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Indian shares gain on GAAR delay, plan to reduce corporate tax rate MUMBAI: Indian shares rose nearly 1 percent on Saturday, recovering from earlier falls after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed to cut the corporate tax rate over the next four years and delayed the implementation of planned General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) by two years.Shares had earlier turned slightly negative after Jaitley pushed back the government's medium-term goal of cutting the fiscal deficit to 3 percent of gross domestic product to 2017/18, one year later than previously expected.The broader NSE index was up 0.9 percent at 1221 India time (0651 GMT) after earlier momentarily dipping 0.1 percent.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Asian markets end week mixed, Tokyo in new 15-year high HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed Friday after US inflation data renewed speculation of an interest rate hike, as Tokyo advanced to a fresh high despite disappointing figures challenging Japan's war on deflation.Official data showed Japanese inflation slowed for a sixth straight month in January, dampened by weak consumer spending and falling energy prices -- its lowest level since May 2013.Tokyo stocks edged up to a fresh 15-year high, despite profit-taking largely erasing earlier gains ...
Hong Kong stocks close down 0.32pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks ended down 0.32 percent on Friday, reversing the previous day's gains, as Shanghai ended higher ahead of a key meeting next week.The benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 78.77 points to 24,823.29 on turnover of HK$76,55 billion ($9,87 billion).Chinese shares ended higher as investors awaited the start of the annual meeting of the National People's Congress, the country's legislature, next week, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.36 percent, or ...
Vietnam Feb industrial production rises 7pc HANOI: Vietnam's February index of industrial production (IIP) increased an estimated 7 percent from a year earlier, the General Statistics Office said on Friday.The country's IIP annual growth in January was revised down to 16.4 percent from the initial estimation of 17.5 percent, the office said in its monthly report.Vietnam's IIP rose 7.6 percent in 2014 from the previous year, picking up from an annual growth of 5.9 percent in 2013.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Tokyo stocks hit fresh 15-year high TOKYO: Tokyo stocks edged up Friday to a fresh 15-year high, despite profit-taking largely erasing earlier gains that were driven by the yen's fall.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange ticked up 0.06 percent, or 12.15 points, to end at 18,797.94, while the Topix index of all first-section issues advanced 0.14 percent, or 2.17 points, to 1,523.85.The market opened in positive territory and then fell into the red by the afternoon as investors ...
Tokyo stocks hit fresh 15-year TOKYO: Tokyo stocks edged up Friday to a fresh 15-year high, despite profit-taking largely erasing earlier gains that were driven by the yen's fall.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange ticked up 0.06 percent, or 12.15 points, to end at 18,797.94, while the Topix index of all first-section issues advanced 0.14 percent, or 2.17 points, to 1,523.85.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
China stocks rise on reports of easing in Zhejiang, Hong Kong also up SHANGHAI: China stocks rose on Friday after domestic media reported easing measures for small banks in Zhejiang province, and looked set to post solid gains for the month.The reports of further reductions in city banks' reserve requirement ratios (RRR) added to expectations that authorities will soon roll out more nation-wide stimulus measures to support the slowing economy.The People's Bank of China made a system-wide cut to bank reserve requirements on Feb. 5, the first time ...

 



 
IndexClosingChg%
ArrowDJIA 18,132.70 0.45
ArrowNasdaq 4,963.53 0.49
ArrowS&P 2,104.50 0.30
ArrowFTSE 6,946.66 0.04
ArrowDAX 11,401.66 0.66
ArrowCAC-40 4,951.48 0.83
ArrowNikkei 18,797.94 0.06
ArrowH.Seng 24,823.29 0.32
ArrowSensex 29,220.12 1.65







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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyDecember
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln