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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 election, which has rekindled fears Greece could exit the eurozone, comes after the European Central Bank lit a fire under global equities markets by pledging to inject 1.0 trillion euros ($1.15 trillion) into the bloc's stagnant economy.On Friday, the Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 1.05 percent, or 182.73 points, to 17,511.75. The benchmark index gained 3.84 percent over the week.The broader Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.99 percent, or ...

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 ...
Hong Kong stocks up 1.26pc by lunch HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks climbed 1.26 percent on Friday morning, in line with a global rally, after the European Central Bank announced a bigger-than-expected bond-buying programme to kickstart the eurozone economyThe benchmark Hang Seng Index added 308.64 points to 24,831.27 by the break on turnover of HK$56.71 billion (US$7.32 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
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.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
China shares higher in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese shares were higher in morning trade Friday ahead of the release of preliminary manufacturing data for January, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.57 percent, or 19.08 points, to 3,362.42. The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.13 percent, or 1.95 points, to 1,532.23.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

 



 
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


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 22, 2015
Reserves $10.331 bln