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Gold down as strong US yields offset weaker dollar NEW YORK/LONDON: Gold edged down on Wednesday, as the impact of higher U.S. real yields counteracted the effects of a sharply weaker dollar, soft U.S. data and doubts the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its June meeting.Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,190.01 an ounce by 3:10 p.m. EDT (1910 GMT), while U.S. gold futures for June delivery settled down $2.90 at $1,190.30 an ounce.Gold, which pays no interest, was under pressure from a two-month high in the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yield ."U.S. real yields, which correlate the most to the gold price, have risen," Macquarie analyst Matthew Turner said."That's what's driving gold prices," he said, adding that he expected the Fed to raise rates earlier than the market currently anticipates.The dollar fell 1 percent against a basket of currencies, after a sluggish U.S. jobs report added to the view that the Federal Reserve will not ...

US wheat jumps on weak crop tour results, short covering CHICAGO: US wheat futures surged 2.7 percent on Wednesday, bouncing back from near five-year lows on disappointing results from a crop tour and a crumbling U.S. dollar, traders said.The wheat gains, the most since April 1, spilled into the corn market, which also benefited from slow farmer selling on the cash market. Soybeans weakened on a round of technical selling after prices hit a two-month high early in the session.Scouts on the Wheat Quality Council's ...
Gold up as dollar turns lower; focus on US jobs data NEW YORK/LONDON: Gold rose on Tuesday as the dollar turned lower and global shares fell ahead of U.S. non-farm payroll data later in the week that could give clues as to when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.Spot gold fell initially then firmed, and was up 0.4 percent at $1,192.80 an ounce by 2:20 p.m. EDT (1820 GMT). U.S. gold futures for June delivery settled up $6.40 an ounce at $1,193.20."Gold was firm yesterday ...
Cocoa rallies on Ghana supply concerns, raw sugar jumps NEW YORK/LONDON: Cocoa futures on ICE rallied more than 2 percent on Tuesday after government sources in Ghana revised down their crop estimate, while raw sugar jumped late in the session as perceptions about the record May delivery turned bullish.Arabica coffee futures nudged higher, rising for the first time in four sessions.Senior government sources in Ghana, the world's second biggest cocoa grower, said the country's 2014/15 cocoa output will be no more than 700,000 tonnes, ...
Wheat, corn sink as US weather helps crops; soy firm CHICAGO: US wheat futures sank 2.1 percent on Tuesday, flirting with five-year lows after rain in key production areas boosted harvest prospects as the crop nears maturity, traders said.Poor export demand for US supplies and strong yield projections from early results of a crop tour through Kansas also pressured the market.Egypt on Tuesday said it bought Russian and Romanian wheat in its latest deal that totaled 120,000 tonnes, again bypassing US offerings."It was pretty widely ...
Soybeans rise on soyoil rally; wheat, corn drop CHICAGO: US soybean futures rose 1.3 percent on Monday, following a sharp rally in soyoil that stemmed from talk of rising demand on the export market."I've heard some talk that China has an increased appetite for (soy)oil, said Bill Gentry, broker at Risk Management Associates. "That has given some value add to (soybeans)."Corn and wheat futures edged lower, pressured by a bearish fundamental picture for both grains but a round of bargain buying and short ...
Gold rebounds from 6-week low on weak data in China NEW YORK/LONDON: Gold climbed 1 percent on Monday, buoyed by weak Chinese factory data and earlier dollar weakness, lifting prices above the prior session's six-week low, though caution over the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike kept prices hemmed within a narrow range.Silver also jumped, to its highest level in nearly four weeks, on the coattails of gold prices. Trading across financial markets was thinned by a UK holiday on Monday.Spot gold was up ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
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