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Vietnam index up 0.9pc at midday, falls expected HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index climbed 0.86 percent at Tuesday's break, led by gains in some blue chips while investors might take profit in the coming sessions, an analyst said.PetroVietNam Gas, Vietnam's biggest listed firm, led the gains, with shares rising 2.41 percent, followed by food producer Masan Group that advanced 3.63 percent.But investors took profit from other stocks following gains earlier on Tuesday, boosting the index near the resistance level of 585 points before edging down to 581.51 points by midday, said analyst Do Bao Ngoc at SeABank Securities."It's unlikely that the index can surpass 585 points because profit booking seemed to exceed demand at this level," Ngoc said.But an expected strong buying emerging if the index falls to around 550 points would prevent any steep fall in the short term, Ngoc added. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Tokyo stocks open up 1.11pc higher TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 1.11 percent higher on Tuesday as gains on Wall Street helped boost risk appetite ahead of of this week's release of key US economic indicators. The Nikkei-225 index was up 164.83 points to 15,002.51 at the open.US stocks Monday finished higher as a February rally accelerated amid continued strength of some high-flying technology equities.The broad-market S&P 500 rose 0.62 percent to 1,847.61, narrowly missing an all-time record.The Dow Jones Industrial Average ...
China shares open 0.12pc higher SHANGHAI: Chinese shares were up 0.12 percent in morning trade Tuesday due to bargain hunting following losses the previous session on concerns over the property market, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.50 points to 2,079.19.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.28 percent, or 3.13 points, to 1,137.32.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Hong Kong stocks close down 0.80pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares closed down 0.80 percent on Monday, falling in line with other regional markets after a weak lead from Wall Street.The benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 179.68 points to end at 22,388.56 on turnover of HK$57.17 billion ($7.37 billion).Chinese shares also closed down on concerns over possible credit-tightening for the property sector, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.75 percent, or 37.00 points, to 2,076.69 on turnover of 107.2 billion ...
Asian shares lower despite G20 growth pledge HONG KONG: Asian stock markets lost ground on Monday, with investors little moved by the G20's commitment at the weekend to boost global growth by $2 trillion over five years.After a weak lead from Wall Street Friday, markets were looking to a string of US data in the week ahead for clues about the health of the world's largest economy, with figures due out on housing, consumer confidence and GDP growth.In Tokyo the benchmark Nikkei-225 ...
Tokyo stocks close down 0.19pc, Nikkei index fell 27.99 points TOKYO: Tokyo stocks edged down by 0.19 percent Monday on late profit-taking amid light volume ahead of this week's release of key economic indicators from the US and Japan.The Nikkei index fell 27.99 points to 14,837.68, while the Topix index of all first section shares fell 0.27 percent, or 3.24 points, to 1,219.07."Players tried to lock in some profit... and they are waiting for US economic indicators, which appear unpredictable due to the impact of ...
Tokyo stocks close down 0.19pc TOKYO: Tokyo stocks edged down by 0.19 percent Monday on late profit-taking amid light volume ahead of this week's release of key economic indicators from the US and Japan.The Nikkei index fell 27.99 points to 14,837.68, while the Topix index of all first section shares fell 0.27 percent, or 3.24 points, to 1,219.07.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,804.80 0.15
Arrow Nasdaq 4,765.38 0.36
Arrow S&P 2,070.65 0.46
Arrow FTSE 6,545.27 1.23
Arrow DAX 9,786.96 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,241.65 0.18
Arrow Nikkei 17,621.40 2.39
Arrow H.Seng 23,116.63 1.25
Arrow Sensex 27,371.84 0.90






ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln