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Hong Kong stocks end 0.48pc higher HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares ended 0.48 percent higher on Monday, taking a lead from Wall Street's record Friday close after data showed the US economy grew more than expected in July-September.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 109.38 points to 22,921.56 on turnover of HK$44.01 billion ($5.68 billion).Chinese shares ended up 0.24 percent, recovering from a 17-week low on Friday.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 4.92 points to close at 2,089.71 on turnover of 58.4 billion yuan ($9.6 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013


Asian markets higher after US growth data HONG KONG: Asian markets climbed on Monday following a record lead from Wall Street after US economic growth figures came in well above expectations.Chinese shares picked up after the mainland's central bank last week injected funds into financial markets to calm fears of a cash crunch.Sydney climbed 0.51 percent, or 26.7 points, to end at 5,291.9 and Seoul rose 0.68 percent, or 13.54 points, to close at 1,996.89.Shanghai added 0.24 percent, or 4.91 points, to ...

Shanghai shares halt 9-day losing streak, large financials rebound HONG KONG: Shanghai shares eked out their first gain in 10 days on Monday, after the central bank said it put $50 billion last week into interbank markets, allaying some fears about a repeat of June's cash crunch in the mainland. The Shanghai Composite Index closed up 0.2 percent at 2,089.7 points, ending a nine-day losing streak. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings, which closed on Friday at its lowest since ...

Seoul shares close at two-week high as foreigners buy SEOUL: South Korean shares closed at a two-week high on Monday as foreigners bought local stocks for a fourth straight day while an upward revision in third-quarter US growth data boosted sentiment. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed up 0.7 percent at 1,996.89 points, its highest finish since Dec. 9. During the session, it touched 2,000.07 points, its highest point since Dec. 11. Offshore investors bought a net 70.4 billion won ($66.34 million) ...

Seoul shares rise to near 2-week high on stronger US growth SEOUL: Seoul shares rose to their highest in nearly two weeks on Monday morning, as sentiment was underpinned by an upward revision in third-quarter US growth data over the weekend. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was up 0.7 percent at 1,996.77 points by 0150 GMT, and also touched its highest since Dec. 11 shortly after markets opened. Revised data showed US gross domestic product grew at a 4.1 percent annual rate instead of ...

Taiwan stocks rise; Apple suppliers jump on China iPhone deal TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks advanced 0.63 percent on Monday morning as an upward revision to US GDP sent the overall market higher, while component makers for Apple Inc rose after the computer maker announced an iPhone deal with China Mobile Ltd.As of 0212 GMT, the main TAIEX index had risen 53.21 points to 8461.74, beating some regional bourses. It ended flat on Friday.Semiconductors registered a 1.4 percent gain, while computers and peripheral equipment notched a 0.66 ...

Hong Kong stocks up 0.70pc by break HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks climbed 0.70 percent in the morning session Monday, taking a lead from Wall Street after data showed the US economy grew faster than expected in July-September.The benchmark Hang Seng Index gained 160.49 points to 22,972.67 on turnover of HK$24.25 billion ($3.13 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013


 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,778.15 2.43
Arrow Nasdaq 4,748.40 2.24
Arrow S&P 2,061.23 2.40
Arrow FTSE 6,466.00 2.04
Arrow DAX 9,811.06 2.79
Arrow CAC-40 4,249.49 3.35
Arrow Nikkei 17,210.05 2.32
Arrow H.Seng 22,832.21 1.09
Arrow Sensex 27,126.57 1.56






ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln