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Dollar slips vs euro, yen after US jobs report NEW YORK: The dollar fell against the euro and the yen Friday, despite a solid US jobs report that raised expectations that the Federal Reserve will soon lift interest rates.The dollar initially rose after the report, which said the US economy added 215,000 jobs in July and that unemployment held steady at a seven-year low rate of 5.3 percent.However, the greenback later retreated against the euro and the yen, although it remained higher against the Swiss franc and the British pound compared with Thursday.Kathy Lien, analyst at BK Asset Management, attributed the greenback's moves to profit taking after recent trades had left it "overbought."She and others said the jobs data boosts the chances the Fed will lift rates, perhaps as soon as next month."Not only does today's report leave September liftoff on the table but we believe it hardens the case for tightening at the next monetary policy meeting," Lien ...


South African rand flat; decline in FX reserves has little effect JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's rand was little changed in early Friday trade, barely moving when central bank data showed a dip in net gold and foreign exchange reserves.Investors were looking to US jobs numbers due later on Friday for clues on the timing of rate hikes in the world's biggest economy.The was at 12.7295 to the dollar at 0634 GMT, just 0.11 percent off Thursday's New York close at 12.7150.Government bonds were similarly flat, with the ...

Australia, NZ dollars seen lower again on rate outlook SYDNEY: Analysts have again cut their forecasts for the Australian and New Zealand dollars to reflect the diverging outlook on interest rates between the Antipodean nations and the United States. A Reuters poll of 50 analysts found the Aussie was seen falling to $0.7100 on a 12-month horizon, compared with July's forecast of $0.7300.It touched a six-year low of $0.7234 last week to currently stand at $0.7366, a level that seems better suited for the ...

Dollar ticks up ahead of US jobs data TOKYO: The dollar rose against the euro and yen Friday as traders focus on key US jobs data later in the day, with an upbeat report likely to boost hopes for a September interest rate hike.In Tokyo, the greenback ticked up to 124.80 yen from 124.73 yen in New York. The euro edged down to $1.0915 and 136.20 yen from $1.0923 and 136.25 yen.Investors are eyeing official US jobs data later Friday for the latest ...

South Korea won inches up ahead of US key jobs data; shares fall SEOUL: The South Korean won inched up to the dollar on Thursday as some traders trimmed dollar-long positions ahead of US non-farm payrolls data due late in the week. The won closed up 0.6 percent at 1,166.2 to the dollar after touching a three-year low of 1,175.1 in the previous session. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed down 0.8 percent at 2,013.29 points, with market bellwether Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Hyundai Motor ...

Brazil's real plunges further on Rousseff poll SAO PAULO: Brazil's currency fell its most in nearly two weeks on Thursday after poll data showed President Dilma Rousseff's approval rating continued to deteriorate, raising fears of greater political turbulence and weaker economic discipline ahead.The Brazilian real dropped for a sixth straight session, losing about 2 percent to trade at 3.56 per dollar, its weakest since March 2003.Poll data by research firm Datafolha earlier Thursday showed Rousseff's approval rating at just 8 percent, with ...

Surprisingly strong exports lift C$ off 11-year low TORONTO: The Canadian dollar pulled back from an 11-year low against its US counterpart on Wednesday as data showed the country's trade deficit narrowed sharply in June due to soaring exports.The trade shortfall for the month was far less than analysts had expected and, coupled with disappointing US private-sector jobs data, helped push the loonie back below C$1.32 to the greenback.The improvement in the trade data was "very surprising and quite large in magnitude," said ...


 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,058.35 2.84
Arrow Nasdaq 4,636.11 2.94
Arrow S&P 1,913.85 2.96
Arrow FTSE 6,058.54 3.03
Arrow DAX 10,015.57 2.38
Arrow CAC-40 4,541.16 2.40
Arrow Nikkei 18,165.69 3.84
Arrow H.Seng 21,185.43 2.24
Arrow Sensex 25,696.44 2.23





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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln