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China shares slightly higher in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese shares were slightly higher on Tuesday morning, tracking overnight gains in US stocks, on hopes for further domestic monetary easing, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.20 percent, or 6.67 points, to 3,389.85.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.02 percent, or 0.33 points, to 1,548.35.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

Tokyo stocks up 1.44pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks were up 1.44 percent Tuesday morning, tracking a rise on US and European markets despite worries over the victory of anti-austerity party Syriza in Greek elections.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 250.90 points to 17,719.42 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 1.23 percent, or 17.22 points, to 1,419.30.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Euro maintains gains, Asia stocks advance HONG KONG: The euro extended its gains against the dollar Tuesday while 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 investors took their lead 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.Tokyo jumped 1.44 percent by lunch, Sydney ...
SE Asia stocks most weaker; Indonesia retreats from record high  BANGKOK: Southeast Asian stock markets mostly fell on Monday, with the Indonesian benchmark retreating from the previous session's record closing high amid profit-taking, while shares of Thai Airways International underperformed on the Bangkok bourse.Jakarta's composite index closed down 1.2 percent at 5,260.02 from Friday's record closing high of 5,323.89. Selling hit recent gainers such as Bank Mandiri and Unilever Indonesia.In Bangkok, shares of national carrier Thai Airways dropped 5.1 percent amid concerns about its finances, ...
Tokyo stocks close 0.25pc lower after Greece election TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed 0.25 percent lower on Monday after anti-austerity party Syriza swept to victory in Greece's weekend general election, raising fears the country could exit the eurozone.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 43.23 points to finish at 17,468.52, while the Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 0.08 percent, or 1.14 points, to 1,402.08.Syriza's victory punished the euro, which was trading at $1.1174 in afternoon trade, after dipping to ...
Hong Kong stocks end 0.24pc higher HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares ended 0.24 percent higher Monday, a fifth straight gain, as a late rally reversed early losses prompted by the victory of an anti-austerity party in Greece's general election.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 59.45 points to 24,909.90 on turnover of HK$83.76 billion (US$10.81 billion).The index -- which surged last week in response to the European Central Bank's vast bond-buying programme -- dipped in the morning session, in line with a ...
Tokyo investors eye Fed meet, Japanese earnings next week TOKYO: A US central bank meeting and the start of Japan's earnings season will drive Tokyo shares next week, analysts said Friday, after the ECB's unprecedented stimulus helped push the Nikkei to a nearly four percent weekly gain.Dealers will also watch for the results of weekend elections in Greece, where the left-wing Syriza party could win on its pledge to redraft the country's multi-billion international bailout package and erase most of its huge debt. The ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,409.00 1.31
Arrow Nasdaq 4,683.41 0.98
Arrow S&P 2,017.30 0.95
Arrow FTSE 6,810.60 0.22
Arrow DAX 10,737.87 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,631.43 0.44
Arrow Nikkei 17,606.22 1.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,595.85 1.07
Arrow Sensex 29,681.77 0.41

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