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STOCK MARKETS
Currency Markets
per US$
Short Term
Interest Rates (%)
U.S. MARKETS
Oct 23
Change
% CHG
YTD
%CHG
Oct 23
Change
YTD
%CHG
Oct 23
Jan 2 2013
Dow Jones/U.S.
16677.90
216.58
1.32
0.61
0.23
0.24
Nasdaq
4452.79
69.95
1.60
6.61
S&P 500
1950.82
23.71
1.23
5.54
PLDT ADR (US$)
71.12
-0.18
-0.25
18.38
EUROPE
DAX/Euro
9047.31
107.17
1.20
-5.29
1.26
-0.00
-8.17
0.08
0.28
DJ Euro Stoxx 50
3044.30
35.77
1.19
-2.08
ASIAN MARKETS
Philippines
7116.13
-38.09
-0.53
20.82
44.81
0.01
-0.92
1.43
0.57
Hong Kong
23333.18
-70.79
-0.30
0.11
7.76
-0.00
-0.04
0.38
0.38
Singapore
3236.50
33.76
1.05
2.18
1.28
0.00
-1.07
0.77
0.77
Malaysia     
1810.68
14.46
0.81
-3.01
3.27
0.01
0.14
3.76
3.31
Thailand  
1532.72
0.00
0.00
18.02
32.37
0.02
1.16
2.40
2.40
Indonesia
5103.52
29.19
0.58
19.40
12063.00
49.00
0.90
7.51
7.86
Japan 
15138.96
-56.81
-0.37
-7.07
108.22
1.08
-2.62
0.11
0.15
South Korea  
1931.65
-5.32
-0.27
-3.96
1056.14
4.73
-0.03
2.14
2.66
China
2302.42
-24.13
-1.04
8.81
6.12
0.00
-1.05
2.60
2.60
U.S. Equity Market
U.S. stocks gained on Thursday as a strong earnings season boosted buying pressure. Major indices however pared strong gains towards the close of the session on reports that a New York hospital was conducting Ebola tests in one of its hospitals. On average equities managed to gain by 1.38%.
Asian Stock Market
Asian equity markets saw mixed trends with selling pressure fueled by the sell-off on Wall Street and floundering manufacturing output from China. Other markets however gained, led by stocks in Malaysia and Singapore which played catch up after being closed for a holiday last Tuesday. Both the Nikkei and the Kospi felt the heat from the slowing manufacturing in China although the Kospi was able to limit losses on the strong performance of an automotive firm. On average, equity indices in Asia closed lower by 0.13%.
Currency Markets
Global currencies were mostly weaker against the Dollar on Thursday as rising U.S. Treasury yields provided some strength to the USD. The GBP retreated on disappointing retail sales data, another sign that hope for a rapid economic recovery was fading, which could help the BoE refrain from hiking rates sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, the KRW and the IDR retreated as stocks in Seoul sold off while the Rupiah fell as Jokowi failed to quickly name the members of his cabinet. On average, the U.S. Dollar appreciated by 0.10%.
Bond Market
U.S. Treasury yields jumped as dealers booked gains from the equity market and rotated into bonds. Initial jobless claims continued to show solid gains of the labor market with the 4-week moving average hitting a 14-month low. The yield for the benchmark 10-year Treasury increased by 6 basis points while on average yields for treasuries closed higher by 4 basis points.
US Treasury Bonds as of 10/23/2014
Tenor
Yield (%)
Change
3-month
0.01
-0.01
 2-year
0.39
0.03
5-year
1.49
0.07
10-year
2.27
0.06
30-year
3.04
0.05
 
(News sources: Reuters, AFX, Dow Jones, Bloomberg)
 
 
 
 
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