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Asian stocks mostly lower as oil hits new troughs HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly slipped Tuesday following a sell-off in Europe and the United States, as oil prices plunged to more than five-year lows and data indicated Chinese manufacturing activity shrank in December.The dollar and euro edged lower against the yen after losing pace Monday due to the uncertainty created by weak crude prices, which have increased pressure on Russia's economy and spooked investors.Tokyo tumbled 2.01 percent, or 344.08 points, to finish at 16,755.32. Sydney fell 0.65 percent, or 33.78 points, to 5,152.3 and Seoul lost 0.85 percent, or 16.23 points, to end at 1,904.13.Hong Kong stocks ended 1.55 percent lower, giving up 357.35 points to 22,670.5, but Shanghai jumped 2.31 percent, or 68.10 points, to 3,021.52.In China, banking giant HSBC said its preliminary index of manufacturing activity came in at 49.5 this month, compared with 50 in November. Anything below 50 points to contraction and anything above shows ...

Hong Kong shares sink 1.55pc by close, Hang Seng Index shed 357.35 points HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks ended 1.55 percent lower Tuesday following losses on Wall Street and data indicating Chinese manufacturing activity shrank in December.The benchmark Hang Seng Index shed 357.35 points to 22,670.5 on turnover of HK$91.24 billion (US$11.77 billion). However, Shanghai rallied 2.31 percent on hopes for economy-boosting measures out of Beijing.HSBC said its preliminary purchasing managers index for December fell to a seven-month low of 49.5, signalling more weakness in the world's second-largest ...
Hong Kong shares sink 1.55pc by close HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks ended 1.55 percent lower Tuesday following losses on Wall Street and data indicating Chinese manufacturing activity shrank in December.The benchmark Hang Seng Index shed 357.35 points to 22,670.5 on turnover of HK$91.24 billion (US$11.77 billion).However, in mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index jumped 2.31 percent, or 68.10 points, to 3,021.52 on turnover of 492.7 billion yuan ($80.5 billion), on hopes the weak data will lead the government to introduce more ...
Asian stocks mostly lower as oil hits new troughs HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly slipped Tuesday following a sell-off in Europe and the United States, as oil prices plunged to more than five-year lows and data indicated Chinese manufacturing activity shrank in December.The dollar and euro edged lower against the yen after losing pace Monday due to the uncertainty created by weak crude prices, which have increased pressure on Russia's economy and spooked investors.Tokyo tumbled 2.01 percent, or 344.08 points, to finish at 16,755.32. ...
China share indexes reach highest closes since April 2011 BEIJING: China stocks rose on Tuesday as financial shares continued to push higher, with the CSI300 and Shanghai Composite indices recording their highest closes since April 2011. The Shanghai Composite breached the psychological milestone of 3,000 for the first time since Dec. 9. The CSI300 index climbed 86.1743 points, or 2.68 percent, to 3,303.4023, while the Shanghai Composite Index, which tracks all the tickers trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, gained 67.8407 points, or 2.3 ...
Tokyo stocks drop 2.01pc by close, Nikkei 225 index at the TSE shed 344.08 points TOKYO: Tokyo stocks sank 2.01 percent Tuesday, following heavy losses on Wall Street and a plunge in oil prices, while a stronger yen hit exporters.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange shed 344.08 points to finish at 16,755.32, while the Topix index of all first-section shares closed 1.88 percent, or 25.92 points, lower at 1,353.37."Weakness in oil prices is contributing to the Wall Street slump. Global markets are still in a correction phase, ...
Dubai tumbles to one-year low on weak oil DUBAI: Dubai's stock market fell sharply in early trade on Tuesday after oil resumed its slide on bearish comments about OPEC and weak Chinese manufacturing data. The Dubai benchmark tumbled 5.5 percent to 3,144 points, a one-year low, as most stocks declined. Abu Dhabi's index dropped 2.8 percent and Kuwait's market fell 1.4 percent. Brent crude traded below $61 per barrel early on Tuesday after United Arab Emirates Oil Minister Suhail Bin Mohammed al-Mazroui said ...

 



 
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