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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 in June would provide sufficient confirmation that the conditions for raising (interest rates) had been satisfied," the minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee's April 28-29 meeting showed.Worries about an imminent rate increase had emerged even though a spate of US data signaled a meek rebound following a likely economic contraction in the first quarter.Although a June rate hike now seems unlikely, the minutes did not dispel expectations for such a move later this year, ...

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, ...
US yields trim rise on drop in consumer confidence NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields pared their earlier increase on Tuesday as the Conference Board's gauge on domestic consumer confidence surprise drop to its lowest since December revived worries about US consumer spending in the coming months. The yield on benchmark 10-year Treasuries notes was last 1.945 percent, up 2.3 basis points from late on Monday, while the 30-year bond yield was 2.642 percent, 3.2 basis points higher on the day. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln