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Sri Lankan rupee ends firmer exporters sell dollar2017/09/21
COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee ended firmer on Wednesday as dollar selling by exporters surpassed mild demand for the greenback from importers, dealers said.
The spot rupee ended at 152.70/85 per dollar, compared with Tuesday's close of 153.10/20.
"Lack of dollar demand helped appreciation," said a currency dealer requesting anonymity,
"A foreign bank, which bought (dollars) over the last few days to service takeovers, was not seen active today," The dealer added, referring to last week's big ticket equity deals in the market ...

Oil set for strongest Q3 since 2004, Iraq hints at OPEC extension2017/09/21
LONDON: Oil rose was on course for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years as prices rose on Wednesday after the Iraqi oil minister said that OPEC and its partners are considering extending or deepening output cuts aimed at reducing a global supply glut.
Brent crude futures were up 48 cents at $55 ...

Wheat firms on bargain-buying, ample supplies cap gains2017/09/21

SINGAPORE: Chicago wheat futures edged higher on Wednesday with prices supported by bargain-buying and expectations of lower production in Canada although abundant world supplies limited gains.
 Corn was little changed after falling almost 2 percent inthe past two sessions as harvest of a large U ...

Rand steady ahead of local inflation, Fed meeting2017/09/21
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's rand edged firmer early on Wednesday in mostly cautious trade as investors waited for local inflation data and the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting.
At 0630 GMT the rand was 0.1 percent firmer at 13.3000 per dollar compared to a close at 13 ...

Aluminium hits 5-year high as China supply cuts loom2017/09/21
LONDON: Aluminium soared to its highest in five years on Wednesday on reports that China's mammoth producer Chinalco was cutting output two months early and would soon pare back stocks of available metal.
Concerns that an environmental crackdown by Chinese authorities will create shortages have boosted aluminium prices, the top performer on London Metal Exchange (LME) this year with gains of 28 percent ...

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