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Dollar slips after sideswipe from dovish Fed minutes TOKYO: The dollar fell against the yen and euro on Thursday, paring gains after minutes of January's Federal Reserve policy meeting showed officials were concerned about hiking interest rates too soon.The greenback shed 0.2 percent to 118.58 yen after coming down from a peak of 119.41 overnight. The dollar index added to losses and was down 0.3 percent at 93.940 but managed to keep above this week's trough of 93.801."The two pillars of a strong dollar scenario: the first being strong fundamentals and the next being June rate hike expectations, are beginning to wobble," said Junichi Ishikawa, market analyst at IG Securities in Tokyo.Although the closely-watched non-farm payrolls data released earlier this month proved robust, recent US economic data have not been consistently strong. Against such a backdrop Fed policymakers expressed concern that raising interest rates too soon could chill the US economic recovery in the minutes issued on Wednesday.Widening ...

Euro rises on hopes for Greek debt deal TOKYO: The euro rose Thursday on hopes for a deal in Greece's debt standoff, while the dollar was under pressure after Federal Reserve policy meeting minutes suggested it was in no hurry to hike interest rates.In Tokyo, the single currency strengthened to $1.1420 and 135.43 yen, from $1.1398 and 135.35 yen in New York.The dollar slipped to 118.59 yen from 118.76 yen.Greece is due to make a formal request for a loan extension from eurozone ...
Euro steady as markets eye last-chance Greek debt talks TOKYO: The euro held steady on Wednesday as investors hoped that last-ditch talks on Greece's debt would see a breakthrough deal that keeps it in the eurozone.In Tokyo trading, the common currency bought $1.1405 and 135.84 yen, down from $1.1413 and 136.13 yen in New York but well above $1.1357 and 134.70 yen in Tokyo earlier Tuesday.The dollar slipped to 119.09 yen from 119.29 yen, but was up from 118.55 yen in Tokyo on Tuesday. ...
Euro supported by hopes for Greek debt deal; yen awaits Kuroda TOKYO/SINGAPORE: The euro held steady on Wednesday, finding some support as investors held on to hopes that Greece will find enough common ground with its euro zone partners and avoid a chaotic exit from the currency union.The euro traded at $1.1405, staying above this week's low of $1.13195 hit on Monday.Although Greece rejected a proposal to request a six-month extension of its international bailout on Monday, market players are betting that an agreement will be ...
Euro weakens as Greek debt talks collapse TOKYO: The euro lost more ground in Asia on Tuesday after talks between Greece and its creditors collapsed, fanning fears that the country will tumble out of the eurozone.In Tokyo, the common currency slumped to $1.1348 and 134.35 yen from $1.1390 and 134.53 yen in London. US markets were closed Monday for a holiday."Greece and Germany came to the talks with different preconditions, and the lack of compromise is weighing on the euro," Yuji Saito, ...
Sri Lanka rupee ends steady on central bank moral suasion COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee ended steady on Monday for the sixth straight session as the central bank defended the currency, which has been under pressure due to tepid dollar demand from importers, dealers said. Pressure on the currency is expected to persist despite the central bank's actions until inflows start to come in, they said. Sri Lanka's newly elected government has said it would borrow up to $1.5 billion through sovereign bonds and $4 ...
Euro gains ahead of Greek debt talks TOKYO: The euro edged up against the dollar in Asia on Monday ahead of key talks between Greece and its international creditors aimed at hashing out a last-minute debt deal.The euro rose to $1.1416 from $1.1393, with the common currency winning some support from better-than-expected eurozone growth data last week.It changed hands at 135.24 yen, lower than 135.29 yen in US trading. In Tokyo, the greenback also weakened to 118.47 yen from 118.74 yen in ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,288.63 0.86
Arrow Nasdaq 5,008.10 0.90
Arrow S&P 2,117.39 0.61
Arrow FTSE 6,940.64 0.09
Arrow DAX 11,410.36 0.08
Arrow CAC-40 4,917.32 0.69
Arrow Nikkei 18,826.88 0.15
Arrow H.Seng 24,887.44 0.15
Arrow Sensex 29,459.14 0.33

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln