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India's 10-year bonds at over 15-mth highs; fall in crude prices aids MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond rose to its highest in more than 15 months on Tuesday as market sentiment continued to be bolstered by hopes that the Reserve Bank of India will cut interest rates as early as February.Traders said the fall in global crude oil prices is raising expectations that domestic inflation may continue to remain subdued.Some investors have even started betting on a 50-basis point rate cut in February and as much as 100 bps in all of 2015.The benchmark 10-year bond yield was trading at 8.15 percent, after falling to as low as 8.14 percent, its lowest since Aug. 8, 2013.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Indian bonds gain as lower oil prices raise rate-cut hopes MUMBAI: Indian government bonds gained for a second consecutive session on Monday as global crude prices slumped after Japan unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter, reinforcing expectations for lower domestic interest rates.Data last week showing consumer inflation at its lowest on record has raised expectations the Reserve Bank of India could cut the repo rate as early as its February review.These expectations came even as RBI officials had warned recently about inflation. Earlier ...
JGBs boosted as Nikkei slides on unexpected Japan recession TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices rose across the board on Monday after news Japan had unexpectedly slipped into recession, hammering Tokyo stocks. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield fell 1.5 basis points to 0.460 percent and the 20-year yield dropped 3.5 basis points to 1.215 percent as prices rose. The 10-year yield had risen to as high as 0.535 percent the previous week when market speculation mounted that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would delay a ...
India 10-year bond posts biggest single-day fall in 3 months on profit-taking MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond posted its biggest single-day fall in three months on profit-taking after the retail consumer inflation data and the industrial production data were largely in line with market expectations.Traders said sentiment was also affected due to recent hawkish statement from several central bank officials on inflation, since this made early rate cuts from the central bank, far less likely.Two deputy governors and one executive director at the Reserve Bank of India ...
Indian bonds fall ahead of retail inflation data, bank strike MUMBAI: Indian bonds fell on Tuesday as caution prevailed a day before retail inflation data, while traders at state-run banks also squared off positions ahead of a nationwide strike impacting the sector.Consumer inflation is expected to slow to a record low in October to 5.80 percent, dragged by sharp drops in food and oil prices, a Reuters poll showed. Easing inflation would intensify calls for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to cut interest rates ...
JGBs edge down, longer maturities underperform TOKYO: Japanese government bonds slipped on Thursday, particularly in the superlong zone, though losses were limited by a selloff in equities.At the front end, yields in discount bills turned positive, showing that supply conditions have improved following the Bank of Japan's latest quantitative easing. Yields on bills had turned negative in recent weeks, as the BOJ's large bill purchases had sucked up liquidity and tightened the supply of paper available to the market.The yield on ...
China's yuan flat despite a two-month low midpoint HONG KONG: China's yuan was flat against the dollar on Thursday, though the central bank weakened the official midpoint to the lowest level in two months.Spot yuan traded at 6.1149 per dollar near midday, almost no change from the previous day's close at 6.1146. It changed hands between 6.1146 and 6.1161 in morning trade.The People's Bank of China (PBOC) set the midpoint at 6.1565, down 0.1 percent from Wednesday's 6.1503. It's the weakest level since ...

 



 
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ICT 2014


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