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Nigeria sells 110bn naira in bonds, yields up LAGOS: Nigeria sold 110 billion naira ($698.86 million) worth of bonds with maturities ranging from five years to 20 years at higher yields across, apart from a note maturing in 2015, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Thursday.All notes are re-opening of previously issued bonds.The debt office said it sold 35 billion naira in the 20-year bond, 25 billion naira in the 7-year paper and 50 billion in the 5-year notes.The DMO sold the 20-year notes at a yield of 12.79 percent, higher than the 12.59 percent at the April auction and the 7-year paper was sold at 11.77 percent against 11.5 percent at the April auction.It sold the 5-year note maturing in 2017 at 12.25 percent compared with 10.7 percent at the March auction and the 5-year note maturing in 2015 at 11.6 percent against 15.3 percent it yielded at the October 2011 auction when it was last ...

Nigeria plans 121bn naira T-bill auction LAGOS: Nigeria plans to sell 121.33 billion naira ($771 million) worth of treasury bills with maturities ranging from three months to one year at its twice-monthly auction on May 22, the central bank said on Wednesday.The bank said it will auction 20.65 billion naira in 91-day bills, 30 billion naira in 182-day notes and 70.68 billion naira in 364-day paper, using the Dutch auction system.Yields at the last T-bill auction on May 9 fell as ...
South Africa's rand firms vs dollar with higher commodity prices JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's rand gained against the dollar early on Monday as resource-heavy currencies were supported by higher commodity prices and global monetary stimulus was expected to support inflows to emerging market bonds.Dealers expect that the European Central Bank (ECB) will cut interest rates later this week, driving investors to higher yielding emerging markets such as South Africa."Monetary policy accommodation beyond our borders benefits the rand mainly via the support it offers to the global ...
South African bonds supported, rand weakens on softer euro JOHANNESBURG: The yield spread on South African benchmark 2026 and 2015 bonds narrowed to its lowest in a year on Thursday, as lower-than-expected inflation data gave support to longer-dated bonds.Data on Wednesday showed CPI was unchanged at 5.9 percent year-on-year in March, undershooting market expectations for price growth to hit the upper end of the central bank's 3 to 6 percent target.The yield on the 2026 dropped to a record low of 6.87 percent, giving ...
Yields on Egypt T-bills climb at Thursday's auction CAIRO: The average yield on Egyptian 182 and 357 day treasury bills rose sharply in an auction on Thursday, figures released by the central bank showed, following an interest rate hike last week.The average yield on 182-day T-bills for April 2 issue rose to 13.813 percent from 13.031 percent at the previous issue on March 26.The yield on 357-day T-bills also for April 2 issue rose to 14.463 percent from 13.776 percent in the previous ...
Ghana to issue 400mn cedi 3-year bond on March 7 DAKAR: Ghana will issue a 400 million cedi ($210 million) three-year government bond on March 7 to service maturing debts, the West African nation's central bank said on Tuesday.   The bank said in a statement that the funds generated from the auction would be used for "government budget support and to rollover maturing debt."   It said settlement will take place on March 11.   Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
Dubai DUBAI: Emirates airline, Dubai's flagship carrier, launched a $750 million 12-year amortising bond on Thursday, with final pricing due later in the day, arranging banks said.   The bond, which matures in 2025, and carries an average life of seven years, launched at 300 basis points over seven-year midswaps, at the wider end of guidance released on Wednesday.   Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Emirates NBD , JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Standard Chartered PLC are lead arrangers on the issue. ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.434 bln
Exports $1.930 bln
Imports $3.364 bln
WeeklySeptember 18, 2014
Reserves $13.525 bln