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Spain yields near lows with auction seen going well  LONDON: Spanish government bond yields held near recent lows on Thursday with relief the country had avoided a credit rating cut and expectation it would seek financial aid set to support a bond auction.   Spain's borrowing costs were expected to fall at the sale of up to 4.5 billion euros of 2015, 2016 and 2022 bonds. Demand for the 10-year paper is seen as an important indicator of investor confidence as the longer-dated debt is outside the scope of any European Central Bank bond-buying plans   Sentiment towards Spain has brightened this week after Moody's affirmed the country's investment grade credit rating and with Madrid expected to ask for aid soon.   An aid request would clear the way for the ECB to buy Spain's bonds, a move that should prevent yields heading back towards unsustainable levels.   Ten-year yields exceeded 7.6 percent in late July. On Thursday, they were slightly higher on the day at 5.50 ...

Bunds fall as Spain sentiment improves before auction  LONDON: German Bund futures extended their decline on Thursday after Chinese data eased some concerns about the world's No. 2 economy and as sentiment towards Spain improved before a debt auction.   Spain's borrowing costs are set to fall at the sale of up to 4.5 billion euros of 2015, 2016 and 2022 bonds after Moody's affirmed the country's investment grade credit rating and with Madrid expected to ask for aid soon, clearing the way for the ...
Moody LONDON: Spanish government bond yields fell to their lowest since early April on Wednesday after Moody's kept Spain's investment grade rating, removing an immediate threat to the euro zone's fourth largest economy.   Moody's affirmation of Spain's Baa3 rating, with a negative outlook, eased widespread fears the country would be cut to "junk", leaving its bonds vulnerable to forced selling as they are shifted out of benchmark indices.   But Moodys kept pressure on Madrid to seek aid, specifically ...
Turkish bond yields fall, Turk Telekom Q3 results eyed  ISTANBUL: Turkish bond yields fell on Wednesday on expectations that the central bank will cut one of its main interest rates on Thursday while stock markets investors awaited Turk Telekom's third quarter results.   In early trade, the lira firmed to 1.7994 against the dollar, its strongest level in 12 days, supported by a recovery in the appetite for risk globally as Spain succeeded in holding onto an investment grade debt rating with agency Moody's.   By 0800 GMT ...
UK gilts slide ahead of BoE minutes  LONDON: Gilts fell to their lowest in nearly a month on Wednesday after Moody's affirmed Spain's credit rating, removing one risk that has hung over European stocks and other assets seen as higher risk over the past month.   There had been widespread fears that the agency would cut Spain's rating to junk, a move that would likely have provoked a move into perceived safer assets like gilts and German government bonds.   At 0750 GMT, the December gilt ...
Spanish yields seen down after Moody LONDON: Spanish 10-year government bond yields were indicated lower in pre-trade pricing on Wednesday after Moody's Investors Service affirmed the country's Baa3 rating, easing immediate fears it could be cut to 'junk' status.   Spanish 10-year government bond yields were seen down 18 basis points at 5.64 percent and two-year yields 7 bps lower at 3.10 percent.   Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...
Bunds dip, Spain and Greece focus of market talk  LONDON: German government bonds fell on Tuesday as better-than-expected US data and corporate earnings along with talk Spain may be close to a bailout and of Greece receiving more aid increased appetite for riskier assets.   Spanish and Italian debt prices were slightly stronger. The moves were not expected to extend beyond recent ranges, though, with uncertainty over Spain and Greece still high.   "We've been in a risk-positive mood. We've had positive data ... yesterday out of the ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
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