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Dollar firm in Asia as Ukraine tensions ease TOKYO: The dollar held steady in Asia on Tuesday as concerns over a Ukrainian clash with Russia eased, while investors looked to a speech by the US Federal Reserve chief this week.In afternoon Tokyo trade, the greenback rose to 102.62 yen, from 102.57 yen in New York and 102.32 yen in Tokyo earlier Monday.The euro was weaker at $1.3351 from $1.3363, while it bought 137.04 yen against 137.05 yen in US trade."There was a general easing of geopolitical tensions, with no new developments being good news in Ukraine and Gaza," National Australia Bank said in a note.The Japanese yen and Swiss franc, considered safe-haven currencies in times of turmoil, notched up gains Friday after Ukraine said it had destroyed some Russian armoured cars, sparking fears of an escalation. Moscow dismissed the claim.A weekend meeting of the two nations' foreign ministers, which also involved officials from France and Germany, concluded with ...

Dollar firm in Asia as Ukraine tensions ease TOKYO: The dollar held steady in Asia on Tuesday as concerns over a Ukrainian clash with Russia eased, while investors looked to a speech by the US Federal Reserve chief this week. In midday Tokyo trade, the greenback rose to 102.62 yen, up from 102.57 yen in New York and 102.32 yen in Tokyo earlier Monday.The euro was weaker at $1.3351 from $1.3363, while it bought 137.04 yen against 137.05 yen in US trade."There was ...
Won hits 5-week high, Asia FX steady on Jackson Hole caution SINGAPORE: The South Korean won hit a five-week high on Monday, while most emerging Asian currencies barely changed amid caution ahead of a top central bankers' meeting at the Federal Reserve's annual Jackson Hole symposium this week.The won rose as much as 0.6 percent to 1,015.5 per dollar, its strongest since July 11, on demand from exporters for settlements and catch-up plays.Financial markets in South Korea were closed on Friday when most regional currencies rose.Thailand's ...
Sri Lanka rupee edges up on remittance inflow COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee rose on Monday as inward remittances and dollar sales by exporters outpaced importer demand for the greenback, but further gains were capped by dollar-buying from state banks, dealers said.The rupee ended at 130.15/16 per dollar, slightly firmer than Friday's close of 130.16/19. It had hit a two-week low of 130.26 per dollar on Wednesday.One of the two state banks through which the central bank usually intervenes in the market bought ...
Sri Lanka rupee edges up on remittance inflow COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee rose against the US currency on Monday as inward remittances and dollar sales by exporters outpaced importer demand for the greenback even as state banks prevented any further appreciation, dealers said. The rupee was trading at 130.15/17 per dollar, slightly firmer than Friday's close of 130.16/19. It had hit a two-week low of 130.26 per dollar on Wednesday. One of the two state banks through which the central bank usually ...
Dollar starts week under pressure, markets eye Jackson Hole TOKYO/SYDNEY: The dollar edged down against a basket of currencies on Monday, as US Treasury yields wallowed close to 16-month lows and made the greenback less attractive. Sterling rose after the Bank of England indicated that UK interest rates may have to rise even before wage growth recovers, backtracking from earlier comments that prompted markets to push out the risk of a rate hike. But the US dollar, euro and yen were little changed from ...
South Korean won hits 5-week high, shares fall slightly SEOUL: The South Korean won hit a 5-week intraday high on Monday, as exporters sold dollars after stock markets around the world showed resilience to the latest tensions in Ukraine. The won ended local trade at 1,017.6 per dollar after hitting a session high of 1,015.5, its strongest since July 11, compared with Thursday's domestic close of 1,021.2. South Korean financial markets were closed on Friday for a public holiday. In contrast, Seoul shares fell ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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