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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 data.Commerce Department data showed US durable goods order slipped 0.5 percent in April, in line with economists' expectations according to a Reuters poll, but were revised higher to 5.1 percent for March. In addition, US business investment spending plans increased solidly for a second straight month, the data showed. "I viewed it as a fairly economy-friendly report," said Justin Hoogendoorn, fixed income strategist at BMO Capital Markets in Chicago. He said the data gave the ...

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 ...
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 ...

 



 
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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%
MonthlyApril
Trade Balance $-1.795 bln
Exports $1.995 bln
Imports $3.790 bln
WeeklyMay 26, 2015
Reserves $17.749 bln