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Tokyo stocks end at three-month high after upbeat US data TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed at a fresh three-month high Thursday, in line with a broad rally across Asia following upbeat US data while a weaker yen provided support to Japanese exporters.The latest batch of economic reports out of Washington -- on jobless claims, new-home sales and durable goods orders -- reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve will lift interest rates at its December policy meeting."US economic data was in line with expectations and provides some comfort," Mitsushige Akino, executive officer at Ichiyoshi Asset Management, told Bloomberg News."Investors expect markets will rise after the US rate hike since uncertainty will be dispelled. They want to buy stocks now."The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished up 0.49 percent, or 96.83 points, at 19,944.41, its highest close since late August and just shy of the psychologically key 20,000 mark.The broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.48 percent, or ...

Philippines stock closes at more than two-week high BANGKOK: Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Wednesday, with shares in the Philippines closing at over two-week highs a day ahead of third-quarter economic data but the Singapore index reversed early gains after the city-state softened growth outlook.The Philippine key index climbed 0.95 percent to a more than two-week closing high of 7,059.14, with shares of Aboitiz Equity Ventures and Energy Development Corp leading top gainers amid foreign-led buying, stock exchange data showed.Philippine economic ...
Hong Kong shares end down on geopolitical fears HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks finished lower Wednesday, in line with a broad regional sell-off as geopolitical tensions hit markets following Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet.The benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 0.40 percent, or 89.63 points, to finish at 22,498.00.But Shanghai rose on signs of market stabilisation despite the looming resumption of initial public offerings, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.88 percent, or 31.82 points, to 3,647.93 and the Shenzhen Composite ...
China shares end higher as tech shares surge SHANGHAI: China's tech-heavy start-up board ChiNext jumped nearly 3 percent on Wednesday to a 4-month high, lifting the broader market, which was initially dragged by cyclical sectors.The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 0.7 percent, to 3,781.61, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.9 percent, to 3,647.93 points.Investors, encouraged by a series of government policies to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, ploughed money into tech stocks, while paying little heed ...
Tokyo shares close down on stronger yen, Russian jet shooting TOKYO: Tokyo shares fell from a three-month high Wednesday as a stronger yen and jitters over the Turkish downing of a Russian fighter jet weighed on the market.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange closed down 0.39 percent, or 77.31 points, at 19,847.58, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares dropped 0.70 percent, or 11.27 points, to 1,594.67.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Asia airlines hit as Turkey jet strike sparks geopolitical fear HONG KONG: Asian stock markets retreated Wednesday, with airlines taking a hit as dealers fret over increased geopolitical tensions following the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey.Already delicate nerves were frayed on trading floors Tuesday after Turkey shot down the Russian war plane on the Syrian border. The incident sent shares in Europe tumbling and oil surging on supply fears, although the black gold dipped back in Asia. While Ankara said it struck after ...
Tokyo shares fall on strong yen, Russian jet shooting TOKYO: Tokyo shares fell Wednesday morning as a stronger yen and jitters over the Turkish shooting down of a Russian war plane weighed on the market after a five-session winning streak.Tokyo's decline followed modest gains on Wall Street after petroleum-linked shares were lifted by a rally in the oil market following the shooting incident on the Syrian border."Turkey shooting down the Russian plane is certainly not a positive event for markets -- this isn't something ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,798.49 0.08
Arrow Nasdaq 5,127.52 0.22
Arrow S&P 2,090.11 0.06
Arrow FTSE 6,375.15 0.28
Arrow DAX 11,293.76 0.24
Arrow CAC-40 4,930.14 0.32
Arrow Nikkei 19,883.94 0.30
Arrow H.Seng 22,068.32 1.87
Arrow Sensex 26,128.20 0.65

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Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
Exports $1.729 bln
Imports $3.926 bln
WeeklyNovember 23, 2015
Reserves $19.713 bln