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Hong Kong shares end 0.13pc lower HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares slipped 0.13 percent on Tuesday despite a fifth-straight rally on Wall Street, as traders returned from a long weekend, while attention turns to the release of Chinese manufacturing data.The benchmark Hang Seng Index ended down 29.56 points at 22,730.68 on turnover of HK$48.25 billion (US$6.23 billion).In China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.34 percent, or 7.00 points, to 2,072.83 on turnover of 82.5 billion yuan ($13.2 billion).The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, fell 0.77 percent, or 8.28 points, to 1,066.50 on turnover of 91.6 billion yuan.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Asian shares mixed after Easter break HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday, the first day's trading for some markets after the Easter break, even though Wall Street provided another strong lead.The dollar eased slightly against the yen after rallying on Monday in response to Japan's announcement of another massive trade deficit.Tokyo gave up early gains as the yen reversed course against the dollar, with the Nikkei ending 0.85 percent lower, giving up 123.61 points to finish at 14,388.77. Hong ...
China shares turn up on Shanghai FTZ firms, IPO concerns weigh BEIJING: China shares closed up 0.3 percent on Tuesday, as strong performances from free trade zone firms helped the index turnaround from being in the red for most of the day on the news that 18 additional companies had gained listing approval. The Shanghai Composite Index ended up 0.3 percent at 2072.83 points.The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings rose 0.4 percent. Monday's announcement that more companies received the greenlight to list ...
NY cocoa may test support at $2,989 SINGAPORE: New York July cocoa may test a support at $2,989 per tonne, as it failed to break a resistance at $3,019. The resistance is at the 50 percent Fibonacci projection level of a presumed wave C which started at the April 16 low of $2,962. This wave is supposed to consist of three small waves labelled a, b, c, with the wave b unfolding towards the 23.6 percent projection level at $2,989. A break ...
Tokyo stocks close 0.85pc lower TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed down 0.85 percent on Tuesday as a drop in financial shares reversed early gains driven by a weaker yen.The Nikkei 225 index lost 123.61 points to finish at 14,388.77, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was off 0.76 percent, or 8.90 points, to 1,162.50.In early Tokyo trade, Japanese exporters won support from a weaker yen -- which boosts their profitability -- after the unit fell on poor trade data ...
Nikkei falls in thin trade on caution over earnings, Ukraine TOKYO: Tokyo shares dropped on Tuesday, unable to maintain earlier gains, on caution over upcoming Japanese corporate earnings reports and tensions in Ukraine.The Nikkei average closed down 0.9 percent at 14,388.77, after rising as much as 0.6 percent earlier.The broader Topix fell 0.8 percent to 1,162.50, though trading volume was the second lowest so far this year.The new JPX-Nikkei Index 400 shed 0.7 percent to 10,579.99.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Seoul shares rebound on foreigners, won also gains SEOUL: Seoul shares rose slightly on Tuesday, rebounding after modest losses in the prior session, as foreign investors shrugged off declines in Chinese shares and extended their buying spree into South Korean firms. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed up 0.25 percent at 2,004.22 points.Foreigners were net buyers of local stocks for the sixth consecutive session.Foreign purchases of local shares and dollar sales by exporters pulled the won up a notch to finish ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,164.95 1.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,635.24 1.03
Arrow S&P 1,994.99 1.30
Arrow FTSE 6,749.40 0.90
Arrow DAX 10,694.32 0.41
Arrow CAC-40 4,604.25 0.59
Arrow Nikkei 17,674.39 0.39
Arrow H.Seng 24,507.05 0.36
Arrow Sensex 29,182.95 1.68

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