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Nigeria to sell 60bn naira in bonds on May 13 LAGOS: Nigeria plans to sell 60 billion naira ($300 million) of 5, 10 and 20-year sovereign bonds on May 13, its fifth debt auction of the year, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Tuesday. The DMO said it would sell 20 billion naira each of the papers, due to mature in 2020, 2024 and 2034 respectively. The papers are re-openings of previous issues and the results of the auction will be published the following day. Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa's biggest economy, issues sovereign bonds monthly to support the local bond market, create a benchmark for corporate issuance and fund its budget deficit. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Yield on Mauritius' 364-day Treasury bills falls to 1.57pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 364-day Treasury bill fell to 1.57 percent at auction on Friday from 1.95 percent at the previous sale on March 20, the central bank said. The central bank, Bank of Mauritius, sold all the 700 million rupees ($19 million) worth of debt it had offered. Bids totalled 2.285 billion rupees, at rates ranging from 1.54 percent to 2.50 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Nigeria raises 98bn naira in Treasury bills at lower yields LAGOS: Nigeria raised 97.8 billion naira ($491 million) in Treasury bills at an auction on Wednesday that fetched lower yields compared with the previous sale last week owing to strong appetite for the debt, the central bank said on Thursday.Investors - mostly domestic banks and pension funds - submitted bids totalling 297.06 billion naira, three-times more than the central bank had advertised but demanded yields ranging between 10 percent to 18 percent.The bank said it ...
Yields on Uganda's 2-year and 15-year bonds rise KAMPALA: Yields on Uganda's new two-year and re-opened 15-year Treasury bonds rose at Wednesday's auction in which a total of 180 billion shillings ($62.61 million) worth of debt was on offer.The weighted average yield on the 2-year bond rose to 16.684 percent from 16.175 percent at their last sale on Jan. 28.The 15-year bond rates rose to 17.407 percent from 15.946 percent when the notes were last sold on December 3.The rise on the two ...
Yields on Kenya's 182-day, 364-day Treasury bills fall NAIROBI: The weighted average yield on Kenya's 364-day Treasury bill fell to 10.892 percent on Wednesday from 10.907 percent last week, the central bank said. The yield on the 182-day Treasury bill also nudged lower in the same auction to 10.367 percent from 10.377 percent last week. The bank said it received bids worth 16.7 billion shillings ($183 million) for a total of 6 billion shillings worth of bills on offer. It accepted 11.7 billion ...
South African govt bonds weaken on Greek debt woes, rand steady JOHANNESBURG: South African government bonds weakened on Wednesday and the rand held steady against the dollar with investors wary of the uncertainty over Greece's debt negotiations with its creditors.The yield on the 2026 benchmark instrument rose 8 basis point to 7.695 percent at 1510 GMT, its highest in six weeks. "There is a lot of fluctuation in the euro zone, Greece bonds due to the uncertainty," said Marten Banninga, head of bond trading at WWC ...
South Africa's bonds, rand weak on risk-averse trade JOHANNESBURG: Yields on South Africa's government debt rose on Tuesday after a poor bond auction and the rand weakened to a month-low as Greece's debt woes and Ukraine's conflict sapped risk appetite.Government bonds weakened with the yield for the 2026 benchmark jumping 13 basis points to a month-high of 7.585 percent as of 1516 GMT."It's a combination of international trends, the rand that is under pressure and then we had a weak bond auction," said ...


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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
WeeklyNovember 23, 2015
Reserves $19.713 bln