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Weak overseas economic growth boosts dollar, Aussie at 6-year low NEW YORK: The US dollar rose against most other major currencies on Friday on data pointing to sluggish overseas economic growth, while the Australian dollar sagged to a six-year low after a Chinese manufacturing gauge fell to its weakest level in 15 months. Recent US figures have supported the notion that the Federal Reserve sees the economy as strong enough for it to end its near zero interest rate policy as early as September, an action that dollar bulls have betting on since last year."Worries about global growth have been rekindled. That has sparked a play into the dollar," said Joe Manimbo, senior market analyst at Western Union Business Solutions in Washington. The flash Caixin/Markit China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) dropped to 48.2, the lowest since April last year, while Markit's PMI gauge on the euro zone fell from a four-year high to 53.7 in early July. The dollar ...

Dollar rebounds after drop, sterling rises NEW YORK: The dollar rose on Wednesday after its biggest fall in a month the previous session, while sterling gained in response to minutes from the Bank of England's last meeting that suggested some policymakers support higher interest rates. The yen held its ground against the dollar and strengthened against the euro after Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday said he expected inflation to accelerate and brushed off the idea of more monetary ...
Dollar slips from 3-month peak, gold helps commodity currencies NEW YORK: The dollar retreated from a three-month high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday on mild profit-taking, while commodity-related currencies stabilized on a pause in gold's recent sell-off.Traders dialed back their short-term bearish bets on the euro in light volume as Greece proceeded to adopt the tough measures required by its lenders to obtain cash and avert bankruptcy. The dollar is expected to strengthen again in the coming weeks as traders anticipate the ...
Euro recovers from 3-month low, gold aids commodity currencies NEW YORK: The euro on Tuesday rebounded from three-month lows against the dollar as traders pared bearish bets as Greece proceeded to adopt the tough measures required by its lenders to obtain cash and avert bankruptcy. In light volume, the single currency's bounce knocked the greenback from its three-month peak against a basket of currencies, while commodity-related currencies climbed, partly on a pause in gold's recent selloff.Despite Tuesday's setback, the dollar is expected to strengthen ...
Dollar rises to seven-week high on rate-hike expectations NEW YORK: The dollar index rallied to a seven-week peak on Thursday, with an easing in jobless claims reinforcing market expectations of a 2015 US interest rate hike. A day after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled that the first rise in US rates in nearly a decade was likely this year, the US Labor Department reported an unexpected dip in new applications for unemployment payments.The data for the week to July 11 showed a ...
Yen, Swiss franc weaken as China stocks gain, Greek fears ease NEW YORK: The safe-haven yen and Swiss franc fell on Thursday after Chinese stocks rebounded and worries about Greece eased somewhat as Europe awaited reform proposals from the debt-burdened country to back its request for another three-year loan.The 6 percent gain in Shanghai shares was enough to restore optimism from investors after a rough month dominated by Greece's troubles and a more than 30 percent drop in China's main stock market indexes.Those elements were behind ...
C$ softens on weaker oil, disappointing China data OTTAWA: The Canadian dollar weakened against the greenback on Friday as oil prices slipped and as data showed service sector activity slowed in China, a major consumer of commodities.Investors were also wary of taking aggressive bets heading into Sunday's Greek referendum on the country's bailout terms with lenders. An opinion poll showed supporters of the terms have taken a slim lead.Talks between Greece and international lenders collapsed last weekend, causing Greece to miss a payment ...

 



 
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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%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
Reserves $18.677 bln