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Hong Kong stocks close down 0.35pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks closed 0.35 percent lower on Tuesday as caution grew over a Greek debt deal, with questions over whether Athens could complete an agreement reached last week with eurozone partners.The benchmark Hang Seng Index slipped 86.69 points to 24,750.07 on turnover of HK$57.96 billion (US$7.47 billion).Markets in mainland China were closed for the Lunar New Year holiday, and were due to reopen on Wednesday.Greece delivered to Brussels Tuesday a delayed but what it called "very comprehensive" list of reforms that Athens hopes will secure a four-month extension to its financial lifeline.Eurozone finance ministers are to discuss them in a conference call on Tuesday afternoon.The market was also dragged down by banking giant HSBC, which reported a 15 percent drop in annual net profit after a "challenging year" that was blighted by fines and compensation for mis-selling.Earnings after taxes sank to $13.7 billion last year, HSBC said, ...

Asia stocks mostly up before Greek reform details, Yellen remarks TOKYO: Asian stocks mostly rose Tuesday as investors awaited details of a Greek reform package crucial to an extension of its bailout, while Fed chair Janet Yellen's upcoming Congressional testimony was also in focus.Tokyo added 0.74 percent, or 136.56 points, to end at 18,603.48, as a weaker yen lifted the benchmark Nikkei to a fresh 15-year high.Sydney closed up 0.32 percent, or 19.02 points, at 5,927, while Seoul finished the day 0.39 percent, or 7.73 ...
Singapore Exchange CEO leaving in June after contract ends SINGAPORE: Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) said its Chief Executive Officer Magnus Bocker would leave in June, as he was not seeking an extension of his appointment beyond his current contract.He has been the CEO of SGX since 1 December 2009.The board is moving forward with its CEO succession plan and is assessing internal and external candidates on a short list, the bourse said in a statement on Tuesday.The board has hire the executive search and ...
Nikkei rises to another 15-year high; market awaits Yellen speech TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei share average rose for a fifth straight day on Tuesday and scored another 15-year high after the yen weakened, while investors were cautious awaiting comments from US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the day.The Nikkei rose 0.7 percent to 18,603.48 points, the highest point of the day and the highest close since April 2000.The broader Topix gained 0.4 percent to 1,508.28, and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 advanced 0.3 percent to ...
Sri Lankan stocks edge up but political woes cap gains COLOMBO: Sri Lankan stocks ended slightly firmer on Monday at a more than one-week high, led by large-caps such as Ceylon Tobacco Co Plc due to foreign inflows, but political uncertainty capped the gains, dealers said.The main stock index rose 0.16 percent, or 11.40 points, to 7,326.31, its highest close since Feb. 13.Shares in Ceylon Tobacco Co Plc rose 2.32 percent. Turnover was 1.01 billion rupees ($7.6 million), well below this year's daily average of ...
Nikkei rises to new 15-year high on Greek deal TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei share average hit a new 15-year high on Monday after euro zone finance ministers reached a deal to extend heavily indebted Greece's financial rescue by four months.The Nikkei was up 0.9 percent at 18,490.98 points by mid-morning after rising as high as 18,509.08 earlier, its strongest level since May 2000.The agreement removed the immediate threat that Greece could run out of money next month and be forced out of the single currency ...
Indian shares fall for second straight session; blue chips drag MUMBAI: Indian shares fell for the second straight session on Monday, dragged down by heavyweights such as Reliance Industries and financial stocks, as caution prevailed ahead of the federal budget due on Feb 28.Other blue chip stocks such as ITC Ltd, Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd and State Bank of India were also under selling pressure. The benchmark BSE index closed down 0.88 percent at 28,975.11, while the broader NSE index fell 0.89 percent to ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,132.70 0.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,963.53 0.49
Arrow S&P 2,104.50 0.30
Arrow FTSE 6,946.66 0.04
Arrow DAX 11,401.66 0.66
Arrow CAC-40 4,951.48 0.83
Arrow Nikkei 18,797.94 0.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,823.29 0.32
Arrow Sensex 29,220.12 1.65







ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyDecember
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln