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Dollar holds steady in Asia on upbeat US economy view TOKYO: The dollar held firm in Asia on Tuesday after solid retail sales data boosted confidence in the US economy while tensions in Ukraine and speculation over more European Central Bank monetary easing weighed on the euro. In midday Tokyo trade, the greenback fetched 101.87 yen, up from 101.82 yen in New York Monday afternoon.The euro fetched $1.3815 and 140.75 yen, little changed from $1.3820 and 140.74 yen in US trade.US stock prices jumped on Monday thanks to a better-than-expected earnings report from Citigroup and encouraging retail sales data.The figures showed retail sales rose 1.1 percent on-month in March, supplying further evidence of stronger economic activity after a particularly brutal winter."This is shifting expectations for a spring pickup in the US data," National Australia Bank (NAB) said. "This is one of the necessary but not sufficient conditions for a US dollar rally. More on that when Fed chair (Janet) Yellen ...

China's yuan holds steady as market awaits Q1 data HONG KONG: China's yuan held steady against the dollar on Monday following a weaker official midpoint, with the market awaiting a run of economic indicators this week to gauge growth momentum in the world's second-largest economy.Spot yuan changed hands at 6.2118 near midday, slightly weaker than Friday's close of 6.2113. It traded in a tight range of 6.2094 and 6.2142 in the morning.The People's Bank of China (PBOC) set the yuan midpoint at 6.1531, the ...
Euro down in Asia on Draghi easing comments TOKYO: The euro weakened in Asia Monday after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said policymakers may need to take action to stem the unit's rise.In Tokyo midday trade, the single currency weakened to $1.3848 and 140.62 yen, down from $1.3882 and 141.11 yen in New York Friday.The dollar also fell to 101.54 yen, from 101.65 yen in US trading.At the weekend, Draghi hinted at further policy moves after the ECB stood pat at its ...
Won leads Asia FX weekly gains, but rupiah down SINGAPORE: The South Korean won led weekly gains among emerging Asian currencies with funds flowing into the region's battered stocks and bonds, but the Indonesian rupiah on Friday hit a one-month low on election disappointment.The won ended local trading up 0.5 percent at 1,035.0 per dollar, its strongest domestic market close since August 2008, on exporters' demand for settlements.Foreign investors extended their buying spree in Seoul's main stock market to a 13th consecutive session, providing ...
Dollar edges up in Asian trade TOKYO: The dollar on Friday clawed back some of the losses suffered against the yen earlier in the week as investors welcomed data showing US jobless claims at a seven-year low.In midday Tokyo trade, the greenback changed hands at 101.64 yen, compared with 101.44 yen in New York. The euro rose to 141.23 yen from 140.88 yen while it also edged up to $1.3894 from $1.3888.Dealers said the dollar was consolidating after hitting a three-week ...
Yuan weaker, despite dollar decline after soft export data SHANGHAI: China's yuan slipped on Thursday after exports declined for a second consecutive month in March, but some economists partly blamed intense yuan speculation last year for artificially inflating trade figures then and distorting comparisons now.Spot yuan shed 0.1 percent by midday to change hands at 6.2059 per dollar after the central bank guided the midpoint slightly weaker to 6.1510. The market has remained consistently weaker than the midpoint since mid-March.The dollar hit a three-week ...
Dollar stung by Fed minutes, Aussie rises on solid jobs data SYDNEY/SINGAPORE: The dollar hit a three-week low versus a basket of major currencies on Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's March meeting disappointed dollar bulls, while the Aussie dollar surged on data showing solid Australian jobs growth. Minutes of the Fed's March 19 meeting released on Wednesday showed Fed officials had worried the bank's forecasts on interest rates might appear to investors as mapping out a more aggressive cycle of rate hikes. Analysts at ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,813.39 0.01
Arrow Nasdaq 5,116.15 0.26
Arrow S&P 2,088.87 0.01
Arrow FTSE 6,393.13 0.88
Arrow DAX 11,320.77 1.35
Arrow CAC-40 4,946.02 1.08
Arrow Nikkei 19,944.41 0.49
Arrow H.Seng 22,488.94 0.04
Arrow Sensex 25,958.63 0.71

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Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
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