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Dollar softer after run-up, yen supported by stock gains NEW YORK: Major currencies traded in tight ranges on Monday with investors facing a vacuum of data and modest price changes in global markets, save for Japan where stocks rallied on possible public pension fund spending, which helped bring down the yen. After a week of wide currency market gyrations, investors appear to have settled in for a quiet start to the week, unwilling to make fresh bets ahead of Wednesday's US inflation data and Thursday's European manufacturing reports In addition, the Federal Reserve is expected to follow through with its plan to end quantitative easing at the end of the month while benchmark US interest rates are forecast to remain near zero well into 2015. "I think there is a real risk that if there is a downside surprise in the CPI this could have an outsized reaction in the US Treasury market and dollar," said Paresh Upadhyaya, portfolio ...

C$ firms as markets steady, oil prices rise TORONTO: The Canadian dollar firmed modestly against the greenback on Friday, taking its cue from calmer global markets and a rise in oil prices at the end of a volatile week.The loonie gave a muted reaction to data that showed Canada's inflation rate came in at the Bank of Canada's target of 2 percent in September, reinforcing analysts' expectations that the central bank will maintain its neutral stance in its policy statement next week.The Canadian ...
Dollar edges higher on strong US consumer sentiment data NEW YORK: The US dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Friday after strong data on US consumer sentiment calmed nerves after a week of severe market volatility.The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary October reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment came in at 86.4, the highest since July 2007 and marking an unexpected gain. "Obviously, some of the momentum in the economy is continuing, despite what Wall Street tells you," ...
Dollar gains on better US economic data NEW YORK: The dollar rallied against the euro and the yen Thursday, after newly-released data suggested the US economy remains comparatively strong.The Department of Labor reported that initial US jobless claims for the week ending October 11 fell to 264,000, the lowest level since 2000.Then the Federal Reserve said US industrial production rose a robust 1.0 percent in September, recovering from an unexpected drop in August.The two reports helped counteract disappointing data earlier in the ...
Dollar recovers broadly on favorable US monetary policy view NEW YORK: The US dollar recovered against a basket of major currencies on Thursday on the view that Wednesday's selloff was overdone given the relative strength of the U.S. economy and the Federal Reserve's commitment to tightening U.S. monetary policy.A disappointing auction of Spanish debt and data showing deflation hit five peripheral euro zone countries in September underscored the relative health of the U.S. economy and the divergence between the Fed's path toward hiking interest ...
C$ firms after US data, bounces off five-year low TORONTO: The Canadian dollar firmed against the greenback on Wednesday, bouncing off the more than five-year low it hit earlier in the session as a drop in oil prices was offset by weaker-than-expected US economic data.Bond yields were also caught up in the global market rout, with the yield on the benchmark 10-year Canadian government bond at its lowest since May 2013.Concerns about heavy oversupply sent US crude down 36 cents to $81.84 a barrel, ...
Dollar plunges after weak US data signal delayed Fed rate hike NEW YORK: The US dollar hit a three-week low against the euro and a more than one-month low against the yen on Wednesday after weak U.S. economic data on retail sales and producer prices heightened concerns that the Federal Reserve would delay its first rate hike.Commerce Department data showed U.S. retail sales dropped 0.3 percent in September, while the Labor Department said prices received by U.S. producers fell 0.1 percent in September, the first decline ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,814.94 0.02
Arrow Nasdaq 4,758.25 0.07
Arrow S&P 2,067.03 0.12
Arrow FTSE 6,731.14 0.02
Arrow DAX 9,861.21 0.77
Arrow CAC-40 4,382.31 0.32
Arrow Nikkei 17,407.62 0.29
Arrow H.Seng 23,843.91 0.21
Arrow Sensex 28,338.05 0.57

Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln