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Soybeans, wheat bounce after steep losses, corn eases WINNIPEG: Chicago soybean and wheat futures bounced on Tuesday, rising on bargain-buying and short-covering after recent lows, while corn was steady. Nearby soybeans fell for three straight sessions through Monday, shedding nearly 6 percent as weather improved for crop development across the US Midwest. "We've just plain hit (soybeans) hard for the last week or so and we're just seeing a little buying coming back in," said Karl Setzer, market analyst at Iowa-based MaxYield Cooperative. August soybeans gained 13 cents, or 1.4 percent, to $9.74-1/4 a bushel by 10:09 a.m. CDT (1509 GMT). Soybeans received further support from US Agriculture Department report on Monday that showed national good-to-excellent ratings for the crop held steady compared with market expectations for a slight bump. The USDA said 62 percent of the US soybean crop was in good to excellent condition, same as last week but below the previous year's 71 percent. September ...

US corn at 1-month low, wheat, soy up after sharp losses PARIS/SINGAPORE: Chicago corn futures slid for a third consecutive session on Tuesday to a one-month low with pressure from ideal weather across the US Midwest that is boosting crop development.Wheat rose following a drop to one-month lows on Monday while soybeans firmed after shedding nearly 6 percent over thelast three sessions."The weather conditions in the key corn-growing areas of the US Midwest have improved considerably of late, following the excessive rainfall earlier in the summer," ...

Copper rises, but market fearful over China's stock turmoil LONDON: Copper prices rose on Tuesday, but the market remained nervous over the latest convulsions in Chinese equities and the possible ramifications for demand from the world's top metals consumer. Chinese shares fell as Beijing scrambled once again to prop up a market whose wild gyrations have heightened fears about the financial stability of the world's second-biggest economy. "There is tremendous downside pressure coming from the Chinese stock market. Fear is the ascendant emotion at ...

Gold not far from 5-1/2-year low as investors eye Fed MANILA: Gold hovered near its weakest level since early 2010 on Tuesday, reflecting investor hesitation to bid up bullion amid growing expectations of a near-term hike in US interest rates.The Federal Reserve begins a two-day meeting later in the day where policymakers are likely to signal that a rate hike later in the year is certain as the US economy strengthens.A further tumble in Chinese equities after their deepest rout since 2007 on Monday has ...

CBOT wheat may stabilise around $5.06 SINGAPORE: CBOT September wheat may stabilise around support at $5.06 per bushel and then bounce towards $5.18-3/4 as indicated by a Fibonacci retracement analysis.Support is provided by the 86.4 percent Fibonacci retracement on the rise from the June 19 low of $4.88-1/4 to the June 30 high of $6.18. It is strengthened by a stronger one established by a trendline rising from the May 5 low of $4.69-1/4.Wheat's failure to break support zone formed by ...

Chinese iron ore futures rally as steel mills restock SHANGHAI: Chinese iron ore futures climbed more than 3 percent to hit a one-week high on Tuesday as buying from steel mills in the world's top consumer picked up and inventories at ports dropped.The most active January iron ore futures contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange jumped for the second straight day to a session high of 366.5 yuan ($59.02) a tonne, the highest since July 21. It was 1.8 percent higher at 359.5 yuan ...

Sugar edges up, robusta coffee hits 2-month low LONDON: Raw sugar futures firmed on Monday after a Commitments of Traders (COT) report but gains were capped by a weak Brazilian currency, while robusta coffee hit a two-month low and arabica dipped to a 1-1/2-year low. Cocoa futures were little changed in thin volume. October raw sugar was up 0.09 cents, or 0.8 percent, at 11.33 cents a lb at 1401 GMT, having earlier hit a five-week low of 11.17 cents. October white sugar ...


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Arrow DJIA 17,550.69 0.27
Arrow Nasdaq 5,105.55 0.19
Arrow S&P 2,093.32 0.22
Arrow FTSE 6,686.57 0.03
Arrow DAX 11,456.07 0.11
Arrow CAC-40 5,112.14 0.16
Arrow Nikkei 20,520.36 0.14
Arrow H.Seng 24,406.12 0.02
Arrow Sensex 28,071.93 0.41

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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