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Euro down on Greece fears, equities mixed ahead of break HONG KONG: The euro weakened Tuesday after the showdown debt talks between Greece and its creditors collapsed, raising the prospect the country will be dumped out of the eurozone.However, many equity markets were unfazed by the trouble in Europe as trade begins to wind down in several Asian bourses ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday at the end of the week.Tokyo fell 0.24 percent by lunch and Sydney shed 0.40 percent but Hong Kong was 0.11 percent higher, Shanghai added 0.75 percent and Seoul was up 0.17 percent. Taipei and Mumbai are closed for public holidays.The closely watched meeting Monday broke down without agreement on Greece's debt after Athens refused eurozone finance ministers' demand that it must apply for an extension to its bailout.Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said the country had the rest of the week to make the request, with the 240 billion euro ($270 billion) lifeline expiring ...

Australia shares close near 7-yr peak, NZ stocks dip SYDNEY: Australian shares edged up near seven-year highs on Monday, buoyed by gains in energy and mining sectors, though New Zealand shares went down on weakness in financials and utilities.The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 11.2 points, or 0.2 percent, at 5,888.7, a whisker away from Friday's 7-year peak of 5,893.5.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index eased 0.5 percent or 28.2 points to finish the session at 5,758.24.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Australia shares fall on China data, end 12day winning streak SYDNEY: Australian shares pared early losses on Monday but closed lower to end a 12-session winning streak, weighed by resources stocks following surprisingly weak trade data in China.Financials turned around in late trading when bargain hunters emerged, while gains in healthcare and energy shares also helped.The S&P/ASX 200 index fell to 5,814.9 points at the close of trade.The benchmark ended 0.1 percent higher on Friday to its highest in nearly seven years.The index gained 9.6 ...
Australia shares seen higher on positive sentiment, energy SYDNEY: Australian shares are set to open higher on Friday, gearing up for a 12th straight session of gains as a rise in oil prices is seen as likely to support energy stocks.Wall Street climbed higher on merger news and a bounce in oil prices. The market focus will be on US monthly employment data, due out later in the global day.Global miner BHP Billiton is poised to rise about 1.5 percent after its US ...
Australia shares rally for a 10th session, NZ stocks pause SYDNEY: Australian shares scaled a near seven-year peak on Wednesday in a winning run stretching 10 straight sessions, a day after a rate cut at home stoked expectations for further monetary stimulus, while New Zealand stocks were subdued.The S&P/ASX 200 index added 69.9 points or 1.2 percent to 5,777.3, at the close of trade. It climbed as far as 5,805.1, the highest since 2008, with the benchmark up nearly 7 percent so far this year.New ...
Australia's RBA cuts rates to record low, market hankers for more SYDNEY: Australia's central bank cut its cash rate to an all-time trough of 2.25 percent on Tuesday, breaking an 18-month hiatus on stimulus as it seeks to spur a sluggish economy while keeping downward pressure on the local dollar.The currency duly sank more than a full US cent after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) ended its first policy meeting of the year by announcing the quarter point cut."Overall, the Bank's assessment is that output ...
Australian shares rise on hopes of Europe stimulus package SYDNEY: Australian shares rose for a second session on Thursday as investors wagered the European Central Bank will unveil a stimulus package later in the day, while a rebound in oil and copper prices shored up the resources sector.The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 26.5 points or 0.5 percent to close at 5,419.9.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index fell 25.7 points or 0.5 percent to finish the session at 5,647.1.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,678.23 0.23
Arrow Nasdaq 4,863.36 0.27
Arrow S&P 2,056.15 0.24
Arrow FTSE 6,895.33 1.37
Arrow DAX 11,843.66 0.18
Arrow CAC-40 5,006.35 0.29
Arrow Nikkei 19,471.12 1.39
Arrow H.Seng 24,497.08 0.13
Arrow Sensex 27,457.58 2.33

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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
WeeklyMarch 13, 2015
Reserves $16.273 bln