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South Africa's rand holds steady vs dollar JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's rand steadied against the dollar early on Friday, with investors sitting on the sidelines ahead of key US non-farm payrolls data later in the session. The rand took a hit in the previous session from weak domestic manufacturing and mining data that pointed to slow economic growth in the third quarter. Losses extended to a two-month low, with strong US economic growth data adding to expectations of the Federal Reserve tapering its stimulus programme. A surprise European Central Bank interest rate cut provided some respite, and early on Friday, as the market braced for jobs numbers out of the United States, investors put off buying dollars, allowing the rand to recover some losses against the US currency. At 0631 GMT, the rand was slightly firmer at 10.2800 to the dollar, compared with a 10.2925 close in New York on Thursday. "The topside move on dollar/rand is becoming ...

Nigeria sells 124.7bn naira T-bills LAGOS: Nigeria sold 124.69 billion naira ($771.60 million) in treasury bills on Wednesday, with maturities ranging between three months and one year with yields lower across the board, central bank data showed on Friday.The bank sold 31.83 billion naira worth of 91 day paper at 10.85 percent, compared with 11 percent at the previous auction on Sept. 19.The regulator sold 33.78 billion naira in the 182-day note at 11.69 percent, 61 basis points lower than ...
Kenya offers 12-year, 20bn shilling infrastructure bond NAIROBI: Kenya is offering a 12-year bond worth up to 20 billion shillings ($229 million) to fund infrastructure projects for issue on Sept. 30, the Central Bank of Kenya announced in newspapers on Tuesday.The amortised bond to fund water, sewerage and irrigation projects will have a fixed coupon of 11 percent a year, payable semi-annually on the outstanding principal. Bids are due by 2 p.m. (1100 GMT) on Sept. 24 for auction on Sept. 25.Copyright ...
Yield on Egypt 9-month T-bills falls CAIRO: Yields on Egyptian nine-month treasury bills tumbled by half a percentage point at an auction on Sunday ahead of a central bank policy meeting later this month, while yields on the three-month bill rose slightly, the central bank said.The average yield on 91-day treasury bills inched up to 11.498 percent from 11.473 percent at last week's auction, while the yield on 273-day T-bills fell to 12.031 percent from 12.547 percent, the central bank said.The ...
Kenya to sell up to 20bn shillings of two-and 10-year bonds NAIROBI: Kenya will auction a two-year Treasury bond and re-open an existing 10-year bond worth up to 20 billion shillings ($229 million) on Aug. 21, the Central Bank of Kenya said on Thursday.The bank said the 10-year bond would be priced to yield 12.371 percent, while the return on the two-year paper will be determined by the market.Kenya paid a weighted average yield of 12.940 percent at the last sale of a two-year bond in ...
South African bonds, rand largely steady ahead of rates call JOHANNESBURG: South African government bonds were largely steady and the rand was not far off previous closing levels against the dollar on Thursday, ahead of the central bank's decision on interest rates.Markets and economists widely expect the Reserve Bank to keep the benchmark repo at a four-decade low of 5 percent, but will monitor governor Gill Marcus's speech that starts at 1300 GMT to gauge whether her concerns have shifted about rising inflation pressures and ...
Nigeria to raise 55bn naira bonds LAGOS: Nigeria plans to sell 55 billion naira ($340.14mn) in bonds with maturities of five and 20 years at its seventh monthly debt auction of the year on July 17, the Debt Management Office said on Tuesday.The debt office said it would issue 20 billion naira in debt notes maturing in April 2015 and 35 billion naira in the July 2030 paper, using the Dutch Auction system.All the notes are re-openings of previously issued paper ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 25, 2014
Reserves $13.925 bln