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Tokyo stocks flat by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks were flat on Wednesday morning after early buying on a positive lead from Wall Street ran out of steam in the absence of fresh buying incentives.The Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.01 percent, or 1.47 points, to 15,344.75 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was up 0.02 percent, or 0.27 points, at 1,273.54.Japanese companies are reporting their April-June results starting this week, and solid figures have been largely factored into the market, analysts said."There are few catalysts to buy the upside," said Mitsushige Akino, chief fund manager at Ichiyoshi Investment Management."We know the April-June results are good. That couldn't be a driver to break the range."In currency markets, the dollar was firm against most other major currencies, especially the euro, as easing US consumer inflation data pointed to the Federal Reserve keeping a steady course on interest rates.The greenback bought 101.42 yen, ...

Asia stocks edge up as risk aversion wanes, euro languishes TOKYO: Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday as risk aversion triggered by recent geopolitical tensions continued to ebb, while the euro languished near eight-month lows. Violence continued in Gaza, but hopes rose for an easing of tension in Ukraine after pro-Russian rebels handed the flight recorder and victims' remains from a downed Malaysian airliner to international authorities. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.1 percent, lifted after the S&P 500 hit a ...

Australia shares trade at new 6-year highs, miners strong SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares added 0.7 percent on Wednesday, rising to fresh six-year highs after Wall Street gained on solid earnings and investors digested a mixed inflation report, but tensions in Gaza and Ukraine kept gains in check. Blue chip stocks underpinned the market, with the 'Big Four' banks gaining ground and global miners rising as zinc hit a three-year high and aluminium touched a 16-month peak overnight. Among top-tier miners, BHP Billiton Ltd, the world's ...

Indonesian shares rise after Jokowi wins presidential election JAKARTA: Indonesian shares rose nearly 1 percent on Wednesday after Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world's third-largest democracy. The Jakarta stock exchange hit as high as 5,126.28 points as of 0206 GMT, adding to gains in the past few weeks on expectation that Jokowi would win. Major gainers include construction-related stocks such as PT Wijaya Karya Beton Tbk, which rose more ...

Tokyo stocks open up 0.16pc TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 0.16 percent higher on Wednesday after Wall Street shares closed with modest gains.The Nikkei 225 index was up 23.88 points to 15,367.16 at the start.The Nikkei is likely to be rangebound on Wednesday despite a positive lead from Wall Street, said Mitsushige Akino, chief fund manager at Ichiyoshi Investment Management.Japanese companies are reporting their April-June results starting this week, and solid figures have been largely factored in, he told Dow Jones ...

China stocks higher in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks were higher in morning trade Wednesday, but worries over a glut of new share offers overhung the market, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.12 percent, or 2.53 points, to 2,078.01.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.03 percent, or 0.38 points, to 1,115.14.Five companies on Wednesday started offering shares for subscription by investors, part of a group of 12 firms approved by China's market ...

US stocks rise on housing report, earnings NEW YORK: US stocks on Tuesday finished higher following a busy day of corporate earnings and a report showing the highest level of existing-home sales in eight months.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 61.81 points (0.36 percent) to 17,113.54.The broad-based S&P 500 gained 9.90 (0.50 percent) to 1,983.53, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 31.31 (0.71 percent) to 4,456.02.A flood of earnings reports produced some mixed results, but analysts said the overall picture was ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,982.59 0.13
Arrow Nasdaq 4,444.91 0.10
Arrow S&P 1,978.91 0.03
Arrow FTSE 6,788.07 0.05
Arrow DAX 9,598.17 0.48
Arrow CAC-40 4,344.77 0.33
Arrow Nikkei 15,529.40 0.46
Arrow H.Seng 24,428.63 0.88
Arrow Sensex 25,991.23 0.52

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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
Trade Balance $-1.558 bln
Exports $2.117 bln
Imports $3.675 bln
WeeklyJuly 10, 2014
Reserves $14.638 bln