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South Korean shares edge lower on NY Ebola scare; won inches lower SEOUL: South Korean shares reversed early gains to edge lower on Friday, after the market was spooked by reports that a doctor who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) shed 0.31 percent to close at 1,925.69, wrapping up the trading week with a 1.3 percent gain from last Friday.The South Korean won was a shade lower against the dollar as the greenback found support from upbeat U.S economic data, although falls were limited following the Ebola scare in New York City.The local currency was quoted at 1,057.5 to the dollar at the conclusion of onshore trade, compared with Thursday's close of 1,056.1.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Tokyo stocks close up 1.01pc TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 1.01 percent by the close on Friday, helped by a weaker yen and after strong gains on Wall Street.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange ended up 152.68 points at 15,291.64, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.81 percent, or 9.98 points, to 1,242.32."The weaker yen should naturally benefit Japan stocks, and help to highlight the fact that shares are looking cheap from many perspectives," ...
Nikkei rises to 2-week high on weak yen; Ebola-related stocks soar TOKYO: Japanese shares rose to a two-week high on Friday as the weaker yen lifted exporters, while renewed fears about the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States bolstered Ebola-related stocks such as Fujifilm Holdings Corp .The Nikkei share average ended 1.0 percent higher to 15,291.64, the best closing level since Oct 10.For the week, the index gained 5.2 percent.Tokyo-listed shares in firms manufacturing Ebola-related products jumped in response to news that a ...
Asia markets mixed despite Wall Street gains HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed Friday following strong gains on Wall Street, with Tokyo enjoying a significant bump due to the dollar's rise against the yen.Tokyo rose 0.79 percent by the break and Shanghai climbed 0.20 percent in early trade, but Hong Kong slipped 0.33 percent in the morning, Seoul shed 0.48 percent and Sydney was down 0.20 percent.The dollar -- trading at its strongest levels in two weeks -- rose into the 108-yen ...
Asian stocks advance on positive earnings, data TOKYO: Asian shares climbed on Friday after upbeat US corporate earnings, solid US economic data, and an unexpected uptick in euro zone business sentiment helped ease concerns that the global economy was losing momentum.Japan's Nikkei share average rose 1.4 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent.Results from Caterpillar Inc and 3M Co reassured investors that companies with large overseas revenue streams could deliver solid profits, despite concerns about ...
Hong Kong stocks down 0.14pc by lunch HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares fell 0.14 percent Friday morning after China Construction Bank reported its worst quarter in more than five years and China's National Bureau of Statistics revealed mainland house prices fell again in September. The benchmark Hang Seng Index dipped 33.1 points to 23,300.08 by the break on turnover of HK$25.62 billion ($3.31 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Tokyo stocks close up 1.01pc TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 1.01 percent by the close on Friday, helped by a weaker yen and after strong gains on Wall Street.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange ended up 152.68 points at 15,291.64, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.81 percent, or 9.98 points, to 1,242.32.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,677.90 1.32
Arrow Nasdaq 4,452.79 1.60
Arrow S&P 1,950.82 1.23
Arrow FTSE 6,419.15 0.30
Arrow DAX 9,047.31 1.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,157.68 1.28
Arrow Nikkei 15,138.96 0.37
Arrow H.Seng 23,333.18 0.30
Arrow Sensex 26,851.05 0.24





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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyAugust
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WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
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