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Vietnam index loses 1.2pc on widespread selling HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index dropped 1.24 percent to a one-week low close on Friday, as investors cut their risk exposures ahead of a central bank ruling that will limit banks' loan for stock investments.Banks led falls in more than half of the equities on the last trading day before the central bank's circular capping loans for investment in shares at 5 percent of a bank's registered capital comes into effect on Feb. 1, analysts said.The index closed at 576.07 points on Friday, the lowest since Jan. 22, based on Reuters data.Hanoi-based Vietcombank, Vietnam's top bank bymarket value, lost 3.25 percent, and lender BIDV dropped 3.85 percent, offsetting strong rallies in the sector earlier this month.Other big-caps also fell, including PetroVietNam Gas , the country's biggest firm by capitalisation, with a 0.65-percent decline, and dairy product maker Vinamilk that lost 0.95 percent.The index has advanced nearly 10 percent this month ...

Hong Kong stocks close down 0.36pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong and Chinese stocks fell Friday against a backdrop of mixed markets in Asia, after Japan said inflation slowed in December and following a rise on Wall Street. The benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 0.36 percent, or 88.8 points, to 24,507.05 points on turnover of HK$85.13 billion ($10.97 billion).In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.59 percent, or 51.95 points, to 3,210.36 on turnover of 284.3 billion yuan ($45.5 billion). The ...
Hong Kong stocks close down 0.36pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks fell 0.36 percent on Friday, against a backdrop of mixed Asian markets after Japan said inflation slowed in December and following a rise on Wall Street. The benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 88.8 points to 24,507.05 points on turnover of HK$85.13 billion ($10.97 billion).In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.59 percent, or 51.95 points, to 3,210.36 on turnover of 284.3 billion yuan ($45.5 billion). The index lost 4.22 ...
China stocks fall on margin trading probe SHANGHAI: China stocks resumed their decline on Friday morning, with investment sentiment dampened by fresh investigations into stock margin trading while Hong Kong shares were subdued.The Chinese stock regulator is probing the margin trading business of 46 companies, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday, in latest efforts to rein in speculation.The CSI300 index fell 0.8 percent, to 3,454.90 points at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.0 ...
Tokyo stocks close up 0.39pc TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed 0.39 percent higher on Friday, after Wall Street advanced and as a weaker yen boosted exporter shares.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 68.17 points to 17,674.39, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.11 percent, or 1.49 points, to end at 1,415.07.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Hong Kong stocks flat at midday HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks were flat by the lunch break on Friday, edging down 0.11 percent as other Asian markets showed a mixed picture and after a late rally on Wall Street.The benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 25.84 points by midday to 24,570.01.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Tokyo stocks up 0.63pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 0.63 percent Friday morning, after Wall Street advanced and as a weaker yen boosted exporter shares, but Honda turned down as it probes another fatality possibly linked to exploding air bags.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 111.10 points to 17,717.32, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.55 percent, or 7.79 points, to 1,421.37."There is growing confidence in the US economy... Employment has gotten better ...

 



 
IndexClosingChg%
ArrowDJIA 17,164.95 1.45
ArrowNasdaq 4,635.24 1.03
ArrowS&P 1,994.99 1.30
ArrowFTSE 6,749.40 0.90
ArrowDAX 10,694.32 0.41
ArrowCAC-40 4,604.25 0.59
ArrowNikkei 17,674.39 0.39
ArrowH.Seng 24,507.05 0.36
ArrowSensex 29,182.95 1.68






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 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln