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South Africa's bonds, rand end week firmer JOHANNESBURG: Yields on South African government bonds dropped to two-week lows on Friday, reflecting an upbeat mood in emerging markets as a falling oil price improves prospects for benign inflation. The South African Reserve Bank is due decide on interest rates next week and dealers say the combination of moderating inflation domestically, a relatively stable rand and the lower price of Brent crude should see the central bank stay put on interest rates. The yield on the benchmark 2026 bond fell 7.5 basis points to 7.85 percent, its lowest since Oct.31 when it hit the year's low. The currency gained nearly 0.6 percent to 11.1445/dollar as importers took advantage of the current levels. "The local fixed income and currency markets strengthened over the past five trading days, broadly in line with favourable emerging market financial market movements and possibly on the back of better performances recorded across the US Treasury ...

Kenya 91-day T-bills yield falls to 8.670pc NAIROBI: The weighted average yield on Kenya's 91-day Treasury bills fell to 8.670 percent at auction on Thursday from 8.706 percent last week, the central bank said. The bank received bids worth a total 458.5 million shillings ($5.13 million) for the 3 billion shillings worth of bills on offer, and accepted the entire amount.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Kenya 91-day Treasury bill yield falls to 8.706pc NAIROBI: The weighted average yield on Kenya's 91-day Treasury bills fell to 8.706 percent at auction on Thursday from 8.715 percent a week ago, the central bank said. The bank said it received bids worth 639 million shillings ($7.16 million) for the 3 billion shillings worth of bills on offer, and accepted the entire amount. The bank said it would auction a 91-, 182- and 364-day Treasury bills worth a total of 12 billion shillings ...
Egyptian pound steady on official, weaker on black market CAIRO: Egypt's pound held steady at a central bank dollar sale on Wednesday, when the bank said it sold $37.6 million at a cut-off price of 7.1401 pounds per dollar.The price was unchanged from Monday's sale.In the unofficial market, the pound was trading at 7.40 to the dollar, weaker than Monday's rate of 7.38 to the dollar, one trader said.The rate for dollar sales has stayed in a tight range since the beginning of June, ...
Yields on Kenya's 364- and 182-day treasury bills rise NAIROBI: The yield on Kenya's 364-day Treasury bills rose to 10.276 percent at auction from 10.163 percent, while that on six-months bills increased to 8.604 percent from 8.550 percent, the central bank said. The central bank said in a newspaper advertisement published on Thursday that it received a total of 6.7 billion shillings($75.11 million) worth of bids for the two papers on offer at auction on Wednesday, and accepted the entire amount.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Goldman Sachs launches $500mn, 5-year sukuk; pricing at tight end DUBAI: Goldman Sachs has launched a $500 million, five-year debut Islamic bond offer that will price later on Tuesday, with pricing at the tight end of guidance.The investment bank set the transaction to price at a spread of 90 basis points over midswaps, a document from lead arrangers showed, at the lower end of its revised guidance of between 90 and 95 bps. Initial guidance was in the area of 95 bps.Investor orders grew to ...
Mauritius 364-day Treasury bills' yield rises to 2.14pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 364-day Treasury bills rose to 2.14 percent at auction from 1.75 percent at the previous sale on Sept. 5, the central bank said on Friday. The Bank of Mauritius put on sale 1 billion Mauritius rupees ($31.92 million) worth of debt instruments but accepted bids for 1.050 billion rupees. Bids totalled 1.970 billion rupees, at rates ranging from 3.70 percent to 2.0 percent.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
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