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Australia shares pare early gains as China GDP eyed SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares pared early gains on Tuesday, clocking their six straight positive session, but volumes were low as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of Chinese economic growth data due later in the day.Solid overnight gains on Wall Street led by strong corporate earnings provided some support to the market.Data due at 0200 GMT is expected to show that China's economy grew at its weakest pace in more than five years in the third quarter as a property downturn weighed on demand, raising the chances of more aggressive policy steps from the government.China will also release data on industrial output and retail sales for September.The S&P/ASX 200 index climbed 5.2 points to its highest level since Sept. 29 by 1239 GMT, adding to a 0.2 percent gain on Monday."The Australian market's been quite reactive to news from China. So, it is trying to find some guidance from there," said ...

Australia shares set for a firm start on Wall Street SYDNEY: Australian shares are poised for a firm start on Tuesday, tracking Wall Street, which edged higher on strong corporate earnings.Local share price index futures rose 0.3 percent to 5,320 to sit at a 1-point premium to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index. The benchmark rose 0.9 percent on Monday.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index rose 0.2 percent in early trade.US stocks rose on Monday, supported by strong corporate earnings, even as disappointing results from IBM ...

Brazil sugar output to fall as drought devastates crop SAO PAULO: Drought will drive sugar production in Brazil's cane-rich center-south nearly 8 percent lower than last year, hammering the world's main supplier of sugar, commodities market analysts Datagro said.Brazil's main center-south cane region will produce 31.6 million tonnes of sugar in 2014/15, down from 34.3 million last year and 32.3 million tonnes seen a month ago due to a severe drought, Plinio Nastari, president of Datagro said on Monday.The world's top sugar producing region ...

Fujifilm shares rise in Tokyo on Ebola drug announcement TOKYO: Fujifilm shares rose in Tokyo Tuesday after it said it would boost its supply of an experimental Ebola drug to help stem the spread of the virus, which has killed more than 4,500 in west Africa since the start of the year.The firm rose 0.88 percent to 3,422.5 yen by the break on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after jumping more than four percent in the first few minutes of trade. The broader market was ...

Nikkei falls as investors retreat ahead of Chinese economic data TOKYO: Japanese stocks skidded on Tuesday as investors took a step back after the heavy buying seen on Monday and nervously waited for data on the Chinese economy.The Nikkei share index fell 0.5 percent by 0127 GMT to 15,026.47.Investors looked past solid advances on Wall Street overnight, where investors were bouyed by hopes of a strong earnings season, and the Tokyo bourse's strong performance on Monday, when the Nikkei posted its biggest daily gain since ...

Taiwan stocks flat following overseas markets TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks were flat on Tuesday, reflecting overseas markets ahead of economic data from China.As of 0153 GMT, the main TAIEX index fell 16.33 points to 8646.81, after closing up 1.77 percent on Tuesday.The electronics subindex was up 0.1 percent. The semiconductor subindex was down 0.1 percent and the financial subindex was up 0.1 percent.Taiwan's economic outlook remains rosy. The island's export orders for September hit a record monthly high, data issued Monday after ...

Hong Kong shares flat at open HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares opened flat on Tuesday despite another strong lead from Wall Street, as investors nervously await the release of Chinese economic data later in the morning.The benchmark Hang Seng Index edged up 3.10 points to 23,073.36.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014


ArrowDJIA 16,399.67 0.12
ArrowNasdaq 4,316.07 1.35
ArrowS&P 1,904.01 0.91
ArrowFTSE 6,267.07 0.68
ArrowDAX 8,717.76 1.50
ArrowCAC-40 3,991.24 1.04
ArrowNikkei 15,111.23 3.98
ArrowH.Seng 23,070.26 0.20
ArrowSensex 26,429.85 1.23

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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 20, 2014
Reserves $13.436 bln