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Philippine stock off record high, Malaysia falls for 2nd day  BANGKOK: Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Thursday, with the Philippine benchmark ending off an all-time high and the Malaysian index declining for a second straight day, as investors cut exposures to energy shares with oil prices near six-year lows.The Philippine main index closed down 0.6 percent after rising to a record high of 7,736.97 earlier in the session following better-than-expected fourth-quarter GDP growth.The fourth-quarter GDP grew a seasonally adjusted 2.5 percent over the prior three months and an annual 6.9 percent, beating economists' forecasts. Growth for the full-year came in at 6.1 percent."Strong momentum implied by upbeat 4Q14 GDP and ensuing upgrade in GDP's trajectory bode well for risk asset markets," Citi Research said in a report.It upgraded 2015 growth outlook to 6.7 percent from 6.3 percent.Among losers, Petron Corp dropped 3.5 percent and Energy Development Corp slipped 2.4 percent amid foreign-led selling, the Philippine bourse said in a ...

China to inspect brokerages over margin trade: Xinhua SHANGHAI: China will investigate nearly 50 securities firms for possible irregularities in margin trading, the official Xinhua news agency reported, a practice that has fuelled a spectacular stock market rally.Market watchdog the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) will launch an "on-site inspection" of 46 brokerage firms that lend funds to investors to trade stocks, Xinhua said late Wednesday.The CSRC has not confirmed the move.Earlier this month China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index crashed 7.70 percent, its ...
Hong Kong stocks close down 1.07pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong and mainland Chinese stocks closed lower on Thursday, in line with sharp declines across most Asian share markets dragged lower by falls in the United States.The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 1.07 percent, or 265.96 points, to 24,595.85 on turnover of HK$89.48 billion ($11.54 billion).In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.31 percent, or 43.43 points, to 3,262.31 on turnover of 296.4 billion yuan ($47.4 billion).The Shenzhen Composite Index, which ...
Tokyo stocks fall 1.06pc by the close TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed 1.06 percent lower on Thursday, with videogame giant Nintendo and Canon tumbling after their latest earnings disappointed investors, and after Wall Street fell sharply.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 189.51 points to 17,606.22, while the Topix index of all first-section shares lost 1.14 percent, or 16.34 points, to end at 1,413.58.Tokyo's fall into negative territory came after Wall Street finished a volatile session sharply lower as worries ...
Hong Kong and China stocks down in line with US falls HONG KONG: Hong Kong and mainland Chinese stocks closed lower on Thursday, in line with sharp declines across most Asian share markets, dragged lower by falls in the United States and a clampdown on margin trading.The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 1.07 percent, or 265.96 points, to 24,595.85 on turnover of HK$89.48 billion ($11.54 billion).In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.31 percent, or 43.43 points, to 3,262.31 on turnover of 296.4 billion yuan ...
Sri Lankan shares near 2-week closing high; budget awaited COLOMBO: Sri Lankan shares hit a near two-week closing high on Wednesday, a day ahead of the new government's supplementary budget, on hopes of strong corporate earnings after the government implements its promised concessions and tax reductions on key commodities through the budget.President Maithripala Sirisena's administration will announce its first budget on Thursday and Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told Reuters on Monday that the government aims to fulfil its election pledges, including tax cuts and ...
Indian shares retreat from record highs on profit-taking MUMBAI: Indian shares hit a record high for a sixth consecutive session on Wednesday before succumbing to profit-taking as blue-chips, including lenders, rose on hopes the U.S. Federal Reserve could take a dovish stance in its post-meeting statement later in the day.NSE's volatility index, the Indian equivalent of the VIX fear gauge, surged 9.6 percent ahead of Fed's policy statement at 1400 GMT.The broader NSE index rose for a ninth consecutive session, matching its winning ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,409.00 1.31
Arrow Nasdaq 4,683.41 0.98
Arrow S&P 2,017.30 0.95
Arrow FTSE 6,810.60 0.22
Arrow DAX 10,737.87 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,631.43 0.44
Arrow Nikkei 17,606.22 1.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,595.85 1.07
Arrow Sensex 29,681.77 0.41






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