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India's 10-year bond at 16-month high on rate cut hopes MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bonds rose to their highest level in 16 months on Friday, as plunging global oil prices reinforced expectations of a rate cut by the central bank when it reviews monetary policy on Tuesday. The 10-year bond yields however retreated from the 16-month low of 8.06 percent on profit-taking after cut-offs on a 10-year debt sale earlier in the day came in at higher-than-prevailing market levels.Yields fell as much as 19 basis points on the month, while they eased 8 basis points on the week on rate cut expectations. The benchmark 5-year interest rate swap hit an over 17-month low of 7.08 percent, while the one-year swap slumped to a 16-month low of 7.71 percent. Both bonds and swaps are pricing in at least a 25 basis point cut in the repo rate from the Reserve Bank of India after a sharp fall in domestic consumer price ...

JGBs edge higher, with 10 year yield at nearly 20-month low TOKYO: Japanese government bonds (JGBs) inched higher on Thursday, taking the benchmark yield down to a level not seen since the days following the Bank of Japan's announcement of its massive easing programme in April 2013. Market moves were relatively small, with investors taking cues from weak equities and stronger US Treasuries prices overnight. BoJ buying under its asset purchasing scheme also underpinned the market. The BoJ offered to buy a total of 800 billion ...
China 50-year fin min bonds yield at 4.24pc, within forecasts SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 26 billion yuan ($4.25 billion) of 50-year bonds in the interbank market on Friday at an average yield of 4.24 percent, traders said, within expectation.Market forecasts had centred around 4.32 percent and ranged from 4.22 to 4.50 percent. The auction yield came in below Thursday's benchmark secondary market yield of 4.2771 percent for 50-year government bonds. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Indian bonds steady after central bank adviser comments; hopes of rate cut grow MUMBAI: Indian government bonds pared all losses to end little changed on Thursday, after Bloomberg quoted a central bank adviser as calling for an interest rate cut, while the continued fall in global crude oil prices also aided sentiment.Bloomberg quoted Arvind Virmani, a member of the central bank's external advisory committee, as saying "the time for easing monetary policy has arrived" due to easing consumer inflation.Hopes the Reserve Bank of India will cut interest rates ...
Indian bonds snap 2-day winning streak on profit-taking; trend bullish MUMBAI: Indian government bonds fell on Wednesday, snapping a two-day winning streak as investors booked profits even as sentiment remained broadly positive due to a continued fall in crude prices.Traders said bonds would continue to be supported by hopes the Reserve Bank of India will cut interest rates by as early as February. The central bank's next policy review is on Dec. 2 when it is expected to adopt a more dovish tone.Foreign investors have ...
China 10-year fin min bonds yield at 3.5780pc, within forecasts SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 28 billion yuan ($4.58 billion) of 10-year bonds in the interbank market on Wednesday at an average yield of 3.5780 percent, traders said, as expected. Market forecasts had centred around 3.58 percent and ranged from 3.55 to 3.64 percent. The auction yield came in below Tuesday's benchmark secondary market yield of 3.6070 percent for 10-year government bonds. For stories on Chinese debt issues. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Indian 10-year bonds at over 15-month highs; more gains likely MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond rose to its highest in more than 15 months on Tuesday and posted its third day of gains after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was quoted by media as saying interest rate cuts would benefit the domestic economy.Jaitley's comments added fuel to expectations that the Reserve Bank of India will ease monetary policy as early as December or February given that consumer inflation is easing sharply.Although the RBI is not statutorily ...

 



 
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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
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