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Sri Lanka rupee ends firmer on moral suasion; forwards pick up COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee ended a tad firmer on Wednesday as moral suasion by the central bank averted a further fall amid sustained importer dollar demand, forcing dealers to trade in currency forwards, dealers said.The rupee ended at 130.28/32 per dollar, compared to Tuesday's close of 130.31/40.Dealers said moral suasion by the central bank prevented trades above 130.28 and forced trading in forwards."Nothing is being traded above 130.28. There is importer dollar demand, but moral suasion is there," said a currency dealer, asking not to be named. Another currency dealer confirmed the move."At the moment the spot is trading at 130.28 and when money flows into the market in future, we can't hold this. Cash and forwards are trading," a central bank official said.The three-day forwards, or spot next, was traded at 130.37 per dollar intra-day, ending the session at 130.36 compared to Tuesday's 130.32/38.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Indian rupee gains for second straight session on Fed rate hopes MUMBAI: The Indian rupee gained for a second consecutive session on Wednesday, tracking other Asian currencies, on expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve would not move to hike interest rates at the end of its meeting later in the day.Emerging markets were also helped by news that China's central bank is injecting a combined 500 billion yuan ($81.35 billion) of liquidity into the country's top banks to shore up a faltering economy.Although the rupee had touched ...
Sri Lanka rupee trades steady on central bank's moral suasion COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee was little changed on Wednesday as moral suasion by the central bank averted a fall amid sustained importer dollar demand, forcing dealers to trade in currency forwards, dealers said. The rupee was traded at 130.28/32 per dollar at 0510 GMT, compared to Tuesday's close of 130.31/40. Dealers said moral suasion by the central bank prevented trades above 130.28 and forced trading in forwards. "Nothing is being traded above 130.28. There ...
Dollar holds firm ahead of Fed meeting TOKYO: The dollar held steady in Asia on Wednesday as investors await the outcome of a US Federal Reserve meeting later in the day.The greenback fetched 107.23 yen in Tokyo afternoon trade, up from 107.15 yen in New York on Tuesday.The euro bought $1.2951 and 138.89 yen against $1.2957 and 138.85 yen.Thursday's too-close-to-call vote on independence for Scotland was playing on the pound, which fetched $1.6284 against $1.6268 in US trade. The latest polls show ...
China's yuan inches up on central bank's guidance SHANGHAI: China's yuan firmed slightly against the dollar on Wednesday after the central bank set the guidance rate higher.The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.1450 per dollar prior to market open, up 0.02 percent from the previous fix. The spot rate is currently allowed to trade 2 percent above or below the midpoint.The spot market opened at 6.1450 per dollar, and was changing hands at 6.1441 by midday, up 0.03 percent ...
Dollar holds firm ahead of Fed meeting TOKYO: The dollar held its own against other currencies in Asia on Wednesday as investors wait for the outcome of a US Federal Reserve meeting later in the day.The greenback was at 107.23 yen in Tokyo midday trade, compared with 107.15 yen in New York Tuesday afternoon.The euro bought $1.2955 and 138.92 yen against $1.2957 and 138.85 yen.Thursday's too-close-to-call vote on independence for Scotland was playing on the pound, which dipped to $1.6257 from $1.6268 ...
Dollar firms in Asia before Fed policy meeting TOKYO: The dollar picked up in Asia on Tuesday ahead of a US central bank policy meeting, with investors looking for signs of an earlier-than-expected interest rate hike.In afternoon Tokyo trade, the greenback strengthened to 107.22 yen, after briefly falling below the 107-yen level earlier in the day. The unit bought 107.18 yen in New York on Monday.The euro slipped to $1.2935 from $1.2940 in US trade, while it fetched 138.68 yen against 138.69 yen.The ...

 



 
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