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Indian bonds snap two-day fall; seen lower next week MUMBAI: Indian government bonds gained on Wednesday as investors were attracted to debt after markets had been battered over the previous two sessions, but caution prevailed ahead of a long weekend.The 10-year bond had surged 7 basis points over the previous two sessions till Tuesday's close, hitting their highest level in 2-1/2 weeks on Tuesday over uncertainty about the Reserve Bank of India's policy review.Although the RBI ended leaving rates on hold on Tuesday as expected, it said it would gradually cut the banks' held-to-maturity (HTM) ceiling next year. Traders fear that could lead to volatility as lenders mark more securities to market, and worry it will reduce banks' demand for future debt auctions.Bonds thus fell for the week despite the rebound on Wednesday, snapping a four-week winning streak.Traders were also cautious given markets will be closed from Thursday to Monday, with trading resuming on Tuesday."Banks balance sheets are not ...

Indonesia raises 7.75 trillion rupiah at bond auction, below target JAKARTA: Indonesia sold 7.75 trillion rupiah ($636.92 million) of conventional bonds at an auction on Tuesday, below an indicative target of 10 trillion rupiah, the finance ministry's debt office said. The three-month T-bills had the weighted average yield of 6.33975 percent and the one-year T-bills had the weighted average yield of 7.05517 percent. The yield for the 20-year bonds was 9.05940 percent, higher than 8.86988 percent from the previous auction earlier this month. The yield ...
Indian bonds see biggest single-day fall in nearly 2 months MUMBAI: Indian government bonds saw their biggest single-day fall in nearly two months on Monday as investors pared positions ahead of the central bank's monetary policy review on Tuesday, while weakness in the local currency also hurt.The Reserve Bank of India will probably wait until the second quarter of next year to loosen policy as it wants to cool inflation before trying to spur growth, a Reuters poll found ahead of a policy review meeting ...
JGBs modestly higher, underpinned by BOJ purchases TOKYO: Japanese government bonds edged up on Monday, underpinned by Bank of Japan buying of JGBs as part of their massive asset purchase programme.Cash activity was limited to transactions among dealers, JGB traders said.As widely expected, the BOJ offered to buy 900 billion yen($8.23 billion US dollars) of JGBs in the 1-year to 10-year zone.JGBs in the 20-year zone remained modestly firmer in the morning session on the back of relatively stable 30-year U.S. Treasury ...
Indian bonds fall after court scraps most coal block allocations MUMBAI: Indian bonds edged lower on Wednesday after the top court scrapped almost all of the coal blocks allocated to companies over the past two decades, raising concerns the country would need to import more coal to make up the shortfall.More imports threaten to widen the country's trade deficit and thus the current account balance, but some of the concerns were allayed given India is expected to re-auction the blocks next year. Coal India is ...
India's 10-year bond falls on profit-taking; H2 borrowing eyed MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond fell on Tuesday, retreating from a one-year high hit in the previous session, as investors booked profits ahead of the government's announcement of its borrowing plans for the second half of the fiscal year.The 10-year bond yield had touched a one-year low of 8.42 percent on Monday, on hopes the government would cut its borrowing for the remainder of the year ending in March 2015.Markets are also seen range-bound ahead ...
Taiwan sells 10-yr govt bonds at 1.725pc yield TAIPEI: Taiwan auctioned T$40 billion ($1.32 billion) of 10-year government bonds at a yield of 1.725 percent, the central bank said on Tuesday. Auction demand for the government debt totaled T$67.3 billion, according to the central bank. The result was below the forecast range in a Reuters poll for a yield of between 1.733 percent and 1.755 percent.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
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WeeklyDecember 22, 2014
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