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Indian rupee hits 5-week peak, but off highs on importer dollar demand MUMBAI: The Indian rupee strengthened to a five-week high on Thursday as the central bank's measures to drain liquidity started to show impact, although demand for the greenback from importers towards late trade meant the unit closed just marginally stronger.The rupee has now gained for a second session following the Reserve Bank of India's additional cash draining measures on Tuesday, after its initial steps on July 15 to defend the rupee had failed to have much of an impact.The RBI also paid high yields in its 52 billion rupees sale of cash management bills on Thursday, which followed a 120 billion rupees sale of treasury bills on Wednesday, showing the central bank's commitment to drain cash."The measures are finally starting to have some impact but how long and at what levels will the rupee stabilise is the question. We need to see where INR heads in the coming week," said ...

Dollar weakens in Asia after housing data boost TOKYO: The dollar weakened on the yen and euro in Asia Thursday after getting a boost from upbeat US housing figures, while the European single currency was mixed following a rare piece of good news for the eurozone economy.In afternoon Tokyo trading, the greenback slipped to 99.87 yen from 100.26 yen in New York late Wednesday, while the euro eased to 132.13 yen from 132.34 yen.The single currency slightly rose to $1.3213 from $1.3199 yen.Driving ...
Sri Lanka rupee firmer on liquidity shortage COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee edged up for a second straight session on Wednesday, helped by bank dollar sales to cover tight rupee liquidity despite demand for the greenback from importers and foreigners, who have been selling treasury bonds, dealers said.The rupee was quoted at 131.48/55 at 0519 GMT, up from Tuesday's close of 131.60/65. It hit a 10-month low of 131.60/70 on Friday."The rupee is firmer as banks are selling dollars due to rupee ...
China's yuan steadies at one-week high, PMI checks gains HONG KONG: The Chinese yuan steadied at a one-week high against the US dollar on Wednesday following a stronger daily fixing, but weak manufacturing data and tighter money market conditions checked gains.By midday, the spot currency was trading at 6.1367 per dollar, slightly above Tuesday's close of 6.1374.Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector slowed to an 11-month low in July as new orders faltered and the job market weakened, a preliminary survey showed on Wednesday, ...
Dollar rises in Asian trading TOKYO: The dollar strengthened in thin Asian trade Wednesday, rebounding from losses in New York fuelled by a weak US manufacturing report, while a consumer confidence spike supported the euro.The greenback fetched 99.72 yen, compared with 99.48 yen in New York Tuesday afternoon although it is still well down from the 100-yen levels seen at the end of last week.The euro bought 131.73 yen and $1.3207, from 131.53 yen and $1.3222, after data showed eurozone ...
Sri Lanka rupee recovers from 10 month low on exporter dollar sales COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee recovered from its 10-month low on Tuesday helped by exporter dollar sales, but currency dealers said the downward pressure on the rupee still remained.The rupee was quoted at 131.55/65 at 0527 GMT, edging up from Friday's close of 131.60/70, its weakest level since Sept. 19.The markets were closed on Monday for a public holiday."Still the pressure remains despite some exporter conversions in light trade that helped the currency appreciate," a ...
Dollar slips versus yen in Asian trade TOKYO: The dollar weakened against the yen in Asia Tuesday after poor US housing data raised the likelihood the Federal Reserve would not wind back its stimulus programme in the near term.The greenback fetched 99.46 yen in afternoon Tokyo trade, down from 99.59 yen in New York Monday afternoon and well off the 100-yen levels at the end of last week, while the euro bought 131.26 yen and $1.3198, from 131.33 yen and $1.3186.On Monday ...


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Arrow DJIA 17,195.42 1.30
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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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