Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The Euro (EUR) rose to 1.4148 against the US Dollar (USD) on reports exhibiting high German investor confidence due to rising export volume.

Asian stocks climbed, led by automakers and mining companies. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbed 0.4 percent to 111.13, according to reports.

Meanwhile, US stocks advanced after the world’s largest home improvement retailer Home Depot Incorporated posted upbeat earning figures. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to 9,186.81.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-19August09-9:53 am (BST)