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RUBBER-TOCOM rises on higher oil prices; weak China data caps gain TOKYO: Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures climbed for a second session on Monday, supported by a rise in oil prices, but gains were capped by weak trade data in the world's top buyer China, dealers said.The Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) rubber contract for September delivery finished 2.7 yen, or 1.4 percent, higher at 198.7 yen ($2) per kg. "The market began with a positive tone, helped by higher oil prices last Friday, and a gain in Shanghai rubber futures gave additional support," said Jiong Gu, analyst at Yutaka Shoji Co. Oil prices rose slightly on Monday, continuing from a strong end to last week as financial traders increased bets on higher prices amid a slowdown in US drilling.The most-active rubber contract on the Shanghai futures exchange for September delivery climbed 340 yuan to finish at 12,655 yuan ($2,036) per tonne."But the advances were limited by weak China trade data," he said, ...

China orders 2mn tonnes of Ukraine corn so far in 2015 SHANGHAI: China has ordered about 2 million tonnes of corn from Ukraine this year so far, two industry sources said, well above an earlier estimate of 600,000 tonnes.The corn was booked under a loan-for-grains deal signed between the two countries in 2012.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
RUBBER-TOCOM ends up; posts 4pc weekly loss TOKYO: Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures closed up for the first time in three days on Friday, but posted a 4 percent loss for the week as market fundamentals stayed weak reflecting oversupply and worries over further weakening in Chinese demand, brokers said.Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) futures, which set the tone for tyre rubber prices in Southeast Asia, and Shanghai futures have been grappling with dwindling prices, as sellers opted to hold on to stocks rather ...
Gold-Tepid demand as price clings to $1,200, weak monsoon in India SINGAPORE/MUMBAI: Gold buying in Asia was slow this week as firmer spot prices turned off potential buyers, especially in China, and a weak monsoon threatened demand in India.Spot gold is trading just below $1,200 an ounce on Friday and not far below a seven-week high reached earlier in the week, frustrating Chinese buyers who were hoping for a steeper decline in prices."Nobody wants to buy gold when it's around $1,200," said Ronald Leung, chief dealer ...
Palm firms on robust demand, but heads for biggest weekly drop in three KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures firmed on Friday, snapping a three-day losing streak as robust export data lifted hopes that demand was improving, but prices were still headed for their biggest weekly loss in three.Despite ending a duty-free policy held since September, Malaysian exports of palm oil products in the first 10 days of April rose 24 percent to 324,545 tonnes from the corresponding period in March, as buyers booked more refined palm olein, ...
CBOT wheat to fall to $5.11-1/4 SINGAPORE: CBOT May wheat may fall further to $5.11-1/4 per bushel as it has slid below support at $5.19.Support was at the 38.2 percent Fibonacci retracement on the rise from the March 6 low of $4.78-1/4 to the April 4 high of $5.44-1/4.The next support will be at $5.11-1/4, the 50 percent level, a break below which will open the way towards the 61.8 percent level at $5.03-1/2.A rise to $5.22 could signal the break ...
Iron ore in fresh crisis as forward prices crumble SINGAPORE: Iron ore is veering to a new crisis as prices for future delivery of the commodity slide 30 percent in the space of a month, and its outlook is now more bearish than oil and more dire than ever for miners struggling to just stay in business. Prices of the steel-making ingredient for immediate delivery have slumped 60 percent over the past year as demand particularly from China slowed rapidly. Despite the crumbling cash ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln