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Bond prices surge briefly after false explosion tweet NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices were little changed on Tuesday after a brief surge on a false Twitter message from the Associated Press that said there were two explosions at the White House.The tweet, which an AP spokesman called "bogus," raised concerns of another terror attack just a week after the Boston Marathon bombs and caused a short-lived scramble for safe-haven US bonds.When the AP tweet was retracted, buying of Treasuries faded, sending prices back to little changed.In an otherwise uneventful day for the bond market, benchmark 10-year Treasury notes were down 2/32 to 102-23/32 in mid-afternoon trading to yield 1.701 percent.The 10-year yield dropped to 1.643 percent after the false AP tweet circulated among traders, hitting its lowest intraday level since Dec. 12, according to Reuters data."When you have this story print when you're at the lows of the day (in price) and it takes you back to the ...

Yields stay low on waning inflation NEW YORK: US government debt prices rose on Monday on news of weaker-than-expected home resales in March and the implications of waning inflation.Slower inflation causes real interest rates to rise and leaves the door open for the Federal Reserve to continue its large-scale purchases of bonds and even to increase them.Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley told a conference on transatlantic economic interdependence on Monday that the US central bank's stimulative asset-purchase ...
Prices gain as stock slump spurs safety bid NEW YORK: Prices for US Treasuries gained on Wednesday as sinking stock prices spooked investors into scooping up safe-haven government debt.Major US stock indexes posted losses of more than 1 percent, a third straight session of swings of that magnitude.Commodities were sinking similarly on Wednesday, with Brent crude oil below $99 per barrel on expectations that slower economic growth will lessen demand for oil."As soon as the buying direction came from the Weidmann comments this ...
US bond prices rise, though Japanese bids elusive NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Thursday as a three-day rise in yields lured investors to buy government debt both on the open market and at a $13 billion auction of 30-year bonds, the final part of this week's $66 billion in longer-dated supply.Thursday's 30-year bond sale fetched lukewarm demand, and the data of all three auctions this week suggested that an anticipated surge in US bond demand from Japanese banks, insurers and pension ...
US bonds rally on Japan's move, job worries NEW YORK: The US Treasury debt market rallied on Thursday as investors sought higher-yielding dollar assets after the Bank of Japan said it would step up asset purchases to boost its economy, sending Japanese bond yields to record lows.A surprise jump in domestic jobless claims undermined recent optimism about an improving labor market and fueled bets the Federal Reserve would cling to its own large-scale asset purchase program this year to cut unemployment, analysts said.The ...
Prices for US Treasuries add to losses after jobless claims NEW YORK: Prices for US Treasuries added to losses on Thursday after better-than-expected data on jobless claims.Thirty-year bonds fell 13/32 to yield 3.174 percent after the data. The benchmark 10-year note slipped 7/32 to yield 1.964 percent.The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to a seasonally adjusted 340,000 last week, suggesting a pick-up in the labor market recovery. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
US Fed buys $15bn of mortgage bonds, sells none           NEW YORK: The Federal Reserve bought $15.0 billion of agency mortgage-backed securities Feb. 14-20, less than the $20.6 billion it bought in the prior week, the New York Federal Reserve Bank said on Thursday.   The US central bank sold no mortgage securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or the Government National Mortgage Association, or Ginnie Mae, in the latest week. It sold $1.8 billion the previous week, the New York Fed said on its Website.   On ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln