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Periphery bond yields slip as weak PMIs back case for ECB easing LONDON: Low-rated euro zone bond yields mostly dipped on Monday as data showing tepid growth in manufacturing fuelled speculation that the ECB would increase support for the bloc's faltering economy at its meeting on Thursday.Policymakers and national leaders joined calls over the weekend for ECB president Mario Draghi to ease policy further, although many think Draghi will favour words rather than action this week as he waits for existing measures to take effect.Concerns about the economy rose after Monday's data showed euro zone manufacturing had grown at its slowest pace in over a year in August, as new orders dwindled and factories suffered because of rising tensions with Russia over the crisis in Ukraine."The data was soft, particularly in Germany. It's all reinforcing the concerns about the euro zone economy in general," said Orlando Green, a fixed income strategist at Credit Agricole."The market, in some cases, given what Draghi said ...

Bund yields rise as inflation data dents ECB easing speculation LONDON: German Bund yields edged up from record lows on Friday as investors pared back expectations that the European Central Bank could ease monetary policy after euro zone inflation data came out only a touch lower. Bond yields fell sharply across the euro zone at the start of this week after ECB President Mario Draghi highlighted a significant drop in inflation expectations, prompting some in the market to bet on rate cuts and hints of ...
Spain to issue bonds due 2024, 2044 on Thursday MADRID: Spain's Treasury said on Friday it plans to issue bonds due 2024 and 2044 on Thursday next week. On Sept. 4, Spain will sell a bond due October 31, 2024, with a 2.75 percent coupon, and a bond maturing October 31, 2044 with a 5.15 percent coupon. The amount the Treasury aims to raise at the auction will be announced at around 1200 GMT on Monday. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Bund yields hit new low on Ukraine crisis, periphery yields rise LONDON: German Bund yields hit a record low after Ukraine accused Russia of moving troops across the countries' border, while lower-rated euro zone bond yields rose after above-forecast inflation readings tempered expectations of imminent ECB easing.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday Russian troops had entered Ukraine, and said his security and defence council would meet to decide how to respond.Bunds, which perform well in times of heightened uncertainty because they are seen as ultra-safe ...
UK 30-year gilt yields hit 15-month low below 3pc LONDON: Yields on 30-year British government bonds fell below 3 percent for the first time since May 2013, as gilt prices rallied in line with German debt on speculation about European Central Bank stimulus.Thirty-year yields touched 2.988 percent at 1409 GMT, 6 basis points down on the day, a level last seen on May 3 last year. Ten-year yields hit a low of 2.362 percent, more than 8 basis points down on the day.Copyright Reuters, ...
Eurozone bond rates fall to record low levels PARIS: The cost of borrowing for eurozone countries fell to record low levels on Wednesday, despite gloom over the economic outlook and crisis over policy in France.Bond interest rates are falling on prospects that the European Central Bank may ramp up cash in the economy.And although it appeared to have little immediate effect on market indicators, analysts welcomed the arrival of former banker Emmanuel Macron as France's new finance minister in a reshuffled government.The interest ...
Bund yields hit lows on bets a faltering outlook means more ECB stimulus LONDON: German Bund yields reached record lows on Wednesday, as further evidence of the region's faltering economy fed market expectations for more European Central Bank stimulus.Weaker-than-expected consumer confidence in Germany drove the market, together with reported comments from Italy's economy minister that Rome must lower its forecast for economic growth.Eager to tackle the euro zone's economic malaise, ECB President Mario Draghi on Friday appeared to shift the bank's policy response towards growth. Crucially for investors, ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyAugust
Trade Balance $-1.434 bln
Exports $1.930 bln
Imports $3.364 bln
WeeklySeptember 18, 2014
Reserves $13.525 bln