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Hong Kong stocks drop 0.23pc by break HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks fell 0.23 percent by the break Wednesday following another sell-off on Wall Street owing to concerns about the global economy.The benchmark Hang Seng Index shed 52.88 points to 22,617.62 by lunch on turnover of HK$55.29 billion (US$7.13 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Tokyo stocks up 0.42pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 0.42 percent Wednesday morning following two days of heavy selling that saw the Nikkei lose more than three percent.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 69.89 points to 16,825.21 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.27 percent, or 3.65 points, to 1,357.02."The Nikkei is rebounding for the first time in three sessions. Bargain hunting is driving up the market, but investors are ...
Hong Kong shares close down as disconnect with mainland market widens HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares finished down on Tuesday, ignoring a rally on mainland exchanges that saw the Shanghai Composite Index break back above 3,000, considered a key psychological resistance level.The Hang Seng index fell 1.6 percent, to 22,670.50, while the China Enterprises Index lost 0.7 percent, to 11,136.90 points.The increasing disconnect between sentiment in Hong Kong and Shanghai is evident in the A-H share price index, which closed up at 119.69 on Tuesday, its ...
SE Asia stocks down; extends losses on sell-off in emerging markets  JAKARTA: Southeast Asian stock markets extend losses on Tuesday after a fall in the Russian rouble triggered a sell-off in emerging markets due to global risk aversion.The slump in the rouble on the back of falling oil prices and Western sanctions has sent emerging market investors into a panic, analysts said, prompting US dollar buying which hurt local currencies and stock prices in Southeast Asia.Russia's central bank sharply hiked interest rates early on Tuesday to ...
Sri Lankan stocks tad weaker in thin trade COLOMBO: Sri Lankan stocks fell for a fourth straight session on Tuesday, led by blue-chips such as John Keells Holdings as investors remained cautious ahead of the Jan. 8 presidential poll.The main stock index ended 0.09 percent, or 6.70 points, lower at 7,223.56, its lowest close since Dec. 9."There was limited activity. Political worries are hindering market activity," a stockbroker said on condition of anonymity."Investors expect political stability after the election and until such time ...
India's BSE slumps 2pc; weakening rupee challenges rate cut hopes MUMBAI: Indian shares slumped nearly 2 percent on Tuesday, marking their biggest daily fall in more than five months on worries the global turmoil will spur heavy foreign selling and force the central bank to delay expected cuts in interest rates.The Indian rupee hit a 13-month low on Tuesday after Russia's sharp increase in interest rates reinforced concerns about the global economy at a time when oil prices are sliding. A downbeat China factory survey ...
India's BSE slumps 2pc as rupee weakens amid global rout MUMBAI: India's benchmark BSE index slumped as much as 2.1 percent on Tuesday, marking its biggest daily fall in more than five months, on worries a weakening rupee amid continued global turmoil may force the central bank to delay expected cuts in interest rates. The Indian rupee hit a 13-month low on Tuesday after Russia's sharp increase in interest rates reinforced concerns about the global economy at a time when oil prices are sliding, while ...

 



 
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