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Euro yields at record lows as economy falters; stocks up LONDON: Bond yields dropped to record lows across the euro zone on Thursday and the euro hovered near its weakest in nine months after Germany reported its economy shrank in the second quarter, fuelling expectations of more central bank stimulus. The chance of more action from the European Central Bank helped equity markets to recoup some of their early losses. So did remarks by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said his country did not want conflict with the outside world. U.S stock futures signalled a stronger opening on Wall Street. Germany said its gross domestic product shrank by 0.2 percent during the April-May period. That report came after earlier data showed gross domestic product had fallen in both Italy and Japan, Chinese lending had declined and US retail sales had stalled. In addition, the French economy failed to expand for a second straight quarter. Growth in the euro zone overall ...

UK gilt yields pressured by new BoE outlook, weak euro zone data  LONDON: The 10-year gilt yield fell to its lowest level in more than a year on Thursday as the market digested new forecasts from the Bank of England, while poor euro zone data also boosted British government bond prices.The 10-year gilt yield hit its lowest level since Aug. 5 last year at 2.392 percent, shortly after both French and German data indicated that economic growth in the euro zone had stalled.It was last down around ...
Bund yields near record low on strong German auction, weak economy LONDON: Bund yields remained within touching distance of record lows on Wednesday, with a 10-year debt auction suggesting strong underlying demand for German paper due to a dim economic outlook and rising expectations of more monetary easing.German 10-year yields rose before the auction as traders made room for the new paper, but retreated immediately after the 3.3 billion euro sale. Bids were 1.6 times the amount that was sold, a similar result as at July's ...
Euro zone yields dip as German data adds to growth concerns LONDON: Euro zone bond yields pushed lower on Tuesday after a slump in German investor morale added to concerns about the region's economic recovery, bolstering bets for further policy easing by the European Central Bank.The ZEW index showed German analyst and investor morale fell to its lowest in more than 1-1/2 years in August, as Europe's largest economy was hit by fallout from the Ukraine crisis.The survey was the latest snapshot of the impact on ...
German Bund yields hold near record lows as morale survey eyed LONDON: German Bund yields stabilised near record lows on Tuesday with investors expecting a sharp fall in a closely watched survey on morale in the euro zone's biggest economy after Western nations imposed sanctions on Russia. A flight to quality that had pushed Bund yields to all-time lows last week began losing some of its steam after Russia stopped military drills on its eastern border with Ukraine.But tension began to build again with reports that ...
German yields edge up after Russia step-back, Gaza ceasefire LONDON: German bond yields bounced off record lows on Monday after Moscow said it had finished military exercises near Ukraine, while Israel and the Palestinians agreed a ceasefire, curbing flows into top-rated assets.But market moves were limited as uncertainty remained high and investors saw risks of further flare-ups.Bund futures fell 9 ticks to 149.39, with 10-year German yields rising 1 basis point to 1.06 percent, having hit a record low of 1.024 percent on Friday.Bunds, ...
Bunds fall after Russia says ends military drills near Ukraine LONDON: German Bund futures fell on Monday after Moscow said on Friday it had finished military exercises in southern Russia, curbing flows into assets perceived as safe havens. The exercises were criticised by the United States as provocative as relations between Russia and the West hit a post-Cold War low over the conflict in Ukraine between Kiev government forces and pro-Moscow separatists. Bund futures were 24 ticks lower at 149.24, with 10-year German yields rising ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,079.57 0.25
Arrow Nasdaq 4,557.70 0.26
Arrow S&P 1,996.74 0.17
Arrow FTSE 6,805.80 0.36
Arrow DAX 9,462.56 1.12
Arrow CAC-40 4,366.04 0.66
Arrow Nikkei 15,459.86 0.48
Arrow H.Seng 24,741.00 0.71
Arrow Sensex 26,638.11 0.29

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 28, 2014
Reserves $13.582 bln