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Tokyo stocks down 0.13pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks fell 0.13 percent Wednesday morning, taking a soft lead from Wall Street after disappointing data on US housing and consumer confidence.The Nikkei-225 index was down 19.93 points at 15,031.67 by the break, while the Topix index of all first section shares fell 0.36 percent, or 4.39 points, to 1,229.27.In the United States the Case-Shiller index for home prices in 20 leading US cities fell 0.1 percent in December, the second straight monthly decline, while the Conference Board said its consumer confidence index fell to 78.1 in February from 79.4 in January.On Wall Street the Dow slipped 0.17 percent, the S&P 500 fell 0.13 percent and the Nasdaq gave up 0.13 percent.However, the Nikkei's losses are likely limited as long as the dollar stays around current levels against the yen, Mitsushige Akino, chief fund manager at Ichiyoshi Investment Management, said.The dollar edged up to 102.35 yen early Wednesday ...

Hong Kong stocks up 0.19pc by break HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares ended the morning session 0.19 percent higher on Wednesday, despite a weak Wall Street lead as buying picked up after two straight sessions of losses.The benchmark Hang Seng Index rose 41.69 points to 22,358.89 by lunch on turnover of HK$29.87 billion ($3.85 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Asian shares mostly lower, Shanghai leads losses HONG KONG: Asian markets closed mostly lower on Tuesday ahead of the release of key US data later as a strong lead from Wall Street was offset by profit-taking, while Chinese shares were hit by fresh liquidity concerns.Tokyo jumped 1.44 percent, or 213.92 points, to 15,051.60 and Seoul added 0.81 percent, or 15.81 points, to close at 1,964.86.However, Hong Kong lost 0.32 percent, or 71.36 points to end at 22,317.20, Shanghai gave up earlier gains ...
Hong Kong stocks end down 0.32pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares closed 0.32 percent lower on Tuesday, wiping out early gains, despite a strong lead from Wall Street.The benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 71.36 points to end at 22,317.20 on turnover of HK$65.44 billion (US$8.44 billion).Cathay Pacific Airways fell 0.39 percent to HK$15.20, energy giant CNOOC added 1.63 percent to HK$12.46 and HSBC tumbled 2.68 percent to HK$81.65.Internet firm Tencent was 0.43 percent lower at HK$575.50, and Macau casino operator Galaxy ...
South Korea shares climb to one-month high on govt reform plans SEOUL: South Korean shares hit a one-month high on Tuesday as sentiment was boosted by a record-breaking performance on Wall Street and plans from the South Korean government to improve Asia's fourth-largest economy. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed up 0.8 percent the day's high of 1,964.86 points on Tuesday, its highest closing level since Jan. 22. Foreign investors bought a net 230.1 billion won ($214.15 million) worth of KOSPI shares in their ...
China's CSI300 index in biggest loss in 7 months, ChiNext hit by sharp reversal HONG KONG: China's CSI300 share index suffered its largest one-day loss in seven months on Tuesday, as prices dropped sharply in the afternoon on renewed credit worries and a sharp drop in the yuan. The Nasdaq-style ChiNext Composite Index of mostly high-tech start-ups listed in Shenzhen ended down 5.1 percent after touching an intra-day record high just shortly before the midday lunch break. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings tumbled 2.6 ...
Asian shares mixed, attention on US data HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday following a strong lead from Wall Street as investors await the release of key US data later in the week.Tokyo jumped 1.44 percent, or 213.92 points, to 15,051.60 and Seoul added 0.81 percent, or 15.81 points, to close at 1,964.86, while Hong Kong was 0.15 percent higher in the afternoon.However, Shanghai gave up earlier gains and closed 2.04 percent lower, shedding 42.47 points to 2,034.22, while Sydney ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,652.60 0.79
Arrow Nasdaq 4,757.88 0.16
Arrow S&P 2,051.82 0.55
Arrow FTSE 6,832.83 0.53
Arrow DAX 10,649.58 2.05
Arrow CAC-40 4,640.69 1.93
Arrow Nikkei 17,511.75 1.05
Arrow H.Seng 24,850.45 1.34
Arrow Sensex 29,278.84 0.94

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 22, 2015
Reserves $10.331 bln