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Australia shares pare gains but end higher SYDNEY: Australian shares pared gains to close 0.2 percent higher on Monday as consumer staples and telecom stocks came under pressure in afternoon trades and as investors turned anxious ahead of economic data from China.The S&P/ASX 200 index came off highs to rise 9.86 points to 5,309.10 at the close of trade. The benchmark fell 0.6 percent on Friday and posted its biggest weekly drop since June 2013.Ozforex was the worst performer on the index. Woolworths turned negative in later session to fall over 1 percent while Wesfarmers fell 0.3 percent. Telstra was down 0.8 percent.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index ended up 0.38 percent or 21.4 points to finish the session at 5,638.14. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Australia shares pare loses on better jobs data SYDNEY: Australian shares pared early losses to pull back from lows on Thursday, helped by robust jobs data and gains in energy-related shares after oil futures rebounded overnight.The S&P/ASX 200 index dropped 22.2 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,331.4 at the close of trade, after falling 1 percent on Wednesday. The the declines sustain the current pace over Friday, it would mark the worst weekly performance since June 2013.The benchmark, which barely moved in 2014, ...
Australian shares slip on lower oil prices, NZ outperforms SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares fell for a second session on Tuesday with investors giving some of the mining and energy shares a wide berth amid weakness in oil and iron ore prices. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index was down 0.6 percent, or 32.2 points, at 5,390.5 at 0156 GMT, extending a 0.8 percent decline in the previous session. Oil explorers and producers including Senex, Karoon Gas and AWE all suffered falls of between 3 and 5 ...
Australian shares end lower as weak commodity prices weigh SYDNEY: Australian shares closed lower for a second day on Tuesday with energy firms and iron ore miners pressured by weak commodity prices. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.3 percent, or 18.00 points, to 5,404.7, taking losses since Monday to 1.1 percent. Mount Gibson Iron and Atlas Iron both tumbled 11 percent. Oil explorers and producers were also hit hard with Horizon Oil ending 7.1 percent lower. In contrast, investors snapped up gold miners ...
Australia shares fall as oil, iron slide outweighs upbeat jobs data SYDNEY: Australian shares fell on Monday as investors looked past upbeat domestic employment data and sold down resource sectors following continued weakness in the prices of oil and iron ore. Weak US jobs data and a negative lead from offshore equities markets also weighed down the bourse with most major sectors declining by mid-session. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended down 42.9 points or 0.8 percent at 5,422.7. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index rose 0.4 ...
Australia shares fall on weak oil, ore prices SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares fell on Monday as investors looked past upbeat domestic employment data and sold down resource sectors following continued weakness in the prices of oil and iron ore.Weak US jobs data and a negative lead from offshore equities markets also weighed down the bourse with most major sectors declining by mid-session. "Everyone is sitting on the sidelines," said Quay Equities head of trading Tristan K'Nell, noting a slight uptick when data showed Australian ...
Australia & NZ shares edge up on encouraging data SYDNEY: Australian shares gained 0.5 percent on Thursday after encouraging data in the United States and at home helped the market break two days of losses.Shares in financial and mining companies pulled the market higher, in the contrast to the energy sector which fell 0.7 percent.The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 27.889 points to close at 5,381.5, but it was still down 1 percent this week.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index edged up 0.3 percent or ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,856.78 1.54
Arrow Nasdaq 4,927.37 1.11
Arrow S&P 2,071.26 1.42
Arrow FTSE 6,911.80 0.71
Arrow DAX 11,550.97 0.41
Arrow CAC-40 4,964.35 0.02
Arrow Nikkei 18,971.00 1.17
Arrow H.Seng 24,164.00 0.12
Arrow Sensex 29,448.95 0.23







ICT 2014


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 $16.137 bln