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Asia stocks surge on ECB move, oil jumps on Saudi king death HONG KONG:- Asian equity markets rallied Friday after the European Central Bank announced a huge cash injection to kickstart the eurozone economy, while crude prices surged on news the monarch of oil kingpin Saudi Arabia had died.The ECB's unprecedented decision to pump tens of billions of dollars a month into financial markets sent the euro plunging to 11-year lows against the dollar and also fuelled a buying spree in US and European stock markets.Tokyo jumped 1.05 percent, or 182.73 points, to 17,511.75 and Sydney added 1.51 percent, or 81.90 points, to 5501.80, with energy firms lifted by the stronger oil prices. Seoul gained 0.79 percent, or 15.27 points, to 1,936.09.Hong Kong climbed 1.34 percent, or 327.82 points to 24,850.45 and Shanghai added 0.25 percent, or 8.42 points, to 3,351.76.After a much-anticipated policy meeting Thursday ECB chief Mario Draghi said it would buy 60 billion euros ($69 billion) a month of ...

Hong Kong stocks end 1.34pc higher HONG KONG: Hong Kong jumped 1.34 percent Friday, topping off a strong week as investors followed a global rally in response to the European Central Bank's bigger-than-expected stimulus programme aimed at kickstarting the eurozone economy.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 327.82 points to 24,850.45 on turnover of HK$106.06 billion (US$13.69 billion).World markets rallied in reaction to the ECB's decision to pump 60 billion euros ($70 billion) a month into financial markets -- much more than ...
Tokyo stocks rise 1.05pc after ECB stimulus move TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 1.05 percent by the close Friday after European and US markets rallied on the European Central Bank's announcement of a bigger-than-expected stimulus programme.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange ended up 182.73 points at 17,511.75, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.99 percent, or 13.79 points, to 1,403.22."The value of the ECB's monthly asset-purchase plan was higher than people anticipated," Hitoshi Asaoka, a senior strategist at ...
Hong Kong stocks up 1.26pc by lunch HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks climbed 1.26 percent on Friday morning, in line with a global rally, after the European Central Bank announced a bigger-than-expected bond-buying programme to kickstart the eurozone economyThe benchmark Hang Seng Index added 308.64 points to 24,831.27 by the break on turnover of HK$56.71 billion (US$7.32 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Tokyo stocks rise 1.05pc after ECB stimulus move TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 1.05 percent by the close Friday after European and US markets rallied on the European Central Bank's announcement of a bigger-than-expected stimulus programme.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange ended up 182.73 points at 17,511.75, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.99 percent, or 13.79 points, to 1,403.22.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
China shares higher in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese shares were higher in morning trade Friday ahead of the release of preliminary manufacturing data for January, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.57 percent, or 19.08 points, to 3,362.42. The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.13 percent, or 1.95 points, to 1,532.23.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Hong Kong stocks rally 1.37pc in early trade HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares surged 1.37 percent in the first few minutes of trade Friday after the European Central Bank unveiled a bigger-than-expected bond-buying scheme aimed at kickstarting the eurozone economy.The benchmark Hang Seng Index jumped 335.34 points to 24,857.97.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