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South Africa bonds ease, rand softens on mine deal hopes  JOHANNESBURG: South African government bonds eased on Tuesday after weakening on the longer end of the yield curve in the previous session and the rand softened on hopes of ending a mine strike that has sparked labour unrest in the platinum belt.   The bond yields for the 2026 paper moved up 1.5 basis points to 7.620 percent and one basis points on the 2015 note.   "If the rand continues to lose a bit of ground, yields will probably tick up a bit," said Ion de Vleeschauwer, a trader at Bidvest Bank in Johannesburg.   "But there is still demand for our bonds. I don't expect massive weakness in the bonds, but a little bit of an up-tick in the yields is probably in the cards."   Treasury will sell a total of 2.1 billion rand ($256 million) over a range of its 2023, 2041 and 2048 government bonds in the session. Results are due after the ...

Nigeria T bill yields fall, foreign demand ups naira  LAGOS: Yields on Nigeria's treasury bills fell at its bi-monthly auction, dealers said on Thursday, as they were oversubscribed, particularly by foreign investors, whose strong demand also pushed up the local naira currency . The central bank was due to release the amount it sold at Wednesday's auction. It had planned to auction 142.97 billion naira, of which 32.9 billion naira was in 91-month bills, 50 billion naira in 182-day paper and 60 billion naira in ...
Egypt sells 2.5bn EG pounds of bonds  CAIRO: Egypt's central bank sold 2.5 billion Egyptian pounds ($409.65 million) of reopened five and seven-year bonds on Monday, the Ministry of Finance said.   The average yield on 1 billion pounds of re-opened five-year bonds was 16.330 percent, with the range from 16 to 16.55 percent. Five-year bonds sold on Aug. 16 had an average yield of 16.59 percent.   The central bank sold 1.5 billion pounds of the five-year bonds on Monday.   The average yield on 1 billion ...
Yields eases at Egypt 91-, 273-day T-bill auction  CAIRO: Average yields declined on treasury bills auctioned by Egypt's central bank on Sunday, the Ministry of Finance said.   The yield on 273-day T-bills slipped to 15.794 percent from 15.8 37 percent at the last auction on A ug. 15, and the bank sold all 4 billion Egyptian pounds ($656.14 million)of bills it had sought.   The yield on 91-day bills eased to 14.15 percent from 14.227 percent at last week's issue. All 1 billion Egyptian pounds on ...
Yields on Egyptian 266-day T-bills climbs  CAIRO: Yields on 266-day treasury bills rose at an auction on Sunday and the central bank bought fewer than it had asked for, while yields on 91-day T-bills eased, the bank said. The average yield on the 266-day bills rose to 15.863 percent from 15.652 percent at the last auction on July 29. The central bank had initially asked for 3.5 billion Egyptian pounds ($575.04 million) of the bills but only accepted 3 billion pounds worth. On ...
Nigeria yields fall, foreign demand pushes naira up  LAGOS: Nigeria sold 20 billion less than planned at a bi-monthly sale of treasury bills on Thursday but the yields on its 3-month bills fell, with dealers citing large purchases by foreign players. The central bank sold just 50.65 billion naira ($321 mln) in 3- and 6-month bills compared to plans announced last week for an auction of up to 70.65 billion naira. Dealers said the bank had rejected bids that were higher than it was prepared ...
Yields rise on Egyptian 91-day, 364-day T-bills  CAIRO: Yields rose at an auction of Egyptian treasury bills on Thursday, with the government selling 3.5 billion Egyptian pounds of 182-day and 364-day bills, the Central Bank of Egypt said. The average yield on 2 billion pounds of 182-day bills maturing on Feb. 26, 2013, was 15.382 percent, up from 15.345 percent at last week's auction. The range of yields was 15.000-15.411. On 1.5 billion pounds of 364-day bills sold, the average yield rose to 15.949 ...


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Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
Exports $1.729 bln
Imports $3.926 bln
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Reserves $19.713 bln