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JGBs take breather after BoJ-led rally, focus on 10-year sale TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices slipped on Wednesday as investors booked gains after a Bank of Japan-inspired rally. December 10-year JGB futures slipped 0.03 point to 146.67. The 20-year JGB yield rose 1.5 basis points to 1.205 percent. The yield had plunged 12 basis points over the past two sessions after the BOJ wrong-footed markets on Friday with a surprise decision to expand its monetary easing programme. "Investors like pension funds seem to be taking profits in the super long maturities after their yields came under strong downward pressure following the BoJ's move," said a dealer at a domestic bank. Immediate focus was on the 2.4 trillion yen ($21.14 billion) 10-year JGB auction, the first major debt sale the Ministry of Finance is conducting after Friday's BOJ easing. The Government Public Pension Fund (GPIF), the largest public pension fund in the world, announced on Friday that it will cut allocations ...

China fin min to auction 28bn yuan 7-year bonds on Nov.14 SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance said on Monday that it would reopen a previous issue of seven-year bonds, auctioning an additional 28 billion yuan ($4.58 billion) on Nov.14. The bonds will be issued from Nov 14-20 and will begin secondary market trading on Nov. 20, the ministry said in a statement published on its website.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
India bonds post sharpest monthly gain in 1-1/2 years on rate cut hopes MUMBAI: Indian government bonds posted their best monthly gain in 18 months on hopes easing inflation would allow the country's central bank to start trimming key policy rates earlier than expected. The gains came on a day when the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by significantly expanding its massive stimulus programme, reigniting hopes the global liquidity situation would continue to remain easy. The 10-year bond yields have fallen 24 basis points this month, its ...
India's 10-year bonds gain on hopes of more reforms from Modi govt MUMBAI: Indian government bonds rose on Monday after the deregulation of fuel prices and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bhartiya Janata Party wins in two state elections raised hopes of further reform measures from the government.The boost to bonds came after the government on Saturday lifted diesel price controls and raised the cost of natural gas - twin moves that are expected to reduce government's fiscal subsidies.Traders were also enthused by the big gains made by ...
Indonesia raises $1.77bn from sale of retail bonds JAKARTA: Indonesia's finance ministry sold 21.22 trillion rupiah ($1.77 billion) of retail bonds to Indonesians between Oct. 1-16, an official at its debt-management office said on Monday. The sale topped the target of 20 trillion rupiah. The three-year bond was sold with a coupon set at 8.50 percent per annum, the same pricing as last year. A total of 32,638 individuals bought the bonds, including entrepreneurs, company employees and housewives. Retail bonds are sold every ...
India's 10-year bonds snap four-day gain as oil prices bounce back MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bonds snapped a four-day winning streak on Friday as investors pared positions ahead of the weekend, with the uptick in global crude oil prices and the rise in US treasury yields hitting sentiment early on.Bonds were however supported by gains in the rupee which helped limit the rise in yields. Brent crude rose more than a dollar to above $87 a barrel, bouncing from near four-year lows as investors bought back ...
JGBs gain on global growth scare, yields at 1-1/2-yr low TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices nudged up on Thursday due to rising global growth concerns, pushing the benchmark 10-year yield to the lowest level in a year and a half.The 10-year JGB yield dipped to as low as 0.470 percent, falling below a yield support around 0.485 percent - a level below which investors had been reluctant to buy.The move reflected flight-to-quality buying of bonds in the United States and Europe as investors grew wary ...

 



 
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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