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Indian benchmark bond hits 13-month high on record low CPI MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond rose to a 13-month peak on Tuesday, gaining for a third consecutive session, after data showed sharply slowing inflation, while strong buying interest from foreign funds also bolstered sentiment.Data released late on Monday showed consumer prices in September rose a slower-than-expected 6.46 percent from a year earlier, the lowest since figures were first published in January 2012.Meanwhile, data out earlier on Tuesday showed wholesale price inflation hit its lowest in nearly five years last month, helped by a moderation in food and fuel prices.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is nevertheless expected to keep interest rates on hold until the April-June quarter, given that it fears an uptick in inflation at the end of the year due to poor monsoon and a less favourable base effect from last year, although analysts say they expect the RBI to move more aggressively once it starts to loosen ...

Indian bond yield hits over 13-month low at open after record low CPI MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond yield opened at its lowest level in more than 13 months on Tuesday after the retail inflation data for September released post market hours on Monday came in below market expectations. India's retail inflation eased for a second consecutive month in September, hitting record lows, but the risks of price shocks from poor monsoon rains and oil are expected to prevent the central bank from cutting interest rates soon. By ...
Indian bonds gain for second straight day; CPI data eyed MUMBAI: Indian government bonds rose on Monday for a second consecutive session on hopes data later in the day would show easing inflation and after a 65.82 billion rupee ($1.08 billion) open market bond sale was largely within expectations.Sentiment remains positive in bond markets despite some volatility in emerging markets given expectations that easing consumer inflation would allow the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to ease rates next year.Brent crude oil fell below $88 a ...
Mauritius 273-day Treasury bills yield falls to 1.52pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 273-day Treasury bills fell to 1.52 percent on Friday from 1.60 percent at the previous sale, the central bank said. The Bank of Mauritius put on sale 1 billion rupees ($32 million) worth of bills but accepted bids for 1.140 billion rupees. Bids totalled 2.765 billion rupees with yields ranging from 2.50 percent to 1.40 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Indian rupee falls but posts 1st weekly gain in five MUMBAI: The Indian rupee fell on Friday, snapping four sessions of gains as tumbling global markets raised fears about foreign investments while caution also prevailed ahead of key inflation data due next week. Global shares fell to a six-month low on Friday as investors worried about the prospect of a widespread economic slowdown just as US monetary stimulus nears its end. That dented what had been a good week so far for the rupee, which ...
Taiwan sells 5-year government bonds at 1.245pc yield TAIPEI: Taiwan auctioned T$34.538 billion ($1.14 billion) of 5-year government bonds at a yield of 1.245 percent, the central bank said on Thursday. The Ministry of Finance was scheduled to auction T$40 billion in five-year treasury papers. The central bank auctions government debt on behalf of the ministry. The yield was within the range of 1.23 percent-1.26 percent forecast in a Reuters poll. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
India's benchmark 10-year bond yield drops to over 1-year low MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond yield drops below 8.42 percent, the lowest level in more than a year, amid strong volumes on speculation that foreign banks have been buying actively in the market. The yield was at 8.42 percent at 2:00 p.m. (0830 GMT) after hitting 8.4170 percent, its lowest since Sept. 18, 2013. Speculation that limits for foreign investment in debt could be raised soon, also weighed. Bonds worth nearly 421 billion rupees ($6.86 ...

 



 
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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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