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Fujifilm shares rise in Tokyo on Ebola drug announcement TOKYO: Fujifilm shares rose in Tokyo Tuesday after it said it would boost its supply of an experimental Ebola drug to help stem the spread of the virus, which has killed more than 4,500 in west Africa since the start of the year.The firm rose 0.88 percent to 3,422.5 yen by the break on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after jumping more than four percent in the first few minutes of trade. The broader market was down 0.72 percent.Fujifilm said late Monday it would increase its stock of Avigan, which has been given to several patients who were evacuated from Ebola-hit west Africa to Europe.Fujifilm said it has enough Avigan tablets -- approved as an influenza drug in Japan -- to treat 20,000 people and enough of its active ingredient for 300,000 treatments.The company did not say by how much it would increase its finished stock of the drug.There is no ...

Nikkei falls as investors retreat ahead of Chinese economic data TOKYO: Japanese stocks skidded on Tuesday as investors took a step back after the heavy buying seen on Monday and nervously waited for data on the Chinese economy.The Nikkei share index fell 0.5 percent by 0127 GMT to 15,026.47.Investors looked past solid advances on Wall Street overnight, where investors were bouyed by hopes of a strong earnings season, and the Tokyo bourse's strong performance on Monday, when the Nikkei posted its biggest daily gain since ...
Taiwan stocks flat following overseas markets TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks were flat on Tuesday, reflecting overseas markets ahead of economic data from China.As of 0153 GMT, the main TAIEX index fell 16.33 points to 8646.81, after closing up 1.77 percent on Tuesday.The electronics subindex was up 0.1 percent. The semiconductor subindex was down 0.1 percent and the financial subindex was up 0.1 percent.Taiwan's economic outlook remains rosy. The island's export orders for September hit a record monthly high, data issued Monday after ...
Hong Kong shares flat at open HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares opened flat on Tuesday despite another strong lead from Wall Street, as investors nervously await the release of Chinese economic data later in the morning.The benchmark Hang Seng Index edged up 3.10 points to 23,073.36.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
China shares down in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks were lower in morning trade Tuesday, amid caution ahead of the release of China's third-quarter economic growth figures, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slid 0.25 percent, or 5.92 points, to 2,350.81.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, fell 0.22 percent, or 3.01 points, to 1,337.97.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Asia shares mixed ahead of China growth data HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as investors consolidated the previous day's hefty gains despite a healthy lead from Wall Street, while investors await the release of key Chinese data.After the wilds swings of last week that were fuelled by global growth fears, shares seemed to be back on a more even keel as the region's earnings season approaches.Tokyo eased 0.60 percent after surging almost four percent on Monday, while Seoul eased 0.11 percent ...
Asian shares crawl higher on China GDP relief TOKYO: Asian stocks crept up on Tuesday as investors took solace from data showing the Chinese economy grew slightly more than expected in the third quarter, calming fears of a deepening slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.China's economy grew 7.3 percent between July and September from a year earlier, slightly above expectations. But it slowed from 7.5 percent in the second quarter, the weakest in nearly six years."By and large, [it was] an impressive reading ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 20, 2014
Reserves $13.436 bln