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Sri Lanka delays $1.5bn sovereign bond issue COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has delayed a $1.5 billion sovereign bond issue originally scheduled for April, the finance minister said on Friday, days after parliament rejected his bid to raise government borrowing limits ahead of national elections.Ravi Karunanayake flagged the issue in February to take advantage of lower borrowing costs to reduce outstanding commercial loans. But he said the country was not desperate for the bond issue."We have cheaper sources and enough funds... Our reserves are going up and our interest rates are coming down, so why should we be worried about it," Karunanayake told reporters in Colombo.Karunanayake later added that did mean the plan of borrowing via a sovereign bond had been dropped. "What we meant was we were waiting for an opportune moment for the bond issue," he told Reuters.P. Samarasiri, the deputy central bank governor, told Reuters he was unable to comment on the sovereign bond issue.Analysts said ...

JGBs edge up as BOJ's regular buying operation helps TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices edged up on Friday, helped by firm results from the Bank of Japan's regular debt-buying operation.The two-year yield dipped 0.5 basis point to 0.005 percent and the benchmark 10-year yield fell 1 basis point to 0.345 percent. The BOJ on Friday bought a total of 1.13 trillion yen ($9.4 billion) of JGBs at is regular buying operation, a part of its massive monetary easing scheme.The firm results from the BOJ's ...
China money rates down sharply for 4th week as easing gains traction SHANGHAI: Chinese money market rates fell sharply for the fourth week on Friday as the central bank's efforts to ease a protracted short term liquidity crunch showed signs of gaining traction.At midday on Friday, the volume weighted average yield on the benchmark seven-day bond repurchase agreement (repo) was trading at 2.88 percent. The last time the seven-day repo closed below 3 percent was in October 2014.For the week, the seven-day repo was down 52 basis ...
Sri Lanka parliament rejects raising $3.0bn in bonds COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's new government suffered its first setback in parliament Tuesday when its proposal to raise the short-term state borrowing limit by over $3.0 billion was shot down by legislators.The government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had asked the 225-member legislature to approve increasing the treasury bond limit by 400 billion rupees ($3.0 billion) to 1,250 billion rupees.MPs voted 31 in favour and 52 against in what analysts said was a major embarrassment for ...
JGBs gain as 10-year debt auction attracts ample demand TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices gained on Thursday as the market drew relief from a show of decent investor demand for at an auction for new 10-year debt.The lowest price at Thursday's 2.4 trillion yen ($20 billion) 10-year JGB auction was a higher-than-expected 100.25, reflecting firm demand.The tail, the difference between the lowest accepted price and the average price also used as a gauge of demand, tightened to 0.04 from 0.33 at the previous auction. ...
Indonesia raises 10trn rupiah at bond auction, as targeted JAKARTA: Indonesia sold 10 trillion rupiah ($765.1 million) worth of conventional bonds at an auction on Tuesday, in line with an indicative target, the finance ministry's financing and risk management office said.The three-month T-bills had a weighted average yield of 5.40205 percent.The one-year T-bills had a weighted average yield of 6.11300 percent, higher than 5.92043 percent from the previous auction on March 17.The weighted average yields for nine-year and 19-year bonds were 7.43877 percent and ...
JGBs slip in volatile trade before fiscal year-end TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices slipped across the board on Monday in volatile trade as investors closed their books before the March 31 domestic fiscal year-end.Traders said liquidity, already low due to the Bank of Japan's regular debt buying operations, has dried up further as many investors opted for the sidelines before the fiscal year-end.A rally in U.S. Treasuries on Friday helped limit losses in JGBs.June 10-year JGB futures eased 0.08 point to 147.36.The benchmark ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJanuary
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln