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STOCK MARKETS
Currency Markets
per US$
Short Term
Interest Rates (%)
U.S. MARKETS
Feb 25
Change
% CHG
YTD
%CHG
Feb 25
Change
YTD
%CHG
Feb 25
Jan 5 2014
Dow Jones/U.S.
18224.57
15.38
0.08
1.08
0.26
0.26
Nasdaq
4967.14
-0.99
-0.02
4.06
S&P 500
2113.86
-1.62
-0.08
1.54
PLDT ADR (US$)
72.93
1.35
1.89
14.33
EUROPE
DAX/Euro
11210.27
4.53
0.04
12.98
1.14
0.00
-17.47
0.04
0.08
DJ Euro Stoxx 50
3541.78
-5.32
-0.15
11.21
ASIAN MARKETS
Philippines
7844.06
9.20
0.12
9.15
44.12
-0.22
0.62
2.04
2.54
Hong Kong
24778.28
28.21
0.11
6.12
7.76
-0.00
-0.04
0.39
0.39
Singapore
3440.83
3.22
0.09
2.84
1.35
-0.00
-6.70
0.77
0.77
Malaysia     
1815.86
-2.82
-0.16
3.78
3.61
-0.04
-9.07
3.79
3.86
Thailand  
1589.33
-9.33
-0.58
5.61
32.52
0.00
0.68
2.40
2.40
Indonesia
5445.11
27.79
0.51
5.38
12856.00
-66.00
-5.33
6.83
7.16
Japan 
18585.20
-18.28
-0.10
4.36
118.86
-0.11
-11.33
0.10
0.11
South Korea  
1990.47
14.35
0.73
2.25
1099.10
-10.76
-3.94
2.10
2.13
China
3228.84
-18.06
-0.56
5.09
6.26
0.00
-3.27
2.35
2.35
U.S. Equity Market
U.S. equity markets inched lower on profit-taking after major markets gained by 1 percent week-on-week. Helping drive the selling mood was disappointing housing data with housing sales dipped while supplies increased. On average, U.S. equity markets closed flat.
Asian Stock Market
Asian stocks moved mixed with select markets gaining on the back of the comments of Yellen. Gainers tracked U.S. equities with Yellen seemingly reluctant to hike rates for the time being. The Kospi touched a 5-month high on renewed risk-on sentiment. Meanwhile, other exchanges edged lower as investors took the opportunity to book recent gains. The Nikkei dipped after its 5-session rally ran out of steam although optimism over Yellen's testimony helped limit losses while the Vietnamese Ho Chi Minh index dove after it posted a 1.65 percent gain in the previous session. Meanwhile, the Shanghai index dipped after returning from a holiday on profit-taking and as investors awaited developments on possible stimulus from the government.
Currency Markets
Asian currencies were mostly stronger on Wednesday as Dollar strength fizzled out on the dovish testimony of Janet Yellen. Regional currencies made up some lost ground with dealers closing long-USD positions as risk sentiment returned. Corporate demand from exporting firms helped regional currencies gain strength as well ahead of the month-end. The Thai Baht bucked the trend as the SET retreated while the CNY weakened on reports of possible stimulus from the government. On average, Asian currencies appreciated by 0.31 percent.
Bond Market
U.S. Treasury yields inched lower on disappointing housing data and on expectations of softer inflation data to be reported later in the session. The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield decreased by a basis point while on the average yields for Treasuries were flat.
US Treasury Bonds as of 2/25/2015
Tenor
Yield (%)
Change
3-month
0.02
0.00
 2-year
0.61
0.05
5-year
1.45
-0.00
10-year
1.97
-0.01
30-year
2.57
-0.02
 
(News sources: Reuters, AFX, Dow Jones, Bloomberg)
 
 
 
 
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