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Thai SET index hits 1,550; Indonesia over 14-month high BANGKOK: Southeast Asia stock markets rose on Wednesday, in line with other Asian stock markets, with Thai benchmark topping its psychological mark of 1,550, a day before the nomination of a new Prime Minister, and Indonesia hitting an over 14-month high.Gains in Bangkok were led by tourism stocks including airport operator Airports of Thailand Pcl and home builder Land & Houses Pcl, with brokers citing optimism around improved outlook of local economy and political situation."The NLA (National Legislative Assembly) is set to meet tomorrow to choose the new Prime Minister, to be followed by the setting up of a new cabinet possibly by the end of this month," strategists at KGI Securities wrote in a report.The NLA is likely to nominate General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army chief who led the May 22 coup after months of street protests, assembly members told Reuters.Broker KGI said it expects the market to rise ...

India's NSE index retreats from record high on profit-taking MUMBAI: India's NSE index edged lower on Wednesday, unable to sustain a rally after hitting a third consecutive record high earlier in session as investors took profits in blue-chips such as Oil and Natural Gas Corp .The falls ended a six-day rally, the longest winning streak since an eight-session run in mid-July.Falls also tracked lower global stocks ahead of minutes from the US Federal Reserve's July policy meeting and the Jackson Hole gathering of central ...
Sri Lanka bourse edges up on banks; low interest rates COLOMBO: Sri Lankan stocks rose on Wednesday, hovering near three-year highs, led by bank and finance companies as low interest rates and earning hopes helped boost appetite for risky assets despite an overbought market.The main stock index ended up 0.27 percent, or 18.51 points, at 6,999.97, its highest close since Sept. 9, 2011.The index has gained 18.4 percent so far this year."Mostly its retail activity today. There was some interest in banking and finance sectors ...
Asian shares edge higher ahead of US Fed chief's speech HONG KONG: Asian shares mostly edged higher Wednesday following a positive lead from Wall Street, where stocks picked up on encouraging US economic data before a keynote speech this week by the Federal Reserve chief.The dollar hit multi-month highs against the euro and yen after a surge in US housing construction boosted optimism over the state of the world's number top economy.Tokyo ended flat, edging up 4.66 points to 15,454.45 after data showed a rebound ...
Vietnam index nears 2 week high, Vietcombank leads HANOI: Vietnam's VN Index rose 0.34 percent on Wednesday to reach its highest close since Aug. 7, lifted by gains on some blue-chips that offset net selling by foreign investors.Vietcombank, the top lender by market value, rose 2.71 percent to end at a four-month high and in large volume, Reuters data showed.The bank, 15 percent owned by Japan's Mizuho Corporate Bank , last week reported a 13 percent rise in first half net profit."Despite gains ...
Hong Kong stocks close up 0.15pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks closed 0.15 percent higher Wednesday, tracking Wall Street's gains on upbeat US data before a keynote speech this week by the Federal Reserve chief.The Hang Seng Index gained 36.81 points to 25,159.76 on turnover of HK$70.37 billion ($9.08 billion).The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slid 0.23 percent, or 5.12 points, to 2,240.21 on turnover of 139.6 billion yuan ($22.7 billion). The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, ...
Tokyo stocks lose early gains to end flat TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed flat Wednesday as profit-taking erased most of the market's early gains, which were driven by a weakening yen and after upbeat US data powered a rise on Wall Street.The Nikkei 225 index added 0.03 percent, or 4.66 points, to close at 15,454.45, while the Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 0.05 percent, or 0.65 points, to 1,279.64.The Nikkei, coming off seven straight days of gains, added 0.23 percent at the ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,039.49 0.36
Arrow Nasdaq 4,532.11 0.12
Arrow S&P 1,992.37 0.29
Arrow FTSE 6,777.66 0.33
Arrow DAX 9,401.53 0.93
Arrow CAC-40 4,292.93 1.23
Arrow Nikkei 15,586.20 0.85
Arrow H.Seng 24,994.10 0.66
Arrow Sensex 26,360.11 0.17

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 15, 2014
Reserves $14.264 bln