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STOCK MARKETS
Currency Markets
per US$
Short Term
Interest Rates (%)
U.S. MARKETS
Apr 16
Change
% CHG
YTD
%CHG
Apr 16
Change
YTD
%CHG
Apr 16
Jan 5 2014
Dow Jones/U.S.
18105.77
-6.84
-0.04
0.42
0.27
0.26
Nasdaq
5007.79
-3.23
-0.06
4.91
S&P 500
2104.99
-1.64
-0.08
1.11
PLDT ADR (US$)
65.09
0.16
0.25
2.04
EUROPE
DAX/Euro
11998.86
-232.48
-1.90
20.93
1.08
0.01
-21.83
0.00
0.08
DJ Euro Stoxx 50
3751.72
-51.83
-1.36
17.81
ASIAN MARKETS
Philippines
7948.20
41.74
0.53
10.60
44.43
-0.11
-0.08
2.27
2.54
Hong Kong
27739.71
120.89
0.44
18.80
7.75
0.00
0.02
0.39
0.39
Singapore
3531.61
-8.34
-0.24
5.55
1.35
-0.01
-6.46
0.77
0.77
Malaysia     
1847.94
7.81
0.42
5.61
3.65
-0.05
-10.27
3.73
3.86
Thailand  
1570.00
22.17
1.43
4.33
32.39
-0.04
1.07
2.40
2.40
Indonesia
5420.73
6.19
0.11
4.91
12859.00
-46.00
-5.35
6.86
7.16
Japan 
19885.77
16.01
0.08
11.66
119.02
-0.12
-11.45
0.09
0.11
South Korea  
2139.90
19.94
0.94
9.93
1088.72
-8.20
-3.02
1.80
2.13
China
4194.82
110.66
2.71
36.53
6.20
-0.01
-2.29
2.10
2.35
U.S. Equity Market
U.S. equity markets dipped ahead of earnings of major blue chip players with players opting to stay sidelined before the report. Traders also booked recent profits on the back of disappointing labor market and housing data overnight. On average, U.S. equities inched lower by 0.05 percent.
Asian Stock Market
Asian stock markets were generally stronger on Thursday as foreign funds continued to swamp their respective equity markets. Overnight, Mario Draghi pledged to carry out the ECB's quantitative easing as programmed, fueling bets that foreign funds would continue to flood Asian markets in search of yield. A mild rally in crude oil prices also helped drive the rebound in energy shares. China surged by more than 2 percent, mainly on bargain hunting and as retail investors shrugged off reports that officials were looking to crack down on margin trading. Bucking the regional trend was the Indian Sensex, down by 0.74 percent ahead of key earnings reports from major corporates. On average, equity indices in Asia were up by 0.50 percent.
Currency Markets
The Dollar retreated against most Asian currencies on the back of disappointing U.S. economic data reports. The greenback however held gains against most majors ahead of labor market data on Thursday. The EUR retreated as Draghi pledged to continue with the ECB's QE program. On the other hand the Australian Dollar rallied sharply on the back of a strong jobs report, limiting the chances of the RBA slashing rates further. Meanwhile, Asian currencies were mostly stronger on Thursday as foreign players continue to swamp respective bond and equity markets in search for yield. On average, the Dollar depreciated by 0.11 percent.
Bond Market
U.S. Treasury yields saw mixed trends with the curve steepening as long dates gave up recent gains ahead of inflation data on Friday. Mixed comments from Fed officials also forced dealers to play defensive. The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield was flat while the average yields for Treasuries were also roughly unchanged.
US Treasury Bonds as of 4/16/2015
Tenor
Yield (%)
Change
3-month
0.02
0.01
 2-year
0.49
-0.01
5-year
1.30
-0.01
10-year
1.89
0.00
30-year
2.58
0.04
 
(News sources: Reuters, AFX, Dow Jones, Bloomberg)
 
 
 
 
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