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Tokyo stocks close up 1.72pc TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed 1.72 percent higher Tuesday thanks to a weak yen, and after US and European markets rose on hopes Greece's new anti-austerity government will thrash out a fresh bailout deal with its international creditors.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 299.78 points to 17,768.30, while the Topix index of all first-section shares added 1.73 percent, or 24.30 points, to end at 1,426.38.Victory for the far-left Syriza party in Sunday's general elections initially sparked fears Athens will refuse to stick to its bailout obligations and eventually leave the eurozone. The party had campaigned on renegotiating terms of the lifeline, which include major spending cuts and painful tax hikes.However, while talks between new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' party and its creditors including the IMF and EU are expected to be tough, analysts say Greece will likely remain in the 19-nation currency bloc."Concerns have eased that the ...

Euro maintains gains, Asia stocks advance HONG KONG: The euro extended its gains against the dollar Tuesday while most Asian equities climbed on hopes Greece's new government will be able to negotiate a bailout deal with the EU and IMF that will avoid it leaving the eurozone.Regional dealers were given a lift from advances in Europe and New York, where news of Sunday's Greek election win for anti-austerity party Syriza had been largely factored in, analysts said.However, Hong Kong and Shanghai ...
China, Hong Kong stocks weighed down by financials SHANGHAI: Stocks in mainland China and Hong Kong ell on Tuesday, dragged down by financial and property shares on renewed concerns about the impact of the cooling Chinese economy on profits.The slowdown in China's economic growth, which hit a 24-year low in 2014, dragged on major industrial enterprises in December, with profits falling 8 percent from a year earlier, the country's statistics bureau said on Tuesday.The CSI300 index fell 2.0 percent, ending the morning session ...
Tokyo stocks close up 1.72pc TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed 1.72 percent higher Tuesday thanks to a weak yen, while also tracking a rise in New York and Europe on hopes Greece's new anti-austerity government will thrash out a new bailout deal with its international creditors.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 299.78 points to 17,768.30, while the Topix index of all first-section shares added 1.73 percent, or 24.30 points, to end at 1,426.38.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Tokyo stocks up 1.44pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks climbed 1.44 percent Tuesday morning thanks to a weak yen, while also tracking a rise in New York and Europe on hopes Greece's new anti-austerity government will thrash out a new bailout deal with its international creditors.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 250.90 points to 17,719.42 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares added 1.23 percent, or 17.22 points, to 1,419.30.Victory for the far-left ...
Hong Kong stocks down 0.80pc by lunch HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares ended the morning session 0.80 percent lower Tuesday as profit-taking after a five-day rally overshadowed a positive lead from Wall Street.The benchmark Hang Seng Index eased 200.17 points to 24,709.73 by the break on turnover of HK$49.40 billion (US$6.37 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Hong Kong stocks open flat HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares opened flat Tuesday as profit-taking after a five-day rally offset a positive lead from Wall Street and Europe.The benchmark Hang Seng Index edged up 3.21 points to 24,913.11.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

 



 
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


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln