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Copper inches up on Spain relief; China holiday eyed  SINGAPORE: London copper inched up on Friday after Spain took steps to buttress its economy, but it was on course for its second weekly loss in a row as the impact of central bank easing fizzled and concerns over Chinese demand weighed ahead of week-long holiday.   China's markets will be shut from Oct 1-5, draining liquidity from the top metals consumer during a week of top tier economic releases which may show further deterioration in global growth, dimming the outlook for metals demand.   "The demand side here is not improving. If there are more increases in prices it's going to be very risky, and probably a good time to sell shorts," said Shanghai-based analyst Judy Zhu of Standard Chartered.   China's final September figures for the private sector HSBC manufacturing report will be released on Saturday, followed by National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report on Monday Oct. 1. From the United States, durable goods, ...

Indian rupee, bonds rally after govt sticks to borrow plan  MUMBAI: Indian federal bond yields fell in early trades, while the rupee rose to a near five-month high on Friday after the government stuck to its fiscal second half borrowing and said it will not borrow more via bonds in the current year.   The benchmark 10-year bond yield fell as much as 5 basis points to 8.11 percent.   The rupee rose to a high of 52.55, a level not seen since May 1. It was trading at ...
South Korea to sell 5.3 trillion won T-bonds via auctions  SEOUL: South Korea plans to sell 5.3 trillion Korean won ($4.73 billion) worth of treasury bonds through auctions in October, more than the 5.1 trillion won planned for September, the finance ministry said on Thursday. The Ministry of Strategy and Finance also said it would buy back 1.5 trillion worth of treasury bonds ahead of maturity in September. It will also exchange 500 billion won worth of existing paper with new debt. The ministry will also sell ...
JGBs off highs as stocks rally, after yields touch 7-week low  TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices came off their highs on Thursday as a regional stock market rally led investors to turn to riskier assets, bringing the benchmark 10-year yield up from a seven-week low.   JGBs were firm for most of the session as the continued debt crisis in Europe and fears about slowing global growth fueled demand for safe-haven assets.   A late spike in the Shanghai Composite Index, which jumped nearly 3 percent on speculation that authorities ...
JGB yields hit 7-week lows on fears about Europe, slowing growth  TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices rose on Thursday, with the benchmark 10-year yield hitting a seven-week low, while the continued debt management crisis in Europe and fears about slowing global growth fueled demand for safe-haven assets.   JGBs gains tracked firmer US Treasuries prices after protesters in Greece and Spain took to the streets to oppose unpopular austerity measures.   Greece's international lenders continued to struggle to come up with a plan to restructure that country's debt.   "There is concern ...
Chinese borrowing rates plunge day after record cash injection  SHANGHAI: Chinese money rates plunged overnight as the effects from Tuesday's record 290 billion yuan ($45.98 billion) cash injection took effect.   In a delayed reaction to the largest single-day liquidity injection by the Chinese central bank, the benchmark seven-day repurchase rate fell 99.73 basis points to 3.7003 percent, reversing a rising trend that began Sept 18.   The 14-day tenor was down 55 basis points in morning trading, while the overnight rate plunged 147 basis points, the largest ...
Indonesia raises 5.3 trillion rph in auction, strong demand for 21-year bonds  JAKARTA: Indonesia's finance ministry raised 5.3 trillion rupiah ($554.25 million) from a bond auction on Tuesday, above a 5 trillion rupiah target, with the highest bid-to-cover ratio of 3.58 for 21-year bonds, a trader told Reuters. The ministry received total incoming bids of 11.8 trillion rupiah, compared to 14.1 trillion rupiah at the previous auction on Sept. 11. According to data from the debt office, foreign ownership rose to 30 percent of the total outstanding as of ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,817.90 0.04
Arrow Nasdaq 4,754.89 0.29
Arrow S&P 2,069.41 0.29
Arrow FTSE 6,729.79 0.31
Arrow DAX 9,785.54 0.54
Arrow CAC-40 4,368.44 0.49
Arrow Nikkei 17,357.51 0.33
Arrow H.Seng 23,893.14 1.95
Arrow Sensex 28,499.54 0.58

Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln