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Euro slides 1pc on darkening euro zone outlook NEW YORK: The euro fell 1 percent on Thursday, surrendering most of the solid gains put up against the dollar since China devalued the yuan last month, after European central bankers cut economic growth targets and left interest rates unchanged. The dollar rallied, helped by weekly jobless data signalling a strong US labor market the day before Friday's August jobs report, which may be crucial for Federal Reserve policymakers considering raising interest rates.The European Central Bank lowered its forecasts for inflation and economic growth, citing a slowdown in emerging markets and weaker oil prices. ECB President Mario Draghi warned conditions could worsen. The revisions raise doubts about the effectiveness of the ECB's $1 trillion euro asset-buying program, which is aimed at stimulating growth and boosting consumer prices after years of low inflation.Draghi said inflation risks remained to the downside, mainly because of plunging crude oil prices, and that the bond-buying ...

Dollar pivots to gains as equities steady NEW YORK: The dollar rose on Wednesday as fragile global stock markets steadied and US hiring data encouraged speculation that Federal Reserve policymakers will raise interest rates later this month. Stock market gains, including a rise of about 1 percent in early Wall Street trading, slowed a rush to unwind carry trades that have boosted the safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro in the past few weeks. Both fell against the dollar on Wednesday. China's ...
Dollar sags against yen and euro as stocks weaken NEW YORK: The dollar eased against the safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro on Monday as investors around the world knocked down equities and trimmed bets against currencies popularly used to fund risky carry trades. Under carry trades, investors sell a low-yielding currency to buy riskier, higher-yielding ones for better returns. When volatility rises in global financial markets and stocks fall, they tend to take these positions off the table. European shares fell, with Germany's ...
C$ strengthens as oil vaults more than 10 percent TORONTO: The Canadian dollar firmed against its US counterpart on Thursday, as crude prices soared more than 10 percent following a global equities rally and an unexpected drop in US oil inventories.The loonie, which fell to 11-year lows earlier this week as investors rushed to safety on worries about slowing growth in China, also gained against other major currencies.The strength came even as the greenback rose against a basket of currencies following upbeat US data ...
Dollar firms for 3rd day on strong US data, equities gain NEW YORK: The dollar rose for a third consecutive session on Thursday, bolstered by data showing a much stronger U.S. economy than had been thought and by gains in global equities, which benefited from improving risk sentiment.U.S. data showing falling jobless claims and a faster growth rate than had initially been estimated in the world's largest economy underpinned the dollar.The reports, however, did little to change the view that the Federal Reserve would delay raising ...
Dollar weakens on receding US rate hike hopes, euro gains NEW YORK: The dollar fell against the euro and other major currencies on Thursday as bets dwindled that the Federal Reserve next month will raise US interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.The euro rose the most among major currencies, gaining more than 1 percent against the dollar to top $1.12, because of turmoil in emerging market currencies touched off by China's yuan devaluation last week.Traders said the probability of a September ...
C$ firms as prospect of September US rate hike fades TORONTO: The Canadian dollar strengthened against its US counterpart on Thursday as the greenback weakened on softening expectations for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in September.After the minutes of the Fed's latest policy meeting, released on Wednesday, indicated no rush to raise interest rates, investors exited dollar positions and the probability of a September rate hike fell to around 40 percent from 50 percent previously."The Canadian dollar is caught in the middle today. The ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,050.75 0.82
Arrow Nasdaq 4,810.79 0.41
Arrow S&P 2,013.43 0.88
Arrow FTSE 6,374.82 0.61
Arrow DAX 9,993.07 0.23
Arrow CAC-40 4,675.91 0.18
Arrow Nikkei 18,141.17 0.99
Arrow H.Seng 22,354.91 0.71
Arrow Sensex 26,845.81 0.70

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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.988 bln
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