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Yen rally hits roadblock in Asian trade TOKYO: The yen's brief climb hit a block in Asia Thursday with sentiment picking up as Chinese stock markets rallied and dealers held out hope for a Greek debt deal this weekend.In Tokyo, the dollar strengthened to 121.37 yen from 120.71 yen in New York while the euro rose to 134.69 yen against 133.68 yen.However, both were still off levels earlier this week when jittery traders piled into the yen, which is a seen as a safe-haven currency in times of turmoil and uncertainty.Chinese stocks swung wildly on Thursday as Beijing took new measures to avert a crash after mainland markets plunged more than 30 percent over the past month, wiping trillions of dollars off values.China's market regulator barred "big" shareholders -- defined as those with stakes of more than five percent -- and executives of listed companies from selling their shares for the next six months.Dealers are also tracking ...

Sri Lanka spot rupee steady for 3rd session; state bank sells dollar COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee ended steady for a third straight session on Tuesday in dull trade as a state-run bank sold dollars at 133.60 to keep the currency flat, dealers said. Three-month rupee forwards ended steady at 135.30/40 per dollar as inward remittances offset importer dollar demand. However, six-month forwards ended slightly weaker at 136.85/95, compared with Monday's close of 136.80 as a foreign bank converted some dollars to buy rupee-denominated treasury securities, dealers ...
Malaysia ringgit hits 16-year low on political uncertainty KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's ringgit hit a 16-year low Monday on growing political uncertainty following allegations that a probe into a state investment fund found hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred into the prime minister's personal accounts.The currency dropped 0.8 percent to 3.8088 against the greenback in Kuala Lumpur, the lowest level since May 1999.The currency was fixed at 3.8 to the dollar in 1998 during the Asian financial crisis after it slumped 35 percent ...
Euro steady as investors weigh risks of Greek exit TOKYO: The euro held its ground in Asia on Monday despite the odds of a Greek exit from the eurozone spiking after the country rejected creditors' austerity demands in a landmark weekend referendum.The 19-nation currency was changing hands at $1.1027 and 134.82 yen, down from $1.1102 and 136.70 yen Friday.However, it clawed back some of the losses suffered in New York electronic trade Sunday, when it fell to $1.0963.The dollar fetched 122.28 yen against 123.05 ...
Mixed US jobs report weighs on dollar TOKYO: The dollar was under pressure Friday following a mixed US jobs report that has investors questioning the likelihood of a September interest rate hike, while the euro was little changed ahead of this weekend's Greek bailout referendum.In Tokyo, the greenback bought 123.13 yen, marginally up from 123.07 yen in New York but down from 123.54 yen earlier Thursday in Asia.The euro held up at $1.1091 and 136.56 yen from $1.1086 and 136.43 yen.On Thursday, ...
Sri Lankan spot rupee up as state bank lowers dollar selling rate COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee traded firmer on Thursday as a state-run bank, through which the central bank usually directs the market, sold dollars at 133.60, 10 cents lower from the previous session's close, dealers said.The rupee traded at 133.60 per dollar, up from Tuesday's close of 133.70. Both currency and stock markets were closed for a holiday on Wednesday."The state bank sold dollars at a reduced price of 133.60," a currency dealer said."There is ...
Euro ticks higher ahead of Greek debt referendum TOKYO: The euro ticked higher in Asia on Thursday as an upbeat US jobs report boosted sentiment while investors look to this weekend's referendum on Greece's bailout.The single currency bought $1.1072 and 136.59 yen in Tokyo trade, up from $1.1053 and 136.12 yen in New York late Wednesday.The dollar was at 123.37 yen against 123.15 yen and well up from the 122.48 yen in Tokyo earlier Wednesday.A gauge of US manufacturing activity for June came ...


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Arrow DJIA 17,550.69 0.27
Arrow Nasdaq 5,105.55 0.19
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Arrow DAX 11,456.07 0.11
Arrow CAC-40 5,112.14 0.16
Arrow Nikkei 20,520.36 0.14
Arrow H.Seng 24,406.12 0.02
Arrow Sensex 28,071.93 0.41

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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-22.095 bln
Exports $23.885 bln
Imports $45.980 bln
WeeklyAugust 03, 2015
Reserves $18.536 bln