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Dollar tumbles against euro on spike in Bund yields NEW YORK: The US dollar slumped against the euro and Swiss franc on Tuesday after a spike higher in German Bund yields overshadowed a similar rise in U.S. Treasury yields and generated demand for the European currencies.German 10-year Bund yields shot up 22 basis points from Monday's session low of 0.52 percent to a session high of 0.74 percent on Tuesday. While benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yields hit six-month highs of 2.37 percent, analysts said traders were more alarmed by the move in Bund yields.The European Central Bank's 1 trillion-euro stimulus program had driven European rates lower, with German 10-year Bund yields threatening to slip into negative territory as recently as last month after hitting a record low of 0.05 percent on April 17."There are serious questions about how effective the ECB's quantitative easing program is going to be in getting rates lower and keeping them lower," said Joseph Trevisani, ...

Higher crude prices, weaker greenback lift Canadian dollar TORONTO: Higher crude prices helped the Canadian dollar strengthen against a broadly weaker US dollar on Tuesday, but trading stayed within its recent band due to a dearth of economic data to inspire moves, and direction was likely to come from oil and wider market sentiment.The weaker greenback and the ongoing conflict in Yemen pushed the price of crude, a key Canadian export, higher, despite Saudi Arabia's announcement of record oil output last month.At 9:12 ...
C$ softens as Greece, China worries push greenback higher TORONTO: The Canadian dollar gave up some of last week's gains against US dollar on Monday as the greenback strengthened broadly, while easing prices for crude, a major Canadian export, kept the loonie under pressure.The market also continued to feel the impact of Friday's US employment data, which showed a rebound in job growth in April and a lower unemployment rate."The drivers today: it's really US dollar strength, which was the default bid for nonfarm ...
Dollar gains against euro on Greece worries; kiwi plunges NEW YORK: The US dollar rose against the euro on Monday on renewed worries over a Greek exit from the eurozone, while the New Zealand dollar hit more than seven-week lows against the greenback on speculation the country's central bank could cut rates.Greece, which must repay a 750 million euro loan to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday, faces the risk of default and being forced out of the eurozone. Eurozone finance ministers meet on ...
Latin American currencies rally after US jobs data RIO DE JANEIRO: Latin American currencies gained on Friday as investors considered US jobs data not strong enough to justify an immediate interest-rate hike by the US Federal Reserve.The Brazilian real rallied 1.3 percent, leading gains among currencies in the region, after the data showed US job growth rebounded last month while the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest since May 2008.However, March payrolls were revised down to show that job creation that month was ...
Dollar recovers against euro on lower bund yields, upbeat US data NEW YORK: The US dollar recovered against the euro on Thursday after German bund yields retreated from their highs for the year and optimism grew that the US employment report for April would show strength after upbeat data on weekly jobless claims. German 10-year bund yields dipped from a 5-1/2 month high of 0.796 percent to last trade at 0.598 percent. The move lower made those yields less attractive compared with 10-year US Treasury yields, ...
C$ firms on crude rally, soft greenback TORONTO: The Canadian dollar strengthened against its US counterpart on Wednesday as crude prices surged to 2015 highs and the US dollar stumbled on soft economic data, but gains were well-off highs hit earlier in the session.The big oil and greenback drivers appeared to overshadow any market reaction from an historic election in the oil-producing province of Alberta, in which the left-wing New Democrats won a crushing victory, ending the Progressive Conservatives' 44-year hold on ...

 



 
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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%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyMay 21, 2015
Reserves $17.75 bln