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Mauritius cuts 2015 growth forecast on core industry slump PORT LOUIS: Mauritius has lowered its growth forecast for 2015 to 3.8 percent from its previous estimate of 4.1 percent due to a slump in the agricultural, manufacturing and construction sectors, Statistics Mauritius said on Tuesday. A decline in fishing has hit agricultural output, a weaker performance from the textile sector has affected manufacturing figures and construction has suffered due to slower public infrastructure expansion, the statistics agency said. The agricultural sector is expected to grow by 3.6 percent, instead of 6.1 percent as earlier predicted, while the manufacturing sector will grow at 1.9 percent instead of 2.5 percent as forecasted earlier, Statistics Mauritius said. The construction sector will grow at 1.4 percent rather than 3.3 percent, it said.Mauritius, which markets itself as a bridge between Africa and Asia, is trying to shift an economy mostly focused on sugar, textiles and tourism towards offshore banking, business outsourcing, luxury real estate ...

Nigeria plans to sell 180-240bn of naira bonds in Q3 LAGOS: Nigeria plans to issue 180 billion to 240 billion naira of five and 20-year bonds in the third quarter, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Monday. The DMO raised 210.22 billion naira ($1.1 billion) through government bond sales in the second quarter. The debt management office plans to sell the 15.54 percent 2020 bond at auctions in July, August and September with 35-45 billion naira on offer each month. It said it would ...
Mauritius' 182-day Treasury bills yield rises to 1.76pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 182-day Treasury bill rose to 1.76 percent at an auction on Friday from 1.72 percent at the previous sale on June 5, the central bank said. The Bank of Mauritius said it had sold all the 1 billion rupees ($29 million) worth of securities it had offered. It said it had received bids worth 2.11 billion rupees at yields ranging from 1.75 percent to 2.60 percent. Copyright ...
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank may expand Tier 1 sukuk issue by $2-3bn DUBAI: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank will ask shareholders for permission to expand its existing Tier 1 sukuk issue, originally sold in 2012, by $2 billion to $3 billion, it said in a bourse filing on Thursday.The increase is subject to regulatory approval, the Abu Dhabi lender said.The Abu Dhabi lender will also ask shareholders to vote to increase the bank's capital by 168 million dirhams ($45.74 million) through a rights issue.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Kenya's 91-day Treasury bills yield falls at auction NAIROBI: The weighted average yield on Kenya's 91-day Treasury bill inched down to 8.167 percent at auction on Thursday from 8.357 percent last week, the central bank said. The bank offered 1 billion shillings ($10 million) worth of the bills, received bids worth 586 million shillings and accepted a total of 585 million shillings. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Nigeria to sell 60bn naira in bonds on May 13 LAGOS: Nigeria plans to sell 60 billion naira ($300 million) of 5, 10 and 20-year sovereign bonds on May 13, its fifth debt auction of the year, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Tuesday. The DMO said it would sell 20 billion naira each of the papers, due to mature in 2020, 2024 and 2034 respectively. The papers are re-openings of previous issues and the results of the auction will be published the following ...
Yield on Mauritius' 364-day Treasury bills falls to 1.57pc PORT LOUIS: The weighted average yield on Mauritius' 364-day Treasury bill fell to 1.57 percent at auction on Friday from 1.95 percent at the previous sale on March 20, the central bank said. The central bank, Bank of Mauritius, sold all the 700 million rupees ($19 million) worth of debt it had offered. Bids totalled 2.285 billion rupees, at rates ranging from 1.54 percent to 2.50 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln