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Hong Kong shares sink 0.37pc by close, Hang Seng Index eased 84.66 points HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks slipped 0.37 percent Wednesday following another tumble on Wall Street as plunging oil prices send global markets into disarray, although Shanghai rallied on expectations of government easing measures.The benchmark Hang Seng Index eased 84.66 points to 22,585.84 on turnover of HK$107.79 billion (US$13.91 billion).After last month's rally investors are fleeing for the exits as the losses in crude hammer oil-exporting countries including Russia, which has also been hit by strict Western sanctions for its support of Ukranian separatists.The Russian ruble has slumped to record lows against the dollar and has lost about half its value against the euro, leading the country's central bank to ramp up interest rates -- without much success. As a consequence of Russia's battering global investors are beginning to fret over the impact on other economies, especially in emerging markets.The Hang Seng had started the day in positive territory thanks to ...

Hong Kong shares sink 0.37pc by close HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks slipped 0.37 percent Wednesday following another tumble on Wall Street as plunging oil prices send global markets into turmoilThe benchmark Hang Seng Index eased 84.66 points to 22,585.84 on turnover of HK$107.79 billion (US$13.91 billion).But in mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.31 percent, or 39.50 points, to 3,061.02 on turnover of 580.3 billion yuan ($94.9 billion). The close was the highest since November 11, 2010. The Shenzhen ...
Asian markets mixed ahead of Fed meeting HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed Wednesday as bargain-hunting was offset by more losses on Wall Street, while investors await the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.Oil prices extended their losses to fresh five-and-a-half-year lows. The dollar recovered slightly against the yen ahead of the Fed get-together, which is being closely watched for clues about its interest rate plans.Tokyo rose 0.38 percent, or 64.41 points to finish at 16,819.73 after sinking almost three percent ...
India's Life Insurance Corp spotted aggressively buying Indian shares MUMBAI: India's NSE index cut losses of as much as 1.3 percent earlier in the day after state-run Life Insurance Corporation of India started buying shares, said three dealers handling trades for institutional clients."Market is seeing aggressive support (for NSE) at 8,000 levels from LIC. Hopefully, downside looks minimum from today's low, " a dealer with a domestic broker told Reuters.An LIC spokesman said the insurer does not comment on market speculation.LIC, a government-run entity, ...
Tokyo's Nikkei index up 0.38pc by close TOKYO: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.38 percent on Wednesday following two days of heavy selling that saw the benchmark index lose more than three percent.The Nikkei at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 64.41 points to finish at 16,819.73, while the Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 0.10 percent, or 1.36 points, to 1,352.02.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
China shares mixed in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese shares were mixed on Wednesday morning as investors chased heavyweight financial shares and pulled away from small-cap stocks, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.35 percent, or 10.43 points, to 3,031.95.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, eased 0.10 percent, or 1.44 points, to 1,502.14.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Asian markets up ahead of Fed meeting HONG KONG: Asian markets edged up Wednesday on bargain-hunting, although gains were limited following more losses on Wall Street, while investors await the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.Oil prices extended their losses to fresh five-and-a-half-year lows, while the dollar dipped against the yen ahead of the Fed get-together, which is being closely watched for an idea about its plans for interest rates.Tokyo edged up 0.49 percent, Hong Kong added 0.12 percent, Sydney was ...

 



 
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