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Dollar rises to 6-month high against yen TOKYO: The dollar rose to a six-month high against the yen on Monday in Asian trading as market participants tested the greenback's upside after speculators had bet on further dollar gains. The dollar rose as high as 101.73 yen on the EBS trading platform, its highest since May 30. Data released last week showed currency speculators increased net short positions in the Japanese currency to the most in six years. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...

Yen sinks in Asian trade TOKYO: The yen sank in Asia Monday as a generally upbeat outlook led dealers into higher-yielding investments, with the euro hitting a four-year high thanks to upbeat German data.The greenback changed hands at 101.64 yen in Tokyo morning trade, well up from 101.23 yen in New York Friday afternoon. The greenback last week topped 101 yen for the first time since July.The euro was trading at 137.68 yen -- its highest since October 2009 -- ...
China money rates ease after central bank move, but still elevated SHANGHAI: China's money rates eased up this week after the central bank poured cash back into the market following an unusual mid-month spike last week, but traders remained on edge with rates elevatedThe weighted average for the benchmark seven-day bond repurchase contract stood at 4.88 percent on Friday afternoon, down from 5.45 percent at the previous Friday's close. But the rate was still well outside the 3 percent range traders consider indicative of comfortable conditions.The ...
Indian govt had 147.26bn rupees outstanding loans from central bank as of Nov 15 MUMBAI: The Indian government had 147.26 billion rupees ($2.34 billion) outstanding loans from the central bank as of Nov. 15, the Reserve Bank of India said in its weekly statistical supplement on Friday. The central government had 114.86 billion rupees outstanding loans in the week-ago period. State governments did not have any outstanding loans from the central bank, same as the week-ago period.Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
Dollar extends gains in Asia on buoyant US data TOKYO: The dollar extended its gains against the yen in Asia Friday, after strong US jobs data bolstered speculation the Fed will soon begin a rollback of its monetary easing scheme.The greenback jumped to 101.32 yen in Tokyo, from 101.16 yen in New York Thursday.A drop in weekly US jobless claims and a pick-up in manufacturing activity in November boosted sentiment, powering the Dow to another record high, and fuelling speculation of any early pullback ...
Sri Lanka rupee steady ahead of budget; stocks recover from 7 week low COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee traded steady on Thursday as dealers were reluctant to trade the spot rupee above 131.10, but currency forwards fell due to importer dollar demand, dealers said. The spot rupee was quoted flat at 131.10/15 per dollar at 0533 GMT, same as Wednesday's close. It was shy of the Nov. 14 close of 131.10/20, its lowest since Oct. 4. Three-day forward or spot-next, which was active in the market, was traded ...
South Korea won down on broad dollar gains after Fed minutes SEOUL: The South Korean won was down in early domestic trade on Thursday, tracking the dollar's broad gains after minutes from the US Federal Reserve's October policy meeting suggested the central bank could soon move to taper monetary stimulus.The local currency was quoted at 1,060.6 against the dollar as of 0210 GMT, compared with Wednesday's domestic close of 1,057.9, on track for its second session of losses.In the Fed's minutes, central bank officials felt they ...


Index Closing Chg%
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

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 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln