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Chilean peso extended falls SANTIAGO: The Chilean peso extended the year's falls, weakening further on Wednesday following the central bank's decision to reduce the benchmark interest rate and leave the door open for further cuts in the world's top copper exporter. On Tuesday after the market close, the central bank cut rates to 4.25 percent from 4.5 percent, as expected. Crucially, it kept in place its bias towards further easing, citing an economy that continues to lose strength. By the session close on Wednesday, the peso had fallen 0.85 percent to bid 552.40 to the US dollar. The IPSA stock index fell 0.8 percent. Traders said the peso had come under pressure as the bank move was seen as likely to dissuade capital inflows. There was high demand for dollars, prompting heavier trade than usual, they said. Year-to-date, the peso has weakened around 4.8 percent, compared to a fall of 9.0 percent in the ...

C$ hits session low after weak wholesale trade TORONTO: The Canadian dollar weakened to a session low against the US dollar on Wednesday after data showed domestic wholesale trade fell by more than expected in December.The Canadian dollar was at C$1.0970 to the greenback, or 91.16 US cents, weaker than Tuesday's close of C$1.0951, or 91.32 US cents. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Euro hits 3-week high vs dollar as euro zone data pleases NEW YORK: Euro zone growth numbers on Friday topped forecasts and helped push the euro to a nearly three-week peak against the dollar as investors bet action to avert deflation by the European Central Bank next month was less likely.The single currency rose as high as $1.3715 after slightly stronger-than-expected growth in Germany and France pushed euro zone fourth-quarter GDP up 0.3 percent, above a forecast of 0.2 percent. The dollar was weak after softer-than-forecast ...
Dollar eases, stocks edge higher ahead of Yellen NEW YORK: The dollar eased and global equity markets rose slightly on Monday as investors awaited the first congressional testimony of new Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen after a weak labor market report for January left investors skittish.U.S. stocks mostly rose, following the benchmark S&P 500's best two-day advance in four months late last week, while a measure of global equity activity and a broad European stock index rose slightly.The dollar held steady against major ...
Currencies shed gains as investors digest U.S. jobs data SAO PAULO/LONDON: Emerging market currencies pared gains on Friday as traders reconsidered the impact of January's U.S. payroll numbers on the Federal Reserve's plans to reduce its monetary stimulus program.U.S. employers hired far fewer workers than expected in January and job gains for the prior month were barely revised up, data showed on Friday.Traders initially saw the data as evidence that growth in the world's largest economy is losing steam, driving emerging market currencies higher ...
Euro edges higher ahead of ECB meeting NEW YORK: The euro Wednesday moved higher against the dollar and the yen on the eve of a closely-watched policy meeting of the European Central Bank.The euro bought $1.3536 near 2300 GMT, up from $1.3515 Tuesday.The euro edged up to 137.38 yen from 137.36 of the Japanese currency.The dollar declined to 101.49 yen from 101.64.European data were mixed ahead of Thursday's ECB meeting. A report from Markit Economics on eurozone private sector business activity in ...
C$ flat as focus turns to Friday's employment data TORONTO: The Canadian dollar ended nearly flat against the greenback on Wednesday as the market sought direction after a recent correction and as investors trained their focus on key employment reports in both Canada and the United States at the end of the week.Disappointing economic data added to the softer tone as the value of Canadian building permits fell unexpectedly in December, with residential permits sinking for a second straight month.After hitting a 4-1/2-year low ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,408.54 0.10
Arrow Nasdaq 4,095.52 0.23
Arrow S&P 1,864.85 0.14
Arrow FTSE 6,625.25 0.62
Arrow DAX 9,409.71 0.99
Arrow CAC-40 4,431.81 0.59
Arrow Nikkei 14,516.27 0.68
Arrow H.Seng 22,760.24 0.28
Arrow Sensex 22,628.84 1.58

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