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Tokyo's Nikkei stock index closes 3.01pc higher TOKYO: Tokyo's Nikkei stock index jumped 3.01 percent Wednesday as bargain buying and a weaker yen lifted the Japanese market, following a rise on Wall Street bolstered by strong US corporate earnings.The benchmark Nikkei 225, which tumbled 7.3 percent last week, added 420.87 points to finish at 14,417.68, while the Topix index of all first-section shares tacked on 2.68 percent, or 30.46 points, to 1,166.55.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

China shares down slightly in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese shares were down slightly in morning trade Wednesday as investors awaited the release later in the day of the economic growth figure for the first quarter, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged down 0.11 percent, or 2.30 points, to 2,099.30.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, slipped 0.20 percent, or 2.20 points, to 1,083.76.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Asian shares mostly up, China growth beats forecasts HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly rose on Wednesday following a second straight rally on Wall Street, while Chinese economic growth came in slightly above forecasts in the first three months of the year.Japan's Nikkei led regional gains thanks to a weaker yen after the head of the country's central bank said it was on target to meet its inflation target next year.Tokyo jumped 2.26 percent by the break, Hong Kong added 0.51 percent and Sydney ...
Tokyo stocks jump 2.26pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks jumped 2.26 percent Wednesday morning with Japanese exporter shares getting a lift from the weaker yen, following a rise on Wall Street bolstered by strong US corporate earnings.The Nikkei 225 index added 316.92 points to 14,313.73 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 1.92 percent, or 21.79 points, to 1,157.88.The yen declined -- which boosts exporters' profitability -- as Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the ...
Hong Kong stocks up 0.63pc by lunch HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks rose 0.63 percent in the morning session on Wednesday after Chinese first-quarter growth came in slightly above expectations.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 142.66 points to 22,813.92 by the break on turnover of HK$28.50 billion ($3.68 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
SE Asia Stocks: Most down; Singapore gains on central bank growth forecast HANOI: Most Southeast Asian stock markets edged down on Monday, while the Singapore index climbed on expectation of an economic rebound from a weak first quarter and Indonesian shares recouped after a post-election slump.Singapore's benchmark Straits Times Index was up 0.4 percent, ending two straight sessions of losses, after the country's central bank said it would keep its tight monetary policy stance on expectation of only moderate economic growth this year."Barring a significant shock in ...
Nikkei skids to 6-month low on Wall St slide; bargain hunting limits losses TOKYO: Japanese stocks slumped to a fresh six-month low on Monday as market sentiment stayed fragile after a rocky session on Wall Street and on escalating tensions in Ukraine.The Nikkei share average closed down 0.4 percent at 13,910.16, its lowest level since Oct. 8. The benchmark shed 7.3 percent last week to mark its biggest weekly fall since the week after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.As last week's slide made some large caps relatively ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,424.85 1.00
Arrow Nasdaq 4,086.23 1.29
Arrow S&P 1,862.31 1.05
Arrow FTSE 6,584.17 0.65
Arrow DAX 9,317.82 1.57
Arrow CAC-40 4,405.66 1.39
Arrow Nikkei 14,417.68 3.01
Arrow H.Seng 22,696.01 0.11
Arrow Sensex 22,277.23 0.92

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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
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