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CBOT wheat hits 1-week low on export competition, firmer dollar CHICAGO: Wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell to a one-week low on Thursday on a rebound in the dollar and reminders that US wheat is uncompetitive, traders said.Egypt's state grain supplier bought 60,000 tonnes of Russian wheat at an international tender. The Russian grain was offered at $190.50 per tonne FOB, while the lone US offer of soft red winter wheat was priced at $227.67 FOB.The dollar firmed on strong US retail sales data that bolstered expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. A strong dollar makes US wheat less attractive to those holding other currencies.Additional market pressure stemmed from carry-over selling a day after the US Department of Agriculture raised its estimate of US 2015/16 winter wheat production above trade expectations.CBOT July wheat dipped to $5.02-1/2, its lowest level since June 2, but held above chart support at its 50-day moving average near ...

Wheat slips further after USDA lifts supply view SINGAPORE: Chicago wheat dropped further on Thursday after tumbling more than 3 percent in the prior session in its sharpest slide in two weeks, as the US boosted its supply outlook following heavy rains.The US Department of Agriculture said rains across the southern and central US Plains throughout May increased wheat production in that area. The government forecast US winter wheat production at 1.505 billion bushels, up 33 million bushels from its estimate last month.USDA ...
Gold up but range-bound; focus on US rate hike timing NEW YORK/LONDON: Gold rose on Tuesday as European stock markets fell and commodities picked up across the board, but prices remained range-bound as investors awaited clearer signals on the timing of an expected US interest rate hike. Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,176.88 an ounce at 3:27 p.m. EDT (1927 GMT), while US gold futures for August delivery settled up $4 at $1,177.60 an ounce.Gold fell to $1,162.35 on Friday, its lowest level ...
CBOT corn closes higher on strength in wheat CHICAGO: US corn futures rose 1.3 percent on Monday, supported by a rally in the wheat market and weakness in the dollar, traders said.Corn closed off its highs after the benchmark Chicago Board of Trade July futures hit resistance as it neared its 40-day moving average, a level it has not closed above since March 30.Analysts were expecting a weekly US Agriculture Department report on Monday afternoon to show that corn ratings held steady at ...
CBOT wheat ends up on technical buying, softer dollar CHICAGO: Wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade rose 2 percent on Monday amid technical buying, including short-covering and support from a weaker dollar, traders said.A softer dollar makes US grains more competitive on the world market. The dollar weakened after a report, later denied by US President Barack Obama, said he had called the strong dollar "a problem."Commodity funds maintain a large net short position in CBOT wheat, and some were covering positions ...
Gold edges up after 3-day drop as dollar, equities slip NEW YORK/LONDON: Gold rose slightly after a three-day streak of declines on Monday as the dollar and stock markets fell, though prices hovered near 11-week lows after Friday's jobs data fueled speculation that US interest rates may rise in September. Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,174 an ounce at 3:03 p.m. EDT (1903 GMT), while US gold futures for August delivery settled up $5.50 at $1,173.60 an ounce. The yellow metal on Friday ...
Gold at 3-week low on stronger US data, Greece optimism NEW YORK/LONDON: Gold fell to a three-week low on Wednesday as data showed the US private sector added more jobs than expected in May and prospects increased of a debt deal for Greece. US private employers added 201,000 jobs, above the 165,000 in April and economists' estimate of a 200,000 gain. Spot gold was down 0.7 percent at $1,185.56 an ounce by 2:56 p.m. EDT (1856 GMT) after falling more than 1 percent to the ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
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