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Mexico says has covered half foreign debt issuance for 2015 MEXICO CITY: Mexico's sale of a new 30-year benchmark dollar bond and top-up of its 2025 ten-year dollar bond means the country has already covered half of its planned foreign currency debt issuance for 2015, the finance ministry said on Monday. Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said in a statement that "just over 50 percent" of Mexico's foreign financing needs had been met via a $2 billion bond sale from Nov. 18, and the $2 billion in debt issued on Monday.The 3.56 percent yield paid on the 2025 dollar top-up sold on Monday was a record low for such a bond, the ministry said. Alejandro Diaz de Leon, head of the government's debt office, told local radio that Mexico had brought forward its dollar bond issuance in anticipation of a possible rate hike by the US Federal Reserve later in 2015. Towards the second half of the year, Mexico would consider ...

US shrinks 3-year note sale to smallest since 2007 NEW YORK: The US Treasury Department said on Thursday it will sell $24 billion of three-year notes next Monday, the smallest offering of this maturity since May 2007. The government's finance arm has pared the size of the three-year note auctions for three straight months on reduced borrowing needs due to stronger tax receipts as the economy has continued to expand. The three-year note sale is part of next week's $58 billion in fixed-rate coupon ...
C$ starts 2015 at 5-1/2-year low OTTAWA: The Canadian dollar fell to its lowest level against the greenback in 5-1/2 years on Friday, kicking 2015 off on a weak note as it was hit by a rally in the US dollar and another drop in oil prices.Traders returned to their desks to take the loonie resoundingly lower, after it drifted higher in light holiday volume over the last few sessions. Investors bet that many of the themes that battered the currency ...
Intermediate-dated bonds weaken before auctions NEW YORK: Intermediate-debt underperformed long-dated bonds on Monday as investors prepared for new five-year and seven-year note supply, after the Treasury sold $27 billion in new two-year notes to solid demand.Yields rose earlier on Monday as equities held near record levels, reducing safety buying, even as oil prices resumed their downward march.Intermediate-dated debt weakened on Monday afternoon as investors prepared for a $35 billion sale of five-year notes on Tuesday and $29 billion in seven-year ...
US bond yields fall after jump on Fed rate signal NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields fell on Friday as some appetite for bonds returned after investors scrambled for stocks and other risky assets on the view the US Federal Reserve might raise interest rates in 2015 but do so slowly.Benchmark yields declined from one-week highs as bargain-minded traders reckoned that two days of selling and exit of flattener trades or bets that shorter-term rates would rise faster than longer-term rates were overdone.On Wednesday, the Fed ...
US bond yields rise as Fed shades toward rate hike NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose on Wednesday after the US Federal Reserve tweaked its message on interest rates, saying that while it was in no hurry to raise them, it will monitor data on growth and inflation to decide on the timing of such a move.Trading in the bond market swung wildly after the release of the latest policy statement from the Federal Open Market Committee after its two-day meeting."Based on its current assessment, ...
Yield curve flattest in six years as rate hike expectations rise NEW YORK: The US Treasuries yield curve flattened to a six-year low on Monday after a surprisingly strong November employment report boosted expectations of an interest rate increase next year.US employers added the largest number of workers in almost three years last month and wage gains accelerated, a sign of economic strength that could draw the Federal Reserve closer to raising rates.Short and intermediate-date notes are the most sensitive to a rate increase and dramatically ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
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