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Vietnam's Sept coffee exports jump to 100,000 tonnes HANOI: Vietnam, the world's top robusta producer, exported an estimated 100,000 tonnes (1.67 million bags) of coffee in September, up 57.3 percent from a year ago, the government said on Friday, in line with market expectations. The estimated volume this month brought the country's coffee exports between October 2013 and this month to 1.64 million tonnes (27.33 million bags), up 15.5 percent from a year ago, based on government statistics. August coffee exports were revised up to 97,800 tonnes, from 90,000 tonnes in an earlier estimate, the General Statistics Office said in its monthly report. Traders have forecast coffee exports in September at between 100,000-120,000 tonnes. Copyright Reuters, 2014

Gold set to snap 3-week losing streak, dollar weighs LONDON: Gold edged up on Friday, looking set to snap a three-week losing streak, as equity markets slipped, but investors remained wary that a strong dollar could drive prices down again to break an important support level of $1,200 an ounce. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,223.10 an ounce by 0959 GMT and on track for a 0.6 percent weekly gain. US gold futures gained $1.50 to $1,223.50 an ounce. The metal fell ...

Copper up but eyes weekly loss on expected supply surge LONDON: Copper rose on Friday on near term supply tightness, but remained near recent three-month lows on worries over an expected supply surge and weak demand from top consumer China. Indicating tight near term supply, cash copper traded at a premium of $46 a tonne to the three month price - not far off a recent high of $53 a tonne, which was the widest spread since June. For the first six months of the ...

Wheat falls on improving supply outlook, soy also lower LONDON: Chicago wheat prices fell on Friday towards more than four-year lows set the previous day, with the prospect of a record global crop this season keeping markets on the defensive. Soybeans prices also weakened for a second day while corn was largely unchanged near its lowest in four years as dry weather across the US Midwest gave farmers an opportunity to accelerate the pace of harvest. December wheat on the Chicago Board of Trade ...

India palm oil imports to jump as poor monsoon limits local supply MUMBAI: India's palm oil imports are likely to climb around 4 percent to 8.25 million tonnes in the marketing year starting November as poor monsoon rains curb growth in local edible oil supplies amid a rise in consumption, a veteran trader said on Friday. Higher purchases by India, the world's top importer of cooking oils, could support benchmark Malaysian palm oil futures that hit a five-year low earlier this month and have shed almost a ...

Palm oil export battle to dominate India conference MUMBAI/KUALA LUMPUR: Competing efforts by leading palm oil producers Indonesia and Malaysia to raise exports of the tropical oil and the impact of falling crude oil prices on biodiesel demand will be the primary focus of an industry conference in India this week.At the Globoil India 2014 meeting that starts in Mumbai on Friday, edible oil traders and analysts are also likely to discuss rising palm oil inventories and an expected bumper U.S. soybean crop, ...

Copper, base metals retreat on stronger dollar LONDON: Copper and base metals stumbled on Thursday, and some analysts expected more losses, partly because of a strong dollar and worries that weak global growth will curb demand.The dollar climbed to a fresh four-year high against a basket of currencies, while the euro fell to its lowest since November 2012.A buoyant dollar makes commodities priced in the U.S. currency more expensive to buyers outside the United States."I see more downside and it's not just ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklySeptember 25, 2014
Reserves $13.305 bln