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Yields climb on 9-month Egyptian T-bills CAIRO: Yields on nine-month Egyptian treasury bills rose at an auction on Sunday, Egypt's central bank said, while the yield on 91-day T-bills fell.The average yield on 266-day treasury bills increased to 11.211 percent from 11.190 percent in an auction of 273-day bills last week, the central bank said, while the yield on 91-day T-bills decreased to 10.993 percent from 11.013 percent last week."The market is increasingly favouring shorter-dated securities. It seems the market isn't quite ready to start aggressively buying longer-dated securities," an Egyptian trader said.Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...

Kenya's central bank to sell 5 year Treasury bond this month NAIROBI: Kenya will auction a five-year Treasury bond to raise up to 10 billion shillings ($116.79 million) this month, the central bank said on Friday. The bank said the bond would have a market-determined coupon and will be offered from Nov.8, with an auction on Nov. 20. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
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 ...
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 ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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