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Arabica coffee climbs to two-week high, raw sugar rebounds NEW YORK/LONDON: ICE arabica coffee futures pared advances after hitting a two-week high on Wednesday, as a stronger Brazilian real supported and buy-stops exaggerated gains, and raw sugar recovered most of the previous day's losses on the currency move and demand hopes.Second-month July arabica coffee on ICE Futures U.S. closed up 0.95 cent, or 0.7 percent, at $1.4365 per lb, paring gains in a late-session selling spree after hitting $1.4725.The Brazilian real touched is strongest level against the U.S. dollar since early March. The weakness of the real in the first quarter of this year improved returns in local-currency terms for producers in Brazil, the top producer of arabica coffee and sugar, and was a key factor driving down prices of both.Dealers also noted the slowdown in producer selling as speculators covered their bearish bets."Right now, the funds are short and we are seeing levels where people are lifting them," ...

ICE cotton hits 1-month low as demand remains weak NEW YORK: Cotton futures fell to their lowest in more than a month on Wednesday as demand remained subdued despite significant losses in the past two weeks.The most active July cotton contract fell 0.07 cent, or 0.1 percent, to settle at 62.92 cents a lb after dropping as low as 62.35 cents, the lowest since March 19.Front-month May cotton fell 0.14 cent, or 0.2 percent, to settle at 62.49 cents.The losses came as part of ...
Gold has sharpest single-day loss in 6 weeks on US housing data NEW YORK/LONDON: Gold fell to its lowest level in more than a week on Wednesday, suffering its sharpest single session loss in over six weeks after a report showed strong U.S. home sales in March, raising expectations for a June U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike.Spot gold was down 1.3 percent at $1,186.63 an ounce by 2:47 p.m. EDT (1847 GMT), after falling as low as $1,185.33, the lowest level since April 14.That represented gold's ...
Wheat faces biggest weekly loss in 9 months on US weather SINGAPORE: Chicago wheat lost more ground on Friday, falling for four out of five sessions and on track for its biggest weekly decline since July on forecasts of much-needed rains across the US grain belt.Soybean prices were largely unchanged after climbing for the last three sessions on support from higher weekly export sales, although gains were capped by ample global supplies.Chicago Board of Trade front-month wheat is down 6.6 percent for the week, its biggest ...
Sugar surges more than 3pc, cocoa firms on grind data NEW YORK/LONDON: Sugar futures on ICE rallied more than 3 percent on Thursday, buoyed by short-covering and weakness in the U.S. dollar, while cocoa rose after data showed European first-quarter grindings were stronger than expected.Coffee futures also climbed as a lower greenback, pressured by weak U.S. economic data, attracted buying into the entire softs complex.Raw sugar futures rose to the highest in more than five weeks."Sugar is up on the dollar and short-covering," said David ...
Gold steadies around $1,200/oz as dollar extends losses NEW YORK/LONDON: Gold steadied around $1,200 an ounce on Thursday, paring losses as the U.S. dollar extended gains, while weak demand for physical metal added pressure and uncertainty over the timing of a Federal Reserve rate hike underpinned prices.Spot gold was down 0.05 percent at $1,200.66 an ounce by 2:26 p.m. EDT (1826 GMT), having traded from $1,194.56 to $1,209.10. U.S. gold for June delivery fell $3.30 to settle at $1,998 an ounce.Gold prices extended ...
ICE cotton falls to 2-week low on weak US export sales data NEW YORK: Cotton futures fell to their lowest levels in two weeks on Thursday after weekly U.S. government export sales data showed a net cancellation in new sales, prompting investor selling and outweighing the supportive effect of a weaker U.S. dollar.The most active July cotton contract fell 0.42 cent, or 0.6 percent, to settle at 64.58 cents a lb, after falling as low as 63.83 cents a lb, its lowest since April 2.Front-month May cotton ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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