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STOCK MARKETS
Currency Markets
per US$
Short Term
Interest Rates (%)
U.S. MARKETS
Apr 23
Change
% CHG
YTD
%CHG
Apr 23
Change
YTD
%CHG
Apr 23
Jan 2 2013
Dow Jones/U.S.
16501.65
-12.72
-0.08
-0.45
0.23
0.24
Nasdaq
4126.97
-34.49
-0.83
-1.19
S&P 500
1875.39
-4.16
-0.22
1.46
PLDT ADR (US$)
63.89
-0.63
-0.98
6.34
EUROPE
DAX/Euro
9544.19
-55.90
-0.58
-0.08
1.38
0.00
0.37
0.33
0.28
DJ Euro Stoxx 50
3175.97
-23.72
-0.74
2.15
ASIAN MARKETS
Philippines
6769.52
-15.43
-0.23
14.94
44.72
0.19
-0.73
1.50
0.57
Hong Kong
22509.64
-221.04
-0.97
-3.42
7.75
-0.00
0.02
0.38
0.38
Singapore
3258.01
-19.52
-0.60
2.86
1.26
0.00
0.50
0.77
0.77
Malaysia     
1867.35
0.93
0.05
0.02
3.27
-0.00
0.39
3.36
3.31
Thailand  
1423.39
8.34
0.59
9.60
32.35
0.03
1.22
2.40
2.40
Indonesia
4893.15
-5.06
-0.10
14.48
11630.00
109.00
4.65
8.14
7.86
Japan 
14546.27
157.50
1.09
-10.71
102.54
-0.08
2.78
0.14
0.15
South Korea  
2000.37
-3.85
-0.19
-0.55
1039.75
2.11
1.55
2.65
2.66
China
2067.38
-5.45
-0.26
-2.30
6.24
0.00
-2.93
2.60
2.60
U.S. Equity Market
U.S. equities reversed into losses on Wednesday, snapping a 6-day rally as the corporate earnings season brought in mixed results. The biotechnology sector dragged the Nasdaq once more as risk sentiment was also hurt on poor housing data. On average, U.S. stocks fell by 0.38%.
Asian Stock Market
Most Asian equity markets edged lower on Wednesday as profit-taking ensued as dealers opted to remain defensive ahead of key data releases from developed markets. The HSBC flash China Manufacturing PMI may have also convinced dealers to cash in recent gains after China posted a fourth straight month of contraction in its manufacturing sector. Bucking the trend was the Nikkei, gaining by 1.09% as traders took their cue from the gains on Wall Street although gains were capped ahead of Japan's earnings season. The Thai SET also managed to gain amidst the regional sell-off as investors reacted to a positive earnings season. On average, Asian stocks fell by 0.15%.
Currency Markets
Asian currencies retreated against the USD as currencies in the region tracked the weakness in the Chinese Yuan given the lower fixing point set by the PBOC on Wednesday. Risk currencies also faced weakness on the back of foreign selling in respective local equity markets and as dealers chased the Dollar ahead of the month-end. The AUD weakened as markets reacted to the slower inflation print, which diminished the chances of a rate hike by the RBA. On average the U.S. Dollar appreciated by 0.20%.
Bond Market
U.S. Treasury yields inched lower as housing data disappointed and as tension in the Ukraine spiked. Manufacturing data also dipped, as the Markit PMI manufacturing touched a 55.4 print in April. The benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury inched a basis point lower while on average yields were slightly lower.
US Treasury Bonds as of 4/23/2014
Tenor
Yield (%)
Change
3-month
0.02
-0.01
 2-year
0.44
0.04
5-year
1.73
-0.01
10-year
2.70
-0.01
30-year
3.48
-0.02
 
(News sources: Reuters, AFX, Dow Jones, Bloomberg)
 
 
 
 
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