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German bond futures rally as weaker equities lift safe-haven debt LONDON: German Bund futures jumped on Monday as a retreat in stocks on expectations of soft Chinese manufacturing data spurred flows into safe-haven government bonds.Flash manufacturing PMI readings from China, the world's second biggest economy, could come in below the 50 level early on Tuesday, traders said, indicating that manufacturing activity is contracting."The Asian markets are weak so it looks to be a risk-off day and a continuation of the Bund rally that started last week," said Piet Lammens, a strategist at KBC Securities.Bund futures were last 30 ticks higher at 148.79 compared with 148.49 at Friday's settlement.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

German bonds see-saw after tame TLTRO raises QE question LONDON: German bonds see-sawed on Thursday as investors weighed up whether a tepid response to the ECB's new long-term loans would prompt the central bank to find new ways to revive the region's ailing economy.Yields initially rose just after European markets opened, reacting to projections of steeper rate rises from the U.S. Federal Reserve. They fell after the ECB announced it would provide 82.6 billion euros of new long-term loans to banks, much less than ...
Spanish yields dip as polls show narrow lead for ‘No’ vote in Scotland LONDON: Spanish bond yields edged down on Wednesday after new opinion polls on Scotland's independence referendum, closely watched in Catalonia, showed a narrow lead for those supporting staying in the United Kingdom.Bond yields fell across the euro zone as investors expected some of the long-term loans the European Central Bank offers this week to be invested in government debt, at least for a time.But the fact that Spain kept up with its peers despite investors ...
German ZEW, OECD outlook tip Bund yields back below 1pc LONDON: German 10-year yields fell back below 1 percent on Tuesday as data showed investor morale hit its lowest in nearly two years in September, suggesting tensions between Russia and the West had hit Europe's largest economy.Adding to the grim growth outlook, the OECD on Monday revised downward its global growth forecasts for major developed economies, including the euro zone, and urged more aggressive European Central Bank stimulus to ward off deflation in the currency ...
German yields dip back below 1 pct before German sentiment survey LONDON: German 10-year yields fell back below 1 percent on Tuesday ahead of a German survey expected to show investor confidence in the region's biggest economist remained downbeat, underlining the impact of ECB's ultra-easy policy stance. Adding pressure on the European Central Bank, the OECD on Monday revised its global growth forecasts for major developed economies downward and urged more aggressive ECB stimulus to ward off deflation in the currency bloc.Price moves were, however, expected ...
China issues yuan bonds in Paris for first time PARIS: China took a new step towards international use of its currency, the yuan, on Monday when it successfully launched yuan-based bonds in Paris for the first time.The bonds, intended to raise 2.0 billion yuan (240 million euros, $310 million) were issued by the state-owned Bank of China.The issue attracted a strong level of interest, and demand amounted to 3.65 times the amount offered, the president of the central bank Tian Guoli said at a ...
Greek bond yields dip after rating boost, Irish supply eyed LONDON: Greek bond yields edged lower on Monday after a credit rating upgrade from Standard & Poor's, which said the country remained on track to emerge from a six-year recession.The upgrade to B from B- late on Friday is a boost for Greece's fragile coalition government, which is hoping to escape the constraints of its EU/IMF bailout programme.Greece is expected to hold negotiations with its lenders on further debt relief later this year, and Prime ...

 



 
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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