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CBOT wheat drops 3 percent on light demand  CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures fell 3 percent to a six-month low on Wednesday as investors focused on the poor demand for US supplies, traders said.   * A firm US dollar, which makes US commodities more expensive on the world market, added pressure to wheat prices.   * Wheat futures jumped early in the session in tandem with US stock markets due to the fiscal cliff resolution but traders quickly locked in profits from that bump.   * The benchmark Chicago Board of Trade March soft red winter wheat contract bottomed at $7.52-1/2 a bushel during Wednesday's session, the lowest level for the front-month contract since July 2.   * Syria's state grains agency issued a new international tender to purchase and import 100,000 tonnes of soft milling wheat, European traders said.   Center>Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...

CBOT corn drops as euphoria over fiscal deal fades  CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade corn futures were lower on Wednesday as euphoria over the US fiscal deal to avert tax hikes and spending cuts quickly faded, traders said.   * US spot corn cash basis bids were steady to higher at elevators, river terminals and ethanol plants round the US Midwest on Wednesday amid light farmer sales, grain merchants said.   * Heavy snowfall in the Central Plains and portions of the west and southern Midwest over the ...
CBOT soybeans end lower on technicals, but soyoil soars  CHICAGO: Soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade erased early gains and closed down 1.2 percent on Wednesday, posting a one-month low on technical selling, while soyoil soared, traders said.   * Grains and soy turned lower as the US dollar index rallied amid fading euphoria over a last-minute deal in Washington to avert the "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and spending cuts. A stronger dollar makes dollar-denominated commodities including soybeans less competitive on the world ...
US Cash Soymeal-Offers unchanged as cash prices fall  CHICAGO: Spot basis offers for soymeal held steady at US processors on Wednesday, with few deals being reported despite weakness in the futures market lowering cash prices, dealers said.   * Most end users, who have been buying only small amounts of soymeal in recent months, were waiting to see how far prices could fall before committing to new orders.   * Offers for US soymeal weakened on the export market, falling as much as $4 per ton due ...
ICE coffee soars after tumbling in 2012, Liffe cocoa drops  NEW YORK/LONDON: Arabica coffee futures on ICE soared more than 4 percent on Wednesday as the end of the US "fiscal cliff" crisis led investors to buy riskier assets and drew them to the worst performing commodity complex of 2012.   Sugar and cocoa markets on ICE Futures US climbed on support from firm outside markets including oil and copper. But Liffe cocoa futures sank to an 8-1/2 month low as supply prospects improved in West Africa.   The ...
NY cocoa climbs 6pc in 2012, drops 11pc in fourth quarter  NEW YORK: US cocoa futures finished 2012 on Monday with their first annual increase in three years, closing up 6 percent for the year as speculators held a large net long position despite ample supplies.   The benchmark March contract on ICE Futures US settled down $13 from the previous session to close at $2,236 per tonne, the spot contract's weakest settlement since July 25, on follow-through selling as the chart continued to weaken. It fell below ...
CHICAGO: Soymeal spot basis offers were quietly unchanged at US rail, truck and export markets on Monday as buyers remained on the sidelines ahead of Tuesday's New Year's Day holiday, dealers said.   * Lower prices for the animal feed did not entice any new buying as end users held out for further declines.   * Soymeal futures were on pace to increase more than 37 percent for the year, in the largest annual gain since 2007, but futures ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln