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Dollar falls broadly, down more than 1pc versus yen LONDON: The dollar weakened broadly on Wednesday, losing more than 1 percent on the day against the yen and dropping to a session low against the euro.The dollar fell 1.4 percent to hit a session low of 100.965 yen, taking it closer to last week's trough of 100.59 yen.Traders said weak equity markets encouraged investors to buy the yen, which is seen as a safe haven and usually gains when risky assets like equities fall. European equities were last down more than 1.5 percent.The euro rose 0.8 percent to hit the day's high of $1.29775, extending gains after stop loss buy orders were triggered earlier on the break above $1.2910, traders said.Analysts said the euro was helped as data showed a rise in regional German inflation which dampened concerns about euro zone monetary policy easing.Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...

Swiss franc falls as risk aversion eases ZURICH: The Swiss franc fell against the euro and the dollar on Tuesday as global markets stabilised following the recent patch of volatility, prompting less demand for safe-haven currencies.The franc fell 0.6 percent against the dollar to trade at 0.9693 by 0700 GMT compared to the New York close.The franc fell 0.4 percent against the euro to 1.2502.St. Galler Kantonalbank analysts said they expected the franc to trade between 1.24 and 1.26 per euro for ...
Swiss franc up as Nikkei slide hits risk sentiment ZURICH: The Swiss franc ticked up against the euro and the dollar on Monday as another sharp fall in Japanese equities weighed on appetite for risk.Japan's Nikkei Index slid more than 3 percent, following on from turbulent trading in the previous week when concerns over weak Chinese manufacturing data and worries the US Federal reserve might start reducing its bond-buying programme hit stocks and currency markets."Looking at what's developing in Japan, we're maybe seeing some ...
Zloty near nine months low WARSAW: The Polish zloty hovered near a 10-month low on Friday after weak retail sales data bolstered expectations the central bank will cut interest rates again next month to shore up central Europe's biggest economy.Other currencies in the region were mixed. The Czech crown picked up after its nearly 4 percent slide this year but dealers said it was likely to remain weak in the longer term given a sluggish Czech economy and central bank ...
Euro gains as German Ifo damps ECB easing prospects LONDON: The euro rose on Friday after a German business sentiment survey beat forecasts, suggesting Europe's largest economy is picking up and lessening prospects of further euro zone monetary easing.The Ifo business climate index rose to 105.7 in May, well above forecasts for 104.5 as it rebounded after two consecutive falls.The euro rose 0.3 percent on the day to a session high of $1.29875, close to this week's peak of $1.2998 and the mid-May high ...
Dollar and euro fall by more than 2pc against the yen LONDON: The dollar and the euro fell by more than two percent against the yen on Thursday as investors opted for safe-haven currencies on increasing prospects the US Federal Reserve might pare back its stimulus programme.The dollar fell to a near two-week low of 100.83 yen, breaking through stops at 101.25 yen. Traders cited the next support at the 100 yen level.The euro also slipped by more than two percent against the yen of 129.945 ...
Yen vaults to two-week highs as stocks slide LONDON: The yen vaulted to two-week highs against the dollar and the euro on Thursday as a slide in equities encouraged profit-taking on the safe-haven currency's recent sharp falls.Concerns US monetary stimulus could be scaled back, after testimony by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and weak Chinese data triggered a 7.3 percent plunge in Japan's Nikkei share index, its biggest one-day drop in two years.The dollar and the euro both fell more than 2 percent ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,804.80 0.15
Arrow Nasdaq 4,765.38 0.36
Arrow S&P 2,070.65 0.46
Arrow FTSE 6,545.27 1.23
Arrow DAX 9,786.96 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,241.65 0.18
Arrow Nikkei 17,621.40 2.39
Arrow H.Seng 23,116.63 1.25
Arrow Sensex 27,371.84 0.90

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln