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Gold heads for biggest weekly gain in 2 months, silver jumps NEW YORK/LONDON: Gold prices hit two-week highs on Friday and were poised for their biggest weekly jump since mid-January, after the US Federal Reserve's cautious note on interest rates arrested a dollar rally and sparked broad-based buying of commodities. The US currency fell as much as 1.8 percent against a basket of major currencies on Friday, after the Fed downgraded its growth and inflation projections earlier in the week, signalling it is in no rush to push borrowing costs to more normal levels. Spot gold was up 1.2 percent at $1,184.55 an ounce by 1:55 p.m. EDT (1755 GMT) after hitting $1,187.80, and US gold futures for April delivery closed up $15.60 an ounce at $1,184.60. "Today's run is part of a broad-based correction with the dollar weakness," said Eli Tesfaye, senior market strategist for RJO Futures in Chicago. Spot gold has risen over 2 percent this week, recovering from ...

Raw sugar rebounds from six-year low as Brazil's currency rises NEW YORK/LONDON: Raw sugar futures turned positive after hitting a six-year low on Friday as top-producer Brazil's real currency rallied against a sagging US dollar and the low prices attracted buying.New York cocoa on ICE Futures US jumped on a sharp downturn in the US dollar, while arabica coffee fell in a pullback from the prior session's gains on a resumption of speculator short selling. May raw sugar gained 0.06 cent, or 0.5 percent, to ...
US Physical Coffee-Brazil, Colombia coffee differentials ease, futures rally NEW YORK: Differentials for Brazilian and Colombian arabica coffee fell for the first time in months this week but remained elevated as the futures market rallied off 13-month lows.The average differential on 2/3 strictly soft/fine cup Brazilian coffee shipped from the Santos port dipped to even with the benchmark May arabica coffee price on ICE Futures US, down from a premium of 2.5 cents a lb ex dock last week. The premium for usual good ...
Soybeans edge up, but set for weekly losses of 1pc SYDNEY: Chicago soybeans rose on Friday as the dollar softened, but prices were set for a third straight weekly drop on signs demand was weakening for US supplies ahead of a bumper South American crop.The dollar has come off peaks set last week after the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered its assessment on the economy. Most of Wall Street's top banks now see the Fed holding off until at least September before raising rates.The ...
Soy, corn drop as dollar rises; wheat mixed CHICAGO: US corn and soybean futures fell on Thursday, pressured by strength in the dollar that threatened to further chill already cool demand for US exports, traders said."It was all about the US dollar today, as the night session gapped higher on big volume off dollar-related short covering, only to see the dollar spin on its heels and rally hard during the day session, dragging futures back down," Charlie Sernatinger, global head of grain futures ...
Arabica coffee hits three-week high as rally gathers pace NEW YORK/LONDON: Arabica coffee futures hit a three-week high on Thursday as a recent rebound gathered momentum as market focus turned to potential crop losses in Brazil, while New York cocoa hit a more than six-week low on continued fund liquidation.Raw sugar on ICE Futures US fell for the third straight session as the real currency in top producer Brazil continued to slide. May arabica coffee futures on ICE settled up 4.10 cents, or 2.9 ...
CBOT soybeans close lower on profit taking, dollar strength CHICAGO: US soybean futures fell on Thursday on a mild profit-taking setback following a late rally on Wednesday, traders said.A firm dollar, which makes US commodities more expensive to overseas buyers, cast a bearish tone over agriculture futures.A sharp drop in the price of crude oil added further pressure.Soymeal and soyoil futures also closed lower. Soymeal has fallen for five of the last six session.The US Agriculture Department said on Thursday morning that weekly old-crop ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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