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Dollar up as equities surge, yields rise on upbeat data TOKYO: The dollar gained on Monday after upbeat data restored some calm to the financial markets, prompting equities to rally back from deep losses and triggering a rise in Treasury yields. The greenback got a further lift against the yen after reports that Japan's $1.2 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) could boost foreign asset holdings, seen spurring demand for foreign currencies. The dollar was up 0.4 percent at 107.345 yen, pulling further away from a five-week low of 105.195 hit the previous week. The US currency hit a six-year high at the start of this month, poking above 110 yen - a level at which nearly half of Japanese firms think the government should start defending it, according to a Reuters poll. "The dollar could extend its gains to the mid-107 yen level if equity market sentiment in Asia and Europe improve," said Masafumi Yamamoto, a market strategist for ...

China's yuan remains nearly flat as ruling party meeting opens SHANGHAI: China's yuan was little changed on Monday as the central committee of the ruling party began a four-day plenary session focusing on improving the country's legal system.Traders said the Chinese currency typically remains stable during such top Communist Party gatherings in the country.China is expected to unveil key legal reforms after the meeting, which may be welcomed by local firms and foreign investors, but no economic policy decisions are expected.The spot market opened at ...
Rupiah at 3-week high as Indonesia gets new president; Asia FX gains SINGAPORE: The Indonesia rupiah led gains among emerging Asian currencies on Monday, hitting a three-week peak on higher stocks and bond prices as hopes over the new president's economic reforms grew.Emerging Asian currencies rose as solid US data and corporate earnings calmed concerns over a global economic slowdown. Regional equity markets also rallied.The rupiah gained as much as 0.9 percent to 11,994 per dollar, its strongest since Sept. 26. Jakarta shares advanced 1.2 percent. Government ...
Indian rupee gains on rise in shares, robust US data MUMBAI: The Indian rupee gained on Friday as a rise in local shares along with positive US unemployment and industrial output data helped sentiment, but traders remain cautious given the uncertainties about global economic growth. On the week, however, the rupee fell, declining in five of the last six weeks. Markets will be shut next Thursday and Friday due to national holidays. All eyes are now on Chinese growth data due next week. Global markets ...
Sri Lanka rupee forwards end tad weaker on importer dollar demand COLOMBO: Sri Lankan rupee forwards ended slightly weaker on Friday on importer dollar demand while the spot rupee was not traded except for swap deals after the central bank through moral suasion prevented banks from trading the spot currency in the past week, dealers said. The central bank held the key policy rates steady as expected before the market opened on Friday, a day after its head said a reversal of the falling trend in ...
Yen ticks up in Asia on global economy jitters TOKYO: The yen edged higher in Asia on Friday, wiping out early losses, as ongoing worries about the global economy offset a positive batch of data out of the United States.In Tokyo afternoon trading, the dollar slipped to 106.17 yen from 106.33 yen in New York while the euro eased to 135.88 yen from 136.19 yen.The single currency also eased to $1.2798 from $1.2809.After equity markets were hammered this week by growing fears over the ...
Sri Lanka rupee forwards edge up on mild dollar buying COLOMBO: Sri Lankan rupee forwards traded a tad firmer on Thursday as tepid dollar purchases and mild exporter conversions helped the currency edge up.Three-day forwards or spot next was traded at 130.80/85 per dollar at 0655 GMT, compared to Wednesday's close of 130.90/131.00.The spot currency was not traded on Thursday, currency dealers said."There was no restriction from the central bank, but nobody wants to deal with the spot currency," a dealer said on condition of ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,677.90 1.32
Arrow Nasdaq 4,452.79 1.60
Arrow S&P 1,950.82 1.23
Arrow FTSE 6,419.15 0.30
Arrow DAX 9,047.31 1.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,157.68 1.28
Arrow Nikkei 15,138.96 0.37
Arrow H.Seng 23,333.18 0.30
Arrow Sensex 26,851.05 0.24

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
Reserves $13.465 bln