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Dollar eases against yen and euro in Asia TOKYO: The dollar edged lower in Asian trade Friday following better-than expected US growth data and easing concerns about an imminent US-led strike on Syria.The greenback also eased against the rupee as India's central bank moved to support the troubled currency after it slumped to record lows, while a rate hike in Indonesia provided some support to the rupiah.In early trade in Tokyo Friday, the euro traded at $1.3245, a tad up from $1.3241 in New York Thursday, while the dollar bought 98.18 yen, compared with 98.32 yen. The euro fetched 130.03 yen against 130.18 yen.And the rupee sat at 66.60 to the dollar, an improvement on the levels above 68 seen on Wednesday, while the dollar bought 10,920 rupiah, down from levels above 11,000 this week, after Bank Indonesia raised rates 50 basis points late Thursday.In Washington the Commerce Department said the US economy grew an annualised 2.5 percent ...

Sterling firmer against euro, 10 year gilt yield at 2 year high LONDON: Sterling rose against the euro on Thursday, recovering from recent three week lows, helped by rising bond yields after the Bank of England chief showed no immediate concern about their impact on the economy.The benchmark 10-year gilt yield continued to rise, hitting a fresh two-year high of 2.827 percent while its gap between German 10-year bund yield widened to a new three year highs. That gave the pound a boost versus the euro.The euro ...

Dollar up as fears over impact of Syria strike ease TOKYO: The dollar firmed against major currencies in Asia on Thursday as anxiety about the impact of a possible Western military strike on Syria eased, analysts said.The US currency was at 97.78 yen, compared with 97.72 in New York overnight and 97.13 yen in Tokyo Wednesday.The euro fetched $1.3315 and 130.21 yen, compared with $1.3341 and 130.36 yen in US trade.The dollar may move in a 97.20-98.20 yen range and possibly rise further, as traders ...

Yen steady versus dollar, markets still cautious on Syria SINGAPORE: The safe-haven yen held steady versus the dollar on Thursday after setting a three-week high the previous day due to jitters over the possibility of Western military action in Syria.The yen had surged earlier in the week as investors scrambled for safety amid heightened geopolitical tensions. That had sent the dollar down to a low of 96.81 yen on Wednesday, the greenback's lowest level versus the yen since Aug. 12.The dollar later gained some ...

Australia & NZ dollars move off lows, mood cautious SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were off lows on Thursday as emerging market currencies showed some signs of stabilising after a recent tumble, though investors remained cautious.The Aussie was firmer at $0.8968, from $0.8940 in early trade, having touched a three-week trough below $0.8900 on Wednesday.The New Zealand dollar edged up to $0.7822, from $0.7798, after slipping to $0.7744, its weakest since early August.Both Antipodean currencies pulled back from multi-year lows against the ...

Yen off three-week highs but markets still cautious on Syria SYDNEY: The safe-haven yen on Thursday trimmed some of the recent chunky gains that had taken it to three-week highs against the dollar, while a rebound in the Brazilian real offered hopes that emerging market currencies in Asia may find a bit of a reprieve.But markets are likely to stay on edge as the United States sketched out plans for multi-national air strikes on Syria that could last for days."We assume that NATO military action ...

Dollar gains in safe-haven rush as Syria worries mount NEW YORK CITY: The dollar Wednesday rallied against other major currencies as the prospects of a military strike against Syria revived the safe-haven trade for the greenback.Near 2200 GMT, the euro fell to $1.3341 compared with $1.3391 Tuesday night.The dollar rose to 97.72 yen from 97.01 yen.The euro bought 130.36 yen, up from 129.88 yen.The Syria crisis has reverberated through financial markets as the US and other western nations plot a likely military strike against ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,804.80 0.15
Arrow Nasdaq 4,765.38 0.36
Arrow S&P 2,070.65 0.46
Arrow FTSE 6,545.27 1.23
Arrow DAX 9,786.96 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,241.65 0.18
Arrow Nikkei 17,621.40 2.39
Arrow H.Seng 23,116.63 1.25
Arrow Sensex 27,371.84 0.90

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln