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Nigeria sells 195.5bn naira in T-bills, yields rise LAGOS: Nigeria raised 195.56 billion naira ($1.06 billion) worth of treasury bills with maturities ranging between three months and one year at higher yields this week, the central bank said on Friday. The bank sold 33.87 billion naira in 3-month treasury bills at 11 percent, compared with 9.99 percent at the Nov. 19 auction. A total of 51.30 billion naira worth of the six month bill was sold at 13.84 percent, against 10.8 percent previously. In the one year tenor bill, the bank sold 110.39 billion naira worth at 15.99 percent, compared with 12.48 percent at the last auction.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

South Africa's 3-month T-Bill average yield edges up to 6.09pc JOHANNESBURG: South Africa sold 4.685 billion rand ($418 million) worth of three-month Treasury Bills on Friday, at an average yield of 6.09 percent, up slightly from 6.05 percent last week. The bid to cover ratio also edged higher to 1.4 from 1.3.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Ugandan shilling little changed but expected to strengthen KAMPALA: The Ugandan shilling was little changed on Tuesday though traders were betting on a stronger local currency in the short term, buoyed by inflows from end-of-year spending by non-governmental organisations (NGOs).At 0946 GMT commercial banks quoted the shilling at 2,745/2,755, a touch stronger than Monday's close of 2,748/2,758."NGOs close the year early so we expect significant conversions from them in the coming days," said Isaac Iga, chief dealer at Orient Bank. "Those inflows, added ...
Kenyan shilling weakens to near 3-year lows on dollar buying NAIROBI: Kenya's shilling fell to a new three-year low on Tuesday, weakened by concerns the central bank has wiped out some of its reserves and due to falling revenue from the tourism and tea sectors, while shares also retreated.At the 1300 GMT close of trade, commercial banks posted the shilling at 90.30/90.40 against the dollar, weaker than Monday's closing level of 90.05/90.25 against the dollar."People are waiting to see if the central bank will intervene ...
Egypt sold $1.796bn of dollar-denominated T-bills CAIRO: Egypt's central bank said it sold $1.796 billion in one-year dollar-denominated treasury bills to local banks and foreign financial institutions on Monday, more than the bank had expected when it announced the auction. The government has relied mainly on the local money market to finance its public deficit since a popular uprising in early 2011 that deterred many foreign investors. Announcing thhe auction last Thursday, the central bank said it intended to sell $1.75 ...
Egypt sells 734.3mn euros of 1-year T-bills: central bank CAIRO: Egypt's central bank said on Monday it had sold 734.3 million euros ($917.80 million) in euro-denominated one-year treasury bills at an average yield of 1.894 percent.The government has turned mainly to the local money market to finance its public deficit since Egypt's popular uprising in early 2011 deterred most foreign investors.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
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 ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
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Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln