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Nikkei drops to 6-1/2 week low on falling oil prices, global growth fears TOKYO: Japanese stocks slumped on Tuesday to 6-1/2 week lows as free-falling oil prices boosted demand for the safe haven yen and fears of weak worldwide growth dampened risk appetite.The Nikkei benchmark shed 2 percent to close at 16,755.32, its lowest closing level since the Bank of Japan shocked markets by unexpectedly easing policy further on Oct. 31With global concerns pushing the safe haven yen to a four-week high, exporter stocks were pressured. Nikon Corp shed 2.9 percent, while Nissan Motor Co Ltd lost 2.6 percent.The broader Topix lost 1.9 percent to 1,353.37, with all its 33 sub sectors closing in the red.The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 also lost 1.9 percent to close at 12,277.41.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Tokyo stocks drop 2.01pc by close 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.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Vietnam index drops 1.65pc; oil shares hurt HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index was down 1.65 percent at the break on Tuesday on a continuing selloff in energy shares due to falling global oil prices.PetroVietNam Gas, Vietnam's biggest firm by market value, was down 6.07 percent, having recovered slightly from a near one-year low intra-day level of 64,500 dong ($3), Reuters data showed.Petrovietnam Drilling & Well Services Corp, another subsidiary of state oil and gas group Petrovietnam, fell 4.92 percent to a level ...
Taiwan stocks slightly down on weak overseas markets TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks edged down on Tuesday as early buying was depressed by losses in overseas markets amid concerns about the Russian economy.As of 0150 GMT, the main TAIEX index fell 8.79 points to 8,976.84, after closing down 0.5 percent on Monday.Russia early Tuesday hiked its key interest rate to 17 percent as the rouble collapsed, while three were dead in Australia when the police stormed a Sydney cafe to end a hostage siege.The electronics ...
South Korean shares fall on oil plunge; won firmer SEOUL: South Korean shares fell on Tuesday after oil prices slid to fresh 5-1/2 year lows, fuelling deflation concerns and prompting investors to cut their exposure to risky emerging market assets.The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was down 0.4 percent at 1,913.68 points as of 0200 GMT."Low oil prices are beneficial for global growth in the long-term, but it needs to survive the immediate shock especially in economies that are heavily reliant on commodity ...
Indonesian stocks fall 2pc as the rupiah hits fresh 16-year low JAKARTA: Indonesian stock index fell 2 percent on Tuesday as the rupiah hit 12,925 against the US dollar, its lowest in 16 years amid spiking emerging market volatility. The stock index dropped as low as 5,005.28, its lowest in more than a month. Property stocks led the decline with shares of developer PT Alam Sutera Realty falling 11 percent.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Thai stock market index drops 3.4pc, then losses pared BANGKOK: Thailand's benchmark stock market index fell 3.4 percent on Tuesday before paring that loss as investors unloaded big-cap energy and bank shares. At 0306 GMT, the benchmark SET index was down 2.74 percent, after dropping as far as 1,427.89, the lowest since June 2. Turnover was 6.2 billion Thai baht ($187.76 million). The energy sector index was down 3.2 percent and the bank sector index dropped 2.5 percent. The Thai market rebounded on late ...


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

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln