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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 1.43 billion rupees. "Investors still don't have 100 percent confidence because of political uncertainty and buying is very low despite billion-rupee turnover today." Parliamentary election is expected after April 23 and there is still uncertainty around whether new President Maithripala Sirisena's coalition would contest together or separately. Foreign investors were net buyers of 98.3 million rupees worth of shares on Monday, ending three straight sessions of net outflows and extending the year-to-date net foreign inflows ...

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 ...
Asian markets mostly higher on Greek debt deal TOKYO: Asian stocks broadly rose Monday as investors cheered a tentative deal to extend Greece's bailout, giving Athens a last-minute lifeline to pay its bills and avoid a damaging default.Tokyo led the charge with the benchmark Nikkei adding to a 15-year high as it rose 0.73 percent, or 134.62 points, to finish at 18,466.92.Sydney was up 0.45 percent, or 26.46 points, at 5,908.0, and Seoul closed 0.35 percent, or 6.94 points, higher at 1,968.39. Hong ...
Hong Kong stocks end flat ahead of blue-chip earnings, Prada soars HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares ended little changed on Monday, with gains in Tencent Holdings offsetting weakness in casino operators and oil firms and as most investors stuck to the sidelines awaiting major corporate earnings later in the week.The Hang Seng index edged up 0.02 percent to 24,836.76 points, marking its sixth straight session of gains. The China Enterprises index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong slipped 0.2 percent to 12,041.49 points.HSBC gained ...
Tokyo stocks close up 0.73pc after Greek debt deal TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 0.73 percent Monday, extending a 15-year high on news that eurozone ministers agreed to extend Greece's bailout by four months, giving it some crucial breathing space.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 134.62 points to close at 18,466.92. The Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.17 percent, or 2.50 points, to 1,502.83.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Asian markets closed HONG KONG: Financial markets in China and Taiwan are closed on Monday for a public holiday.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,288.63 0.86
Arrow Nasdaq 5,008.10 0.90
Arrow S&P 2,117.39 0.61
Arrow FTSE 6,940.64 0.09
Arrow DAX 11,410.36 0.08
Arrow CAC-40 4,917.32 0.69
Arrow Nikkei 18,826.88 0.15
Arrow H.Seng 24,887.44 0.15
Arrow Sensex 29,459.14 0.33







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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