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Vietnam index down 0.3pc; further falls expected HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index closed 0.31 percent lower on Monday, with most blue-chips losing ground in a volatile market amid lack of support from foreign investors that could trigger more selling in the next session.More than half of the biggest stocks by market value fell, led by dairy products maker Vinamilk that dropped 0.93 percent and PetroVietNam Gas, Vietnam's top firm by market value, which declined 0.63 percent.Banking shares, which helped the index past a three-month high last week, fell or stayed unchanged. Hanoi-based VietinBank, the country's biggest partly private lender by assets, fell 1.55 percent."The index could fall to its support level of 580-585 points on weakening demand as foreign investors reduced their strong purchases, while the banking sector is also facing corrections," said analyst Do Quang Hop of Saigon-Hanoi Securities.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Indian shares pare early gains; capital goods stocks surge MUMBAI: Indian shares were trading flat on Monday as advances in capital goods stocks on positive proposals in the federal budget and gains in banks were offset by declines in heavyweights such as ITC Ltd.India will increase investment in infrastructure by 700 billion rupees ($11.35 billion) in the fiscal year 2015-16, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday, when presenting the government's full-year budget.Adding to the concerns, a private survey showed manufacturing activity expanded at ...
India bond fall; budget raises doubts about pace of rate cuts MUMBAI: Indian government bonds fell and swap rates surged on Monday on concerns the central bank would delay interest rate cuts after the federal budget set a higher-than-expected fiscal deficit target.Presenting by the budget on Saturday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley set a fiscal deficit target of 3.9 percent of gross domestic product for the fiscal year starting in April. Markets had expected a target of 3.6 percent.The government also said it would cut the deficit ...
Hong Kong stocks close 0.26pc higher HONG KONG: Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks rose Monday after China's central bank cut interest rates for the second time in just over three months as it tries to boost the economy.Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index ended up 0.26 percent, or 64.15 points at 24,887.44 on turnover of HK$79.70 billion ($10.29 billion).On Saturday the central People's Bank of China cut interest rates by 25 basis points as it tries to infuse some zest into ...
Tokyo stocks close 0.15pc higher TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed 0.15 percent higher on Monday with exporters supported by a weaker yen, while investors weighed China's interest rate cut at the weekend.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 28.94 points to end at 18,826.88, while the Topix index of all first-section issues edged up 0.07 percent, or 1.12 points, to 1,524.97."Tokyo markets are higher today because of the weaker yen and after US shares reached a new record," ...
Asian markets rise after China rate cut, US data HONG KONG: Asian markets rose Monday after China at the weekend cut interest rates for the second time since November, while better-than-forecast US economic data helped push the dollar up against the yen.Investors will also be watching several key events this week, including political gatherings in China, a meeting of the European Central Bank and the release of US jobs figures.Shanghai added 0.79 percent, or 25.99 points, to close at 3,336.29 and Hong Kong advanced ...
Noble Group shares fall 4.6pc, extend drop after quarterly loss SINGAPORE: Shares of commodity trader Noble Group Ltd fell 4.6 percent in early trade on Monday to its lowest level in about a year, its second straight session of decline after reporting a quarterly loss last week.The shares were the biggest losers in a broader market which was flat.Singapore-listed Noble's stock has lost nearly 23 percent of its value since obscure research firm Iceberg Research issued reports last month questioning the company's accounting standards.Copyright Reuters, ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,132.70 0.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,963.53 0.49
Arrow S&P 2,104.50 0.30
Arrow FTSE 6,946.66 0.04
Arrow DAX 11,401.66 0.66
Arrow CAC-40 4,951.48 0.83
Arrow Nikkei 18,797.94 0.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,823.29 0.32
Arrow Sensex 29,220.12 1.65

ICT 2014

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