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TOCOM recovers from 3-week low on oil's rise and weak yen TOKYO: Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures rose on Thursday, recovering from the three-week low hit the previous day, as firmer crude oil prices and a weak yen caused investors to cover their short positions, dealers said.The Tokyo Commodity Exchange rubber contract for October delivery finished 2.1 yen, or 1 percent, higher at 217.7 yen ($1.80) per kg."Higher oil prices and weak yen lent a support to the market," said a Tokyo-based dealer who declined to be named.Brent oil rose towards $66 a barrel on Thursday, gaining for a second day, supported by expectations that a global supply glut is starting to ease and by fighting in Iraq.The U.S. dollar traded at 121.06 yen in late Asia trade, still near a two-month peak of 121.49 hit on Wednesday."I can't tell which direction the market is headed for. Investors will stay hesitant to take fresh positions until the May contract expires next Monday," ...

Palm snaps 4-day losing streak as buying interest trickles in  JAKARTA: Malaysian palm oil futures ended higher on Thursday, recovering from the morning session and snapping four straight days of losses as weak prices attracted buying interest for the tropical oil.Weak overseas oil and soy markets had dragged the benchmark contract down, which led to prices hitting their lowest in nearly three weeks on Wednesday, although robust export demand helped put a floor under prices."At this level demand is returning," said a trader with a ...
Palm hits near 3-week low, but robust exports check losses KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures slipped to the lowest in almost three weeks on Wednesday, stretching their losses into a fourth session as weakness in comparative markets overseas dragged, although robust export demand put a floor under prices.Oil prices slid over 3 percent on Tuesday amid evidence the United States and top oil exporter Saudi Arabia were pumping more supplies. Low crude prices dent demand for palm oil by making the latter less attractive ...
TOCOM tumbles to 3-week low after Shanghai's sharp loss TOKYO: Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures tumbled to a 3-week low on Wednesday despite the yen's fall against the U.S. dollar, as a sharp drop in Shanghai futures prompted a flurry of sells, dealers said.The Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) rubber contract for October delivery closed 7.1 yen lower, or down 3.2 percent, at 215.6 yen ($1.78) per kg. It earlier dipped to as low as 215.3 yen, the lowest since April 28."Slumping prices in Shanghai market ...
Palm down for third day, tracking declines in competing markets JAKARTA: Malaysian palm oil futures slipped for a third session to their lowest in more than a week, tracking declines in competing oil markets.By Tuesday's close, the benchmark August contract on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives exchange had declined 1.1 percent to 2,157 ringgit ($600.84) a tonne. Earlier in the session it touched 2,154 ringgit, its lowest since May 8.Total traded volume stood at 34,049 lots of 25 tonnes each, below the average of 35,000 lots."The ...
TOCOM ends lower on profit booking TOKYO: Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures fell on Tuesday as investors took profits after two sessions of gains and as oil prices dropped in thin trade with investors awaiting China's economic data due later this week for clues about demand in the world's top buyer.The Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) rubber contract for October delivery finished lower 1.2 yen, or 0.5 percent, at 222.7 yen ($1.86) per kg."The market was weighed down by lower oil prices," said ...
China's copper demand to warm up in H2 on Beijing's measures HONG KONG:- Consumption of refined copper in China in the second half of 2015 is likely to rise as Beijing's moves to increase liquidity and cut costs to local firms in an effort to stimulate the economy. China earlier this month cut interest rates for the third time in six months and is expected to cut rates again as part of Beijing's measures to support the slow economy.The recent measures include more IPOs in the ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyMay 21, 2015
Reserves $17.75 bln