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SE Asia stocks mostly up; Thai shares end 6-day slump JAKARTA: Southeast Asian stock markets mostly rose on Wednesday, with Thai shares ending six consecutive sessions of losses to lead the regional gains.The Thai stock index rose 1.3 percent, its biggest one-day gain since August, regaining some lost ground after having slumped 8.5 percent over the past six sessions.Energy sector shares led the gains, rebounding from earlier losses due to declining crude oil prices.Teerada Charnyingyong, an analyst with Phillip Capital in Bangkok, said the index was on a technical rebound as investors bought stocks at cheaper prices.Thai energy giant PTT PLC's shares rose 4 percent after falling to their lowest in six months on Tuesday.Stocks in Jakarta rose 0.2 percent, following some recovery in the rupiah. The Indonesian currency gained as much as 0.4 percent against the dollar during the day. On Tuesday, the rupiah touched its lowest in 16 years.Meanwhile, falling oil prices and concerns over the Russian crisis ...


Indian shares fall for 5th straight session; LIC spotted buying MUMBAI: Indian shares edged lower on Wednesday as volatility in global markets raised fears of more foreign selling, although indexes cut earlier losses of more than 1 percent as state-run Life Insurance Corporation of India bought shares aggressively.LIC, a powerful market player in India that has been known to support markets at times of vulnerability, was seen buying into banks, software services and defensive stocks, traders said.An LIC spokesman said the insurer does not comment ...

Hong Kong shares sink 0.37pc by close, Hang Seng Index eased 84.66 points HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks slipped 0.37 percent Wednesday following another tumble on Wall Street as plunging oil prices send global markets into disarray, although Shanghai rallied on expectations of government easing measures.The benchmark Hang Seng Index eased 84.66 points to 22,585.84 on turnover of HK$107.79 billion (US$13.91 billion).After last month's rally investors are fleeing for the exits as the losses in crude hammer oil-exporting countries including Russia, which has also been hit by strict ...

Hong Kong shares sink 0.37pc by close HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks slipped 0.37 percent Wednesday following another tumble on Wall Street as plunging oil prices send global markets into turmoilThe benchmark Hang Seng Index eased 84.66 points to 22,585.84 on turnover of HK$107.79 billion (US$13.91 billion).But in mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.31 percent, or 39.50 points, to 3,061.02 on turnover of 580.3 billion yuan ($94.9 billion). The close was the highest since November 11, 2010. The Shenzhen ...

Asian markets mixed ahead of Fed meeting HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed Wednesday as bargain-hunting was offset by more losses on Wall Street, while investors await the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.Oil prices extended their losses to fresh five-and-a-half-year lows. The dollar recovered slightly against the yen ahead of the Fed get-together, which is being closely watched for clues about its interest rate plans.Tokyo rose 0.38 percent, or 64.41 points to finish at 16,819.73 after sinking almost three percent ...

European stock markets slide at open LONDON: European stock markets slid at the start of trading on Wednesday after sharp gains the day before.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index shed 1.33 percent to 6,247.91 points, Frankfurt's DAX 30 dropped 1.13 percent to 9,455.74 points and in Paris the CAC 40 retreated 1.0 percent to 4,052.23 compared with Tuesday's close.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Markets may stay volatile as floor for oil still unclear DUBAI: Middle East stock markets look set to stay volatile on Wednesday as oil prices are still far from establishing any clear floor, and key producers indicate they have no plans to reduce output.Brent crude is trading below $60 a barrel. Its plunge has sent Gulf retail investors into a panic; indiscriminate sell-offs have erased year-to-date gains in most stock markets and wiped out $250 billion in stock value since the end of October.Investors fear ...


 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,804.80 0.15
Arrow Nasdaq 4,765.38 0.36
Arrow S&P 2,070.65 0.46
Arrow FTSE 6,545.27 1.23
Arrow DAX 9,786.96 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,241.65 0.18
Arrow Nikkei 17,621.40 2.39
Arrow H.Seng 23,116.63 1.25
Arrow Sensex 27,371.84 0.90






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