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STOCK MARKETS
Currency Markets
per US$
Short Term
Interest Rates (%)
U.S. MARKETS
Jan 28
Change
% CHG
YTD
%CHG
Jan 28
Change
YTD
%CHG
Jan 28
Jan 5 2014
Dow Jones/U.S.
17191.37
-195.84
-1.13
-4.65
0.25
0.26
Nasdaq
4637.99
-43.50
-0.93
-2.84
S&P 500
2002.16
-27.39
-1.35
-3.83
PLDT ADR (US$)
66.97
0.17
0.25
4.99
EUROPE
DAX/Euro
10710.97
82.39
0.78
7.95
1.13
-0.01
-18.01
0.06
0.08
DJ Euro Stoxx 50
3358.96
-13.62
-0.40
5.47
ASIAN MARKETS
Philippines
7661.18
30.61
0.40
6.61
44.09
0.02
0.70
2.13
2.54
Hong Kong
24861.81
54.53
0.22
6.48
7.75
-0.00
0.03
0.38
0.39
Singapore
3419.15
6.95
0.20
2.19
1.35
0.01
-6.70
0.77
0.77
Malaysia     
1795.88
-7.29
-0.40
2.64
3.62
0.02
-9.40
3.85
3.86
Thailand  
1592.81
3.00
0.19
5.84
32.57
0.07
0.52
2.40
2.40
Indonesia
5268.85
-8.30
-0.16
1.97
12487.00
18.00
-2.53
7.11
7.16
Japan 
17795.73
27.43
0.15
-0.07
117.54
-0.33
-10.34
0.10
0.11
South Korea  
1961.58
9.18
0.47
0.77
1084.44
4.69
-2.64
2.12
2.13
China
3305.74
-47.22
-1.41
7.59
6.25
0.00
-3.07
2.35
2.35
U.S. Equity Market
U.S. equity markets were decimated on Wednesday as crude oil stockpiles forced another sell-off in oil, adding to concerns over global growth. Despite the upbeat assessment of the economy by the Fed, investors scurried for the exits with oil falling once more. On average, U.S. equities plunged by 1.14 percent.
Asian Stock Market
Asian equity markets saw directional trading, initially stumbling in reaction to the sharp losses seen on Wall Street overnight. Profit-taking dominated early trading with the FOMC heading into the second leg of their policy meeting. Select markets gained in the afternoon session with the Nikkei gaining on expectations of strong earnings from major exporting corporates. Stocks in Hong Kong closed higher, boosted in large part by strength in telecommunication shares. Meanwhile, stocks in Shanghai retreated, sliding on concerns over tightening liquidity conditions with IPOs on deck and the Lunar New Year approaching. Equity markets in Thailand and Malaysia also sold off on anxiety ahead of respective central bank meetings. On average, equity indices in Asia dipped by 0.08 percent.
Currency Markets
Most currencies traded weaker with central banks in focus once more. The SGD depreciated sharply after the MAS moved to implement action to limit sharp appreciation pressure on the currency, adjusting the slope of its currency band lower. The move dragged other regional currencies as investors now expect central banks from Thailand, Korean and Malaysia to possibly do the same at their respective policy meetings. Meanwhile, the AUD bounced back in a big way as domestic core inflation printed faster than consensus, limiting the potential for the RBA to slash interest rates next week and the INR appreciated on bond flows. On average, the USD appreciated by 0.15 percent with investors eyeing the FOMC meeting later in the evening.
Bond Market
U.S. Treasury yields went into freefall after initially floating higher as dealers reacted to the growing stockpiles of crude oil in the United States. Bond prices dipped on the FOMC statement but quickly reversed as oil fell. The yield for the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury plunged by 10 basis points while on average, Treasury yields moved lower by 7 basis points.
US Treasury Bonds as of 1/28/2015
Tenor
Yield (%)
Change
3-month
0.02
0.00
 2-year
0.47
-0.05
5-year
1.24
-0.10
10-year
1.72
-0.10
30-year
2.29
-0.11
 
(News sources: Reuters, AFX, Dow Jones, Bloomberg)
 
 
 
 
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