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Australia shares post minute gain, CBA hits all-time closing high SYDNEY: Australian shares ended a volatile day's trade just 0.1 percent higher on Monday after strong leads from the financial sector were undermined by weakness in miners, with investors remaining cautious ahead of the US Federal Reserve's policy-setting meeting this week.Commonwealth Bank of Australia added 0.3 percent to an hit an all-time closing high of A$73.86The S&P/ASX 200 index added 4.3 points to 5,046.3 to hover at 2-month highs, and is up 5.1 percent so far for July. The benchmark edged up 0.1 percent on Friday.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index slipped 0.1 percent or 3.5 points to finish at 4,578.5. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...

Australia shares edge up, on track for weekly gain SYDNEY: Australian shares were slightly higher on Friday morning and on track for a weekly gain, with investors restrained by concerns about the slowing growth in China and ahead of the US Federal Reserve's policy-setting meeting next week.Westpac Banking Corp climbed 1.6 percent and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group rose 0.9 percent. But top lender Commonwealth Bank of Australia pulled back from early gains and lost 0.2 percent.The S&P/ASX 200 index added 5.7 points ...
Australia shares rise on Chinese demand but caution ahead of earnings SYDNEY: Australian shares rose 0.3 percent on Tuesday, buoyed by financial and mining stocks riding on healthy Chinese demand, though gains were restricted by investors' caution ahead of the reporting season.The S&P/ASX 200 index finished the session 15.2 points higher at 5,017.1. The benchmark rose 0.6 percent on Monday. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index rose 0.6 percent or 26.6 points to 4,580.6. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
TSX hits 1-1/2-month high as Bernanke reassures TORONTO: Canada's main stock index advanced on Thursday to its highest level in 1-1/2 months as investors were reassured by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments that the US central bank will adopt a flexible approach about its stimulus pullback.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 60.08 points, or 0.48 percent, at 12,628.85. Five of the 10 main sectors on the index were higher.Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
Australia shares post modest gains on Bernanke comments SYDNEY: Australian shares edged up 0.2 percent on Thursday morning after US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the timeline for winding down stimulus was not set in stone, but losses in defensive stocks kepts them below an important resistance level.Financials underpinned the index gains. Westpac Banking Corp rose 0.7 percent and top lender Commonwealth Bank of Australia added 0.5 percent. National Australia Bank climbed 0.9 percent.Global mining firm Rio Tinto Ltd rose 1 percent.US ...
Potash Corp drop drags TSX lower, focus turns to Fed TORONTO: Canadian stocks fell on Tuesday as slumping Potash Corp shares offset gold-miner gains, but market attention was locked on what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke might say on Wednesday about the US central bank's stimulus program.Potash, the world's biggest fertilizer producer, dropped 3.3 percent after disappointing results from rival Mosaic Co reflected falling potash prices and raised concerns about demand. Potash's fall was the biggest negative influence on the index.The market also processed mixed ...
Shoppers soars on Loblaw deal, TSX at 1-month high TORONTO: Canada's main stock index rose on Monday to a one-month high as a deal by grocer Loblaw Cos Ltd to buy Shoppers Drug Mart Corp for C$12.4 billion ($11.9 billion) boosted the pharmacy chain's shares and buoyed broader market sentiment.Investors also digested data showing the Chinese economy slowed in the second quarter and US retail sales rose less than expected in June.The shares of Shoppers, the country's biggest pharmacy chain, shot up more than ...


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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 28, 2015
Reserves $17.494 bln