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Peru LIMA: Peru's central bank bought $40 million in the local spot market on Wednesday but the sol currency gained 0.24 percent to finish bidding at 2.552 per dollar - its strongest level in more than 16 years.   Center>Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...

US dollar hits more than two-year high vs yen  NEW YORK: The dollar surged to a more than two-year high against the yen on Wednesday after Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said the country's new prime minister has instructed him to undertake a stimulus plan without necessarily keeping previously agreed limits on new bond issuance.   Japan's debt issuance cap has been set at 44 trillion yen.   Analysts said Aso's comments were a green light to sell the yen further.   The dollar hit a high of 85.70 yen, ...
Yen falls to 20 month low on new prime minister NEW YORK: The yen slumped to a 20-month low against the US dollar and a 16-month trough versus the euro on Wednesday, after Shinzo Abe assumed office as Japan's new prime minister and reiterated his pledge to push for more drastic monetary and fiscal measures and tame the strong Japanese currency.   Meanwhile the euro traded above $1.32 against the US dollar for a seventh straight session and in early New York trading was up slightly on ...
Brazil real weakens in thin trade  BRASILIA: Brazil's real weakened slightly against the dollar in thin pre-holiday trade on Monday during a shortened three-hour trading session whose tone reflected caution over the US "fiscal cliff."   The real ended 0.24 percent lower at 2.0783 reais per dollar.   "Liquidity was very low today. Anyone who wanted to buy (dollars) to adjust their positions had to find someone willing to sell," said Gustavo Godoy, manager at the Banco Daycoval bank.   Markets have been left in limbo after ...
Yen down against dollar, euro on Abe comments  NEW YORK: The yen dipped against the dollar and the euro Monday after Japan's incoming prime minister Shinzo Abe renewed calls on the central bank to take further steps to ease monetary policy.   At about 1900 GMT in quiet Christmas Eve trade, the dollar stood at 84.83 yen, compared to 84.25 yen late Friday. The common European currency reached 111.87 yen, up from 110.05 yen Friday.   Abe has also warned he would change the law to make ...
Euro erases gains versus dollar, turns negative  NEW YORK: The euro fell slightly against the dollar in thin pre-Christmas trade on Monday, erasing early gains.   The euro fell 0.1 percent to $1.3177, after having risen as high as $1.3233 on Reuters data.   The dollar earlier slipped against the euro as traders locked in gains sparked by continued uncertainty about the US budget talks.   Center>Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...
C$ ekes out gain as investors await US fiscal talks  TORONTO: The Canadian dollar ended slightly higher against its US counterpart in quiet Christmas Eve trading on Monday as investors wait until after the holidays for developments in deadlocked US budget talks.   Markets were left in limbo last week when President Barack Obama and US lawmakers suspended talks until after Christmas on avoiding $600 billion of spending cuts and tax increases that some economists say threaten to send the economy back into recession.   Although there is no ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,164.95 1.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,635.24 1.03
Arrow S&P 1,994.99 1.30
Arrow FTSE 6,749.40 0.90
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln