ...
Yields drop as US consumer sentiment disappoints NEW YORK: Treasury yields fell on Friday as data pointed to slowing economic growth, raising expectations that the Federal Reserve will need to wait longer to raise interest rates.US consumer sentiment fell more than expected in May, a survey released on Friday showed. Economists also cut their forecasts for US economic growth in the second quarter and full year, and trimmed expectations for US labor market gains.Data earlier on Friday showed that US industrial production ...
Yields fall as corporate supply eases, German debt steadies NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell on Thursday as some corporate debt issuance that has weighed on the market passed and as German government bonds held relatively steady, after a dramatic two-and-a-half week selloff.US government bond yields have been dragged higher by weakening German Bunds, which have been roiled by factors including a rapid unwinding of bets placed on the European Central Bank's debt purchase program."Trading is calming down in Europe," said Jim Vogel, an ...
Yields rise to six-month highs as German debt rout extends NEW YORK: US Treasury yields rose to their highest levels in six months on Tuesday in line with a continued selloff of German government bonds, and before the US government is due to sell $64 billion in new supply.German bond yields have spiked in recent weeks for reasons that some attribute to optimism that inflation may have bottomed in the euro region, with the move being exacerbated by investors unwilling to enter the market until ...
Prices halt long slide and gain on stocks' weakness NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Thursday, getting a lift from weak global equity markets and breaking a long slide in prices that had pushed yields on 30-year bonds to more than 3 percent for the first time this year. Gains were best among long maturities, with prices for 30-year Treasuries jumping more than 1 full point as European bond yields eased from peaks reached earlier in the day. The MSCI world equity index, ...

 



 
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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%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyMay 21, 2015
Reserves $17.75 bln