Last Updated: 2017-01-19

Interest Rates

Fed Funds 0.500
Discount Rate 2.5
Repo Rate 1.50
KWD
(KIBOR)
Interbank Offerd Rate
1M .56258% 1Y 1.0313%
3M .7188% 2Y 0%
6M .8750% 3Y 0%

Foreign Currency

3 Month Offer 10 Year Treasury 30 Year Treasury
USD .99789% 2.4462% 3.0626%
EUR -0.33643% 0.1930% 0.9386%
JPY -0.04657% 0.0450% 0.7120%
JBP 0.3663% 1.2400% 1.8730%
CHF -0.72920% -0.2190% .5240%

Exchange Rates

LAST YTD
/ 1.0694 -3.63%
/ 113.07 -2.35%
/ 1.2335 -16.64%
/ 1.0028 2.52%
/ 0.305 4.22%
/ 123.18 -6.53%

Commodities (USD)

LAST YTD
Gold Oz 1141.79 -3.53%
Silver Oz 16.00 2.63%
Oil Brl 54.56 -4.83%

Stock Markets

LAST YTD
DOW JONES 19762.60 13.42%
NASDAQ 5412.54 14.28%
DAX 30 11481.06 -.46%
NIKKEI 225 19114.37 0.42%
FTSE 100 7142.83 14.43%
CAC 40 4862.31 -.630%

Kuwait Stock

LAST YTD
Index 5748.09 -2.26%
Bkg. Sector
Bus. Sector 837.21 15.48%
Ind. Sector 1332.23 -9.94%
Ins. Sector 959.22 12.26%
Real Est. Sector 877.99 14.63%

Economic Indicators

Time
(KST)
Location Description Forcast Previous
9:30 CA Manufacturing Sales 1.7

Foreign Exchange

Country Comments
EUR The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to keep the key rates unchanged. Taper talk remains a taboo; however, the probability of Draghi talking up Euro is high given the sharp rise in inflation in recent days. The Dollar side of the story could be influenced by the weekly US initial jobless claims number and monthly housing starts and building permits data.
JPY Currently, USD/JPY is trading at 114.15, up 1.34% on the day, having posted a daily high at 114.18 and low at 112.57. USD/JPY has rallied through the 14 handle on broad based dollar demand as Yellens speech comes across slightly hawkish, with gold approaching 1,200 and the yen sent back 120 pips since the US session open. The theme around Central Bank divergence is back in focus.
GBP GBP/USD stalled its overnight consolidative mode and broke higher in the mid-Asian trades, mainly driven by renewed weakness in the US dollar across the board, as markets look past Fed Yellens hawkish and now await the US macro news for fresh impetus on the major. Moreover, persisting risk-on trades amid higher Asian stocks and oil prices also boost the demand for higher-yielding currencies such as GBP.
KWD The Central Bank of Kuwait changed its dinar around a mid-point of 0.30535 per dollar.

Money Market

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Stock Markets

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EUR European stocks on Wednesday wrapped up trading with a tepid gain during a up-and-down session, as investors sifted through corporate updates, including better-than-anticipated results from ASML Holding NV. The Stoxx Europe 600 ended 0.2% higher at 363.07, after drifting in and out of losses throughout the session. Among major indexes, Germanys DAX 30 moved up 0.5% to 11,599.39 and Frances CAC 40 dropped 0.1% to close at 4,853.40.
JPY Investors in Asian stocks broadly maintained caution ahead of President-elect Donald Trumps inauguration, though Japanese equities rallied Thursday as the dollar strengthened overnight amid comments from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen that were interpreted hawkishly. But early gains of 1%-plus faded after Tokyo traders returned from their lunch break as the yen reversed some of the greenbacks advance, with the Nikkei Stock Average recently up 0.6%. Yellen suggested that steady interest-rate hikes are anticipated the next several years, with her comments coming hours after the release of the strongest on year December U.S. consumer inflation in 2 1/2 years.
GBP U.K. stocks posted small gains Wednesday following their worst loss in six months after the British prime minister revealed her governments Brexit plans. The FTSE 100 rose 0.4% to close at 7,247.61, led by consumer goods and basic material shares. But the sessions standout was Pearson PLC, as a plunge in shares knocked off a third of the value in the educational materials publisher.
KWD The Kuwait stock exchange is currently at 6,351.77.