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Tokyo stocks open 0.93pc higher as yen plunges TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 0.93 percent higher on Thursday after the US central bank said it would keep its easy-money policy, sending the dollar rallying against the yen and pushing Wall Street to a record close.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 147.80 points to 16,036.47 at the open.Leading exporters were generally higher on the back of a lower yen, which inflates their profits when repatriated.But Sony shares plunged 12 percent at the open as the electronics giant warned of $2.14 billion in annual losses, four times heavier than earlier forecast. Wrapping up a closely watched policy meeting Wednesday, the US Federal Reserve stuck to its slow-but-steady plans to tighten monetary policy, sending US stocks to a fresh record.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 0.15 percent to 17,156.85, breaking the prior record by about 18 points.The dollar gained ground after the Federal Reserve kept its 2015 ...

Hong Kong stocks down 0.67pc at open HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks fell 0.67 percent in early trade Thursday, despite a record close on Wall Street, as profit-takers moved in following the previous day's big gains.The benchmark Hang Seng Index slipped 162.52 points to 24,213.89 in the first few minutes.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Sony shares plunge 12pc on ballooning loss forecast TOKYO: Sony shares plunged 12 percent at the open in Tokyo on Thursday after the electronics giant warned it would lose $2.14 billion this fiscal year, more than four times its earlier forecast.The shares fell to 1,865.5 yen ($17) in the first few minutes of frenzied trading, erasing most of the gains made since the start of the year, in response to Sony's announcement, which came after Japanese markets had closed Wednesday.The company, whose dual-listed ...
Hong Kong main index posts first gain in 2 weeks on Fed speculation HONG KONG: Hong Kong's benchmark index closed higher for the first time in nine sessions on Wednesday, tracking gains in U.S. markets on speculation the Federal Reserve would maintain a pledge on low rates when a two-day policy meeting ends later in the day.Strength in China's top five banks also lent support to index gains, after media reports said the country's central bank is injecting a combined 500 billion yuan ($81.42 billion) of liquidity into ...
Vietnam index falls 0.3pc, securities outperform HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index fell 0.32 percent at the close on Wednesday as losses in large-caps erased gains in the brokerage sector.Four out of the top five biggest firms by capitalisation lost ground, led by a 0.83 percent fall of PetroVietNam Gas , which accounts for a fifth of the market value.Shares of brokerage firms soared on Wednesday as investors expected them to benefit from strong gains in the broader market in the third ...
Indian shares rebound on hopes Fed will retain stimulus MUMBAI: Indian shares rose on Wednesday, recovering from nearly 2-1/2-week lows hit in the previous session, as hopes the US Federal Reserve would keep its stimulus measures boosted exporters such as Infosys Ltd and other blue chips.Shares, along with their Asian counterparts, also benefited after China's central bank injected $81 billion into banks to stimulate the world's second-largest economy.The Fed meeting will end later in the day and any pledge to continue low rates could ...
Indonesia, Philippine stocks at 1-week high amid Fed rate speculation  BANGKOK: Stocks in Indonesia and the Philippines hit one-week highs on Wednesday amid speculation the US Federal Reserve will maintain a pledge on low rates, with banking shares leading gains in Thai market after the central bank kept rate steady.The Fed will wrap up its two-day policy meeting later on Wednesday.Foreign-led buying boosted Indonesian large-caps such as Telkom Indonesia, sending Jakarta's composite index 1.1 percent higher at 5,188.18, the highest close since Sept. 9.The Philippine ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,798.49 0.08
Arrow Nasdaq 5,127.52 0.22
Arrow S&P 2,090.11 0.06
Arrow FTSE 6,375.15 0.28
Arrow DAX 11,293.76 0.24
Arrow CAC-40 4,930.14 0.32
Arrow Nikkei 19,883.94 0.30
Arrow H.Seng 22,068.32 1.87
Arrow Sensex 26,128.20 0.65

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Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
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