Debt And Bond Markets

Greek 2018 primary budget surplus exceeds forecasts, at 4.4%

Apr 23, 2019

Greece's statistical authority says the country's budget execution was better than expected in 2018, with tough revenue-boosting measures raising the primary surplus to 4.4% of annual output

Markets Right Now: Stocks end holiday-shortened week higher

Apr 18, 2019

Stocks managed small gains but not enough to prevent a losing week for the S&P 500 following three weeks of gains.

Lebanon's PM vows strict austerity reforms to avoid crash

Apr 17, 2019

Prime minister says Lebanon has no choice but to take strict austerity measures to avoid economic 'catastrophe'

Malaysia revives China-backed rail link, cost cut by a third

Apr 12, 2019

Malaysia has decided to resume a China-backed rail link project, after the Chinese contractor agreed to cut construction cost

Western banks help Saudis raise $12 billion in bonds

Apr 10, 2019

Saud Arabia's oil company has raised $12 billion in a bond issue that shows Western investors are keen to do business with the kingdom despite the scandal over the killing of a dissident journalist.

Greece's bailout lenders approve big debt relief payout

Apr 5, 2019

Greece's bailout creditors have backed a payout worth $1 billion to Greece as part of a debt relief package after the eurozone country carried out a series of reforms

US mortgage rates move little after big drop; 30-year 4.08%

Apr 4, 2019

U.S. long-term mortgage rates moved little this week after the key 30-year loan rate marked its steepest weekly drop in a decade the week before

Markets Right Now: Tech stocks lead US market indexes higher

Apr 3, 2019

Stocks are moving broadly higher on Wall Street as technology companies post some solid gains.

Markets Right Now: Stock waver to a mixed close

Apr 2, 2019

Stocks shook off an early slump and wound up little changed on Wall Street as gains for some big tech companies were offset by losses in other sectors.

Rare glimpse into Saudi Aramco shows $111 billion net profit

Apr 1, 2019

Rating agency Moody's says Saudi Aramco posted $111 billion in net profit, giving a rare glimpse into the state-owned firm's finances

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