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Indian bonds end steady despite ample liquidity; debt limit hike in focus MUMBAI: Indian government bonds ended steady on Wednesday as initial gains were offset by uncertainty about when the government would increase the limit for foreign investors in debt.Trading volume in the bond market was high for a second consecutive day amid continued inflows from funds overseas. Regulatory data showed foreign banks bought debt worth $159.24 million on Tuesday, their fourth consecutive day of purchases.The improved sentiment comes on the back of much easier cash conditions. Liquidity deficit in the banking system has dropped sharply due to government spending, traders said, allowing the overnight cash rate to hover below the repo rate.Meanwhile, Brent crude hit a 16-month low on Tuesday, raising confidence about the inflation outlook in India and the fiscal deficit."Ample liquidity has meant that the carry yield for bonds has become positive and market participants can hold on to a bond for a longer period of time," said Alok ...

Indian bonds gain on speculation of govt hiking FII limits MUMBAI: Indian government bonds rallied on Tuesday on speculation the government may increase the investment limits for foreign portfolio investors, bringing alive debt markets that have stagnated over the past couple of months.Traders also cited hopes the European Central Bank would announce additional monetary stimulus at its policy meeting on Thursday, potentially sparking more foreign fund flows into India.Trading volume in the bond market was also more than the recent average, a day after data ...
Chinese finance ministry to auction 28bn yuan 3 year bonds SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday it would auction 28 billion yuan ($4.56 billion) in three-year government bonds on Sept. 10. After the auction, the bonds will be issued from Sept. 10 to 15 and begin secondary market trading on Sept. 17, the ministry said in a statement on its website.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Indian bonds gain after upbeat GDP data MUMBAI: Indian government bonds rose on Monday after data showed the economy grew faster than expected in the June quarter and on ample liquidity, but broader gains were capped by the reality that foreign institutional investors have almost exhausted their entire allocation of debt.Analysts say positive news such as data showing India's economy grew a faster-than-expected 5.7 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier should help underpin sentiment for Asia's third largest economy.Despite ...
JGBs slightly lower as Bunds retreat from highs TOKYO: Japanese government bond (JGB) prices were slightly lower on profit-taking on Monday after German Bund prices stepped back from highs, but trading was thin due to a US market holiday and ahead of key events such as a Bank of Japan policy meeting. The 10-year JGBs were traded at a yield of 0.495 percent, up 0.5 basis point, in the early afternoon but saw no trades during the morning. The 20-year yield rose 1 ...
Thai 28-day t-bills yield 1.99443pc at auction BANGKOK: An auction of 15 billion baht ($469 million) of 28-day Thai treasury bills fetched an average accepted yield of 1.99443 percent on Monday, the Bank of Thailand said. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
South Korea to sell 6.7 trillion won T-bonds in Sept SEOUL: South Korea plans to sell 6.7 trillion won ($6.60 billion) worth of treasury bonds through auctions in September, slightly less than 6.8 trillion won worth planned for August, the finance ministry said on Thursday.The Ministry of Strategy and Finance also said it would exchange 0.35 trillion won worth of existing paper with new debt.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

 



 
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ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln