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Australia shares steady, Healthscope debuts at listing price SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares steadied on Monday to recover from an earlier dip as a weakness on Wall Street and metal prices was offset by an uptick in gold, though the financials dragged slightly as investors mostly stood at the sidelines. Banks took the market lower with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the top bank by market capitalisation was down 0.3 percent, while Australia's second biggest bank by market value, Westpac Banking Corp, lost 0.5 percent. National Australia Bank Ltd bucked the trend, adding 0.2 percent after it agreed to sell a 625 million pound ($1 billion) portfolio of mostly non-performing UK commercial property loans to an affiliate of private equity firm Cerberus Global Investors. Elsewhere, Australia's No. 2 private hospital company Healthscope Ltd debuted at its listing price of A$2.10, in the country's biggest listing since 2010. The S&P/ASX 200 index was down 1.9 points to 5,581.6 by 0215 GMT. The ...

Taiwan stocks flat; Innolux up ahead of Q2 earnings TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks were little changed on Monday, underperforming other regional bourses, but the world's No.3 LCD maker Innolux rose ahead of its earnings release later in the day.As of 0220 GMT, the main TAIEX index inched up 0.1 percent to 9,447.01 points, as electronics fell 0.5 percent while banks jumped 0.5 percent.Innolux, an arm of iPhones assembler Foxconn Technology Group, rose almost 2 percent. It is set to release quarterly earnings results and give ...

South Korea stocks, won inch up for second session; data, earnings eyed SEOUL: South Korean shares and the won rose for a second session on Monday morning, underpinned by continued offshore demand thanks to last week's government economic stimulus package which included plans to help companies increase dividends.The local currency also benefited from month-end dollar sales.The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was up half a percent at 2,043.68 points as of 0207 GMT, and the won edged up 0.2 percent against the dollar from Friday's onshore ...

China shares lead Asia higher, dollar buoyed TOKYO: Asian stocks shrugged off a drop in Wall Street and hovered near three-year highs on Monday, with China taking the lead after data showed a robust jump in profits earned by industrial firms in the world's second-largest economy. The dollar traded near six-months peaks against a basket of major currencies as the euro continued to sag. Profits earned by Chinese industrial firms rose 17.9 percent in June to 588.08 billion yuan ($94.98 billion) from ...

Tokyo stocks open down 0.2pc TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 0.20 percent lower on Monday after ending last week trade at a six-month high.The Nikkei 225 index was down 30.89 points to 15,426.98 at the start.Tokyo stocks closed more than one percent higher on Friday after a healthy US jobless claims report boosted the dollar against the yen, sending exporter shares higher. But on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was weighed down by some disappointing results from blue-chip companies, ...

Hong Kong stocks up 0.14pc at open HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks rose 0.14 percent in the first few minutes of trade Monday, marking a fifth straight advance.The benchmark Hang Seng Index climbed 33.26 points to 24,249.27.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

China shares up in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks were higher in morning trade Monday on buying of heavyweight bank shares, driven by hopes for more reforms in the sector, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index jumped 0.87 percent, or 18.51 points, to 2,145.12.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 0.63 percent, or 6.95 points, to 1,118.47.China's banking regulator last week approved the setting up of three private banks in a long-awaited development. Copyright AFP (Agence ...


ArrowDJIA 16,960.57 0.72
ArrowNasdaq 4,449.56 0.50
ArrowS&P 1,978.34 0.48
ArrowFTSE 6,791.55 0.44
ArrowDAX 9,644.01 1.53
ArrowCAC-40 4,330.55 1.82
ArrowNikkei 15,457.87 1.13
ArrowH.Seng 24,216.01 0.31
ArrowSensex 26,126.75 0.55

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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
Trade Balance $-1.558 bln
Exports $2.117 bln
Imports $3.675 bln
WeeklyJuly 10, 2014
Reserves $14.638 bln