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Dollar under pressure ahead of US jobs data TOKYO: The dollar eased against the yen in Asia on Friday as investors turn their attention to the release later in the day of a key US jobs report that could give an idea of the Federal Reserve's plans for raising interest rates.The greenback edged down to 119.62 yen in Tokyo from 119.77 yen in New York late Thursday.The euro was quoted at $1.0879, unchanged from US trade, while falling to 130.16 yen from 130.30 yen.Traders were sitting tight before the Labor Department's non-farm payrolls data, after figures this week showed disappointing private-sector jobs creation in March and easing manufacturing activity.The dollar, which has been rallying this year on speculation about the first rate hike since 2006, has lost some steam over the past few weeks as talk of an early summer move retreated.Friday's report is expected to say the US economy added 245,000 non-farm jobs last month, down from ...

Dollar under pressure ahead of US jobs data TOKYO: The dollar eased against the yen in Asia on Friday as investors turn their attention to the release later in the day of a key US jobs report that could give an idea of the Federal Reserve's plans for raising interest rates.The greenback edged down to 119.67 yen in Tokyo from 119.77 yen in New York late Thursday.The euro slipped to $1.0866 and 130.08 yen from $1.0879 and 130.30 yen.Traders were sitting tight before ...
Asian FX sentiment better as timing of US rate rise less clear SINGAPORE: Sentiment towards emerging Asian currencies has improved over the past two weeks, with views on the Chinese yuan turning optimistic, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, as investors became less convinced US interest rates would rise in June.Bearish bets on the Singapore dollar slid, but sentiment on the unit was still the third most negative among regional currencies ahead of a central bank policy meeting in the city-state later this month.The yuan had long ...
Sri Lankan rupee forwards rise on strong remittances COLOMBO: Sri Lankan rupee forwards rose on Thursday as inflows from strong remittances and exporter dollar sales outpaced thin importer demand for the greenback, dealers said.Actively traded one-week forwards were at 133.48/49 per dollar at 0658 GMT, compared with Wednesday's close of 133.60/70. Two-week forwards traded at 133.57/61, compared with their previous close of 133.68/72."There are remittances and state bank dollar demand was not seen today," said a currency dealer on condition of anonymity.Dealers said ...
Weak US data lifts Asian currencies; won near one-month high SINGAPORE: Emerging Asian currencies rose on Thursday as disappointing US employment, factory activity and first-quarter growth figures suggested the Federal Reserve would not hurry to raise interest rates.South Korea's won hit a near one-month high on stop-loss dollar selling by offshore funds. The Malaysian ringgit advanced on short-covering.US private employers added 189,000 jobs last month, the smallest gain since January 2014, an ADP National Employment Report showed, ahead of official US nonfarm payrolls data on ...
Disappointing US hiring data, factory survey weigh dollar down TOKYO/SYDNEY: The dollar nursed modest losses on Thursday, having suffered a setback on fresh signs that the U.S. economy slowed significantly in the first quarter which could delay the Federal Reserve's decision to begin hiking interest rates.The dollar fell as far as 119.42 yen overnight, from levels above 120.00. It last fetched 119.57, down 0.2 percent on the day.Data on Wednesday showed U.S. private employers added the smallest number of workers in more than a ...
China's yuan steadies as market looks for direction HONG KONG: China's yuan held steady against the dollar on Thursday after the central bank set a stronger midpoint to reflect weakness in the dollar index, with currency markets waiting for US payroll figures at the end of the week for more direction.The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.1396 per dollar before the market opened, firmer than the previous fix of 6.1434.The yuan in the spot market opened at 6.1945 per ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyMay 21, 2015
Reserves $17.75 bln