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Malaysia share falls before rate decision; Philippines at record closing high BANGKOK: Thai shares gained on Wednesday after the Bank of Thailand kept its policy interest rate intact as expected while Siam Cement hit its highest in almost two years after fourth-quarter results beat forecasts.Malaysian stocks fell ahead of an interest rate decision while investors in the region were broadly cautious, with the focus on the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting. .Singapore posted modest gains on upbeat sentiment after the central bank unexpectedly eased monetary policy, saying a plunge in commodity prices had significantly changed the city-state's inflation outlook.Thailand's central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 2.0 percent, a level that still "supports" a struggling economy that it asserted is improving.Thai key SET index closed up 0.2 percent at 1,592.81.Siam Cement shares gained 1.7 percent to 480 baht, the highest close since May 2013, after the industrial conglomerate posted an 11 percent quarterly net profit growth on improving ...

Asian markets mostly higher despite weak US earnings reports HONG KONG: Asian stock markets ended mostly higher Wednesday after reversing earlier losses, although dealers remained nervous following a heavy sell-off in New York sparked by poor earnings reports.Traders are also keeping an eye on Europe as Greece's new anti-austerity government prepares to face off with its international creditors over its bailout.Tokyo gained 0.15 percent, or 27.43 points, to 17,795.73, Sydney added 0.10 percent, or 5.56 points, to close at 5,552.78 and Seoul rose 0.47 ...
Hong Kong shares end 0.22pc higher HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares edged up 0.22 percent Wednesday, reversing morning losses as investors brushed off a heavy sell-off on Wall Street fuelled by weak US data and disappointing corporate reports.The benchmark Hang Seng Index gained 54.53 points to 24,861.81 on turnover of HK$80.37 billion (US$10.37 billion).US shares sank after Caterpillar, Microsoft and Procter & Gamble announced poor earnings or negative outlooks owing to the stronger dollar, raising concerns about the strength of the ...
Hong Kong shares end 0.22pc higher HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares edged up 0.22 percent Wednesday, reversing morning losses as investors brushed off a heavy sell-off on Wall Street that was fuelled by weak US data and disappointing corporate reports.The benchmark Hang Seng Index gained 54.53 points to 24,861.81 on turnover of HK$80.37 billion (US$10.37 billion).But in mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.41 percent, or 47.22 points, to 3,305.74 on turnover of 341.6 billion yuan ($55.7 billion).The Shenzhen ...
Tokyo stocks reverse losses to close 0.15pc higher TOKYO: Tokyo stocks cast off early losses to close 0.15 percent higher on Wednesday as a weak yen and bargain hunting pushed the market into positive territory.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which fell 0.86 percent at the open, added 27.43 points to end at 17,795.73.The broader Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.25 percent, or 3.54 points, to 1,429.92.Japanese shares faced selling pressure in morning trade after Wall Street plunged ...
South Korean shares flat; won slips with other regional currencies SEOUL: South Korean shares were listless on Wednesday after sharp overnight losses in Wall Street trimmed the appetite for risk that had been increased by monetary easing in some markets.The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was up a marginal 0.08 percent at 1,953.76 points as of 0225 GMT.Tech sectors underperformed after US counterparts as a group posted their biggest one-day decline in more than three years, led by a near 10 percent plunge in ...
Shares wilt, dollar nervous before Fed outcome SYDNEY/TOKYO: Asian stock markets followed Wall Street into the red on Wednesday, while the dollar was on edge following speculation the Federal Reserve could take a dovish turn in its post-meeting statement later in the session.Apple Inc provided some relief after the bell as record sales of its iPhone line helped it beat expectations, sending its stock up more than 5 percent, helping to lift US stock futures by 0.3 percent.But earnings from other majors ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,409.00 1.31
Arrow Nasdaq 4,683.41 0.98
Arrow S&P 2,017.30 0.95
Arrow FTSE 6,810.60 0.22
Arrow DAX 10,737.87 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,631.43 0.44
Arrow Nikkei 17,606.22 1.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,595.85 1.07
Arrow Sensex 29,681.77 0.41






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