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Hong Kong stocks close up 0.11pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks closed 0.11 percent higher on Wednesday after record-setting gains on Wall Street and relief over a Greek debt deal.The benchmark Hang Seng Index gained 28.21 points to 24,778.28 on turnover of HK$71.38 billion ($9.20 billion).Like other global markets, Hong Kong zeroed in on the start of US Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen's two days of congressional testimony. She signalled that the Fed was preparing for a rate rise this year but hinted that such a move would not come before June.Wall Street embraced the comments, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the broader S&P 500 both closing at record highs.Sentiment was also strengthened by news that eurozone finance chiefs backed a four-month extension of Greece's bailout.China-focused firms were among the biggest gainers in Hong Kong. Internet conglomerate Tencent rose 0.52 percent to HK$135.80, while China Life Insurance added 0.93 percent to HK$32.70.In mainland China, ...

Tokyo stocks fall 0.10pc, snaps five-day winning streak TOKYO: Tokyo stocks lost early gains to finish 0.10 percent lower on Wednesday, as investors locked in profits after a five-day winning streak.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which on Tuesday closed at a fresh 15-year high, slipped 18.28 points to 18,585.20, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was flat, edging down 0.04 percent, or 0.66 points, to 1,507.62.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Taiwan stocks edge up, memory chips, construction gain TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks rose 0.33 percent on Wednesday, largely in line with other regional bourses and led by gains in shares of memory chip makers.As of 0227 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up 31.83 points at 9661.20, after closing up 1.05 percent on Tuesday.US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested Tuesday the Fed would not be hasty in raising interest rates, leading Wall Street higher overnight.The electronics subindex was up 0.64 percent, led by ...
China stocks soft amid murky economic outlook, small caps in play SHANGHAI: China share markets held a soft tone on Wednesday as trading resumed after a week-long holiday, with some investors taking profits after an extended pre-holiday rally.Analysts said that investors had shrugged off the positive surprise from industrial activity data on Wednesday morning and sold on disappointment that the central bank had not further eased interest rates over the holiday break."After seven consecutive (trading) days of index gains, the market is cautious after a long ...
Vietnam index up 0.3pc, banks outperform HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index rose 0.3 percent at the break on Wednesday, led by extended gains in the banking sector while most shares fell on profit taking after the market surpassed a three-month high in the previous session.Hanoi-based lender BIDV advanced 2.7 percent, having closed near its one-month high on Tuesday, and dairy product maker Vinamilk ticked up 0.93 percent, on track for a third straight gain.The number of decliners nearly doubled the risers ...
China shares up slightly in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese shares were slightly higher on Wednesday morning, the first trading day after a week-long holiday, as the market awaited the release of preliminary manufacturing data for February, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.10 percent, or 3.19 points, to 3,250.10.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.08 percent, or 1.31 points, to 1,612.04.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Hong Kong stocks open higher HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks opened 0.29 percent higher on Wednesday after record-setting gains on Wall Street and relief over a Greek debt deal.The benchmark Hang Seng Index gained 72.21 points to 24,822.28 points.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,203.37 0.47
Arrow Nasdaq 4,979.90 0.56
Arrow S&P 2,107.78 0.45
Arrow FTSE 6,889.13 0.74
Arrow DAX 11,280.36 1.14
Arrow CAC-40 4,869.25 0.98
Arrow Nikkei 18,815.16 0.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,702.78 0.74
Arrow Sensex 29,593.73 0.46

ICT 2014

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