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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, he left the door open for a programme of asset purchases known as quantitative easing (QE)."When the EMU's largest economy is falling behind, this is very much increasing the chances of the ECB heading for further monetary measures, above all QE," said DZ Bank strategist Daniel Lenz.German Bund futures climbed to record highs of 151.28, up 46 ticks on the day. Ten 10-year cash bond yields fell 3.7 basis points to 0.91, a shade above ...

German bond yields hit new record low as ECB stimulus hopes rise LONDON: German 10-year bond yields hit a new record low on Wednesday, as further evidence of the bloc's faltering economy fed market expectations for more European Central Bank stimulus. 10-year yields dipped 2.6 basis points to 0.921 percent, passing the previous record of 0.926 percent hit on Monday.Traders said the move was driven by investors' anticipation of a broad-based asset purchase programme, known in market jargon as quantitative easing, after ECB president Mario Draghi hinted ...
Bund yields hover above lows on QE hopes, but US data looms LONDON: German Bund yields held just above record lows on Tuesday as anticipation of buoyant U.S. data tempered investor enthusiasm following hints of a forthcoming ECB asset purchase programme.While disappointing euro zone growth and inflation has pushed the ECB towards radical policy action, a rebounding U.S. economy might persuade the Federal Reserve to raise rates - a move that could make such low Bund valuations hard to justify.Of the raft of U.S. data due out ...
Euro zone bond yields trade around new lows on QE hopes LONDON: Euro zone bond yields traded around record lows on Tuesday as market participants became increasingly convinced that weak euro zone growth and inflation would push the ECB to implement a broad-based asset purchase programme.ECB President Mario Draghi hinted as much late Friday at a central bankers meeting in Jackson Hole, specifically citing the recent fall in the markets' inflation expectations. For some investors, returning after a British bank holiday, Tuesday presented the first opportunity ...
Euro zone bond yields dive as Draghi comments feed QE speculation LONDON: Yields on most euro zone government bonds hit record lows on Monday as speculation grew that the European Central Bank was preparing a big programme of asset purchases to counter wilting inflation.Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and others saw their yields hit all-time lows. Greek yields fell sharply but remained above this year's troughs as a senior source told Reuters that Athens had near-term plans to sell debt.In stronger language than he has ...
Greece to reopen 3-, 5 year bond issues in coming weeks ATHENS: Greece plans to reopen its recent three- and five-year bond issues in the next two weeks to top them up by up to 1.5 billion euros ($1.97 billion), accepting T-bills as payment instead of cash, a senior government source told Reuters on Monday. "There is a plan to reopen these issues in the next couple of weeks. Payment will be in outstanding T-bills instead of cash," the government official said on condition of anonymity. ...
Spain Treasury to shield retail investors from negative yields MADRID: The Spanish Treasury said on Friday it was taking steps to protect retail investors from the possible negative impact of low interest rates on buying short-term debt by annulling bids in any auctions where yields fall below zero. Spain's bond yields have reached all-time lows in a backdrop of record-low European Central Bank interest rates and an economic recovery, creating a risk that yields on short-term bills could fall below zero, the Treasury said ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 28, 2014
Reserves $13.582 bln