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The euro's slide against the dollar this year has been a competitive boon for corporate Europe, but it has also opened up an alternative financing window for corporate America.

Interbank buy/sell rates for the taka against the dollar on Sunday. 78.93-78.93 (previous 78.93-78.93). 02.25-04.50 percent (* Previous 02.25-04.50 percent). (* revised).
The International Monetary Fund is expected to approve inclusion of China''s yuan in its SDR basket of elite currencies on Monday, rewarding Beijing''s strong pursuit of the global status. The IMF executive board is scheduled to meet Monday to decide on the recommendation by staff experts earlier in November to include the yuan, also known as the renminbi, alongside the US dollar, euro, Japanese yen and British pound in the grouping.
ImagePrepaid payment cards were seen as a positive development, helping those excluded from the banking system and providing a convenient financial tool, but their use in the Paris terror attacks has revealed a troubling dark side.
An exodus of people seeking a better life in Europe has put pressure on Afghanistan's currency, already weakened by a sharp reduction in foreign funds and sliding confidence in the country's prospects, the central bank governor said on Tuesday.
Egypt's central bank held the pound steady at 7.7301 pounds to the dollar on Sunday at the first official foreign currency auction since new central bank governor Tarek Amer took office on November 27. The pound strengthened on the black market, with traders anticipating new policy moves from the central bank. One trader said the dollar changed hands at 8.50 pounds on Sunday, compared with 8.60 pounds last Thursday.
Speculation that Saudi Arabia could devalue its currency may owe more to a poor public relations effort by Saudi authorities than to the economic pressures on the kingdom. Riyadh has the tools available to protect itself as low oil prices push the current account and budget balances of the world's top crude exporter deep into deficit, senior bankers in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf said.


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,798.49 0.08
Arrow Nasdaq 5,127.52 0.22
Arrow S&P 2,090.11 0.06
Arrow FTSE 6,375.15 0.28
Arrow DAX 11,293.76 0.24
Arrow CAC-40 4,930.14 0.32
Arrow Nikkei 19,883.94 0.30
Arrow H.Seng 22,068.32 1.87
Arrow Sensex 26,128.20 0.65

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Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
Exports $1.729 bln
Imports $3.926 bln
WeeklyNovember 23, 2015
Reserves $19.713 bln