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Nikkei rises to 3-week high on Fed view; Nintendo soars TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh three-week high on Thursday morning as optimism about the US economy buoyed sentiment, while Nintendo Co soared on better-than-expected earnings.The US Federal Reserve said after a two-day meeting on Thursday that the US labour market was improving, but said interest rates would remain low for a "considerable time."The Nikkei benchmark rose 0.7 percent to 15,665.24 points by mid-morning, the highest since Oct.9.The index has broken above some technical levels, signalling a recovery from a dip hit a few weeks ago, analysts said. The Nikkei has traded above its 25-day moving average of 15,146.68 and its 13-week moving average of 15,516.75."The market is relieved as the rates would remain low for some time while seeing a recovery in the US economy," said Nobuhiko Kuramochi, a strategist at Mizuho Securities.The Nikkei is recovering from a five-month low hit on Oct 17, when global ...

South Korean shares fall on Fed's policy outlook, won lower SEOUL: South Korean shares fell on Thursday in response to the Federal Reserve's slightly more hawkish policy tone after the US central bank put an end to its easy money programme, as expected.The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOPS) was down 0.79 percent at 1,945.58 points as of 0203 GMT."The market was unnerved by the rather hawkish undertones in the Fed's statement, but looking forward, liquidity is still plentiful in the market and the ECB ...
Asia stocks fall, dollar surges on Fed's optimistic tone TOKYO: Asian stocks fell and the dollar surged to a three-week high versus the yen after the U.S. Federal Reserve ended its massive quantitative easing programme, as expected, but laced its economic assessment with a tinge of optimism.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.6 percent.In a statement on Wednesday after a two-day meeting, the Fed ended its quantitative easing programme of bond purchases. At its peak, the programme pumped $85 billion ...
Hong Kong stocks end morning 0.46pc lower HONG KONG: Hong Kong slipped 0.46 percent in the morning session Thursday following losses on Wall Street and after rallying almost three percent in the previous two days. The benchmark Hang Seng Index dipped 110.07 points to 23,709.80 by the break on turnover of HK$35.07 billion ($4.53 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
China shares little changed, HK eases on weak earnings SHANGHAI: China shares were little changed by midday on Thursday as weakness in the property sector offset the positive impact after the government said it would support consumption, while Hong Kong shares eased on gloomy corporate earnings.The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.1 percent to 2,376.0 points by the midday break, while the CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings was flat.In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index edged down 0.5 percent to 23,709.8 ...
Tokyo stocks up 0.53pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 0.53 percent on Thursday morning after the dollar hit a three-week high against the yen in response to the US Federal Reserve's decision to bring an end to its stimulus programme.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange climbed 82.69 points to 15,636.60 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was up 0.54 percent, or 6.87 points, at 1,277.51.After a two-day meeting the US central bank's ...
Asia shares mixed after Fed decision HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed Thursday while the dollar resumed its upward march against the yen after the Federal Reserve wound up its vast bond-buying scheme and reiterated its plan to keep interest rates at record lows.Tokyo climbed 0.63 percent and Sydney rose 0.46 percent, while Shanghai dipped 0.19 percent, Hong Kong slipped 0.17 percent and Seoul lost 0.65 percent.After a two-day meeting the US central bank's policy committee said it would bring an ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,390.52 1.13
Arrow Nasdaq 4,630.74 1.41
Arrow S&P 2,018.05 1.17
Arrow FTSE 6,546.47 1.28
Arrow DAX 9,326.87 2.33
Arrow CAC-40 4,233.09 2.22
Arrow Nikkei 16,413.76 4.83
Arrow H.Seng 23,998.06 1.25
Arrow Sensex 27,865.83 1.90





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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJuly-June
Trade Balance $-19.98 bln
Exports $25.13 bln
Imports $45.11 bln
WeeklyOctober 27, 2014
Reserves $13.464 bln