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Tokyo stocks close 0.15pc higher TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed 0.15 percent higher on Monday with exporters supported by a weaker yen, while investors weighed China's interest rate cut at the weekend.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 28.94 points to end at 18,826.88, while the Topix index of all first-section issues edged up 0.07 percent, or 1.12 points, to 1,524.97.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

Hong Kong stocks up 0.25pc at break HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares ended the morning session 0.25 percent higher Monday after China cut interest rates at the weekend in a bid to kickstart the world's number-two economy.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 62.06 points to 24,885.35 on turnover of HK$44.45 billion ($5.74 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

Hong Kong stocks open 0.70pc higher HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks rose 0.70 percent in the first few minutes of trade Monday after China's central bank at the weekend cut interest rates for the second time since November.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 173.47 points to 24,996.76.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

China shares up 0.67pc in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese shares rose 0.67% in morning trade on Monday after the government cut interest rates over the weekend to boost the flagging economy, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 22.05 points to 3,332.35.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 0.65 percent, or 10.62 points, to 1,640.67.China's central bank announced Saturday that it will cut the benchmark deposit and loan interest rates by 25 basis points, effective from Sunday.Copyright ...

Asian markets rise after China rate cut, US data HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly rose Monday after China at the weekend cut interest rates for the second time since November, while better-than-forecast US economic data helped push the dollar up against the yen.Several key events will also be taking investors' attention this week, including a meeting of China's Communist Party, the European Central Bank and the release of US jobs figures.Hong Kong added 0.70 percent, Shanghai gained 0.68 percent, Tokyo climbed 0.26 percent by ...

Gulf markets mixed, Egypt falls after election setback DUBAI: Gulf stock markets were mixed on Sunday as trading volumes remained low, while Egypt fell after a court ruling that was likely to delay the parliamentary election previously scheduled to begin this month.Saudi Arabia's main index climbed 0.4 percent after oil prices rose on Friday and posted their first monthly rise since June, although the kingdom's petrochemicals sector gained just 0.1 percent on Sunday.Al Tayyar Travel Group was one of the main supports, jumping ...

Gulf markets mixed in thin trade DUBAI: Gulf stock markets were narrowly mixed in slow early trade on Sunday as Oman's bourse reported a technical glitch and Qatar was closed for a bank holiday. Dubai's index slipped 0.2 percent, largely because of lender Emirates NBD, which fell 2.2 percent. Builder Arabtec Holding edged down 0.6 percent after rising 1.9 percent in the previous session.Index compiler MSCI increased the stock's weighting in its emerging markets index and passive funds apparently adjusted their ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,132.70 0.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,963.53 0.49
Arrow S&P 2,104.50 0.30
Arrow FTSE 6,946.66 0.04
Arrow DAX 11,401.66 0.66
Arrow CAC-40 4,951.48 0.83
Arrow Nikkei 18,797.94 0.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,823.29 0.32
Arrow Sensex 29,220.12 1.65

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln