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Dollar gains broadly, hits six-year high against the yen NEW YORK: The US dollar hit a six-year high against the yen and a more than one-year high against the euro on Monday, posting broad gains on a day lacking any significant data or new central bank information. Volatility began in the afternoon with the dollar accelerating gains against the Australian dollar and Brazilian real before the rally extended to knock the euro and the yen out of recent ranges. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major currencies, rose 0.65 percent to 84.301, its highest level since July 2013. "It's broad based, (higher Treasury) yields fit the picture of a higher dollar but there has been no Fed speak or data," said Richard Franulovich, senior currency strategist at Westpac Securities in New York. The euro was last down 0.42 percent to US$1.2893, the weakest since July 2013. The dollar gained to 105.94 yen, the strongest level since ...

Concerns about South Africa weak fundamentals knock rand JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's rand extended losses to a one-month low against the dollar on Monday as analysts bet key indicators such as the current account, mining and manufacturing production would show the economy was taking a beating.This week sees the release of the central bank's current account report on Tuesday, which includes trade and spending data for the second quarter. On Thursday Statistics South Africa will put out mining and manufacturing production numbers for July. ...

C$ weakens with oil prices, risk aversion TORONTO: The Canadian dollar weakened against the greenback on Monday, pulled lower by weaker oil prices and as investor risk aversion rattled world markets.The loonie also suffered from the overhang of disappointing labor market data last Friday that showed the Canadian economy unexpectedly shed jobs in August.Data released Monday morning showed the value of domestic building permits had a surprise surge in July, but that did little to stem the loonie's weakness.The Canadian dollar strengthened ...

Kenyan shilling reverses session gains, stocks up slightly NAIROBI: Commercial banks quoted the Kenyan shilling at 88.60/70 to the dollar at 1300 GMT on Monday, the same as Friday's close, after it gained briefly during the session before reversing those gains, while stocks closed slightly higher.Traders said they expected the shilling to trade in the 88.50 to 89.00 range in coming days and have a bias towards strengthening.During the session it touched 88.30/40 to the dollar before reversing the gains.Traders said the central ...

Bets against pound, hedging costs escalate on Scotland nerves LONDON: The cost of hedging against near-term currency swings jumped on Monday, with the options market showing its greatest bias for sterling weakness in more than two years, as concerns grew over a possible "Yes" vote in Scotland's independence referendum.With just ten days to go before the vote, a YouGov survey for the Sunday Times newspaper put the "Yes" to independence campaign narrowly ahead at 51 percent against the "No" camp at 49 percent, overturning ...

Sterling sinks to 10-month low on Scotland poll shock LONDON: Sterling dived to its lowest in nearly 10 months against the dollar on Monday after an opinion poll for the first time showed Scotland was ready to vote to break up its three-century-old union with the rest of the United Kingdom.With just 10 days to go before the referendum, a YouGov survey for the Sunday Times newspaper put the "Yes" to independence campaign at 51 percent against the "no" camp at 49 percent.Until a ...

Kenyan shilling steady, might strengthen with central bank help NAIROBI: The Kenyan shilling was steady on Monday and traders said they expected it to have a bias towards strengthening, helped by lower dollar demand from companies and possibility of further action by the central bank to mop up excess liquidity.At 0740 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 88.60/70 to the dollar, the same as Friday's close. Traders said they expected the shilling to trade in the 88.50 to 88.70 range during the session."I ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,031.14 0.26
Arrow Nasdaq 4,518.90 1.07
Arrow S&P 1,984.13 0.07
Arrow FTSE 6,804.21 0.04
Arrow DAX 9,659.63 0.09
Arrow CAC-40 4,428.63 0.29
Arrow Nikkei 15,948.29 0.25
Arrow H.Seng 24,356.99 0.97
Arrow Sensex 26,816.56 0.90

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.434 bln
Exports $1.930 bln
Imports $3.364 bln
WeeklySeptember 15, 2014
Reserves $13.414 bln