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Indian bonds see biggest fall in 3-weeks on profit-taking MUMBAI: Indian government bonds fell for a third consecutive session on Monday, posting their biggest single-day decline in nearly three weeks, on continued profit-taking after recent strong gains and on concerns about the outlook for US interest rates.Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen was seen as more hawkish than her European counterpart at a central bankers' meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, sparking continued debate about how soon the US central bank would raise interest rates.Traders also cited caution about whether the debt limit for foreign institutional investors (FIIs) would be lifted, with data showing the segment has used up almost its entire allocation of $25 billion.India saw muted demand from FIIs at its debt limit auction on Friday as dealers cited expectations that the debt limits would soon be increased, thus reducing the urgency to bid aggressively on Friday."There was some profit-taking seen amid the dull trading today," said Harish Agarwal, ...

JGBs steady to firmer, curve flattens at long end TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices were steady to slightly firmer on Monday, with the yield curve flattening at the longest end, helped by pension funds' month-end buying. The 10-year cash bond yield stood flat at 0.505 percent while the 20-year yield dipped 0.5 basis point to 1.345 percent and the 30-year yield ticked down 1.0 basis point to 1.640 percent. Longer maturities drew support from firmness in the US Treasury market, even ahead of a ...
Indian bonds end lower ahead of key Fed speech MUMBAI: Indian government bonds fell slightly on Friday on profit-taking and caution ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech at Jackson Hole later in the day, although broader sentiment remains supported by recent strong foreign buying.Foreign institutional investors bought a net $2.65 billion dollars in government bonds on Wednesday, according to the latest available data, which some traders said was the biggest on record.Analysts said India might soon have to raise its foreign investment ...
Won leads Asia FX gains ahead of Yellen; rupiah pares gains SINGAPORE: The South Korean won led gains among emerging Asian currencies on Friday as the dollar's rally lost steam amid caution ahead of US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech later in the day.Indonesia's rupiah briefly hit a near one-month high after the highest court unanimously upheld last month's presidential election results.The rupiah pared much of its initial gains later as investors shifted their focus to the new cabinet and an expected decision on whether ...
Indian bonds rally on talk of foreign-investor buying MUMBAI: Indian government bonds rallied on Wednesday amid speculation that foreign portfolio investors were active buyers, especially in 5-8 year debt, suggesting an improvement in the global risk appetite and a positive outlook on local bonds.All eyes are now on the minutes from the last US Federal Reserve policy meeting, due to be released later in the day. On Friday, Fed chief Janet Yellen will address an annual gathering of policymakers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, ...
China 10-year fin min bonds yield at 4.2293pc, as forecast SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 28 billion yuan ($4.56 billion) of 10-year bonds in the interbank market on Wednesday at an average yield of 4.2293 percent, traders said, as expected.Market forecasts had centred around 4.22 percent and ranged from 4.17 to 4.27 percent. The auction yield came in near Tuesday's benchmark secondary market yield of 4.2422 percent for 10-year government bonds .Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Indian bonds fall on profit-taking, traders await Fed event MUMBAI: Indian government bonds edged lower on Tuesday as investors took profits after debt markets posted their best weekly gain in nearly three months last week, although broader losses were capped as Brent crude prices hovered near 14-month lows.The Reserve Bank of India said on Thursday it had cut the amount of government bond borrowing by 100 billion rupees ($1.65 billion) during the period from Aug. 18 to Sept. 30.The news did not have much ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln