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South Korea won edges up as dollar selling emerges SEOUL: The South Korean won was up in early domestic trade on Wednesday, recouping some of its losses earlier in the week as renewed dollar-selling by exporters pushed investors to take profit on the US currency.The local currency was quoted at 1,065.2 against the dollar as of 0223 GMT, compared with Tuesday's domestic closing level of 1,068.3.Dealers said some investors were seen taking profit on the dollar's recent gains after the currency failed to break above the 1,070 mark against the won."Exporters' dollar supplies have emerged after the dollar-won rate looked unable to breach the 1,070 resistance, and the exchange rate is heading lower because of this," a currency dealer said. "The won fell sharply in recent sessions, so some rollback should be expected."Another dealer said that the won could rise further in afternoon trade given the currency's steady advances against the dollar.The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index was ...

Dollar mixed in Asia ahead of Fed meeting minutes TOKYO: The dollar was mixed in Asia on Wednesday as investors await the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent meeting to see if it plans to continue winding down its stimulus programme.The greenback fetched 104.87 yen in Tokyo midday trade, rising from 104.69 yen in New York on Tuesday.The euro gained to $1.3625 from $1.3614 and to 142.89 yen from 142.53 yen.The Fed will later in the day release the minutes from ...
Sri Lanka rupee ends weaker on bond sales by foreigners COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee ended weaker on Tuesday due to dollar demand from importers and foreigners who sold rupee bonds, but dealers expect the currency to gain on an expected $1 billion inflow next week from a bond sale.The spot rupee ended at 130.80/90 per dollar, weaker from Monday's close of 130.70/75.A currency dealer said a one-off rupee bond sale by some foreign investors pulled the currency down.Dealers said the rupee is under pressure ...
India rupee ends little changed; inflation in focus MUMBAI: The Indian rupee closed little changed on Tuesday as shares fell for a fifth consecutive session to mark their weakest start to a year since 2011, offsetting the positive impact from continued foreign fund inflows into bonds.Broad gains in the dollar against emerging Asian currencies are also pressuring the rupee, although trading is broadly seen range-bound ahead of December inflation data due next week.Analysts widely expect easing vegetable prices will push down consumer and ...
Dollar steady in Asia after mixed US data TOKYO: The dollar held steady in Asia Tuesday following a mixed set of US economic data, as investors await key jobs figures later in the week and ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting.The greenback fetched 104.30 yen in morning Tokyo trade, up from 104.19 yen but still well off the five-year high of 105.41 yen touched last week.The euro bought $1.3625 against $1.3629, while it gained to 142.16 ...
Yen rebounds against dollar, euro in Asia TOKYO: The yen climbed against the dollar and euro on Monday after hitting five-year lows last week, but analysts said the rebound will likely only be short-lived.In morning Tokyo trade, the dollar bought 104.30 yen, compared with 104.85 yen in New York Friday, and well off the mid-105 yen range seen on December 30 -- the greenback's strongest level since October 2008.The euro also slipped to 141.70 yen from 142.44 yen in the United States, ...
India's forex reserves rise to $295.71bn as on Dec 27 MUMBAI: India's foreign exchange reserves rose to $295.71 billion as of Dec. 27, compared with $295.50 billion in the earlier week, the Reserve Bank of India said on Friday.Changes in foreign currency assets, expressed in dollar terms, include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of other currencies held in its reserves, the RBI said in its weekly statistical supplement. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 22, 2015
Reserves $10.331 bln