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Indian 10-year bonds at over 15-month highs; more gains likely MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond rose to its highest in more than 15 months on Tuesday and posted its third day of gains after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was quoted by media as saying interest rate cuts would benefit the domestic economy.Jaitley's comments added fuel to expectations that the Reserve Bank of India will ease monetary policy as early as December or February given that consumer inflation is easing sharply.Although the RBI is not statutorily independent from the finance ministry, it enjoys wide latitude in setting monetary policy. Nonetheless, analysts say the RBI will feel the pressure to cut interest rates."There is pressure from all sides on the RBI to cut rates, and other macros are also indicating that they should cut. So, there is a possibility of a December rate cut," said Anoop Verma, senior vice president at DCB Bank."We are likely to see bonds continue to gain as ...

India's 10-year bonds at over 15-mth highs; fall in crude prices aids MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond rose to its highest in more than 15 months on Tuesday as market sentiment continued to be bolstered by hopes that the Reserve Bank of India will cut interest rates as early as February.Traders said the fall in global crude oil prices is raising expectations that domestic inflation may continue to remain subdued.Some investors have even started betting on a 50-basis point rate cut in February and as much as ...
Indian bonds gain as lower oil prices raise rate-cut hopes MUMBAI: Indian government bonds gained for a second consecutive session on Monday as global crude prices slumped after Japan unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter, reinforcing expectations for lower domestic interest rates.Data last week showing consumer inflation at its lowest on record has raised expectations the Reserve Bank of India could cut the repo rate as early as its February review.These expectations came even as RBI officials had warned recently about inflation. Earlier ...
JGBs boosted as Nikkei slides on unexpected Japan recession TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices rose across the board on Monday after news Japan had unexpectedly slipped into recession, hammering Tokyo stocks. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield fell 1.5 basis points to 0.460 percent and the 20-year yield dropped 3.5 basis points to 1.215 percent as prices rose. The 10-year yield had risen to as high as 0.535 percent the previous week when market speculation mounted that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would delay a ...
India 10-year bond posts biggest single-day fall in 3 months on profit-taking MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond posted its biggest single-day fall in three months on profit-taking after the retail consumer inflation data and the industrial production data were largely in line with market expectations.Traders said sentiment was also affected due to recent hawkish statement from several central bank officials on inflation, since this made early rate cuts from the central bank, far less likely.Two deputy governors and one executive director at the Reserve Bank of India ...
Indian bonds fall ahead of retail inflation data, bank strike MUMBAI: Indian bonds fell on Tuesday as caution prevailed a day before retail inflation data, while traders at state-run banks also squared off positions ahead of a nationwide strike impacting the sector.Consumer inflation is expected to slow to a record low in October to 5.80 percent, dragged by sharp drops in food and oil prices, a Reuters poll showed. Easing inflation would intensify calls for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to cut interest rates ...
JGBs edge down, longer maturities underperform TOKYO: Japanese government bonds slipped on Thursday, particularly in the superlong zone, though losses were limited by a selloff in equities.At the front end, yields in discount bills turned positive, showing that supply conditions have improved following the Bank of Japan's latest quantitative easing. Yields on bills had turned negative in recent weeks, as the BOJ's large bill purchases had sucked up liquidity and tightened the supply of paper available to the market.The yield on ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln