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South Korea won inches up ahead of US key jobs data; shares fall SEOUL: The South Korean won inched up to the dollar on Thursday as some traders trimmed dollar-long positions ahead of US non-farm payrolls data due late in the week. The won closed up 0.6 percent at 1,166.2 to the dollar after touching a three-year low of 1,175.1 in the previous session. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed down 0.8 percent at 2,013.29 points, with market bellwether Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Hyundai Motor Co Ltd falling 3.8 percent and 4.1 percent, respectively. Foreign and local institutional selling in KOSPI shares weighed on the main bourse, offloading a net 87 billion won ($74.60 million) and 145.3 billion worth of stocks each, preliminary data showed. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Sri Lanka rupee ends steady; state bank dollar sales offset importer demand COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee ended steady on Wednesday as dollar selling by a state-run bank offset importer demand for the greenback, dealers said.The rupee ended at 133.50/60 per dollar on Wednesday."There was importer dollar demand throughout. Exporters are not selling dollars," a currency dealer said on condition of anonymity.On Monday, the state-owned bank cut the currency's peg to the dollar by 10 cents to allow the exchange rate to appreciate to 133.50.Some dealers expect ...
Dollar rises after Fed official's rate hike comment TOKYO: The dollar rose against the euro and yen in Asia Wednesday, adding to gains driven by a US Federal Reserve official's support for a September interest rate hike.In Tokyo, the dollar fetched 124.40 yen, against 124.36 yen in New York and 123.98 yen in Tokyo earlier Tuesday. The euro edged down to $1.0864 and 135.10 yen from $1.0882 and 135.32 yen in US trade. On Tuesday, the dollar advanced against other major currencies after ...
Euro under pressure after hair-raising Greek stock plunge TOKYO: The euro was under pressure Tuesday following a sell-off in New York as a plunge on the Greek stock market revived worries about Athens' future in the eurozone.The single currency slipped to $1.0936 and 135.64 yen Tuesday morning from $1.0954 and 135.82 yen in New York.The dollar crept up to 124.09 yen from 123.99 yen, but gains were held back by weak US and Chinese manufacturing data.On Monday, Greece's stock exchange, resuming trade after ...
Dollar rally takes breather in Asia TOKYO: The dollar eased against the yen Friday after a three-day rally driven by upbeat US economic growth and expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike as early as September.In Tokyo, the greenback bought 123.97 yen against 124.15 yen in New York, where it briefly jumped to 124.50 yen.The euro strengthened to $1.0945 from $1.0931 while it edged down to 135.69 yen from 135.70 yen in US trade.On Thursday, the US Commerce Department said ...
Dollar picks up after Fed boosts view on economy TOKYO: The dollar picked up Thursday after the Federal Reserve boosted its view of the US economy, with analysts saying it has left the door open for a possible interest rate hike as early as September.In Tokyo, the dollar traded at 124.07 yen, up from 123.91 yen in New York and 123.64 yen in Tokyo Wednesday before the Fed finished a two-day policy meeting.The euro slipped to $1.0977 from $1.0990, while it was at 136.20 ...
Dollar dips ahead of Fed policy statement TOKYO: The dollar eased Wednesday as traders remained on edge after a China stock market plunge this week and as the Federal Reserve wound up a two-day meeting, with hopes of some guidance on its plans for raising interest rates.In Tokyo the dollar was at 123.43 yen, against 123.56 yen in New York late Tuesday.The euro changed hands at $1.1060 and 136.73 yen compared with $1.1058 and 136.64 yen in US trade.The greenback came under ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,374.76 0.14
Arrow Nasdaq 4,733.50 0.35
Arrow S&P 1,951.13 0.12
Arrow FTSE 6,194.10 1.82
Arrow DAX 10,317.84 2.68
Arrow CAC-40 4,653.79 2.17
Arrow Nikkei 18,182.39 0.48
Arrow H.Seng 20,934.94 1.18
Arrow Sensex 25,764.78 1.22

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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 $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
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