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Bund yields hit new lows as euro zone outlook weakens LONDON: German Bund yields fell to a record low on Wednesday as worries over a deteriorating euro zone economic outlook, fed by another credit rating blow for France, and "free falling" inflation expectations dominated the market.Yields jumped in Greece, where investors are worrying about the risk of snap elections and Athens' plans to exit its bailout early.Data releases continued to undershoot expectations, with the latest being a 0.6 percent fall in Finnish economic output in August that followed a revised decline of 1.2 percent in July.A key business survey on Tuesday fuelled concerns that Germany may face recession.The weak economic data pushed one of the most closely-watched measures of inflation expectations to new record lows, increasing the pressure on the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy further."Investors are looking at the risk of quite depressed economic growth or recession in the euro zone," said Alessandro Giansanti, senior rates strategist ...

German bond yields hit record lows after ZEW fuels growth scare LONDON: German government bond yields hit a new record low on Tuesday as a monthly gauge of economic sentiment reinforced fears the euro zone's engine may be slipping towards recession.The ZEW institute's index of German economic sentiment turned negative for the first time since late 2012, falling to -3.6 in October from 6.9 the previous month. Economists polled by Reuters had expected a reading of 1.Speaking after the release, ZEW's chief economist said the German ...
British 10-year gilt yields touch 16-month low as rate rise expectations pushed back LONDON: British 10-year government bond yields fell to their lowest level in 16 months on Monday on growing expectations that the Bank of England will delay a first interest rate hike until deep into 2015.Yields on 10-year debt were down more than 3 basis points at 2.18 percent at 0923 GMT, adding to last week's 19-basis-point drop, which was the largest weekly decline in more than a year. Earlier on Monday the yield was as ...
Euro zone yields near lows as S&P moves underscore growth worries LONDON: Euro zone bond yields held near record lows on Monday as Standard & Poor's credit rating downgrade of Finland and its cut in France's outlook to negative added to concerns about a deteriorating global growth outlook.The S&P moves came late on Friday at the end of a week heavy with poor economic data from across the euro zone and in which the International Monetary Fund revised its global growth forecasts lower for the third ...
Bund yields fall as S&P rating moves underscore growth worries LONDON: German Bund yields fell on Monday as growth concerns, accentuated by S&P's credit rating downgrade of Finland and its cut in France's outlook to negative, pushed investors towards relatively low-risk assets.The International Monetary Fund, which revised its global growth forecasts lower last week for the third time this year, said on Saturday bold action was needed to bolster the global economic recovery. Standard & Poor's rating for France remained at AA+, the second highest ...
Greece to auction 625mn euros of 3-month T-bills Oct. 15 ATHENS: Greece will auction 625 million euros ($792 million) of three-month treasury bills on October 15 to refinance a maturing issue, the country's debt agency PDMA said on Friday. The settlement date will be October 17. Only primary dealers will be allowed to participate and no commission will be paid. Athens has a stock of about 15 billion euros of T-bills that it regularly refinances. A previous sale of three-month paper in September was priced ...
Short-dated gilts surge as Fed prompts UK rate hike rethink LONDON: Short and medium-term British government bond prices rose on Thursday as expectations that British interest rates will rise early next year were scaled back following dovish minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve and a downbeat business survey.Bond prices rose globally after the minutes showed Fed policymakers were worried about the global economy and the strength of the dollar.Coupled with a British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) business survey that warned of a "first alarm bell" ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
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Trade Balance $-19.98 bln
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