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Indonesia stocks near 3-week high; Widodo sworn in as new president  BANGKOK: Indonesian share index hit a near three-week closing high on Monday amid inflows and a rise in the rupiah on expectations of economic reforms by the new president, while most other markets in Southeast Asia gained along with strength in global stocks.Jakarta's composite index added 0.23 percent after climbing 1.6 percent on Friday. The index finished at 5,040.53, the highest closing level since Oct. 1.The rupiah rose to its strongest in more than three weeks while foreign inflows lifted shares of Telkom Indonesia and Astra International.The market posted a net foreign inflow worth 761 billion rupiah ($63.3 million), the first in nine trading days, Thomson Reuters data showed.Indonesia's Joko Widodo took over as president of the world's third-largest democracy on Monday with supporters' hopes high but pressing economic problems and sceptical rivals set to test the former furniture businessman.Stocks in Singapore and Malaysia extended their gains for a second ...

Britain's FTSE on backfoot as oil stocks weigh LONDON: Britain's top equity resumed its fall on Monday, giving back half of the gains made in the previous session as investors reckoned with reduced earnings expectations for oil companies after a slump in oil prices.At 1044 GMT, the blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down by 53.07 points, or 0.8 percent, at 6,257.22 points, after rising 114 points on Friday.The FTSE, which hit a 15-month low on Thursday, has been volatile in recent weeks as ...

Indian shares post biggest daily gain in over one week on reforms, poll boost MUMBAI: Indian shares rose more than 1 percent on Monday to mark their biggest daily gain in more than one week after the government's energy reforms led to a rally in oil firms, while wins by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party in two state elections raised expectations for more reforms.Removal of diesel price controls and a rise in natural gas prices provided much needed credibility to Modi's reform agenda, which had come under scrutiny as ...

Solid data, earnings push world stocks higher LONDON: Global stocks climbed on Monday, moving further away from eight-month lows hit last week, as strong U.S. data and encouraging third-quarter earnings eased concerns about the pace of global economic recovery.The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, was up 0.3 percent by 1030 GMT, having fallen about 10 percent in four weeks to last week's lows.The dollar also rose against major currencies, supported by a surprisingly strong survey of U.S. ...

European stocks trim Friday's gains; SAP drops after profit warning EDINBURGH: European stocks fell early on Monday, trimming lofty gains made in the previous session, with SAP's profit warning hitting shares in the tech sector.Shares in the German business software maker fell 4.1 percent after it cut its outlook for full-year operating profit, echoing a raft of profit and sales warnings from other tech groups in the past few weeks.Dutch tech firm Gemalto plunged 6.1 percent after Barclays cut the stock to underweight from overweight, ...

Sri Lankan stocks end lower; budget, earnings awaited COLOMBO: Sri Lankan stocks fell for the third session on Monday in moderate volume, led by profit-taking in blue-chips as investors awaited cues from the 2015 budget and the September quarter earnings amid speculations over an early election.Sri Lanka's main stock index fell 0.29 percent, or 21.02 points, to 7,213.45, its lowest since Oct. 14."It's profit-taking, but uncertainty is also weighing on the market," a stockbroker said on condition of anonymity.The day's turnover was 863.1 ...

Hong Kong shares end 0.20pc higher, Hang Seng Index added 47.05 points HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares climbed 0.20 percent on Monday in line with a regional rally, following healthy gains on Wall Street that were fuelled by bargain-buying.The Hang Seng Index added 47.05 points to 23,070.26 on turnover of HK$53.01 billion ($6.84 billion).Focus now turns to the release Tuesday of Chinese economic growth data for July-September.Investors took the opportunity to move back into the market after the previous roller-coaster week, which came on fears about the ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,461.32 0.92
Arrow Nasdaq 4,382.85 0.83
Arrow S&P 1,927.11 0.73
Arrow FTSE 6,399.73 0.43
Arrow DAX 8,940.14 0.60
Arrow CAC-40 4,105.09 0.58
Arrow Nikkei 15,195.77 2.64
Arrow H.Seng 23,403.97 1.37
Arrow Sensex 26,787.23 0.80

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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