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Yen holds gains as euro suffers on Italy uncertainty   SYDNEY: The yen held near one-month highs on Wednesday, remaining susceptible to bursts of short-covering as political uncertainty in Italy kept the euro under the gun.   Comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that eased market concerns of an early end to the Fed's bond buying programme, also somewhat cooled demand for the greenback.   The dollar was at 91.99 yen, up from a one-month low of 90.85 touched on Monday. The euro stood at 120.18, having skidded to 118.74 early this week. Both currencies, however, were still not far from multi-year peaks of 94.57 and 127.71 respectively.   Traders said the Japanese currency was torn between investors wanting to book profits on very bearish positions and those looking to initiate new shorts at these levels.   Investors have been positioning for the Bank of Japan to deliver bold stimulus to defeat deflation. News the Japanese government will this week nominate two doves to head the central ...

NZ WELLINGTON: The local government authority for New Zealand city's biggest city Auckland said on Thursday it was putting a planned issue on hold as it looked at the implications of a court case.   Earlier this week, the Auckland Council had announced plans for the issue of up to NZ$175 million of six year, fixed rate secured bonds for infrastructure and other spending.   However, it said a court decision involving possible council liability for poorly constructed buildings raised ...
NZ WELLINGTON: New Zealand's Auckland Council said on Monday it would look to raise up to NZ$175 million ($143 million) through a bond issue to fund infrastructure.   It said it would offer six year, fixed rate secured bond, with the offer closing on Oct 12, when the interest rate would be finalised.   The rate would be the aggregate of the applicable 6-year swap rate at that time plus a margin of 1.08 per cent per annum on that ...
Soybeans firm as investors look for bargains, hover below $16 a bushel  SYDNEY: US soybeans rose on Thursday to hover below $16 a bushel, as investors looked for bargains following declines in the previous session when renewed concerns over the euro zone debt crisis and the record pace of the US harvest dragged on prices.   Corn, which hit a near three-month low on Wednesday, and wheat both climbed as well.   FUNDAMENTALS   Chicago Board Of Trade November soybeans gained 0.48 percent to $15.80-1/2 a bushel, after closing down 2.39 percent on ...
Aussie & kiwi dollars hold ground on USD, nurse losses vs yen  WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were holding ground on the US dollar on Tuesday, but nursed losses against the yen due to Japanese fund repatriation ahead of their half-year book-closing.   The Aussie edges up to $1.0438, from $1.0412 in early trade, having bounced from $1.0387 offshore. Key support at $1.0340, the 200-day MA and 61.8 pct of the $1.0165/$1.0625 move with resistance at $1.0564, last week's high.   The NZ dollar firm around $0.8237 after an ...
South Korea SEOUL: South Korea's Major Feedmill Group (MFG) has purchased 55,000 tonnes of soybean meal via a tender closed late on Wednesday, traders said on Thursday.   The group bought US origin soybean meal from Archer Daniels Midland for arrival by Jan. 5, 2013, at the ports of Kunsan and Pyongtaek, they said, while declining to give price information.   Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...
Bonds extend losses after ADP July job growth  NEW YORK: US Treasuries extended early losses on Wednesday after the ADP National Employment Report showed higher-than-forecast private sector job growth in July. The benchmark 10-year Treasury note, down 5/32 before the report, was down 7/32 afterwards, its yield rising to 1.49 percent from 1.47 percent late on Tuesday. The 30-year Treasury bond, down 13/32 in early dealings, was down 20/32 after the report, its yield rising to 2.57 percent from 2.55 percent late on Tuesday. The ADP ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 28, 2014
Reserves $13.582 bln