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STOCK MARKETS
Currency Markets
per US$
Short Term
Interest Rates (%)
U.S. MARKETS
Aug 19
Change
% CHG
YTD
%CHG
Aug 19
Change
YTD
%CHG
Aug 19
Jan 2 2013
Dow Jones/U.S.
16919.59
80.85
0.48
2.07
0.23
0.24
Nasdaq
4527.51
19.20
0.43
8.40
S&P 500
1981.60
9.86
0.50
7.21
PLDT ADR (US$)
74.42
1.00
1.36
23.87
EUROPE
DAX/Euro
9334.28
88.95
0.96
-2.28
1.33
-0.00
-3.25
0.20
0.28
DJ Euro Stoxx 50
3091.11
17.66
0.57
-0.58
ASIAN MARKETS
Philippines
7082.75
55.17
0.79
20.25
43.65
-0.03
1.72
1.53
0.57
Hong Kong
25122.95
167.49
0.67
7.79
7.75
0.00
0.04
0.37
0.38
Singapore
3316.43
3.65
0.11
4.70
1.25
0.00
1.23
0.77
0.77
Malaysia     
1872.16
10.41
0.56
0.28
3.16
-0.00
3.87
3.63
3.31
Thailand  
1542.85
0.49
0.03
18.80
31.90
0.06
2.63
2.40
2.40
Indonesia
5165.17
8.42
0.16
20.85
11679.00
-8.00
4.21
8.14
7.86
Japan 
15449.79
127.19
0.83
-5.17
102.88
0.31
2.44
0.13
0.15
South Korea  
2071.14
18.01
0.88
2.97
1017.40
-0.40
3.78
2.42
2.66
China
2245.33
5.86
0.26
6.11
6.14
-0.00
-1.41
2.60
2.60
U.S. Equity Market
U.S. stocks continued to rally amidst the strong performance of heavyweight technology and home builder shares. Economic data also boosted risk appetite with housing starts printing on the upside and inflation showing a benign trend. On average, U.S. stocks closed higher by 0.47%.
Asian Stock Market
Asian equity markets enjoyed a rally on Tuesday as risk sentiment was upbeat following the strong gains seen on Wall Street. The Nikkei crested a two-week high as tension between Russia and Ukraine waned after talks brokered by Germany helped resolve issues surrounding the aid convoy sent by Russia to Donetsk. Stocks in Thailand gained as investors were positive on the release of the 2015 budget, indicating that growth would continue with the new Prime Minister set to be appointed by the end of the month. Meanwhile, the Indian Sensex crested another record high boosted by buying from both local and foreign investors. On average, prices of Asian stocks gained by 0.40%.
Currency Markets
Asian currencies took comfort in the breakthrough in peace talks between Russia and Ukraine prompting dealers to seek out riskier assets to chase yield. Foreign flows into respective domestic equity markets helped regional currencies gain on Tuesday, although gains were capped as traders remained wary with the minutes of the FOMC meeting set for release and the Jackson Hole Conference slated for the end of the week. Meanwhile, the GBP weakened against the USD as inflation data was reported slower than anticipated, lowering prospects of a BoE rate hike in the near term. The EUR also depreciated as the Euro zone reported a smaller current account surplus for the month of June. On average, the U.S. Dollar appreciated by 0.01%.
Bond Market
U.S. Treasury yields inched higher on strong economic data releases while geopolitical concerns were relatively stable save for a late report showing that the Islamic State had captured an American citizen. The yield for the benchmark 10-year Treasury moved up by a basis point while on average yields for treasuries inched higher marginally.
US Treasury Bonds as of 8/19/2014
Tenor
Yield (%)
Change
3-month
0.03
0.00
 2-year
0.43
0.01
5-year
1.58
0.00
10-year
2.40
0.01
30-year
3.21
0.01
 
(News sources: Reuters, AFX, Dow Jones, Bloomberg)
 
 
 
 
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