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JGBs edge down on profit-taking, longer maturities firmer TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices edged down on Thursday, as traders took profits from recent gains after upbeat U.S. jobs data tempered concerns about the global economy and plunging oil prices.The 10-year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.300 percent , moving away from an intraday record low of 0.265 percent hit on Wednesday.Longer maturities were firmer as investors, sick of low yields on shorter ones, flock to the sector.The 20-year yield stood at 0.950 percent, flat on the day but down 10 basis points so far this week.The market is firmly supported thanks to expectations that the BOJ may have to step up its bond buying later this year as falling oil prices are making it impossible for the central bank to achieve its inflation target.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Indonesia raises 12 trillion rupiah at bond auction, as targeted JAKARTA: Indonesia sold 12 trillion rupiah ($949.37 million) of conventional bonds at an auction on Tuesday, in line with an indicative target, an official from the finance ministry's debt office said.The debt office management planned to raise 78.5 trillion rupiah in the first quarter of 2015. The nine-year bond had a weighted average yield of 8.03075 percent and the weighted average yield of 19-year bond was 8.43958 percent in the first sales of the year. ...
Philippines launches switch tender for new 25-year dollar bonds MANILA: The Philippine government will sell new 25-year US dollar bonds in a swap for 15 outstanding bonds to help it better manage its debt load, it said in a notice issued to investors on Tuesday. The Philippines, which won ratings upgrade from Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Service last year, will sell bonds due 2040 in exchange for debt maturing from January 2016 to October 2034. It is also offering cash for investors ...
Indian bonds rally on speculation of off-cycle central bank rate cut MUMBAI: Indian bonds rallied on Monday after news agency NewsRise Financial, citing an unidentified finance ministry official, reported the government was pushing for a cut in interest rates even before the central bank's next policy review in early February.NewsRise quoted the official as saying the government expected "an out-of-turn rate cut" given "inflation would continue to trend down." The Reserve Bank of India is next scheduled to decide on monetary policy on Feb. 3.The benchmark ...
Indian bonds, rupee fall on year-end FII sell-off MUMBAI: Indian bonds fell for the second straight session on Friday, with the yield on the 10-year benchmark paper touching its highest level in more than a week, as auction cut-offs set by the central bank disappointed the market. Also, doubts about the government's intention to stick to the fiscal consolidation roadmap surfaced after local news agency Cogencis reported on Wednesday that finance ministry officials were debating a fiscal deficit target of 4 percent of ...
JGB 10-year yield hits record low TOKYO: The benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond yield dropped to a record low on Thursday as investors moved down the curve seeking higher yielding debt in a holiday-thinned market.The 10-year yield dropped 2 basis points to 0.310 percent, its lowest on record.Highlighting how low yields have become under the Bank of Japan's qualitative and quantitative easing policy, through which it buys large amounts of short-term debt, two-year government bonds were sold for the first time ...
Indian bonds gain as oil falls; rupee hurt by month-end dollar demand MUMBAI: The Indian rupee weakened on Tuesday on the back of month-end dollar demand from importers and a fall in domestic shares, but bonds gained, tracking a fall in global crude oil prices in a session marked by low trading volumes.Movement in foreign fund flows is likely to be a key determinant of market direction in the near-term as most foreign funds stay light on investments towards the end of the year."There is good support ...

 



 
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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%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln