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Nickel hits 14 month peak on tight supply; copper falls SINGAPORE: Nickel futures hit their highest in more than 14 months on Tuesday as an Indonesian ban on mineral ore exports kept supplies tight, with tensions in Ukraine also posing a risk to flows from key producer Russia. Nickel has gained more than 30 percent this year, outperforming other base metals including copper, and analysts say the rally is unlikely to lose steam anytime soon, with prices well on track to test $20,000 a tonne - a level last seen in early 2012. China's imports of nickel ore from Indonesia slumped to below 1 million tonnes last month from an average of 3.4 million tonnes last year, customs data showed on Monday. Indonesia was the main source of nickel ore for top buyer China before Jakarta banned shipments of unprocessed minerals from January. Prices for nickel ore, often used as a substitute for refined nickel by stainless steel plants, have ...

Gold extends losses to 4th day as fund outflows hit sentiment SINGAPORE: Gold extended losses into a fourth session on Tuesday and hovered near its lowest in 2-1/2 weeks on further outflows from bullion-backed funds and stronger equities.Geopolitical tensions in Ukraine failed to lift gold's safe-haven appeal, underscoring bearish sentiment in the market.Spot gold fell 0.2 percent to $1,286.65 an ounce by 0312 GMT. The metal declined to $1,281.40 the day before - its lowest since April 3."There's no doubt that the technical picture in gold ...
NY coffee faces resistance at $2.0495 SINGAPORE: New York July coffee faces a resistance at $2.0495, a break above which will open the way towards $2.10.The resistance is provided by the 76.4 percent Fibonacci retracement on the fall from the April 15 high of $2.10 to the April 16 low of $1.8850. Despite its strength, the surge from $1.8850 is still hard to be categorized.This surge could be totally reversed, if it is just a rebound. Such a scenario will become ...
China iron ore imports from Australia surge 26.8pc in March BEIJING: China imported 40.742 million tonnes of iron ore from Australia in March, an increase of 26.8 percent on the year and accounting for 55.1 percent of its total imports over the period, customs data showed on Monday. Total imports from Australia over the first three months of the year amounted to 118.2 million tonnes, up 31.7 percent, much higher than the 19.4 percent growth rate in overall imports over the period.Iron ore prices have ...
NY cocoa may retrace to $2,989 SINGAPORE: New York July cocoa may retrace moderately to $2,989 per tonne, as it faces a resistance at $3,019. The resistance is at the 50 percent Fibonacci projection level of a presumed wave C which started at the April 16 low of $2,962. This wave may consist of three small waves labelled a, b, c, with the wave a having more or less completed. The wave b will drive cocoa down to $2,989, the 23.6 ...
Brent dips towards $109 after steep gains; Ukraine supports SINGAPORE: Brent futures dropped towards $109 a barrel on Monday as investors took profits after steep gains, but uncertainty surrounding the crisis in Ukraine checked the decline. Russia and world powers reached an agreement designed to avert a wider conflict over Ukraine, but the viability of the deal was bought into question after at least three people were killed in a gunfight near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists. Oil and broader financial markets ...
Palm drops for 3rd day after surprise fall in exports KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures stretched losses into a third session on Monday after a surprise drop in exports, but an expected increase in demand ahead of a major Muslim festival propped up prices.Exports of Malaysian palm oil products between April 1-20 fell 5.9 percent from a month ago to 722,170 tonnes, cargo surveyor Intertek Testing Services reported, as weaker demand in Europe offset bigger sales of palm to top buyers India and China.Market ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,232.02 0.29
Arrow Nasdaq 5,089.36 0.03
Arrow S&P 2,126.06 0.22
Arrow FTSE 7,031.72 0.05
Arrow DAX 11,815.01 0.42
Arrow CAC-40 5,117.17 0.50
Arrow Nikkei 20,413.77 0.74
Arrow H.Seng 27,992.83 1.70
Arrow Sensex 27,643.88 1.12

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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
WeeklyMay 21, 2015
Reserves $17.75 bln