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Vietnam index falls 1 pct; ETF reviews boost volumes HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index closed 1.01 percent lower on Friday in heavy trading as two exchange-traded funds completed their quarterly reviews.Hanoi-based Vietcombank, Vietnam's biggest lender by market value, led the decliners with a 6.91 percent fall, with volumes at a five-year high of 4.9 million shares, Reuters data showed.Top insurer Baoviet Holdings dropped 6.97 percent to its lowest close in two years, while food producer Masan Group fell 1.9 percent to the lowest since February 2011.Market Vectors Vietnam and db x-trackers FTSE Vietnam, the two major exchange-traded funds (ETF) on the Vietnamese market, had their last review trading sessions on Friday, which analysts said contributed to a 60-percent surge in volume.Both ETFs have Masan and Vietcombank shares in their portfolios, while Market Vectors Vietnam also has Baoviet as of Nov. 30. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

SE Asia Stocks: Most end stronger; US Fed signal continues to boost sentiment JAKARTA: Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Friday as the US Federal Reserve's pledge to be "patient" about hiking interest rates continued to boost sentiment.The Fed's signal "continues to be the positive catalyst that supports the global market rally," Jakarta's BNI Securities said in a research note on Friday.The markets had been highly volatile earlier in the week as plunging oil prices and the Russian rouble caused outflows from the region due to global ...
Sri Lankan stocks end at 2-week high; blue-chips lead COLOMBO: Sri Lankan stocks ended at their highest in two weeks on Friday led by blue-chips, amid political worries ahead of the Jan. 8 presidential poll, stockbrokers said. The main stock index ended 0.31 percent firmer at 7,252.60, a level last touched on Dec. 4. It had hit a near three-week low on Wednesday. Stockbrokers said the gains were not sustainable because there was no fundamental reason for the market to rise. The day's turnover ...
Shares in China auto firm BYD recover partially after slide HONG KONG: Shares in Chinese car maker BYD, which plunged almost 30 percent in the previous session amid speculation about its business outlook, recovered partially in Hong Kong Friday after it moved to quash the rumours.The firm, which is backed by US billionaire Warren Buffett, ended up 14.17 percent at HK$28.60 in the afternoon Friday after it issued a statement denying talk that the investment icon intended to sell a large part of his stake.The ...
Asian markets extend gains after Fed statement HONG KONG: Asian markets rallied for a second straight session Friday, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street while renewed confidence helped push the dollar back towards the 100 yen mark.Tokyo jumped 2.39 percent, or 411.35 points, to 17,621.40 thanks to the weaker yen, while Sydney climbed 2.45 percent, or 127.8 points, to close at 5,338.6 and Seoul advanced 1.71 percent, or 32.48 points, to 1,929.98.Hong Kong climbed 1.25 percent, or 284.42 points, to ...
Hong Kong shares end 1.25pc higher HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks climbed 1.25 percent Friday, ending the week with a flourish after another strong rally on Wall Street, while Shanghai ended at a new four-year high.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 284.42 points to 23,116.63 on turnover of HK$95.71 billion (US$12.35 billion).In mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index jumped 1.67 percent, or 51.08 points, to 3,108.60 -- its highest since November 2010 -- on turnover of 515.6 billion yuan ($84.2 ...
China stocks rebound as key indices hit 4-year intraday highs BEIJING: China stocks closed up on Friday with both key indexes hitting four-year highs in intraday trading as energy shares surged. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 1.1 percent to 3,383.17, and climbed 5.95 percent for the week. The Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.7 percent to 3,108.60 points, and climbed 5.84 percent for the week.Coal and oil stocks led the surge in mainland shares with the CSI300 energy ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,778.15 2.43
Arrow Nasdaq 4,748.40 2.24
Arrow S&P 2,061.23 2.40
Arrow FTSE 6,466.00 2.04
Arrow DAX 9,811.06 2.79
Arrow CAC-40 4,249.49 3.35
Arrow Nikkei 17,210.05 2.32
Arrow H.Seng 22,832.21 1.09
Arrow Sensex 27,126.57 1.56

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln