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Latam currencies rally on US, Greece economic hopes  SAO PAULO: Latin American currencies rallied broadly on Monday, as hopes of a funding deal for Greece and signs of progress in US fiscal negotiations encouraged investors to buy emerging market assets.   The Brazilian real gained 0.1 percent, partly recovering from a Friday selloff that drove it to its weakest level in 3-1/2 years. The Mexican peso firmed half a percentage point in international markets, while domestic trading was halted due to a national holiday.   Global markets rallied across the board as investors saw positive developments in two major sources of global uncertainty.   US home resales rose in October and a gauge of homebuilder sentiment climbed to a six-year high in November, signs of surprising vigor in the country's still-struggling housing market. Meanwhile in Washington, leading lawmakers expressed confidence that they could reach a deal to avert abrupt spending cuts and tax hikes that could plunge the US economy into another recession next ...

Peru LIMA: Peru's central bank bought $20 million in the local spot market on Monday but the sol ended bidding 0.35 percent stronger at 2.598 per dollar on signs the US budget dispute can be solved and local companies paid seasonal taxes.   Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...
Dollar pares losses slightly vs yen after US housing data  NEW YORK: The dollar slightly pared losses versus the Japanese yen and briefly pared losses versus the euro on Monday after US housing data showed strength in the sector.   The dollar last traded at 81.24 yen, flat on the day. It traded around 81.18 before the release of the data.   The euro last traded at $1.2794, up 0.4 percent on the day. It fell as low as $1.2776 after the release of the data versus around $1.2786 ...
C$ strengthens, fuelled by US budget hopes  TORONTO: Canada's dollar strengthened against the greenback on Monday, touching its strongest level in more than a week as optimism US lawmakers would find a resolution to its fiscal crunch helped lift riskier assets.   The currency has been tracking equity markets, which recovered some of its sharp losses last week amid signs the United States will avert the $600 billion in automatic tax increases and spending cuts set to kick in in January that could send ...
Yen on track to post worst week since February; euro down  NEW YORK: The yen recovered slightly on Friday but was still on track to post it worst weekly performance against the dollar since mid-February as expectations of aggressive monetary easing from the Bank of Japan diminished the currency's appeal.   The euro, meanwhile, continued to struggle on concerns about Greece's fiscal problems and Europe's stagnant economy.   The dollar, up about 2.2 percent versus the yen on the week, remained in favor after Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda paved ...
C$ pared losses after constructive fiscal meeting  TORONTO: The Canadian dollar pared losses against the US dollar on Friday after touching a 3/12 month low late in the morning, following a White House meeting on the "fiscal cliff" that congressional leaders said was constructive.   Top Republicans emerged from a meeting at the White House on Friday saying they are prepared to agree to additional revenue to avert harsh automatic year-end tax increases and spending cuts, as long as there are also reductions in ...
Yen slides on expectations of more easing; euro up 2nd day  NEW YORK: The yen lost more than 1 percent of its value against the dollar for a second straight session on Thursday, hitting its lowest in nearly seven months on expectations the Bank of Japan will engage in more aggressive monetary easing.   The euro, meanwhile, rose for a second day against the dollar as investors continued to the cover their short positions after five days of losses. The euro's gains came despite data showing the euro ...


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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
Arrow DAX 10,694.32 0.41
Arrow CAC-40 4,604.25 0.59
Arrow Nikkei 17,674.39 0.39
Arrow H.Seng 24,507.05 0.36
Arrow Sensex 29,182.95 1.68

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