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Sri Lanka rupee forwards weaker on importer dollar demand ahead of polls COLOMBO: Sri Lanka rupee forwards eased on Wednesday due to dollar demand from importers, while exporters stayed on the sidelines a day ahead of a presidential election which is expected to be tight, dealers said.Four-day forwards, which were actively traded, ended at 132.75/85 per dollar compared with Tuesday's close of 132.45/50, dealers said."There was importer dollar demand and the weak rupee is a clear reflection of global currencies," a dealer said adding that the market was waiting to see the outcome of Thursday's presidential poll and policy directions.Since President Mahinda Rajapaksa called the early election, 26 members of parliament have quit his ruling United People's Freedom Alliance, including former health minister Mithripala Sirisena, who is challenging Rajapaksa's bid for a third term. Two opposition legislators have joined Rajapaksa.Analysts see a tight race."If Rajapaksa gets re-elected, the fixed and controlled exchange rate regime will continue and there will be more borrowing," ...

Euro struggles in Asia on Greek eurozone exit fears TOKYO: The euro edged up from a nine-year low against the dollar on Wednesday in Asia, but it remained under pressure owing to fears of a possible Greek exit from the eurozone.The single currency fell to $1.1839 in early Tokyo trade -- its lowest level since February 2006 -- before recovering to $1.1875. It ended at $1.1892 in New York on Tuesday. The euro jumped to 141.38 yen from 140.93 yen, while the dollar rose ...
Euro buffeted ahead of inflation data, dollar bounces vs yen SYDNEY/TOKYO: The euro slid to a nine-year low against the dollar on Wednesday as investors braced for inflation data that should give doves at the European Central Bank a clear mandate for bolder policy stimulus.The common currency sank as deep as $1.1842, its lowest since March 2006. Traders said some sell stops were triggered after the currency broke below Monday's trough of $1.1861.Data due at 1000 GMT is expected to show consumer prices in the ...
Euro struggles in Asia on Greek eurozone exit fears TOKYO: The euro edged up from a fresh nine-year low against the dollar on Wednesday in Asia, but the unit remained under pressure owing to fears of a possible Greek exit from the eurozone.In Tokyo, the single currency fell to $1.1839 in early Asian trade -- its lowest level since February 2006 -- before recovering to $1.1870 against $1.1892 in New York on Tuesday. The euro jumped to 141.27 yen from 140.93 yen, while the ...
Sri Lanka rupee forwards end weaker on importer dollar demand COLOMBO: Sri Lanka rupee forwards eased on Tuesday due to dollar demand from importers, while exporters stayed on the sidelines hoping for further weakening of the currency, dealers said.Four-day forwards, which were actively traded, ended at 132.45/50 per dollar compared with Friday's close of 132.25/30, dealers said. Markets were closed on Monday for a special holiday.Dealers said one-week rupee forwards were also active after the central bank capped the four-day forwards at 132.40. The one-week ...
Dollar slips vs yen on risk aversion, euro fragile TOKYO/SYDNEY: The dollar slipped against the safe-haven yen on Tuesday as investor risk aversion mounted on the back of a sharp drop in equities. The battered euro caught some relief as the dollar stumbled against the yen, helping the common currency pull back a bit from a nine-year trough. Persistent weakness in oil prices and uncertainly over the Greek political situation have spooked investors, sending Wall Street to its biggest one-day fall in about three ...
China's yuan edges up after stronger service sector activity HONG KONG: China's yuan edged up against the dollar on Tuesday after a private survey showed China's services sector grew at its fastest pace in three months in December.The People's Bank of China (PBOC) fixed the midpoint at 6.1256 per dollar, slightly softer than Monday's 6.1248. It was the weakest level in nearly a month.Spot yuan changed hands at 6.2153 near midday, up 0.08 percent from Monday's close at 6.2200.The HSBC/Markit Services Purchasing Managers' Index(PMI) ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
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