The U.S. Dollar firmed a little following the release of two better than expected U.S. economic reports. This morning it was reported that the S&P/Case-Shiller Housing Report showed unexpected growth while consumer confidence rose. Both of these reports helped the Dollar rebound after early session weakness. Overall, however, trading conditions at the midsession can best be described as sideways.
The EUR USD is positive at the midsession but a little off the high. Another report showing an improvement in the Euro Zone economy helped give this market an early boost, but some of the gains were washed away by the bullish U.S. economic reports. Technically, this market remains in a range of 1.4447 to 1.4045.
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New York, Aug 29 : British tennis player Andy Murray has expressed frustration over the ''intrusive'' drug-testing protocol and said that the “in your face” way that these tests are done is annoying.
Murray further said that it has become even more annoying to let the World Anti-Doping Agency know where he will be for an hour of every day of the year.
Soyabean yesterday we have seen that market has moved 0.08% showing good bounce back after declining for last one week. Markets gave a knee-jerk reaction to the rating downgrade of US and the export demand got impacted. However, now on current levels some pull back in prices is being seen due to short covering. China's July soybean imports swelled by 8% from the last year in the same period. While the total exports were up 24% from June to 5.35 million metric tonnes. At the Indore spot market in top producer MP, soybean gained 13 Rs to 2385Re 100 kgs. Market has opened at 2425 & made a low of 2405 versus the day high of 2436.
Tehran - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on state television Monday that he would again go to New York to attend this year's United Nations General Assembly session.
It will be Ahmadinejad's third trip to New York since his presidency in August 2005.
The Iranian president did not say whether he would once again attend a question-and-answer session at a New York university like last year when his presence at Columbia University caused controversy. (dpa)
London, July 15 : Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding has announced that she''s set to leave the group for a year to concentrate on pursuing an acting career.
The news has fuelled rumours that the girl band is set to split, as each member is busy with different ventures.
“It''s not fun when it feels like groundhog year. We''ve been on a treadmill for six years and need a break,” the Daily Star quoted Harding as telling Britain''s Heat magazine.
Washington, Dec 17 : Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton has told her supporters not to involve her in their efforts to stop Caroline Kennedy's path to the US Senate.
The move clears a major obstacle between Kennedy and the seat; Politico quoted a person familiar with replacement discussions, as saying.
Board Meeting : Audited Results & Others
Karachi, Nov 14 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is mulling to replace the current national team coach Intikhab Alam with former captain and coach Javed Miandad.
According to a source, most players are unhappy with Intikhab and the officials are considering to appoint Miandad after the Test series against New Zealand.
London, February 23: Scientists at the University of Dusseldorf in Germany say that they may have unravelled the mystery as to how some people can eat and never put on weight, while others struggle to shed a single ounce may have finally been solved by scientists.
Research leader Dr. Ulrich Ruther says that a gene called FTO appears to be behind these differences.
New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India may maintain the status quo with regard to the key interest rate in its monetary policy review Tuesday in view of the need to curb inflation, which has remained stubbornly high.
RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Sunday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is believed to have discussed the macro-economic situation.
Rajan kept the policy rate unchanged at 8 percent at the previous review on April 1 as inflation, especially of food items, hovered at over 8 percent. Food inflation in April stood at 9.66 per cent and retail inflation at 8.59 percent.
Board Meeting : Others
Ajmer, March 9 : Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, along with his wife and other family members, Saturday evening offered prayers in Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti's shrine for peace and prosperity in the world and better relations between India and Pakistan, informed sources said.
Wearing a white Pathan suit, Ashraf also offered a 42 meter long green and blue chadar which he brought from Pakistan at the shrine, shrine sources told IANS.
During the prayers inside the dargah, he also promised to return if his "wish" is fulfilled.
Islamabad, July 14 : Pakistani all rounder Shahid Afridi, who is on a new high after helping his team win the Twenty20 World Cup, has said that he wants to be remembered as the country’s craziest cricketer.
In an interview with DawnNews, Afridi said: “I would like them to remember me as the craziest cricketer that ever played for Pakistan,” Afridi said.
Replying to a question about his idol, he said: “I think Viv Richards is every cricketer’s idol. But there are so many cricketers that I admire like, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Saeed Anwar.”
It is already time to get kids ready for summer camp, advises a U.S. doctor to parents.
Parents who prepare their children for camp will help their children make the most out of the experience, whether it's a day camp or a long-term stay, says Dr. Patricia Hametz, director of the Injury and Violence Prevention Center at New York's NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.
Hametz says in a statement, "Parents should ask camp organizers basic questions about what plans they have in place to keep kids safe, handle medical emergencies and deal with routine health needs."