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Dollar sharply lower after weak data raises growth fears TOKYO: The dollar was sharply lower on Thursday, its appeal deeply dented after poor US data sparked growth concerns that sent equities tumbling and Treasury yields plunging.Already on shaky ground after being buffeted by lingering growth concerns over the past few sessions, a string of downbeat economic data including weak retail sales and manufacturing activity numbers dealt Wall Street a fresh blow overnight, sending the S&P 500 down by as much as 4.4 percent.Safe-haven US Treasuries rallied in response, with the benchmark 10-year yield momentarily slicing below the 2 percent threshold to a 17-month trough.The dollar fell to a five-week trough against the yen and a three-week low versus the euro as yields slid. The greenback came off lows as Treasury yields partially retraced their decline, although bargain hunters were half-hearted in their bids."There are those out there buying the dollar on dips, but it is difficult for them to ...


China's yuan trades at 6.1209 per dollar, highest since March SHANGHAI: China's yuan traded at its strongest level at 6.1209 per dollar since early March on Thursday, continuing a recent appreciating course after the central bank set the guidance rate up.The central bank set the official midpoint at 6.1395 per dollar on Thursday morning, the highest rate since mid-March when the bank widened the official trading band. The spot market went on to quickly rise to 6.1209 per dollar before backing off slightly. The currency ...

Australia & NZ dollars prove resilient to equity sell-off SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars dipped modestly on Thursday, proving resilient to a sharp fall in equities after poor US economic data revived worries about global growth, sending investors to the safety of government debt. The Australian dollar fell to $0.8804, from a peak of $0.8860 overnight after investors booked profits. It gained more than 1 percent on Wednesday in a choppy session that saw the US dollar touch multi-week lows against the ...

Dollar down sharply as yields plunge on growth fears TOKYO: The dollar was sharply lower on Thursday, its appeal deeply dented after poor US data added to growth concerns that sent equities tumbling and Treasury yields plunging. Already on shaky ground after being buffeted by growth concerns over the past few sessions, a string of downbeat economic data including weak retail sales and manufacturing activity numbers dealt Wall Street a fresh blow overnight, sending the S&P 500 down by as much as 4.4 percent ...

Dollar under pressure in Asia after US sell-off TOKYO: The dollar struggled against the yen in Asia on Thursday after tumbling in New York trade in response to a weak batch of US data that has sparked fears about the world's number one economy.In midday Tokyo trade, the dollar bought 106.00 yen, slightly up from 105.91 yen in New York, but sharply lower than 107.33 yen in Tokyo earlier Wednesday. At the start of the month, the greenback broke 110 yen for the ...

C$ firms after US data, bounces off five-year low TORONTO: The Canadian dollar firmed against the greenback on Wednesday, bouncing off the more than five-year low it hit earlier in the session as a drop in oil prices was offset by weaker-than-expected US economic data.Bond yields were also caught up in the global market rout, with the yield on the benchmark 10-year Canadian government bond at its lowest since May 2013.Concerns about heavy oversupply sent US crude down 36 cents to $81.84 a barrel, ...

Dollar plunges after weak US data signal delayed Fed rate hike NEW YORK: The US dollar hit a three-week low against the euro and a more than one-month low against the yen on Wednesday after weak U.S. economic data on retail sales and producer prices heightened concerns that the Federal Reserve would delay its first rate hike.Commerce Department data showed U.S. retail sales dropped 0.3 percent in September, while the Labor Department said prices received by U.S. producers fell 0.1 percent in September, the first decline ...


 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,677.90 1.32
Arrow Nasdaq 4,452.79 1.60
Arrow S&P 1,950.82 1.23
Arrow FTSE 6,419.15 0.30
Arrow DAX 9,047.31 1.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,157.68 1.28
Arrow Nikkei 15,138.96 0.37
Arrow H.Seng 23,333.18 0.30
Arrow Sensex 26,851.05 0.24





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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyAugust
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
Reserves $13.465 bln