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Bunds steady near highs, US worries grow  LONDON: German debt futures held near record highs on Monday as demand for low-risk assets was supported by weak US employment data last week, which heaped extra tension on markets already rattled by the euro zone's intensifying debt crisis. Bund futures fell 10 ticks to 146.24 shortly after the open, but remained at extremely elevated levels after hitting a record high of 146.89 on Friday. Last week, the contract rallied 227 ticks. Analysts said the flight to safe-haven bonds was expected to continue until clarity emerged on issues such as the outcome of Greek elections due on June 17 and the recapitalisation of European banks, now exposed to a crisis in Spain. "Markets have moved to extremes and mounting global macro worries have joined the anxiety about Spain and Greece. Bunds and (US) Treasuries will remain bid as risk assets are hammered," said Commerzbank strategist Rainer Guntermann in a note to clients. Selling of ...

Investors stampede to safe govt debt, stocks drop  LONDON: US Treasury yields hit their lowest in hundreds of years and world stocks dropped towards 2012 lows on Friday, as investors scrambled for lifelines on worries about Spain's parlous finances and China's growth outlook. US stock futures pointed to a sharply lower open, with futures for the S&P 500, Dow Jones and Nasdaq 100 down between 0.8 and 1.2 percent. With euro-zone debt signals flashing red again and Chinese demand seen slowing, record after record has ...
German 10-year bond rate at new record low  PARIS: The yield on 10-year German bonds hit a new record low on Thursday with investors still seeking refuge in the safe-haven asset as problems for Spanish banks mounted. At around 1300 GMT the rate of return for investors on 10-year Bunds on the secondary bond market fell to 1.234 percent from 1.265 percent at the cose of trading on Wednesday. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012 ...
Spanish yields fall, but stay close to euro-era highs  LONDON: Spanish bond yields eased on Thursday, but remained close to their highest levels in the history of the euro zone as markets expect the Madrid government to eventually ask for outside help to bail out its banks. Markets become more volatile when yields hit the top of their historic range as some investors think policymakers could come up with measures to cool off the pressure. But with a Spanish debt auction scheduled for next week, ...
PARIS: The interest rate earned by holders of French 10-year government bonds fell to a record low in early trading on Thursday in a sign investors see France as a safe haven from economic troubles in Spain. Around 0730 GMT, the yield on French 10-year debt sank to 2.351 percent, breaking a previous record set on May 25. By around 0750 GMT, the yield was at 2.369 percent, against 2.464 percent at closing on Wednesday. France also narrowed ...
LONDON: Expectations that Spain may eventually need outside help to keep its banks afloat kept its government bond yields close to euro-era highs on Thursday, with no respite seen before a debt auction next week. Safe-haven German bond prices were steady around their record highs, while French, Belgian and Austrian debt outperformed the rest of the bloc as investors sought higher-yielding bonds that are less risky than Spanish or Italian paper. Spain has sky-high unemployment, falling housing ...
LONDON: German Bund futures hovered near record highs on Thursday as rapidly rising Spanish borrowing costs intensified expectations that Madrid may need outside help to save its banks and stave off contagion from the Greek crisis. The European Commission said it was ready to offer Spain an extra year to reduce its budget deficit and direct aid to recapitalise its weak banks from the euro zone's rescue fund. But it is member states who decide whether to ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyAugust
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
Reserves $13.465 bln