Treasury Daily CirculationMarket CommentaryExchange RatesTwin Currency Deposits Last Updated: Thursday, 27 November 2014
 Some Stocks Indices
 Name  Value Change
 Dow Jones  Industrial Average 17,827.75  (+ 12.81) 
 Strait Times  Industrial Index 3,349.66  (+ 5.20) 
 Kuala Lumpur  Stock Exchange 1,842.17  (- 0.47) 
 Nikkei 225 17,325.61  (- 57.15) 
 Crude & Gold Price
 Brent Crude Oil USD 86.24  (+ 0.02) 
 Gold Bullion USD 1,199.22  (+ 1.35) 

The US dollar fell against most of its major peers before a report economists said will show orders for durable goods slid for a third month. The yen was near the weakest in seven years against the greenback as Bank of Japan board member Sayuri Shirai said she supported the central bank’s additional stimulus last month. The US dollar fell 0.2 percent to 117.73 yen as of 7:45 a.m. in London, after touching 118.98 on Nov. 20, the strongest since August 2007. It was little changed at $1.2469 against the euro. The single currency bought 146.69 yen from 147.17.


“The U.S. dollar’s moved already a long way,” said Janu Chan, a Sydney-based economist at St. George Bank Ltd. “Maybe a lot of that good news from the U.S. economy has already been built in.”


U.S. stock indexes retreated from records as an unexpected drop in consumer confidence offset faster economic expansion. Treasuries rose, while the dollar weakened and crude oil slid to a more than four-year low. The S&P 500 dropped 0.1 percent by 4 p.m. in New York, snapping a three-day climb and falling from an all-time high with the Dow Jones Industrial Average.U.K. stocks were little changed as gains in Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and Schroders Plc offset declines in mining stocks. RBS and Schroders climbed more than 1.8 percent. BHP Billiton Ltd and Anglo American Plc fell, leading a gauge of European commodity producers lower. Japan’s Topix index closed lower for the first time in six days as oil explorers led declines after crude prices traded near a four-year low. Inpex Corp. sank 2.2 percent and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. retreated 2 percent. Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp. dropped 11 percent after the gas producer surged 23 percent yesterday. Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co. jumped 6.6 percent to lead gains on the Nikkei 225 Stock Average after a report that Toyota Motor Corp. will use more aluminum in its Lexus vehicles.


Asian stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index heading for a four-day advance, after Chinese shares extended their rally as insurers led gains.


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