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Rouble pressure eases as tax period prompts buying MOSCOW: Pressure on the rouble eased slightly on Tuesday as Russian firms sold foreign currency to pay taxes falling due in roubles, but stock market sentiment was soured by the death of French oil major Total's chief executive in a plane crash in Moscow.At 0915 GMT the Russian currency was 0.17 percent stronger against the dollar at 40.96 and gained 0.17 percent to trade at 52.50 versus the euro.That left the currency 0.17 percent stronger at 46.16 against the dollar-euro basket the central bank uses to gauge the rouble's nominal exchange rate."There's a solid foreign currency offer on the market, while demand for dollars is less than in recent days," a currency dealer based in Moscow said.The Russian currency has been pressured by falling oil prices, Western sanctions restricting Russian firms' access to international capital markets, and a stronger dollar, prompting the central bank to spend more than $13 billion ...

Sterling steady as traders wait for BoE minutes, data LONDON: Sterling stayed steady on Tuesday as traders looked beyond worse-than-expected public borrowing numbers to Bank of England minutes, due during the following session, keeping their focus on when interest rates might rise.Trading volumes were well below the past month's average.Third-quarter gross domestic product numbers on Friday could provide some support for the currency, traders said, as doubts grow about the solidity of Britain's economic recovery in the face of a worsening outlook in Europe.Last ...
Euro sinks on hint ECB will buy corporate bonds LONDON: The euro fell more than half a cent against the dollar on Tuesday after Reuters reported the European Central Bank was looking at buying corporate bonds as soon as December in its efforts to revive the euro zone economy.The move, if realised, would widen out the private-sector asset-buying programme the ECB began on Monday, adding to the number of new euros the bank can put into circulation without politically controversial purchases of government bonds.It ...
Dollar rises against yen as risk appetite returns LONDON: The dollar rose against the safe-haven yen on Monday as upbeat data and a push-back of interest rate hike expectations restored some risk appetite to financial markets after a bout of jitters over global growth.Wall Street rallied and US Treasury yields rose on Friday after deep losses after a surprisingly strong US consumer sentiment reading and better-than-expected housing numbers that suggested economic growth in the United States was solid.The greenback got an extra boost ...
Russian rouble weaker vs dollar at market opening MOSCOW: The Russian rouble opened weaker against the dollar on Monday, following a downgrade of Russia's sovereign debt rating by Moody's Investors Service. At 0605 GMT the rouble was 0.36 percent weaker at 40.90 against the dollar and 0.33 percent weaker at 52.17 against the euro. -ReutersCopyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Russian rouble moves lower after Moody's rating cut MOSCOW: The rouble weakened against both the dollar and the euro on Monday, extending a dramatic slide that has seen the currency reach new record lows, after Moody's downgraded Russia's sovereign debt rating. The Russian currency has been pressured for months by falling oil prices, Western sanctions restricting Russian firms' access to international capital markets and a stronger dollar. The central bank says it has spent over $13 billion defending the rouble since the start ...
Yen retreats as risk appetite returns, eyes on Yellen LONDON: The yen edged down on Friday as comments from a Federal Reserve policymaker helped revive some appetite for risk, with investors focused on a speech later by Fed chief Janet Yellen. European stocks, oil and peripheral euro zone bonds, rebounded after being hammered this week, while the safe-haven Japanese currency lost ground.The riskier Australian dollar gained 0.5 percent to trade at 93.58 yen. Having hit an 11-month high against the euro on the previous ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,677.90 1.32
Arrow Nasdaq 4,452.79 1.60
Arrow S&P 1,950.82 1.23
Arrow FTSE 6,419.15 0.30
Arrow DAX 9,047.31 1.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,157.68 1.28
Arrow Nikkei 15,138.96 0.37
Arrow H.Seng 23,333.18 0.30
Arrow Sensex 26,851.05 0.24





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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
WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
Reserves $13.465 bln