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Egypt bond auction yields to rise no more than 20 bps after rate hike CAIRO: Yields on Egypt's 18-month, three-year, and seven-year Treasury bonds are likely to rise by no more than 20 basis points at an auction on Monday, bankers said, despite a 50 basis point rise in interest rates just four days ago.The bond auction is the first since the central bank's monetary policy committee (MPC) raised interest rates on Thursday, citing inflationary pressures.That fuelled expectations that government debt yields would increase by at least 50 basis points and bankers were surprised on Sunday when a sale of three and nine-month T-bills saw yields rise by less than 20 basis points.Bankers have cited aggressive bidding by state banks as a reason why yields have risen less than expected at auction, which would add to the government's debt burden.Monday's auction is expected to have a similar result, bankers said, adding that state banks had informed other banks that the yields will not rise ...

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UAE's Commercial Bank International issues $125mn in Tier 1 bonds DUBAI: Commercial Bank International (CBI), the Abu Dhabi-listed lender, said on Tuesday it has issued $125 million worth of capital boosting perpetual bonds.The lender said the bond which will boost its tier 1 ratio - regarded as one of the key indicators of a bank's health - has been privately placed, according to a statement to the bourse.The transaction would be settled on Wednesday, it said.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Middle East & Africa

Egypt's 5-year, 10-year treasury bonds steady at auction CAIRO: Yields on five-year and 10-year treasury bonds were steady at an auction on Monday, data from the central bank showed.The average yield on Egypt's five-year bond rose marginally to 13.174 percent from 13.172 percent in the previous auction, on Dec. 7, while yields on the 10-year bond dropped marginally to 15.365 percent from 15.373 percent on Dec. 7.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

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Yields on Egypt's 91-day and 266-day t-bills steady CAIRO: Yields on Egypt's three and nine-month treasury bills are almost unchanged at Sunday's auction, data from the central bank showed.The average yield on Egypt's 91-day bill dropped marginally to 11.176 percent from 11.186 percent on Dec 13 and the yield on the 266-day bill rose marginally to 11.607 from 11.604 percent in a similar auction on Dec. 13.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

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Ugandan offers 2-, and 10-year bonds for sale KAMPALA: Uganda said on Monday it will offer a re-opened two-year and a new 10-year fixed coupon Treasury bond to raise a combined 180 billion shillings ($52 million) in a sale on Dec. 30, the central bank said.At the last sale on Dec. 2, the two-year bonds fetched a weighted average yield of 20.100 percent, while 10-year bonds fetched a rate of 19.106 percent when last sold on Oct. 7. Bond auction details shown below.Copyright ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Middle East & Africa

Egypt treasury bond yields slightly lower at auction CAIRO: Yields on five-year and 10-year Egyptian treasury bonds fell marginally at an auction on Monday. The average yield at a sale of five-year bonds declined to 13.172 percent from 13.173 percent at the previous auction on Nov. 23, while the 10-year bond yield fell to 15.373 from 15.378 percent last month. The central bank had offered 3 billion Egyptian pounds of the five-year bonds and 2.25 billion pounds of the 10-year issue and sold ...

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National Bank of Abu Dhabi raises $200mn via 2-year note DUBAI: National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the largest bank in the United Arab Emirates by assets, has issued a $200 million floating rate note of two years duration, it said in a bourse filing on Monday.The note will pay monthly interest starting on Dec. 20 at a variable margin over the one-month London interbank offered rate , it told the London Stock Exchange. In December 2015, the lender will pay interest of 0.05 percent ...