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US money fund assets post biggest weekly fall since 2013 NEW YORK: US money market fund assets fell $44.36 billion to $2.676 trillion in the week ended March 31 for its largest single-week increase since the second week of October 2013, the Money Fund Report said on Wednesday.The drop followed last week's $32.27 billion jump that was the largest weekly rise since the third week of October 2013. In October 2013, there were huge swings in fund asset levels as investors rushed in and out of money funds due to fears about a possible US default when the government was expected to exhaust its then statutory $16.7 trillion borrowing limit. Money funds are huge holders of ultra short-term government debt securities. The large swings in assets likely stemmed from quarter-end cash demand and payments to settle securities purchases made the prior week, according to analysts.In the latest week, taxable money market fund assets plunged $42.55 billion to $2.418 trillion with ...

Dollar retreats on weak data as fresh quarter begins NEW YORK: The dollar slipped on Wednesday at the start of the second quarter as disappointing data on US manufacturing and jobs growth raised bets the Federal Reserve might refrain from raising interest rates until late 2015 at the earliest. The soft readings reinforced the notion that the recent surge in the greenback has hurt exporters and dragged on the economy, which would worry Fed policymakers. Payroll processor ADP said US companies added 189,000 workers ...
C$ gains on higher crude price, weak US ADP data TORONTO: The Canadian dollar gained modestly against the greenback on Wednesday following a weaker-than-expected report on US jobs and slightly stronger crude prices.US private employers added 189,000 jobs in March, lower than the 225,000 expected, according to payrolls processor ADP. The report comes ahead of US government employment figures due on Friday, a holiday in Canada and in many US states.The price of crude, a major Canadian export, edged higher as talks between Iran and ...
Dollar firms as US consumers grow more confident NEW YORK: The dollar gained further ground against the euro Tuesday as traders weighed an upbeat report on American consumer confidence and tense Greek bailout talks. The Conference Board's March consumer confidence report came in better than expected, solidly rebounding from a slump in February. Americans were more optimistic about conditions in the world's largest economy in the coming months, particularly about jobs availability and wage growth.The confidence report came ahead of Friday's US March ...
Euro falls on way to worst quarter; dollar best since 2008 NEW YORK: The euro fell to a 10-day low against the dollar on Tuesday, putting it on track for the worst quarter in its 15-year history, as investors renewed bets the US Federal Reserve would raise rates later this year while the European Central Bank moves to boost the euro zone economy. The euro has fallen 11 percent against the dollar in the first quarter of 2015, driven by the ECB starting a 1.1-trillion-euro bond ...
C$ rises as economy contracts less than expected TORONTO: The Canadian dollar strengthened against the greenback on Tuesday despite a drop in oil prices after data showed Canada's economic performance in January was stronger than expected.The economy shrank by a smaller-than-expected 0.1 percent in the first month of the year as a slump in service-industry activity was offset by a rebound in oil and gas extraction.The consensus view had been for a 0.2 percent slide, but markets had been bracing for an even ...
US dollar increases share of central bank FX reserves: IMF NEW YORK: The US dollar increased its share of allocated international reserves to 62.9 percent among global central banks in the fourth quarter of 2014, data from the International Monetary Fund showed on Tuesday.The total amount of allocated foreign exchange holdings shrank by 1.6 percent to $6.085 trillion in the final three months of 2014 versus the prior quarter. Overall foreign exchange holdings by the world's central banks slipped 1.41 percent to $11.6 trillion versus ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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