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Yen slips, takes breather after rising on Ukraine jitters SYDNEY/SINGAPORE: The yen slipped on Tuesday, taking a breather from its recent rally that was sparked by investors flocking to the safe-haven currency, but tensions over Russian military intervention in Ukraine were seen likely to lend it support in the near term. The dollar edged up 0.2 percent to 101.60 yen, edging away from a one-month low of 101.20 yen set on Monday. The euro rose 0.2 percent to 139.56 yen. Russian President Vladimir Putin's forces have tightened their grip on the Russian-speaking Crimea region, a move described by US President Barack Obama as a violation of international law and of Ukraine's sovereignty. Risk sentiment remained subdued due to the heightened geopolitical tensions, which has helped give the yen a lift in recent sessions. "Unless Russia withdraws its forces, I think this is a topic that is likely to persist. It's probably a long road until there is a resolution, ...

Dollar gains on upbeat data, Ukraine fears linger TOKYO: The dollar rose in Asia Tuesday, supported by a pickup in US manufacturing activity, but fears about the escalating crisis in Ukraine hung over currency markets.In morning trade the greenback fetched 101.68 yen, up from 101.44 yen on Monday in New York where it touched a one-month low of 101.20 yen as investors flocked to the safety of the Japanese unit.The euro strengthened to 139.54 yen from 139.34 yen, while it weakened to $1.3722 ...

Euro falls on Ukraine crisis fears NEW YORK: The euro fell on Monday as the escalating Ukraine crisis sent investors fleeing to the dollar and the yen."Currencies, equities and Treasuries were all affected by the escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Some markets were hit harder than others and the magnitude of the impact reflects each country's vulnerability to the crisis," said Kathy Lien of BK Asset Management.The euro slid to $1.3737 around 2300 GMT, down from $1.3800 late Friday.The euro ...

Yen holds ground as Ukraine jitters keep risk at bay SYDNEY: The yen held onto chunky gains early on Tuesday, having been squeezed higher as skittish investors dumped riskier assets amid tensions over Russian military intervention in Ukraine.The euro traded at 139.30 yen after falling 0.8 percent on Monday, while the dollar fetched 101.43 yen not far from a one-month low of 101.20.Russian President Vladimir Putin's forces have tightened their grip on the Russian-speaking Crimea region, a move described by U.S. President Barack Obama as ...

C$ weakens as Ukraine jitters lift greenback TORONTO: The Canadian dollar weakened on Monday as safe-haven buying of the greenback increased after Russian President Vladimir Putin's forces tightened their grip on Ukraine's Crimea region.Data that showed manufacturing activity in China contracted in February, falling for the third month in a row, added to the pressure on the Canadian currency. The loonie is sensitive to economic developments in China, the world's second-largest economy and a major consumer of resources.The military escalation in Crimea ...

Yen gains in Asia on Ukraine conflict fears TOKYO: The yen gathered steam in Asia Monday on rising geopolitical fears as Ukraine mobilised its army with Russian troops poised to invade the former Soviet state.In Tokyo afternoon trade, the dollar weakened to 101.45 yen, from 101.76 yen in New York Friday afternoon. The euro was also down at 139.79 yen from 140.44 yen, while it weakened to $1.3778 against $1.3800 in US trade.Russia's parliament voted Saturday to allow President Vladimir Putin to send ...

Bangladesh FX reserves hit record high in February DHAKA: Bangladesh's foreign exchange reserves stood at an all-time high of $19.15 billion at the end of February, $1.03 billion more than the earlier record set in January, and more than 38 percent higher than a year earlier, the central bank said on Sunday. The higher reserves, which stem from a widening current-account surplus, are enough to cover more than six months of imports. At the end of February 2013, reserves totalled $13.85 billion. Rising ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,070.40 1.26
Arrow Nasdaq 5,016.93 0.23
Arrow S&P 2,114.49 0.29
Arrow FTSE 6,985.95 0.36
Arrow DAX 11,619.85 1.44
Arrow CAC-40 5,081.97 0.70
Arrow Nikkei 19,531.63 0.06
Arrow H.Seng 28,133.82 0.03
Arrow Sensex 27,490.59 1.77

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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 $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyMay 04, 2015
Reserves $17.491 bln