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South East Asia Stocks-Philippines near record high ahead of inflation data JAKARTA: Southeast Asian stock markets traded mixed on Wednesday as stocks in the Philippines rose on hopes of easing inflation while Indonesian shares were down after touching a fresh intraday record on Tuesday.The Philippines' main stock index closed 0.9 percent higher on Wednesday, its biggest single-day gain in a month.The index was supported by property stocks such as Ayala Land Inc, which gained 4 percent and Robinsons Land Corp which rose 2.8 percent.Some investors are expecting inflation to ease, said Astro del Castillo, managing director of First Grade Finance Inc, an investment house in Manila. Philippines' February inflation data will be out on Thursday."Interest rates will be flat for the rest of the year, which is good for the property sector," del Castillo said.The Vietnam market closed at its highest since Nov. 17 on solid inflows into blue-chips from both foreign and domestic investors.The Indonesian main stock index fell 0.5 ...

Asian shares drift lower, India surprises with rate cut TOKYO: Asian shares fell on Wednesday as investors grew cautious before upcoming central bank meetings and US jobs data, while India's central bank surprised with its second inter-meeting rate cut this year.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.3 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average ended down 0.6 percent as investors locked in gains from its recent rise to 15-year highs.Financial spread-betters expected a brighter open for Europe, with Britain's FTSE ...
SE Asia Stocks: Thai index touches near 6 week low ahead of market holiday BANGKOK: The key Thai stock index hit a near 6-week closing low on Tuesday as index heavyweight PTT traded ex-dividend while the Philippine main index came off highs after Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) retreated after a weak earnings guidance.Thai benchmark SET index dropped 1.2 percent to 1,562.84, the lowest close since Jan. 22. PTT shares, the biggest by market value, closed down 2.9 percent.Investors trimmed their risk holdings ahead of a market holiday on ...
South Korean won recoups early losses, shares extend 5-month high SEOUL: The South Korean won firmed against the dollar on Tuesday, reversing losses after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) surprised markets by keeping its policy rate steady, with exporters' demand for settlements providing further support.The won was quoted at 1,096.4 to the dollar at the end of onshore trade, compared to 1,100.8 at Monday's close.South Korean shares edged higher on Tuesday to extend a five-month high, breaking above the psychologically important 2,000-point level.The Korea ...
Sri Lankan stocks fall to 3 week closing low on rising market interest rates COLOMBO: Sri Lankan stocks fell to a three-week closing low on Tuesday and marked their third straight session of losses due to a rise in market interest rates. The central bank raised yields on treasury bills between 86 basis points and 91 basis points at a weekly auction on Tuesday. It scrapped a lower repo penalty rate of 5 percent from Monday, five months after it adopted the measure to boost credit growth. The main ...
Nikkei falls on profit-taking; Sharp dives as it seeks aid TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei share average edged down in choppy trade on Tuesday as investors took profits from recent gains, while Sharp Corp tumbled on news that it is planning to seek aid from its main lenders as it expects losses to mount this year.The Nikkei ended 0.1 percent lower at 18,815.16 points, snapping a three-day winning streak. It bounced between positive and negative territory.However, the broader Topix ended 0.1 percent higher at 1,526.83 and the ...
Asia markets struggle as profit-taking offsets Wall St rally HONG KONG: Asian equities were mostly lower Tuesday after healthy gains in the previous session attracted profit-takers, offsetting a strong lead from Wall Street.Shanghai tumbled 2.20 percent, or 73.24 points, to 3,263.05 after rallying Monday in response to the Chinese central bank's weekend interest rate cut. Hong Kong shed 0.74 percent, or 184.66 points, to end at 24,702.78Tokyo closed flat, slipping 0.06 percent or 11.72 points to 18,815.16. Sydney -- which ended Monday at a ...


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