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Sri Lanka rupee steady, state banks curb volatility; stocks up COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee was steady on Tuesday as inflows from remittances and exporter dollar sales offset demand for the US currency from importers despite state banks lowering their dollar buying rate by a cent. The rupee was traded at 130.26/28 per dollar at 0526 GMT unchanged from Monday's close. Dealer said state banks lowered the dollar buying rate by one cent from the previous session to 130.25 per dollar.Purchases of dollars from two state banks helped curb volatility in the currency by mopping up liquidity and smoothening transactions, dealers said. "There is import demand and demand from banks due to excess rupee liquidity but the state banks lowered the (dollar) buying rate by one cent," said a currency dealer asking not to be named. One-month forward premiums were steady at 22/28 cents, the lowest since May 3, 2011 on expectations of further gains in the currency, dealers said.The ...

Dollar holds steady, takes breather after rally SYDNEY/SINGAPORE: The dollar held steady versus a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, having retreated from the previous day's near-two-week high, giving the euro a chance to get over an unexpected slump in German industrial output. The dollar index was at 80.233, off a 1-1/2-week peak at 80.359 set on Monday. Still, it managed to hold on to most of the gains made in the wake of solid payrolls data on Thursday. The greenback's lacklustre ...
Yuan slips as Chinese oil giants buy dollars SHANGHAI: China's yuan fell slightly against the dollar on Tuesday, with dollar demand from Chinese oil giants offseting a stronger central bank midpoint, traders said.Spot yuan stood at 6.2058 per dollar by midday, 0.03 percent softer from Monday's close. Before trading began, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) fixed its midpoint at 6.1626, or 0.05 percent stronger than Monday."Oil firms were seen buying dollars in morning trade, pushing the yuan lower," said a trader at ...
Yen gains in Asia after US stocks fall TOKYO: The yen rose against the dollar and euro Tuesday as cautious investors retreated to the Japanese currency after two of Wall Street's main indexes slid from its recent record highs.The dollar weakened to 101.75 yen in Tokyo midday trade from 101.87 yen late in New York and 102.11 yen in Tokyo earlier Monday.The euro slipped to 138.45 yen from 138.59 yen, while it was nearly flat at $1.3606 against $1.3604 in US trade.Investors tend ...
PBOC to drain 20bn yuan via 28-day repos SHANGHAI: China's central bank will drain 20 billion yuan ($3.22 billion)from the money markets through 28-day bond repurchase agreements on Tuesday, traders said. Maturing repos will inject a net 80 billion yuan into the banking system this week. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) conducted a net injection of 55 billion yuan into the banking system last week. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Indian rupee sees biggest fall in nearly 3 weeks; budget eyed MUMBAI: The Indian rupee saw its biggest single-day fall in nearly three weeks on Monday as investors turned cautious ahead of the upcoming federal budget this week while lack of dollar inflows due to the U.S. Independence Day holiday also hurt.Traders say investors are unlikely to add large bets ahead of the budget on Thursday given concerns about volatility, although the rupee could be supported as continued foreign buying of shares send indexes to record ...
Sri Lanka rupee closes steady, state banks curb volatility COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee ended steady on Monday as inflows from remittances and exporter dollar sales offset the demand for the U.S. currency from banks due to lower rupee liquidity.Dollar purchases from two state banks helped to curb volatility in the currency by mopping up liquidity and smoothening transactions, dealers said.The rupee ended at 130.26/28 per dollar, little-changed from Friday's close of 130.26/27.One-month forward premiums were steady at 22/28 cents, its lowest since May ...

 



 
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Annual2012/13
Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
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Trade Balance $-1.558 bln
Exports $2.117 bln
Imports $3.675 bln
WeeklyJuly 10, 2014
Reserves $14.638 bln