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South Korea won falls to near two-week low; shares edge down SEOUL: The South Korean won joined most of its regional peers to fall against the dollar on Tuesday, touching a near two-week low by midday.The won was down 0.7 percent at 1,097.5 per dollar as of 0248 GMT, the lowest level since May 14. It closed 1,090.1 on Friday. South Korean markets were closed on Monday for the Buddha's birthday holiday.The dollar was strengthened by hawkish remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and a rise in the US consumer price index (CPI) on Friday."Domestic exporters' demand for settlements supported the won, although it was hit hard by Yellin's comments. And the won is following the Japanese yen's fall against the dollar as well," said Yuna Park, a foreign exchange analyst at Dongbu Securities.South Korean shares edged down early in the session, tracking Wall Street's falls on Friday after Yellen's speech. Risk-on sentiment contracted in the ongoing concerns over Greek ...

Asian shares turn higher as China rallies, dollar up TOKYO: Asian shares turned higher on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses on the back of gains in Hong Kong and China, while the dollar extended highs scaled in holiday-thinned trading in the previous session.European shares marked a weak finish in thin trade on Monday, with many markets in the region closed for holidays. US markets were also closed for Memorial Day.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.5 percent, after eking out a late ...

TSX slips in slow trade on energy pullback TORONTO: Canada's main stock index slipped on Monday as investors took money out of recently rising energy stocks, but gave muted backing to banks ahead of their closely watched week of quarterly earnings reports. Trade was slow, with US markets closed for the Memorial Day holiday. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index dropped 13.36 points, or 0.09 percent, to close at 15,187.40. Copyright Reuters, 2015

Greek, French, Italian shares fall in thin trading LONDON: European equities fell on Monday, tracking Friday's losses on Wall Street and as a Greek minister said Athens cannot make debt repayments next month unless Greece reaches a deal with its creditors. Greece's ATG index fell 2.5 percent on the comments by Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis during a weekend TV show. After four months of talks with its euro zone partners and the IMF, the leftist-led government is still scrambling for a deal that ...

TSX opens broadly lower; energy leads retreat TORONTO: Canada's main stock index opened lower on Monday, with most of the index's main sectors losing ground and US markets closed for the Memorial Day holiday. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 21.09 points, or 0.14 percent, to 15,179.67. Energy stocks were off 0.3 percent as crude prices dipped. Copyright Reuters, 2015

South African stocks flat, Illovo at 7-year low after weak FY earnings JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's main stock index ended barely changed on Monday, with Illovo Sugar Ltd leading the decliners' list after the continent's biggest sugar producer posted lower full-year earnings. Illovo reported a 7.7 percent fall to 179 cents in headline EPS, citing lower sugar prices and currency headwinds. In reaction, shares in the company plunged 10.7 percent to 18.82 rand, a level last seen nearly seven years ago and booked their biggest one-day decline on ...

Wall St Week Ahead-Yellen tone suggests choppiness for markets ahead NEW YORK: US stock investors have been enjoying an extended period of low volatility and steady gains, but with the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year and major indexes near records, the market could get a bit choppier in coming weeks.Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Friday said she expected the US central bank to raise rates in 2015, though the process was expected to be gradual, with the timing of the ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,162.99 0.67
Arrow Nasdaq 5,106.59 1.47
Arrow S&P 2,123.48 0.92
Arrow FTSE 7,033.33 1.21
Arrow DAX 11,771.13 1.26
Arrow CAC-40 5,182.53 1.95
Arrow Nikkei 20,472.58 0.17
Arrow H.Seng 28,081.21 0.60
Arrow Sensex 27,564.66 0.12

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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 $-1.795 bln
Exports $1.995 bln
Imports $3.790 bln
WeeklyMay 26, 2015
Reserves $17.749 bln