Average yields drop on Egypt’s three- and nine-month T-bills

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Traders work near the exchange bell at Egypt's Stock Exchange in Cairo July 3, 2013. Cairo's benchmark dipped 0.3 percent, slipping off a three-week high and extending 2013 losses to 9 percent. Bourse data showed that foreign investors were sellers but Egyptians remained net buyers on hopes a military intervention would put an end to the Islamist president's rule. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: BUSINESS)

CAIRO  – Average yields on Egypt’s three-month and nine-month treasury bills fell at an auction on Sunday, data from the central bank showed.

The average yield on the 91-day bill slipped to 18.976 percent, from 19.501 percent at the last similar auction and the yield on the 266-day bill fell to 18.661 percent from 19.356 percent.

Demand for Egypt’s domestic debt has grown since the central bank raised key interest rates by 2 percentage points in July, its third increase since the country floated its currency in November last year.

Reporting by Nadine Awadalla; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle(Reuters)

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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