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Gold down on dollar after biggest monthly loss in two years LONDON: Gold edged lower on Monday, after falling by the most in two years in July, as the dollar steadied and investors monitored US economic indicators for clues on the timing of a hike in US interest rates.Spot gold was down 0.3 percent at $1,091.90 an ounce by 1347 GMT. The metal hit a low of $1,077 on July 24, its weakest in 5-1/2 years. It lost almost 7 percent in July, its steepest monthly drop since June 2013, and fell for a sixth straight week last week, its longest retreat since 1999. US gold for December delivery was down 0.4 percent at $1,091.20 an ounce. Gold's rout deepened last month as the dollar strengthened after comments by the Federal Reserve signalled it was on course to raise interest rates for the first time in nine years. "The dollar is back on the ascendant today, weighing on all commodity prices," ...

Wheat down 4-6 cents, corn down 5-6, soy down 5-10 CHICAGO: Following are US trade expectations for the opening of grain and soy complex trading at the Chicago Board of Trade at 8:30 a.m. CDT (1330 GMT) on Monday.WHEAT - Down 4 to 6 cents per bushelLower on spillover weakness from corn and soybeans, coupled with sluggish export demand for US supplies as the dollar remains strong. Ample global wheat supplies add pressure, along with the start of the US spring wheat harvest.CBOT September wheat ...

Russian wheat prices decline as harvest gathers pace MOSCOW: Russian wheat prices declined further last week as the harvest picked up pace after delays caused by heavy rain, analysts said on Monday. As of July 30, Russian farmers had harvested 37 million tonnes of grain from 24 percent of the total area, with yields at 3.38 tonnes per hectare.Black Sea forward prices for Russian wheat with 12.5 percent protein content were at $188 per tonne on a free-on-board (FOB) basis at the end ...

Ivorian cocoa arrivals at 1,673,000 T by Aug 2 ABIDJAN: Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 1,673,000 tonnes by August 2 since the start of the season on October 1, exporters estimated on Monday, compared with 1,668,000 tonnes in the same period of the previous season. Exporters estimated that around 21,000 tonnes of beans were delivered to the West African state's two ports of Abidjan and San Pedro between July 28 to August 2 versus 14,000 tonnes during the ...

Corn, soy ease on benign US weather, wheat at 6-week low PARIS/SINGAPORE: Chicago corn and soybean futures slid for a second straight session on Monday as favourable weather in the US Midwest eased crop concerns, while fresh worries about flagging Chinese growth led to a broad retreat in commodity markets.Wheat lost ground to touch a new six-week low as the prospect of another season of ample global production weighed on prices.Chicago Board Of Trade August soybeans slid 0.5 percent to $9.75-3/4 a bushel by 1140 GMT, ...

Palm oil may drop to 2,052 ringgit SINGAPORE: Palm oil may break a support at 2,086 ringgit per tonne and fall to the next support at 2,052 ringgit, driven by a powerful wave C.These two supports are identified respectively as the 138.2 percent and the 161.8 percent Fibonacci projection levels of a downward wave C, the third wave of a three-wave cycle that developed from the June 8 high of 2,362 ringgit.A drop to 2,080 ringgit may confirm both a break below ...

CBOT soybeans to test support at $9.30-3/4 SINGAPORE: CBOT soybeans November contract is expected to test a support at $9.30-3/4 per bushel, a break below which could open the way towards the next support at $9.16.These supports are provided respectively by the 76.4 percent and the 86.4 percent Fibonacci retracements on the rise from the June 15 low of $8.95-3/4 to the July 14 high of $10.45.The rebound triggered by $9.30-3/4 has almost been reversed, signalling a continuation of the downtrend that ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-22.095 bln
Exports $23.885 bln
Imports $45.980 bln
WeeklyAugust 03, 2015
Reserves $18.536 bln