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SE Asia stocks most weaker; Indonesia retreats from record high  BANGKOK: Southeast Asian stock markets mostly fell on Monday, with the Indonesian benchmark retreating from the previous session's record closing high amid profit-taking, while shares of Thai Airways International underperformed on the Bangkok bourse.Jakarta's composite index closed down 1.2 percent at 5,260.02 from Friday's record closing high of 5,323.89. Selling hit recent gainers such as Bank Mandiri and Unilever Indonesia.In Bangkok, shares of national carrier Thai Airways dropped 5.1 percent amid concerns about its finances, traders said.Thailand's military-led government has approved a restructuring plan for Thai Airways in a bid to restore profitability to the national carrier's operations, a senior government official said on Monday.The broader SET index fell 0.6 percent, erasing early gains.Shares of Bank of Ayudhya, which led the index higher in early trade, finished 13.8 percent lower after the bank denied a report about acquisition of additional BAY shares by major shareholder Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ...

Tokyo stocks close 0.25pc lower after Greece election TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed 0.25 percent lower on Monday after anti-austerity party Syriza swept to victory in Greece's weekend general election, raising fears the country could exit the eurozone.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 43.23 points to finish at 17,468.52, while the Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 0.08 percent, or 1.14 points, to 1,402.08.Syriza's victory punished the euro, which was trading at $1.1174 in afternoon trade, after dipping to ...
Hong Kong stocks end 0.24pc higher HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares ended 0.24 percent higher Monday, a fifth straight gain, as a late rally reversed early losses prompted by the victory of an anti-austerity party in Greece's general election.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 59.45 points to 24,909.90 on turnover of HK$83.76 billion (US$10.81 billion).The index -- which surged last week in response to the European Central Bank's vast bond-buying programme -- dipped in the morning session, in line with a ...
Tokyo investors eye Fed meet, Japanese earnings next week TOKYO: A US central bank meeting and the start of Japan's earnings season will drive Tokyo shares next week, analysts said Friday, after the ECB's unprecedented stimulus helped push the Nikkei to a nearly four percent weekly gain.Dealers will also watch for the results of weekend elections in Greece, where the left-wing Syriza party could win on its pledge to redraft the country's multi-billion international bailout package and erase most of its huge debt. The ...
Asia stocks surge on ECB move, oil jumps on Saudi king death HONG KONG:- Asian equity markets rallied Friday after the European Central Bank announced a huge cash injection to kickstart the eurozone economy, while crude prices surged on news the monarch of oil kingpin Saudi Arabia had died.The ECB's unprecedented decision to pump tens of billions of dollars a month into financial markets sent the euro plunging to 11-year lows against the dollar and also fuelled a buying spree in US and European stock markets.Tokyo jumped ...
Hong Kong stocks end 1.34pc higher HONG KONG: Hong Kong jumped 1.34 percent Friday, topping off a strong week as investors followed a global rally in response to the European Central Bank's bigger-than-expected stimulus programme aimed at kickstarting the eurozone economy.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 327.82 points to 24,850.45 on turnover of HK$106.06 billion (US$13.69 billion).World markets rallied in reaction to the ECB's decision to pump 60 billion euros ($70 billion) a month into financial markets -- much more than ...
Tokyo stocks rise 1.05pc after ECB stimulus move TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 1.05 percent by the close Friday after European and US markets rallied on the European Central Bank's announcement of a bigger-than-expected stimulus programme.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange ended up 182.73 points at 17,511.75, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.99 percent, or 13.79 points, to 1,403.22."The value of the ECB's monthly asset-purchase plan was higher than people anticipated," Hitoshi Asaoka, a senior strategist at ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,652.60 0.79
Arrow Nasdaq 4,757.88 0.16
Arrow S&P 2,051.82 0.55
Arrow FTSE 6,832.83 0.53
Arrow DAX 10,649.58 2.05
Arrow CAC-40 4,640.69 1.93
Arrow Nikkei 17,511.75 1.05
Arrow H.Seng 24,850.45 1.34
Arrow Sensex 29,278.84 0.94

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 22, 2015
Reserves $10.331 bln