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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 tenors mirrors a recent trend which analysts say is driven by investor worries about a possible surge in government spending ahead of a general election due early next year. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Middle East & Africa

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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Ivory Coast aims to borrow over $1bn ABIDJAN: Ivory Coast will next month tap international lending markets for a second time, aiming to raise more than $1 billion in a placement of bonds, the country's finance minister said Thursday."The objective is to complete the operation by the end of February 2015 so that the money will be available in March," Daniel Kablan Duncan told a news conference.Ivory Coast successfully raised $750 million in a eurobond placement last July in its first foray ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Middle East & Africa

South African debt yields at over 20 month lows, rand softer JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's government bonds fell to their lowest in nearly 22 months on Friday, in a market increasingly seeing the chance that slowing inflation due to sliding oil prices will keep interest rates depressed.The yield on debt maturing in 2026 -- the benchmark for the secondary market -- fell 12.5 basis points to close at 7.355 percent, a level last seen in late May 2013.Demand by foreign accounts has driven local bonds higher this ...