The Finance Ministry trumpeted the news that the yield on its 6-month bond dropped 52 basis points, to 8.07%
. Of the $17.8 million put up for auction, only 28% were sold. The Ministry reported that 1-year bond sold unchanged with a yield of 10.75%, the 18-month bond sold also unchanged with a yield 11.1%. The two-year dollar bond sold with a yield of 3.9%. Dollar bond sales totaled $49 million, 86% of total sales yesterday.