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US 10 year yields hold near 3 week lows on Fed hopes  LONDON: US benchmark Treasury yields held near three-week lows on Thursday with no sign of an imminent breakthrough in budget talks to avert a sharp fiscal tightening that could undermine the economic recovery.   Although many investors expect political leaders in Washington to eventually reach a deal to avert a fiscal contraction early next year as spending cuts kick in and tax cuts expire, there was no sign of progress in talks on Wednesday.   The 10-year T-notes last yielded 1.586 percent , 0.5 basis points below late US levels and near Wednesday's low of 1.576 percent, which was its lowest level in nearly three weeks.   "The risk is we continue to push down below the 1.50 percent level. The Treasury market is well bid and guys will be looking to stay long with this talk of a fiscal cliff," a trader said.   The White House and Republicans in Congress spent much of the day talking ...

US 30-year bond extends gain to one point  NEW YORK: US 30-year Treasury bonds extended an early price gain to one point on Monday as investors sought safety amid concern about possible US fiscal contraction in 2013 and the euro zone.   The 30-year bond, which had been up more than 3/4 of a point, extended that gain to a point, allowing its yield to ease to 2.78 percent from 2.83 percent late on Friday.   Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...
US bonds slip but fiscal worries limit losses  LONDON: US Treasuries slipped on Thursday as some investors pocketed profits after a sharp rally over the past week, but fears of a fiscal crisis was likely to keep underlying demand firm.   The yield on 10-year notes stood at 1.61 percent in European trade, up 2 basis points from late US levels and above a 10-week low of 1.572 percent hit on Tuesday.   If the White House and a divided Congress do not produce a deal on ...
US Treasuries trim gains after jobless data  NEW YORK: US Treasuries trimmed modest gains on Thursday after the US Labor Department's count of new filings for jobless benefits was lower than economists had forecast.   The benchmark 10-year yield stood at 1.68 percent after the report.   New jobless claims fell to 355,000 in the week ended Saturday, below the 370,000 median forecast in a Reuters poll.   A Labor Department analyst said Sandy, a mammoth storm that slammed into the East Coast on Oct. 29, boosted claims ...
US 30 year bond rallies a point after Obama victory  NEW YORK: The price of US 30-year Treasury bonds extended a gain to a point on Wednesday following the re-election of President Barack Obama.   The 30-year bond rose 1-3/32, allowing its yield to fall to 2.86 percent from 2.92 percent late on Tuesday.   Obama scored a clear win over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Tuesday's vote.   Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...
Treasuries range-bound before Fed, supply  LONDON: US Treasuries were range-bound on Wednesday as the market prepared for more supply and as investors did not expect the Federal Reserve to change its current policy in the last monetary policy meeting before presidential elections.   US 10-year government bond yields were up 1.6 basis points at 1.78 percent, a whisker away from a 200-day moving average at 1.805 percent. Bonds came under pressure after gaining on Tuesday on strong results in a sale of ...
US 10-year yield steady, stays in familiar range  SINGAPORE: The US 10-year Treasury yield held steady within a recent range on Tuesday, as investors awaited the November US presidential election and further clarity on when Spain may ask for a rescue package.   Ten-year Treasuries fetched an yield of 1.668 percent . Since late September, the 10-year yield has moved in a range of roughly 1.600 percent to 1.750 percent.   "You have to consider whether forthcoming events might  trigger a rise in volatility, or whether traders ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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