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German Bunds cut gains, stocks trim losses after US jobs data LONDON: European stocks trimmed earlier losses and German Bund futures erased gains on Friday after US data showed job growth rising solidly in January and wages rebounding. January marked the 11th straight month of job gains above 200,000, the longest streak since 1994, in a show of underlying strength in the economy that puts a mid-year interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve back on the table.The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 equity index turned flat, having been down by around 0.2 percent beforehand. Bund futures erased earlier gains to trade 2 ticks higher on the day at 158.60. Sterling fell sharply against the dollar after the data to $1.5259 from around $1.5338 beforehand. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Five-year gilt yields hit one-month high after US jobs data LONDON: British government bond prices fell sharply after data showed that the US economy created many more jobs than expected, extending the week's heavy losses and taking five-year gilt yields to their highest in more than a month. The robust US payrolls figures -- which included sizeable upward revisions to previous months' data -- go some way to ease concerns about the health of the global economy, which took 10-year gilt yields to a record ...
Pound falls on US payrolls but posts biggest weekly rise in a year LONDON: Sterling fell against the dollar on Friday after data showed US jobs and wages growing strongly in January, but was still on track for its biggest weekly gain against the greenback in a year. US nonfarm payrolls increased by 257,000 last month, marking the 11th straight month of job gains above 200,000 -- the longest streak since 1994 -- and putting a mid-year interest rate increase from the US Federal Reserve back on the ...
Spain sells 3.8bn euros in bonds including new 5-year linker MADRID: Spain sold 3.8 billion euros ($4.3 billion) of debt at a triple bond auction on Thursday, including a new inflation-linked bond and two long-term bonds, at lower yields as markets position themselves ahead of an European Central Bank bond-buying plan.Spain's head of funding and debt management told Reuters the Treasury is planning to raise its issuance of ultra-long-dated bonds this year.Spain's Treasury sold 2.9 billion euros of the 2029 and 2044 bonds, in the ...
Gilt prices hit two-week low after US jobs data LONDON: British government bond prices hit an almost two-week low on Wednesday, sinking with US Treasuries after a report showed US private employers continued to steadily add jobs in the world's largest economy. The latest ADP jobs survey of US private sector employers showed the addition of 213,000 jobs in January, consistent with a view in the market that the US Federal Reserve could hike interest rates around mid-year. That boosted major global government bond ...
Greek yields rise on report ECB wary of raising T-bill sales LONDON: Greek yields rose on Wednesday as a media report that the ECB was unwilling to approve Athens' proposal to raise the ceiling for its treasury bill issuance cooled optimism that a compromise debt deal may be reached.Citing people familiar with the matter, the Financial Times quoted one euro zone official as saying the European Central Bank "will play hardball" on Greece's plans to sell short-term Treasury bills worth 10 billions euros to tide over ...
Greek bond yields dive, stocks surge as Athens backs off debt writedown LONDON: Greek shares surged and bond yields tumbled on Tuesday as the new government in Athens appeared to soften its stance on a debt writedown with proposals for a new debt swap.Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who met investors in London on Monday, proposed ending a standoff with creditors by swapping the debt for growth-linked bonds, and told private investors they would not face losses.While Varoufakis later said he had been misinterpreted, he was widely reported ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,034.93 1.17
Arrow Nasdaq 4,994.60 1.27
Arrow S&P 2,100.40 0.92
Arrow FTSE 7,052.13 0.82
Arrow DAX 11,891.59 1.74
Arrow CAC-40 5,187.59 0.86
Arrow Nikkei 19,634.49 0.09
Arrow H.Seng 27,094.93 2.02
Arrow Sensex 27,886.21 1.95

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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln