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Swiss franc falls on SNB warning shot; euro treads water LONDON: The Swiss franc fell to a 10-day low against a broadly flat euro on Thursday, after the head of the Swiss National Bank said it was "considerably over-valued" and that the SNB would continue to intervene in currency markets. As talks between debt-laden Greece and its creditors ground on with no clear sign that a deal was on the table, the euro bounced around a little against the dollar in choppy trade, but stayed within its recent ranges. By 1150 GMT it was flat at $1.1210.The biggest mover among major currencies was the franc, which shed as much as 0.8 percent against the euro to 1.05465 , after SNB Chairman Thomas Jordan's warning shot. Against the dollar, it traded at 0.9416 francs, its weakest since June 8.A failure by Greek officials to reach an aid-for-reforms deal with the country's creditors would be likely to spark massive safe-haven flows into ...

Turkey's lira recovers to pre-election level against dollar ISTANBUL: Turkey's lira rose to its highest in three weeks on Thursday, touching a level last seen before voters went to the polls on June 7, as investors bet the AK Party was moving closer to forming a coalition government. The lira was hammered after the AKP lost its single-party government, raising concerns about political gridlock and the possibility of a snap election. But investors are increasingly betting the party will be able to form ...

Euro holds on to gains in wait for Greek debt deal TOKYO: The euro held on to gains on Thursday as market players waited for fresh news from marathon talks over a bailout deal for Greece.The single European currency fetched $1.1200 and 138.81 yen in Tokyo, marginally down from $1.1208 and 138.86 yen in New York but still up from $1.1184 and 138.73 yen in Asian trade on Wednesday.The dollar was changing hands at 123.94 yen against 123.89 yen in US trade."There's a sense Greek negotiations ...

South Africa's rand gains slightly JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's rand made minor gains against the dollar on Wednesday, as appetite for emerging markets climbed due to jitters on whether Greece would default on its debt.Emerging market shares reached a 20-day high on Wednesday, gaining for a third day, with eastern European assets seesawing on concerns whether Europe will be able to pull off a precarious rescue deal for Greece.At 1600 GMT the rand was trading 0.14 percent stronger at 12.1450 rand ...

Ugandan shilling marginally stronger as dollar demand slows KAMPALA: The Ugandan shilling firmed on Wednesday, buoyed by slowing dollar demand from corporates but its outlook was still seen as bearish on scant hard currency inflows and fears over rising government spending.At 0925 GMT commercial banks quoted the shilling at 3,290/3,300, stronger than Tuesday's close of 3,310/3,320.The local currency is now 16 percent weaker against the greenback so far this year."Demand from both interbank and corporates has slowed down a bit and we're seeing ...

Rouble eases on reduced demand from exporters for taxes MOSCOW: Russia's rouble slipped on Wednesday because of reduced demand for the Russian currency from exporters to pay their monthly taxes, but it felt some support from a stronger oil price, traders said.At 0947 GMT, the rouble was 0.5 percent weaker against the dollar at 54.11 and lost just under 1 percent to trade at 60.64 versus the euro.The rouble had been supported by monthly tax payments which require Russian exporters to convert their foreign ...

Dollar takes a pause after rally, rate hike view in focus LONDON: The dollar index eased on Wednesday after hitting its highest in over a week as US 10-year Treasury yields dipped, with investors' focus slowly shifting from Greece to prospects for higher US interest rates. The index shed 0.3 percent to 95.155. On Tuesday it had climbed to 95.636, its highest level since June 12. It held onto the bulk of the gains made on Tuesday, when it climbed 1.2 percent -- its best daily ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,730.11 0.16
Arrow Nasdaq 5,009.22 0.08
Arrow S&P 2,076.78 0.03
Arrow FTSE 6,585.78 0.67
Arrow DAX 11,058.39 0.37
Arrow CAC-40 4,808.22 0.57
Arrow Nikkei 20,539.79 0.08
Arrow H.Seng 26,064.11 0.83
Arrow Sensex 28,092.79 0.53

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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 $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJuly 01, 2015
Reserves $18.5 bln