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Bunds slip, focus on US payrolls data  LONDON: German Bunds fell on Friday, hit by an overnight stocks rally, but with uncertainty over Spain's readiness to seek a bailout hanging over markets and key US jobs data later in the day, losses were expected to be limited.   The day's focus falls on US labour market data, a key influence on Federal Reserve policy, with the non-farm payrolls report expected to show 113,000 jobs were added in September.   "I don't expect a great deal this morning ahead of the data. It's obviously all about payrolls today but it's going to have to be substantially away from consensus to get us excited -- it's been an exceptionally quiet week," a trader said. German Bund futures opened at 141.32, down 35 ticks versus Thursday's settlement and adding to losses seen in after-hours trading. The contract has been contained by the Sept. 28 high of 141.95 and Oct. 2 low of 141.10 in recent ...

Euroclear cuts bond deal with Russian exchange  LONDON: Russian bond trading is set to become easier for the world's top investment banks under a deal cut by the Russian stock market and one of Europe's top share settlement firms.   Euroclear, a Brussels-based settlement firm owned by the world's top trading banks, said on Thursday it had won approval from the Moscow Exchange, the largest Russian exchange, to start handling Russian government bonds, a deal which could later be expanded into corporate debt.   This will, ...
Spanish bonds yields edge up before debt auction, ECB  LONDON: Spanish bond yields edged higher on Thursday before a debt auction that w ill gauge the strength of market pressure on Madrid to ask for a bailout.   Bunds were stable as the European Central Bank was expected to hold fire at a meeting on monetary policy, but the market will be watching for any clues on whether it is likely to ease policy again soon.     Spain aims to sell between 3 and 4 billion euros of ...
Gilts tread water before BoE and ECB meetings  LONDON: British government bonds were little changed on Thursday awaiting the outcome of Bank of England and European Central Bank policy meetings, as well as French and Spanish bond sales.   The December gilt future was 3 ticks up at 120.75 at 0739 GMT, in line with the equivalent Bund and just off a six-day high of 120.86 touched at the start of the session.   Ten-year gilt yields were unchanged at 1.69 percent , and their spread over ...
Bunds firm on Spanish aid limbo, downbeat data  LONDON: German Bund futures rose on Wednesday after Spain's prime minister cast new doubt on the timing of any bailout request and signs of slowing in the Chinese and German economies further darkened the global economic outlook.   Germany's services sector contracted unexpectedly in September and China's normally robust equivalent weakened sharply that month to its lowest point since November 2010. ID:nL3E8L30KQ]   The data, combined with comments by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy as the trading session came ...
Bunds rise on Chinese data, Spanish uncertainty  LONDON: German Bund futures rose on Wednesday as signs of slowing in the Chinese economy and uncertainty over Spain fueled concerns about the global outlook, but investors would likely refrain from placing big bets before important events this week.   China's normally robust services sector weakened sharply in September to its lowest point since November 2010, as slow growth in manufacturing finally began to feed through to the rest of the economy, an official survey showed on ...
Italy MILAN: Italy's public debt is sustainable and the average yields paid on new government paper issued so far this year are lower than in 2011, the head of Italy's Debt Management Office said in a newspaper interview on Wednesday.   "In the first nine months of the year, in which we placed around 80 percent of planned issuance, the average cost of issuing debt has been 2.4 percent," Maria Cannata told Corriere della Sera.   She said that compared ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,010.68 0.64
Arrow Nasdaq 5,070.03 0.55
Arrow S&P 2,107.39 0.63
Arrow FTSE 6,984.43 0.80
Arrow DAX 11,413.82 2.26
Arrow CAC-40 5,007.89 2.53
Arrow Nikkei 20,563.15 0.06
Arrow H.Seng 27,424.19 0.11
Arrow Sensex 27,828.44 1.17

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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 $-1.795 bln
Exports $1.995 bln
Imports $3.790 bln
WeeklyMay 28, 2015
Reserves $17.494 bln