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JGB 5-year yield close to record low, nears negative territory TOKYO: The five-year Japanese government bond yield hovered near a record low on Tuesday as safe-haven demand exacerbated a decline in yields driven by the Bank of Japan's extensive easy policy. The five-year yield was down half a basis point at 0.005 percent after touching a record low of zero percent. Yields have been declining in other sovereign debt markets as tumbling oil prices have dimmed the allure of risk assets and increased investor demand for safe havens. Bond market participants see it as a matter of time before the five-year JGB yield falls below zero percent, with the two-year debt yield already entrenched in negative territory. Yields of other five-year sovereigns, like Swiss and German debt, are already in the negative. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

China property firm fails to make bond payment SHANGHAI: A Chinese property developer has confirmed it failed to make a $23 million interest payment on a dollar-denominated bond, a statement said, raising worries over the country's weak real estate sector.Kaisa Group Holdings, which is based in the southern city of Shenzhen, said in a statement late Monday that it did not make a scheduled payment last week on a $500 million bond.Hong Kong-listed Kaisa could become the first Chinese developer to default on ...
South Korea bond futures up after president's comment on policy SEOUL: South Korean treasury bond futures jumped in late morning trade on Monday after President Park Geun-hye emphasised the importance of a timely response by policy authorities through cooperation with each other. "Regarding (your question on possible) interest rate reduction, authorities in charge of macro-economic policy will respond in a timely manner through cooperation with each other," Park told a televised news conference in response to a question. The March futures on three-year treasury bonds ...
JGBs edge down on profit-taking, longer maturities firmer TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices edged down on Thursday, as traders took profits from recent gains after upbeat U.S. jobs data tempered concerns about the global economy and plunging oil prices.The 10-year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.300 percent , moving away from an intraday record low of 0.265 percent hit on Wednesday.Longer maturities were firmer as investors, sick of low yields on shorter ones, flock to the sector.The 20-year yield stood at ...
Indonesia raises 12 trillion rupiah at bond auction, as targeted JAKARTA: Indonesia sold 12 trillion rupiah ($949.37 million) of conventional bonds at an auction on Tuesday, in line with an indicative target, an official from the finance ministry's debt office said.The debt office management planned to raise 78.5 trillion rupiah in the first quarter of 2015. The nine-year bond had a weighted average yield of 8.03075 percent and the weighted average yield of 19-year bond was 8.43958 percent in the first sales of the year. ...
Philippines launches switch tender for new 25-year dollar bonds MANILA: The Philippine government will sell new 25-year US dollar bonds in a swap for 15 outstanding bonds to help it better manage its debt load, it said in a notice issued to investors on Tuesday. The Philippines, which won ratings upgrade from Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Service last year, will sell bonds due 2040 in exchange for debt maturing from January 2016 to October 2034. It is also offering cash for investors ...
Indian bonds rally on speculation of off-cycle central bank rate cut MUMBAI: Indian bonds rallied on Monday after news agency NewsRise Financial, citing an unidentified finance ministry official, reported the government was pushing for a cut in interest rates even before the central bank's next policy review in early February.NewsRise quoted the official as saying the government expected "an out-of-turn rate cut" given "inflation would continue to trend down." The Reserve Bank of India is next scheduled to decide on monetary policy on Feb. 3.The benchmark ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.998 bln
Exports $1.835 bln
Imports $3.823 bln
WeeklySeptember 21, 2015
Reserves $18.726 bln