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China shares higher in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks were higher in morning trade Thursday, in line with rises in US stocks overnight, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.19 percent, or 3.88 points, to 2,029.38.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 0.29 percent, or 3.12 points, to 1,067.35.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asia Thursday ahead of the release of fresh US economic data, while investors are optimistic following the a report that Washing is to lift a decades-old crude export ban.US benchmark West Texas Intermediate rose 13 cents to $106.63 while Brent crude eased two cents to $113.98 in mid-morning trade. Analysts said prices were tracking gains in equity markets following a positive lead from Wall Street, despite data on Wednesday ...
Asia Naphtha/Gasoline-Naphtha up; SK Energy to sell term cargoes SINGAPORE: The Asian naphtha crack inched up for the third straight session on Wednesday to reach a near two-week high of $134.70 a tonne as lower refinery run rates in Europe, caused by weak distillates margins, lent support.Refinery run cuts in Europe will affect naphtha exports to Asia, which is structurally short of naphtha.But sellers' concerns over additional supplies in Asia loomed as South Korea's SK Energy was out to sell naphtha mainly for August ...
US oil climbs on oil exports report SINGAPORE: US oil prices climbed in Asian trade Wednesday following a report that the United States, the world's top crude consumer, has lifted a four-decade ban on exports. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for August delivery rose 69 cents to $106.72 in early afternoon trade. It had slipped 14 cents in New York trade. Brent crude for August eased 21 cents to $114.25. The Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday that Washington has "cleared ...
Taiwan stocks flat; rubber, autos fall TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks were flat in mid-morning trading on Wednesday, broadly in line with other regional bourses as continued tensions in Iraq sent oil prices higher and triggered losses on Wall Street.As of 0201 GMT, the main TAIEX index was down 7.45 points at 9238.75, after rising 0.19 percent in the previous session.Subindexes showing major declines included the rubber index , which dropped 1.74 percent, and autos, which fell 0.92 percent.Electronics and banks were flat.Among ...
Brent crude holds above $114 on Iraq conflict SINGAPORE: Brent crude inched lower on Wednesday, but held close to a nine-month high above $114 a barrel as Sunni insurgents battled government forces for control of Iraq's biggest refinery. The 300,000 barrel per day Baiji complex, 200 km (120 miles) north of Baghdad, has been fought over since last Wednesday with sudden reversals on both sides. But a lack of fresh threats to output from OPEC's second largest oil producer curbed prices. "Markets have ...
Taiwan CPC says 80,000 bpd gasoline-making unit to shut for 7 days SINGAPORE: Taiwan's CPC has shut an 80,000 barrels per day (bpd) gasoline-making unit at its Talin refinery following an outage, its spokesman said on Wednesday. The unit, which was shut on Tuesday, will be down for about seven days and the impact on gasoline and diesel will be minimal as the firm has sufficient stocks, he added. CPC operates a total of three refineries in Taiwan which have a total capacity of 770,000 bpd. The ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,677.90 1.32
Arrow Nasdaq 4,452.79 1.60
Arrow S&P 1,950.82 1.23
Arrow FTSE 6,419.15 0.30
Arrow DAX 9,047.31 1.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,157.68 1.28
Arrow Nikkei 15,138.96 0.37
Arrow H.Seng 23,333.18 0.30
Arrow Sensex 26,851.05 0.24

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
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