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Dollar set to cap off September with solid gains, HK unrest eyed SYDNEY: The dollar hovered at a four-year peak against a basket of major currencies early on Tuesday, on track to post its biggest monthly gain in well over a year even as some analysts warned its three-month long rally was at risk of running out of puff. Trading in Asia is likely to be subdued with investors keeping a wary eye on the spreading pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and with a raft of holidays in the region this week. The dollar index last stood at 85.605, not far from an overnight peak of 85.798 - a high not seen since July 2010. It's monthly gain of 3.5 percent, if sustained, would be the largest since February 2013. In the past three months, the dollar index has surged more than 7 percent, driven in part by expectations the Federal Reserve will start to hike interest rates well ahead of most ...

NZ dollar slides, drags Australia dollar to 8-month lows SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The New Zealand dollar hit a fresh one-year trough on Monday after New Zealand Prime Minister John Key suggested he would like to see a weaker currency, taking an already wounded Australian dollar deeper into red.The kiwi took a further pummelling as the Reserve Bank of New Zealand confirmed it had sold the currency in August, sending it to a one-year low around $0.7708.The central bank sold a net NZ$521 million ($406.1 million) in ...
Euro wilts after Draghi says ready for further steps SYDNEY: The euro languished at 14-month lows in Asia on Thursday after reported remarks from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi rekindled expectations of more policy steps to support the euro zone. The euro was already under pressure after surrendering to stop-loss selling on Wednesday, as a major chart bulwark at $1.2800 gave way. The common currency fell as low as $1.2762, nearing the 2013 trough of $1.2740. A break there would take it back ...
NZ dollar hits 1-year lows, Aussie pinned near 7-month trough SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars were deep under water on Wednesday as jitters over global growth and falling commodity prices conspired to send the Antipodeans to fresh lows. The New Zealand dollar was nursing losses after dairy giant Fonterra cut sharply its forecast payout to dairy farmers, the nation's top export earners. The kiwi skidded to $0.8065, having shed nearly one percent on Tuesday to its lowest in more than a year at ...
Australia & NZ dollars struggle near 7 month lows as China underwhelms WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars struggled near seven-month lows on Tuesday after tumbling commodity prices and concerns over China's economy encouraged investors to further unwind long positions. The Australian dollar slid below 89 US cents for the first time since early March, having shed nearly 5 percent so far this month.It was last at $0.8880, not far from $0.8851 touched overnight. Even a better-than-expected headline reading of China's manufacturing activity failed to cheer ...
Australian dollar hurt by commodities, NZ dollar finds post-election respite WELLINGTON/SYDNEY: The Australian dollar plumbed a six-month trough on Monday, weighed by falling commodity and stock prices, while the New Zealand dollars bounced off recent lows following a post-election rally over the weekend.The Australian dollar matched Friday's low of $0.8920, the weakest since early March, to be last at $0.8930. It has lost nearly 5 cents in two weeks and a break of $0.8891 would target a retracement to this year's trough of $0.8660.The move ...
Aussie, kiwi slide vs sterling on early Scottish vote results WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars plumbed multi-month lows versus sterling on Friday, knocked by the UK currency's broad gains after early results from a Scottish independence vote showed support for Scotland staying in the union. The Aussie slipped to a six-month low around A$1.8470 per pound, while the kiwi plumbed a 7 1/2-month trough around NZ$2.0336 as early polls showed higher-than-expected opposition for Scotland to separate from the United Kingdom. "Sterling is well ...

 



 
IndexClosingChg%
ArrowDJIA 17,042.90 0.17
ArrowNasdaq 4,493.39 0.28
ArrowS&P 1,972.29 0.28
ArrowFTSE 6,622.72 0.36
ArrowDAX 9,474.30 0.55
ArrowCAC-40 4,416.24 1.33
ArrowNikkei 16,173.52 0.84
ArrowH.Seng 22,932.98 1.28
ArrowSensex 26,630.51 0.13





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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyAugust
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklySeptember 25, 2014
Reserves $13.305 bln