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Palm oil slips, Greek deal supports  SINGAPORE: Malaysian palm oil futures edged down on Tuesday, as traders booked profits from a near one-week high after Greece's international lenders agreed on a financial aid deal that boosted market optimism.   On the local front, investors are watching Malaysian palm oil output to gauge whether stocks will reach another record high, especially after the latest cargo surveyor data pointed to weaker export demand.   "Demand is tepid with rumours that India may import on domestic shortfall. Speculators are also seen pushing up futures amid optimism that output in the fourth quarter will avert the looming 'supply cliff'," said a trader with a local commodities brokerage in Malaysia.   By the midday break, the benchmark February contract on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange fell 0.1 percent to 2,430 ringgit ($796) per tonne, after going as high as 2,458 ringgit, a level last seen on Nov. 21.   Total traded volumes stood at 12,893 lots of 25 tonnes ...

Indian bond yields down as govt assures of no added borrowing MUMBAI: Indian federal bond yields edged lower on Monday after the finance minister assured that the government will stick to its borrowing plan as it attempts to close a budget shortfall amid some revenue raising setbacks.   Chidambaram confidently predicted on Saturday that he would be able to contain the deficit to 5.3 percent of GDP.   Traders, who had positioned for the government to borrow up to 400 billion rupees extra from the market, unwound some of their ...
India bonds fall; govt source says fiscal deficit may widen more  MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond yields rose on Thursday after a government source said the fiscal deficit could widen more than targeted for the year ending in March, potentially requiring additional market borrowing.   The government source said the fiscal deficit could reach 5.5 to 5.6 percent of gross domestic product in 2012/13, which could require additional market borrowing of 350-400 billion rupees.   The benchmark 10-year bond yield rose to as high as 8.23 percent, up 3 basis ...
Indian bond yields edge higher; cash crunch remains a key worry  MUMBAI: Indian bond yields edged higher on Tuesday on continued caution about a cash crunch and ahead of a winter parliament session that is seen as a test of the government's resolve to stick with fiscal and economic reforms.   Tight liquidity continues to be the primary concern among bond dealers, with the cash deficit rising above 1 trillion rupees for a fifth successive session.   That has sparked hopes the central bank will step in to buy bonds ...
India to sell 130bn rupees of debt on November 23  MUMBAI: India will sell 130 billion rupees of bonds on November 23, the Reserve Bank of India said in a statement on Monday.   It will sell 30 billion rupees of 8.19 percent 2020 bonds, 70 billion rupees of 8.20 percent 2025 bonds and 30 billion rupees of 8.83 percent 2041 bonds, the central bank said.   Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...
Kazakh state rail firm adds $300mn to 30 years bond ALMATY: Kazakh state railway monopoly Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) has issued an additional $300 million in 30-year eurobonds, it said on Friday, as it seeks funds to pay for railway network expansion.   The company foresees investment of more than $40 billion in the Central Asian nation's railway network by 2020.   The paper, maturing on July 10, 2042, was priced to pay an annual coupon of 5.55 percent, below the original yield guidance of 5.70 percent.   It supplements an ...
JGBs fall but off session lows after solid 10-year sale  TOKYO: Japanese government bonds fell on Thursday, but were off the session's lows after a 10-year sale went as smoothly as most market participants had expected.   The Ministry of Finance offered 2.3 trillion yen ($29 billion) worth of 10-year notes, reopening the number 325 issue with a coupon of 0.8 percent for the third time.   The ministry sold the bonds at a lowest accepted price of 100.20, in line with market expectations.   The bid-to-cover ratio was 4.05, up ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyDecember
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
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