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South Korea won ends flat, robust data offsets yen effect SEOUL: The South Korean won ended local trade almost unchanged against the dollar on Thursday, as the country's strong current account data offset recent pressure from the yen's weakness.The won was quoted at 1,061.5 against the dollar at the end of domestic trade, compared with Wednesday's close at 1,061.1.Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...

South Korean won supported by current account data SEOUL: The won steadied against the robust dollar on exporters' dollar sales on Thursday, after South Korea's current account surplus jumped to a record amount in October on firmer exports.The won was quoted at 1,061.9 per dollar at 0245 GMT, just below Wednesday's domestic close of 1,061.1.It reflected the South Korean currency's resilience against the dollar's rise and the yen's fall since late Wednesday, which traders attributed to the current account data released before onshore ...
Thai baht at 11-week low as Oct output falls more than expected SINGAPORE: The Thai baht hit its weakest in more than 11 weeks on Thursday as data showed October manufacturing output fell more than expected, adding to the country's economic woes even as political tensions mount. The baht fell as much as 0.2 percent to 32.20 per dollar, its weakest since Sept 11. Thailand's industrial output fell 4.02 percent in October from a year earlier, worse than a forecast for a 3.3 percent decline, the government ...
Sri Lanka rupee recovers on exporter dollar sales after intervention COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee recovered on Wednesday as exporter dollar sales outpaced importer demand for the greenback early in the day, after intervention by a state-run bank held the currency at 131.15, dealers said.As the rupee spot was capped through intervention, three-day forward or spot next was actively traded in the market and ended at 131.30/35, firmer from Tuesday's close of 131.45/50.Though the spot rupee was not active in the market, it was quoted ...
Sri Lanka rupee at near 7-week low on importer dollar demand COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee traded weaker at a near seven-week low on Wednesday due to importer dollar demand despite the intervention by state banks to hold the currency at 131.15, dealers said. The spot rupee was quoted at 131.20/45 per dollar at 0551 GMT, its lowest since Oct. 10, Thomson Reuters data showed. It closed at 131.15/25 on Tuesday. Three currency dealers said one of the two state banks, through which the central bank ...
South Korean won under pressure from yen, exporters SEOUL: The South Korean won fell slightly against the dollar by midday on Wednesday, weighed down by the yen's recent decline against the dollar and slow month-end dollar sales by exporters.The won was quoted at 1,061.4 per dollar at 0245 GMT, a touch down from Tuesday's domestic close of 1,059.9."Dollar/yen's recent rises put a strong floor for the dollar/won at around 1,060," said a domestic bank dealer in Seoul, referring to the yen's sharp falls ...
Dollar inches down to 1 month low vs. euro ahead of US holiday TOKYO/SYDNEY: The dollar eased to a near one-month low against the euro on Wednesday, undermined by lower Treasury yields after a batch of US data offered few clues to investors on the timing of when the Federal Reserve will scale back its stimulus. Traders said market conviction was lacking given the US Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, and an absence of any data shock to drastically change expectations that the Fed will taper its bond-buying program ...


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