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Asia stocks mostly higher, optimistic on US earnings SYDNEY: Most Asian stock markets edged higher on Monday as investors set aside geopolitical concerns for the moment to focus on the generally upbeat flow of US corporate earnings ahead of a host of results due this week. Volumes were very light as Japanese markets took a holiday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent, with modest increases for most markets across Asia. Spread betters predicted opening gains of 0.1 to 0.2 percent for the FTSE 100, DAX and CAC 40. A crowd of US companies report this week, ranging from Apple Inc to McDonald's Corp, Coca-Cola Co and Caterpillar Inc. Thomson Reuters data showed that of 82 companies in the S&P 500 that had reported earnings through Friday morning, 68 percent beat Wall Street's expectations. That was roughly in line with the 67 percent rate for the past four quarters and above the 63 percent ...

Australia shares tick higher, though constrained by resources SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares rose 0.2 percent on Monday, underpinned by a rebound on Wall Street and a robust banking sector, though gains were limited by the resources sector as metals prices fell. US stocks rose on Friday, rebounding a day after the S&P 500 suffered its worst slide since April 10, with the three major indexes gaining. Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Australia's top bank by market capitalisation, added 0.1 percent, while top lender by assets, ...
Asian stocks shade firmer, upbeat on US earnings SYDNEY: Asian stocks were a fraction firmer on Monday as investors set aside geopolitical concerns for the moment to focus on the generally upbeat flow of US corporate earnings ahead of a host of results due this week. Volumes were light, however, with Japanese markets on holiday.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.24 percent, with small gains for most markets across Asia.A crowd of US companies report this week, ranging from Apple ...
Australia shares edge higher on miners, AGL falls after carbon repeal SYDNEY: Australian shares rose 0.1 percent on Thursday as Wall Street edged higher and firmer metal prices helped prop up the mining space, though a fall in the country's second-largest power retailer tempered gains. AGL Energy Ltd tumbled 5.5 percent, its largest one-day percentage fall since 2009, after saying the federal government's repeal of the carbon tax will hurt its profit by approximately A$186 million.The S&P/ASX 200 index eased 3.5 points to 5,522.4 points at ...
Australia shares gain ground in broad rise as resources jump SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares added 0.5 percent on Thursday as Wall Street edged higher, while an uptick in metals prices helped support the mining space. US stocks rose on Wednesday with the Dow Jones industrial average closing at a record high, boosted by the latest merger news and some strong corporate earnings. The broader market was propped up by a strong resource sector.Aluminium touched its highest in 16 months, while benchmark 62 percent grade iron ore ...
Asian stocks steady as China GDP growth hits target SYDNEY: Asian stocks held stubbornly steady on Wednesday after China reported economic growth that was just ahead of market expectations, drawing a sigh of relief from investors rather than outright applause. China's economy expanded by 2.0 percent in the second quarter from the previous quarter, taking annual growth to 7.5 percent. Retail sales and industrial output were either in line with forecasts or slightly higher. The data confirmed the Asian giant had stabilised after a ...
Australia shares seen opening flat, shored up by miners MELBOURNE: Australian shares were set to open steady on Wednesday, with gains in the big miners on the back of improving iron ore prices likely to offset any selling sparked by US Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen's concern about overvalued stocks.Local share price index futures rose 0.1 percent to 5,467.0, but that was a 44.3-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index. The benchmark ended flat on Tuesday.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index slipped 3.2 ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,051.73 0.28
Arrow Nasdaq 4,424.70 0.17
Arrow S&P 1,973.63 0.23
Arrow FTSE 6,728.44 0.31
Arrow DAX 9,612.05 1.11
Arrow CAC-40 4,304.74 0.71
Arrow Nikkei 15,215.71 1.01
Arrow H.Seng 23,387.14 0.29
Arrow Sensex 25,715.17 0.29





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Annual2012/13
Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
MonthlyMay
Trade Balance $-1.558 bln
Exports $2.117 bln
Imports $3.675 bln
WeeklyJuly 10, 2014
Reserves $14.638 bln