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US yields fall with Bunds before 30-year bond sale NEW YORK: US government debt yields fell on Thursday before a $16 billion auction of 30-year bonds as disappointing euro zone economic data sent 10-year German yields to record lows and raised the appeal of Treasuries.US yields rose in Asian trading before falling with their German counterparts in reaction to data that showed euro zone growth unexpectedly flatlined in the second quarter and inflation figures that confirmed anemic price growth in the 18-nation block.Fears about Russia's aid convoy to eastern Ukraine, which Kiev and the West reckon could be a pretext for Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion into that area, intensified demand for lower-risk US and German government debt, helping to push 10-year Bund yield below 1 percent for the first time ever."These events are pushing German and global yields lower," said Andrew Milligan, head of global strategy at Standard Life Investments in Edinburgh. "Some of the engines of growth ...

Yields fall as stagnant wages ease inflation fears NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields dropped on Friday after employers added 209,000 jobs in July, fewer than expected, and wage growth was stagnant in the month.Yield have risen since strong gross domestic product for the second quarter on Wednesday increased expectations that the economy is gaining momentum.The selloff accelerated on Thursday on inflation fears after data showed US labor costs recorded their largest increase in more than 5-1/2 years in the second quarter, a sign ...
Prices rise after Russia credit downgrade, rate hike NEW YORK: US Treasury prices rose across the board on Friday, as investors sought the safety of government bonds after Russia unexpectedly raised interest rates hours after the S&P downgraded the country's credit rating. Despite last week's peace agreement, violence in the eastern part of Ukraine and mounting Russian troop formations just across the border have weighed on risk appetite and kept demand for Bunds and Treasuries intact.Yields on benchmark 10-year notes, which move inversely ...
Puerto Rico lifts municipal bond sales, but issuance still low WASHINGTON: Puerto Rico's $3.5 billion bond sale early this month helped lift issuance of municipal debt in March, but supply is still running behind last year, Thomson Reuters data released on Monday showed. Municipal bond sales totaled $27.48 billion, spread over 673 deals, the largest monthly issuance since last July and nearly twice the $14.57 billion sold in 660 deals in February. Still, that was 12.4 percent below March 2013, when $31.35 billion came to ...
Yields rise as stocks gain, payrolls in focus NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose on Friday as stocks gained, with yields of intermediate-dated notes nearing two-month highs as many analysts and traders see the debt as likely to continue to underperform longer-term bonds.Two-year, three-year, five-year and seven-year notes have underperformed since Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said last week that the US central bank could raise interest rates six months after its bond-buying program ends, suggesting a potential rate hike as early as ...
Yields steady as investors wait on Fed speakers NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields held near more than one-week highs as investors waited on a quartet of Federal Reserve speakers due to speak on Friday for any signs over whether they will seek to downplay comments on Wednesday by Fed Chair Janet Yellen that the Fed may raise interest rates sooner than many expected.Yellen, speaking at a press conference on Wednesday after the Fed's two-day policy meeting, said the Fed could raise rates six ...
Prices gain on weak housing in trading before Fed minutes NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Wednesday as US housing starts recorded their biggest drop in almost three years, raising concerns about the housing recovery, and on safety buying as bonds of emerging market countries including Ukraine dropped on rising civil unrest.Housing starts in January were likely weighed down by harsh weather, but the third month of declines in permits pointed to some underlying weakness in the housing market. Permits to build homes fell ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln