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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 Microsoft Corp shares.LG Display shares fell 1 percent, in spite of estimating it had its highest quarterly profits in four-years during October-December.The screenmaker's profits were buoyed by strong demand for TV panels as well as components for Apple Inc's record-selling iPhone line. But the estimate was largely in line with expectations and already priced into the market, analysts said.Game developer NCsoft Corp bucked trends, surging by the daily bourse limit of 15 percent after its ...

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 ...
China political investment bubble has new antihero BEIJING: It's hard to think of a better embodiment of China's soaring stock market than Shenwan Hongyuan. Shares in the brokerage - newly formed from the merger of China's tenth and sixteenth biggest trading houses - reached a valuation of $47 billion on its first day of trading. That made it bigger than US brokerage Charles Schwab, and a fitting emblem of political investment mania.China's securities houses are surfing a wave of investor exuberance. The ...
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 1,429.92Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Tokyo stocks flat by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks were flat Wednesday morning after a tumble on Wall Street that came in response to a disappointing stream of corporate earnings and mixed US economic data.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 9.67 points at 17,758.63 by the break, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 0.19 percent, or 2.71 points, to 1,423.67.US shares plunged Tuesday after Caterpillar, Microsoft, and conglomerate Procter & Gamble all ...
Hong Kong stocks up 0.33pc at lunch HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares climbed 0.33 percent in the morning Wednesday as investors brushed off a heavy sell-off on Wall Street that was fuelled by disappointing earnings figures and soft economic data.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 81.74 points to 24,889.02 by the break on turnover of HK$41.36 billion (US$5.34 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Hong Kong stocks open flat HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares opened flat Wednesday following a heavy sell-off on Wall Street that came in response to a weak batch of US earnings.The benchmark Hang Seng Index edged down 7.30 points to 24,799.98.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...


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

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln