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South Korea won rises to 1-week high on exporters, Aramco eyed SEOUL: The South Korean won rose for a second session to its highest in a week early on Thursday, as local exporters sold dollars for month-end settlements while most investors kept to the sidelines, looking for heftier catalysts to move the market.The local currency was quoted at 1,072.8 against the dollar as of 0238 GMT, up 0.2 percent from Wednesday's domestic close at 1,075.0.The won touched 1,071.8 shortly after trade commenced, its highest intraday level since March 19."We're seeing exporters' dollar sales outweigh dollar demand from importers today...I think we might see the won move above the 1,070 level," one local bank dealer said.Keeping investors' hands tied on Thursday was the possibility of a rush of dollar sales linked to Korean Air Lines Co Ltd's decision back in December to sell about 30 million shares in South Korean refiner S-Oil.The airline aims to raise 2.2 trillion won from the deal ...

Euro struggles after ECB officials reopen easing debate; yen firmer TOKYO/SINGAPORE: The euro held steady near recent lows versus the dollar on Thursday after comments from European Central Bank officials revived speculation about further monetary easing to stave off potential deflation. The euro traded at around $1.3784, hovering near a low of $1.3749 hit twice in recent days, a break of which will bring the currency to its lowest level since March 6. That was the day when currency posted its biggest jump in the ...
China's yuan falls as central bank sets weaker mid-point for second day HONG KONG: China's yuan fell against the dollar on Thursday after the central bank set a weaker mid-point for the second consecutive day, but traders said supply and demand in the market was relatively balanced.The yuan changed hands at 6.2145 per dollar at midday, down 0.08 percent from Wedenesday's close at 6.2094. It traded between a narrow range of 6.2110 and 6.2191.The People's Bank of China (PBOC) set the yuan mid-point at 6.1465, down 0.04 ...
Dollar ticks up after Wall Street sell-off TOKYO: The dollar edged up against the yen in Asia Thursday after falling in US trade on concerns about the US banking system and tensions between Russia and the West.The dollar was at 102.15 yen in Tokyo early afternoon trade, slightly up from 102.00 yen in New York Wednesday afternoon.The euro, which fell Wednesday on hints from the European Central Bank that it will act to fight deflationary pressures, bought $1.3783 and 140.78 yen compared ...
Sri Lankan rupee steady despite importer dollar demand COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee traded steady on Wednesday despite importer dollar demand as dealers were reluctant to trade above 130.70 levels due to moral suasion.Dealers said banks were asked to keep the currency at the 130.70 per dollar level through moral suasion, a measure used by the central bank to keep the rupee volatility at low.The spot rupee was flat at 130.70/75 per dollar at 549 GMT. "It looks like the importer dollar demand ...
Dollar firms after solid consumer confidence data TOKYO: The dollar firmed against other currencies in Asia on Wednesday, extending gains on data showing US consumer confidence at a six-year high.In Tokyo morning trade the greenback was at 102.34 yen against 102.25 yen in New York Tuesday afternoon.The euro slipped $1.3816 from $1.3825 in US trade while fetching 141.38 yen against 141.36 yen."Gains in the US were supported by a solid consumer confidence reading," National Australia Bank said in a note.The Conference Board's ...
Indonesia raises 461bn rupiah from Islamic bonds, well below target JAKARTA: Indonesia's finance ministry sold 461 billion rupiah ($40.5 million) of Islamic bonds on Tuesday, well below an indicative target of 1.5 trillion rupiah, the ministry's debt office said.The ministry sold 13-year, project-based sukuk with a weighted average yield of 8.75977 percent, higher than 8.73439 percent in the previous auction on March 11. The yield for 29-year project-based sukuk was 9.04616 percent, up from 8.97979 percent. The ministry failed to sell 6-month sukuk T-bill and ...


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