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Latam currencies down again on US rates outlook SAO PAULO: Latin American currencies weakened on Wednesday on the outlook for higher US interest rates, with Brazil's real falling to its lowest in nearly two months on concern about the progress of a recent budget-tightening initiative.Equities were little-changed across the region, with the broad MSCI Latin American stock index trading nearly flat.With few major economic indicators on Wednesday, traders continued to trade on the outlook for US interest rates. Recent encouraging data from the world's largest economy and comments from Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen on Friday have contributed to a widespread perception the Fed will not put off an interest rate increase until next year, as some investors had been expecting.A US interest rate rise tends to make higher-yielding but riskier Latin American securities less attractive, weighing on the region's currencies.The Mexican and Chilean pesos both eased, while Brazil's real weakened as low as 3.185 per dollar before ...

C$ weaker after Bank of Canada holds rates steady TORONTO: The Canadian dollar regained a little ground against the greenback on Wednesday but still ended the day weaker after the Bank of Canada said it is standing pat on interest rates, a stance that contrasts with the US Federal Reserve's moves to ready markets for a possible rate increase.Since breaking weaker than C$1.20 to the US dollar earlier in May, the loonie has steadily lost ground, and now threatens to breach C$1.25, which would ...
Euro rises on prospects of Greek debt deal NEW YORK: The euro rose against the dollar on Wednesday, erasing earlier losses, prompted by reports that Greece and its creditors are closer to striking a deal so the cash-strapped nation would avert default in the coming days.The single currency hit a U.S. session peak at $1.09105 before easing to $1.08865, up 0.1 percent from late Tuesday on the EBS trading system.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Dollar hits 8-year high vs yen, euro slips NEW YORK: The dollar rose against major currencies on Wednesday, reaching an eight-year peak against the yen on expectations the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates later this year due to signs the U.S. economy is recovering from an anemic first quarter.The dollar's gains were also fed by automatic sell orders for the yen which had traded in a relatively tight range versus the greenback, traders said."We broke out of a technical pattern because of ...
Dollar gains top 1 percent on US rates outlook NEW YORK: The dollar rose more than 1 percent against other major currencies on Tuesday, extending recent gains largely driven by increasing expectations the Federal Reserve will start raising US interest rates in 2015.The dollar climbed to its highest in nearly eight years against the Japanese yen and pushed the euro, already weighed down by anxieties over Greece's financial crisis, below $1.09 for the first time in a month. The dollar index, composed of six ...
Dollar gains top 1 percent on US rates outlook NEW YORK: The dollar rose more than 1 percent against other major currencies on Tuesday, extending recent gains largely driven by increasing expectations the Federal Reserve will start raising U.S. interest rates in 2015.The dollar climbed to its highest in nearly eight years against the Japanese yen and pushed the euro, already weighed down by anxieties over Greece's financial crisis, below $1.09 for the first time in a month.The dollar index, composed of six leading ...
C$ retreats to six-week low after US durable goods data TORONTO: The Canadian dollar slipped to its weakest level in six weeks against the greenback on Tuesday after the U.S. dollar extended session gains on data that showed U.S. business investment spending plans increased for a second month in a row in April.The Canadian dollar touched C$1.2395 to the U.S. dollar, or 80.68 U.S. cents, softer than before the data was released and sharply weaker than Monday's Bank of Canada close at C$1.2313, or 81.21 ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyApril
Trade Balance $-1.795 bln
Exports $1.995 bln
Imports $3.790 bln
WeeklyMay 26, 2015
Reserves $17.749 bln