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South Korean shares inch lower, falls stymied as Hyundai gains 6pc; won lower SEOUL: South Korean shares edged lower on Thursday, weighed by nagging concerns over slowing global growth, although losses were capped by a late rally in Hyundai Motor Co after the release of its third-quarter earnings outlook.The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) shed 0.27 percent to close at 1,931.65.Hyundai Motor missed consensus forecasts by reporting a 29 percent fall in net profit for the July-September quarter, but the automaker said fourth-quarter profit was seen to be improving and that it was mulling a sizable increase in dividend rates.Hyundai shares jumped on the news to close 5.9 percent higher, its biggest one-day gain since April 3, 2012.Hyundai's sister automaker Kia Motors Corp gained 2.8 percent, while auto-parts manufacturer Hyundai Mobis Co Ltd soared 4.8 percent following the news.The South Korean won fell on Thursday, tracking dollar gains in the wake of data showing a modest rebound in U.S inflation, prompting market ...

Asia stocks hobbled by growth anxiety, China PMI fails to impress TOKYO: Asian shares sagged on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street and falling crude oil prices rekindled investor anxiety over slowing global growth, while a mixed picture on Chinese manufacturing failed to impress markets.Japan's Nikkei share average fell 0.4 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outsideJapan dropped 0.3 percent.European shares look set to slide, with spreadbetters expecting France's CAC 40 to fall as much as 0.8 percent, Germany's DAX 0.7 percent and ...
Tokyo stocks slips 0.37pc by the close TOKYO: Tokyo stocks slipped 0.37 percent Thursday on profit-taking after the previous day's hefty gains and following a sell-off on Wall Street.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 56.81 points to finish at 15,138.96.The broader Topix index of all first-section shares lost 0.33 percent, or 4.07 points to 1,232.34.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Tokyo stocks down 0.17pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks slipped 0.17 percent Thursday morning on profit-taking after the previous day's hefty gains and following a sell-off on Wall Street.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which jumped 2.64 percent on Wednesday, eased 26.20 points to 15,169.57 by the break.The Topix index of all first-section issues was down 0.27 percent, or 3.35 points, to 1,233.06.The "sharp run-up is inviting yet another day of profit-taking", said Daisuke Uno, strategist at Sumitomo ...
Hong Kong stocks down 0.36pc by lunch HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares fell 0.36 percent Thursday morning as data indicating a pick-up in Chinese manufacturing activity was unable to overcome profit-taking following a four-day winning streak.The benchmark Hang Seng Index dipped 83.69 points to 23,320.28 by the break on turnover of HK$25.62 billion ($3.31 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Tokyo stocks open 0.67pc lower TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 0.67 percent lower on Thursday after Wall Street snapped a three-day rally.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which jumped 2.64 percent on Wednesday, fell 101.99 points to 15,093.78 at the start.US stocks dropped Wednesday following mixed earnings reports, with the broad market retreating from three straight sessions of big gains.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.92 percent while the broad-based S&P 500 dropped 0.73 percent.The dollar was at ...
China shares slightly down in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks were slightly lower in morning trade Thursday as the market awaited HSBC's release of preliminary manufacturing data for October, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.15 percent, or 3.40 points, to 2,323.15.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, fell 0.25 percent, or 3.29 points, to 1,312.74.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,677.90 1.32
Arrow Nasdaq 4,452.79 1.60
Arrow S&P 1,950.82 1.23
Arrow FTSE 6,419.15 0.30
Arrow DAX 9,047.31 1.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,157.68 1.28
Arrow Nikkei 15,138.96 0.37
Arrow H.Seng 23,333.18 0.30
Arrow Sensex 26,851.05 0.24

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
Reserves $13.465 bln