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Thai stocks steadier after drop on martial law BANGKOK: Thai stocks edged slightly higher in early trade on Wednesday after weakness at the opening bell that followed falls the previous day following the imposition of martial law.The SET index opened down 0.1 percent after a 1.1 percent drop on Tuesday, when foreign investors offloaded a net 8.3 billion baht ($255 million) of stock, their biggest sales in almost six months. At 0318 GMT it was up 0.14 percent. Domestic institutions and retail investors bought shares on Tuesday.Some locals are taking the view that the army's move could help the country resolve the prolonged political crisis. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

AirAsia shares rise over 5pc after earnings announcement KUALA LUMPUR: Shares of AirAsia Bhd rose as much as 5.2 percent on Wednesday on anticipation of improving yields as well as better prospects for a potential share buyback programme by Asia's biggest budget airline by passenger numbers. The group on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit rose 33 percent due to improved passenger numbers, foreign exchange gains and deferred taxes. Group Chief Operating Officer Tony Fernandes said that AirAsia will defer deliveries of a number of ...
Tokyo stocks open 0.75pc lower TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 0.75 percent lower on Wednesday as the yen's strength hit exporters and after falls on Wall Street.The Nikkei 225 index slipped 105.54 points to 13,969.71 at the start.Shortly before the opening bell, official data showed Japan's trade deficit narrowed 7.8 percent on-year in April.The BoJ is to wrap up the two-day meeting later in the day with few expecting the central bank to launch further monetary easing measures, but all eyes ...
Hong Kong stocks 0.52pc lower in early trade HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares fell 0.52 percent in opening exchanges Wednesday following big losses on Wall StreetThe benchmark Hang Seng Index slipped 119.10 points to 22,715.58 in the first few minutes.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
China shares down in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese shares were lower in morning trade Wednesday tracking overnight losses on Wall Street, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.48 percent, or 9.63 points, to 1,998.49.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dropped 0.54 percent, or 5.51 points, to 1,012.99. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Hong Kong benchmark reaches 5-week high on China Mobile gains HONG KONG: Hong Kong's benchmark index rose to a five-week closing high on Tuesday, helped by China Mobile after a broker upgrade pushed shares of the telecom giant to their highest since January.The Hang Seng Index ended up 0.6 percent at 22,834.68 points, its highest close since April 14.The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong was down 0.3 percent, pulled down mainly by weaker Chinese banks in the afternoon.China ...
Vietnam index up 0.8pc at close; foreigners buy HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index closed up 0.84 percent on Tuesday as extended foreign purchases defeated cautious selling over an ongoing dispute with China, analysts said.Foreign investors have been net buyers on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange for 19 straight sessions ending on Monday, the exchange's data showed.Despite a diplomatic tension between the two neighbouring countries, foreigners increased their net purchases to include cheap shares in their portfolios, analysts said.A six-month long political crisis ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,132.70 0.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,963.53 0.49
Arrow S&P 2,104.50 0.30
Arrow FTSE 6,946.66 0.04
Arrow DAX 11,401.66 0.66
Arrow CAC-40 4,951.48 0.83
Arrow Nikkei 18,797.94 0.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,823.29 0.32
Arrow Sensex 29,220.12 1.65

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln