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Euro climbs to one-week high vs dollar  NEW YORK: The euro climbed to a one-week high against the dollar on Thursday as investors saw no hints of the European Central Bank laying the groundwork for cuts to the benchmark interest rate.   Earlier, the central bank left its benchmark interest rate at 0.75 percent.   The euro was last up 0.9 percent at $1.3176 with the session peak at $1.3178.   The euro touched a near one-month high against the Swiss franc at 1.2127 francs.   Center>Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...

C$ overlooks US results in rangebound trade  TORONTO: Canada's dollar ended slightly lower against its US counterpart on Wednesday, shrugging off a modest rally in other riskier assets after Alcoa opened the US earnings season with an optimistic outlook.   Global equities staged a modest recovery after two days of losses. Even with the encouraging Alcoa report, investors lacked a clear view of how US corporations fared in the fourth-quarter and the Canadian currency was rangebound.   Adam Cole, global head of FX strategy at RBC ...
Peru LIMA: Peru's central bank bought $40 million in the local spot market on Wednesday and the sol currency finished bidding 0.12 percent weaker at 2.55 per dollar.   Center>Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
Latam FX gains with US stocks, Brazil real flat  SAO PAULO: Latin American currencies rose on Wednesday as a good start to the US earnings season encouraged investors to take risk in emerging markets, although the Brazilian real was little changed on the perception that policymakers do not want a much stronger currency.   The Mexican peso climbed 0.5 percent to 12.7349 per US dollar, leading gains in the region, as US stocks rose after two days of declines.   The Chilean peso climbed a quarter of a ...
Dollar gains versus yen on expectations of BOJ easing NEW YORK: The dollar rallied against the yen on Wednesday, ending two days of declines and moving back towards a recent 2-1/2 year high, as positioning on expectations of easier Bank of Japan monetary policy led some investors to sell the Japanese currency.   Yen sentiment has been volatile as the BOJ Jan. 21-22 policy meeting approaches, but traders said the dollar's pullback in the previous two sessions had lured investors waiting for a chance to buy ...
Dollar climbs to two-day high vs yen NEW YORK: The dollar rallied to a two-day peak against the yen on Wednesday as expectations of Bank of Japan monetary policy easing at a meeting this month led some investors to sell the Japanese currency.   The dollar was last up 0.9 percent at 87.82 yen JPY=, with the session high posting at 87.87 yen.   Center>Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
C$ weaker as caution reigns ahead of earnings  TORONTO: The Canadian dollar weakened slightly against its US counterpart on Tuesday, as activity was limited by mixed economic signs from Europe and caution ahead of the North American earnings season.   Adding to the sense of risk aversion, market participants cited speculation that France's sovereign debt rating may get downgraded.   "It's not the first time we hear these kind of rumors going around, it's just that there isn't much for the market to focus on at the ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,288.63 0.86
Arrow Nasdaq 5,008.10 0.90
Arrow S&P 2,117.39 0.61
Arrow FTSE 6,940.64 0.09
Arrow DAX 11,410.36 0.08
Arrow CAC-40 4,917.32 0.69
Arrow Nikkei 18,826.88 0.15
Arrow H.Seng 24,887.44 0.15
Arrow Sensex 29,459.14 0.33







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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyDecember
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln