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Brazil currency opens sharply lower on Rousseff re-election SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil's currency plunged early on Monday while stocks were also expected to sell off following the victory of President Dilma Rousseff over pro-business challenger Aecio Neves in Sunday's presidential election.The Brazilian real opened about 3 percent lower at 2.53 to the U.S. dollar and is down nearly 7 percent this year.The sell-off may be contained in the next few days, however, if Rousseff signals she will tweak economic policy to boost Brazil's flagging economy, as hinted in a conciliatory first speech she gave after re-elected on Sunday.After the closest, most divisive campaign since Brazil returned to democracy three decades ago, Rousseff won 51.6 percent of votes in a runoff against Neves, who won 48.4 percent support.The tight and fast-changing election campaign had sent Brazil's financial markets on a wild ride with big gains whenever Rousseff lost ground in polls and drops whenever her odds looked stronger.Rousseff's ...

Sri Lanka rupee steady; seen falling COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee ended little changed on Monday as dollar selling by banks to cover short positions offset late importer demand for the greenback, dealers said.President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is also the finance minister and is seeking an unprecedented third six-year term, unveiled the 2015 budget on Friday that trims value-added taxes and cuts deficit, while providing a range of handouts, mainly for rural communities.The spot currency ended at 130.85/90 per dollar compared ...

India rupee ends little changed; sentiment stays positive MUMBAI: The Indian rupee closed little changed on Monday as improved sentiment from upbeat U.S. data and smaller-than-feared capital shortfalls at European banks were offset by weaker local shares and caution about recent gains in the domestic currency.All eyes are now the Federal Reserve meeting ending on Wednesday. The U.S. central bank is expected to end its government bond purchases, while giving accompanying assurances that it will respond if a global downturn threatens the U.S. ...

Dollar index to approach resistance at 87.155 SINGAPORE: The dollar index may approach a resistance at 87.155 this week, as it has found a strong support at 84.392.The resistance and support are provided respectively by the 76.4 percent and the 61.8 percent Fibonacci projection levels of an upward wave (3) or wave C that started at the May 8, 2014 low of 78.906. Both of these waves are capable of travelling to 91.622, the 100 percent projection level.The correction from the Oct. ...

Sri Lanka rupee firmer on bank dollar sales; seen falling COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee traded a tad firmer on Monday as banks sold dollars to cover short positions, but the market expects downward pressure on the currency due to rising imports in a steady exchange rate regime.President Mahinda Rajapaksa, also the finance minister, who is set to seek an unprecedented third six-year term, unveiled a 2015 budget on Friday that trims VAT and cuts deficit while providing a range of handouts, mainly for rural ...

Australian dollar buoyed by improving sentiment & carry trades SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars rose on Monday, buoyed by improving sentiment following strong earnings results and economic data in the United States.The Australian dollar climbed to $0.8818, from $0.8788 in New York on Friday, pulling away from a four-year trough of $0.8642 touched earlier this month. Resistance was found at $0.8860.Data showing new US home sales climbing to a six-year high, combined with Wall Street closing out its best week in nearly ...

Euro comes safely through ECB stress test, Aussie up TOKYO: The euro held firm on Monday after the European Central Bank's stress tests found smaller capital shortfalls among European banks than expected, lending a tailwind to the recovery in risk sentiment over the past week.Twenty-five out of the euro zone's 130 top lenders failed landmark health checks at the end of last year but most have since repaired their finances, the ECB said on Sunday.Painting a brighter picture than had been expected, the ECB ...


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ArrowNikkei 15,553.91 1.46
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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-19.98 bln
Exports $25.13 bln
Imports $45.11 bln
WeeklyOctober 27, 2014
Reserves $13.464 bln