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Nikkei's gains limited by worries over Japan's recovery TOKYO: Japanese shares edged up on Monday, led by gains in some mid- and small-cap shares, but the advance was mostly capped on worries the Japanese economic recovery from a tax hike earlier this year may be weaker than initially thought.The Nikkei share average rose 0.2 percent to 15,455.44, reversing its fall last week from a high around 15,628, and taking heart from Wall Street's advance on Friday with the S&P 500 index closing at a record high ahead of Monday's Labor Day holiday.Still, many large-cap shares were listless as geopolitical concerns added to an already shaky outlook for Japan's economy, due to soft domestic consumption and lacklustre exports."People can't come up with any scenarios for a rally in large-cap shares. So, they are taking the easy way out by dealing in smaller shares at the moment," said a trader at a Japanese brokerage.A case in point was construction companies, ...

Taiwan stocks rise; chips, autos gain TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks rose 0.89 percent on Monday after a survey showed strong signs of improvement in the island's manufacturing sector.As of 0217 GMT, the main TAIEX index rose 83.79 points to 9520.06, after closing down 0.44 percent on Friday.Taiwan's HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index released Monday showed a sharp strengthening in the island's manufacturing sector in August.Other regional bourses, including the Shanghai SE Composite Index and Hang Seng Index also showed gains on Monday, despite ...
Asian shares edge past China blues, euro wallows TOKYO: Asian shares edged higher on Monday, with investors wary of a deepening crisis in Ukraine and a downbeat China manufacturing survey, while the euro touched a fresh one-year low ahead of this week's European Central Bank meeting.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned a "full-scale war" was imminent if Russian troops continued to advance in support of pro-Moscow rebels, while US and European leaders threatened Moscow with further sanctions.But Friday's Wall Street cheer managed to offset ...
South Korea shares subdued as weak exports data weigh, won edges lower SEOUL: South Korean shares were sluggish in morning trade, with investors keeping to the sidelines after data showed another month of tepid exports growth for the trade-reliant economy.The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was down 0.02 percent at 2,068.08 points as of 0220 GMT.Exports by trade powerhouse South Korea fell slightly in August, official data showed on Monday, missing market expectations and underscoring the still-fragile economic recovery as global demand remains weak."Although the slight ...
China stocks up slightly in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks were slightly higher in morning trade on Monday, despite official data showing that manufacturing activity growth slowed in August, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.09 percent, or 2.11 points, to 2,219.31.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 0.18 percent, or 2.18 points, to 1,214.44.China's official purchasing managers' index -- a measure of manufacturing activity -- came in at 51.1 in August, the government said, ...
Tokyo stocks rise 0.28pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 0.28 percent Monday morning, lifted by a weak yen and after another record close on Wall Street.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 43.65 points to 15,468.24 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.29 percent, or 3.75 points, to 1,281.72.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
SE Asia Stocks: Indonesia, Philippines weak as outflows hit large caps BANGKOK: Southeast Asian stock markets mostly fell on Friday, with Indonesia's key index hitting a near three-week closing low and the Philippines slipping amid foreign-led selling in large caps.Jakarta's composite index ended down 0.9 percent at 5,136.86, its lowest close since Aug. 12. The index rose 0.9 percent on the month, its weakest since January 2013.Foreign investors were net sellers in shares of Telekom Indonesia and Astra International amid a weaker rupiah.The Philippine main index ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,098.45 0.11
Arrow Nasdaq 4,580.27 0.50
Arrow S&P 2,003.37 0.33
Arrow FTSE 6,825.31 0.08
Arrow DAX 9,479.03 0.09
Arrow CAC-40 4,379.73 0.03
Arrow Nikkei 15,476.60 0.34
Arrow H.Seng 24,752.09 0.04
Arrow Sensex 26,867.55 0.86

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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 28, 2014
Reserves $13.582 bln