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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.   Copyright Reuters, 2013         ...

Nigeria to sell 826.31bn naira in T-bills in Q1 LAGOS: Nigeria plans to raise about 826.31 billion naira ($5.26 billion) worth in treasury bills ranging between three months and one year in the first quarter of the year, the central bank said on Friday.   It plans to auction 331.29 billion naira in 91-day, 182-day and 364-day paper in January, 354.93 billion naira in the same range of bills in February and 140.09 billion of same range in March at its twice-monthly auction.   Offshore investors' interest in ...
Nigeria to sell 165bn naira worth of T-bills LAGOS: Nigeria plans to sell 164.88 billion naira ($1.05 billion) worth of treasury bills with maturities ranging from three months to one year on Jan 24, at its twice-monthly auction, the central bank said on Wednesday.   The bank said it will auction 34.88 billion naira in 91-day bills, 50 billion naira in 182-day notes and 80 billion naira in 364-day paper, using Dutch auction system.   Nigeria, Africa's top energy producer, issues treasury bills regularly as part of ...
South Africa govt bonds maintain firm footing JOHANNESBURG: South African government bonds are expected to hold firm on Tuesday, with yields close to historic lows, and the rand is seen stronger against the dollar, backed by a weak greenback globally.   Investors piled into the bond market in the previous session, pushing the benchmark 13-year paper's yield down to six-month lows.   The yield was down 0.8 basis points to 7.100 percent at 0655 GMT, while the three-year bond gained 0.2 basis points to 5.315 percent.   "Sentiment ...
South Africa govt bonds in demand JOHANNESBURG: South African government bonds rallied on Monday, pushing the yield on the 13-year benchmark to a 6-month low as demand resumed after a sell-off last week prompted by a downgrade from Fitch.   The rand also pulled back from last Friday's 5-week low against the dollar, although a renewed bout of selling could easily set it back on track towards last November's volatile 8.80-9.01 range.   The yield for the 13-year benchmark hit a trough of 7.08 percent, ...
Uganda 91 days T-bill yield dips to 9.782pc KAMPALA: The yield on Uganda's benchmark 91-day Treasury bills edged down at auction on Wednesday to 9.782 percent from 9.936 percent, while those of other tenors on sale rose.   Center>Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
South Africa bonds weaken JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's government bonds weakened and yields were higher on Friday as the local market scales back its expectations of a domestic interest rate cut this year.   Local debt also moved in tandem with the rand currency and other emerging market assets, weighed down by US Federal Reserve minutes which suggested it might pull out of its asset-buying programme sooner than expected.   "Obviously it's a risk off sentiment - on the back of that the currency ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln