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Australia shares seen falling further on China worries MELBOURNE: Australian shares are set to open lower, with concerns about a cash crunch holding back growth in China weighing on the big miners and offsetting gains in companies benefiting from a stronger US dollar.* Stock index futures fell 0.6 percent to 4,603.0, a 66.1-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark dropped 1.5 percent on Monday.* New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index fell 0.4 percent to 4,344.5 in early trade.* US stocks fell more than 1 percent on Monday, adding to a sell-off built on concerns about reduced stimulus from the Federal Reserve and on overnight losses in Chinese equity markets.* Copper slumped to its lowest level in almost three years on Monday, pressured by a firmer dollar and concerns that a possible liquidity squeeze could hurt the economy and demand in top metals consumer China. Gold fell about 1 percent.* Less than a week after ...

China growth angst takes TSX to 10-month low TORONTO: Canada's main stock index slumped on Monday, hitting a 10-month low, as anxiety about China's economic growth helped weaken commodity prices and fuel declines in shares of gold and energy producers.The market, which has been roiled by the US Federal Reserve's plans to tighten monetary policy, extended its slide from last week, when it lost 1.6 percent.Worries about a crisis in the Chinese banking system and the ability of the country to deal with ...
Australia shares tumble as investors stay anxious on US, China SYDNEY: Australian shares dropped 1.5 percent on Monday as investors remained anxious about the Federal Reserve's plans to taper monetary stimulus and slowing growth in China, causing financial and mining stocks to fall."Traders are still not warming to the idea of QE tapering as put forward by Bernanke last week," said Tim Waterer, senior trader at CMC Markets.Financials dragged, with top lender Commonwealth Bank of Australia slipping 0.5 percent while National Australia Bank Ltd dropped ...
TSX plunges to 2-month low as Fed sends markets reeling TORONTO: Canada's main stock index suffered its biggest one-day drop in more than two months on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve's nod toward exiting its stimulus program hit global markets and triggered a massive selloff in gold-mining shares.The decline took the Toronto index to its lowest point in more than two months.Investors stared at a sea of red as every major index sector ended in negative territory. Gold miners fell the hardest, dropping 7.3 ...
FTSE hits 5-month low on Fed plans, China LONDON: Britain's top shares slid to five-month lows on Thursday, led by miners after the US Federal Reserve said it planned to slow its stimulus programme later this year and Chinese data suggested growth there was waning.The FTSE 100 index closed 189.31 points, or 3 percent, lower at 6,159.51 - leaving it at levels not seen since January and its biggest daily drop since September 2011.Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said overnight the US economy was ...
TSX slumps as Fed mulls stimulus exit TORONTO: Canada's main stock index slipped on Wednesday after comments by the US Federal Reserve that it could begin rolling back its stimulus program this year weighed on investor sentiment and caused declines across most sectors.Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the US central bank expects to slow the pace of its bond purchases later this year and bring them to a halt around mid-2014.Financial shares took the biggest toll on the market, while the gold-mining ...
Australia shares close at a 2 week high, Whitehaven jumps SYDNEY: Australian shares rose 1 percent to close at a two-week high on Wednesday, helped by expectations that the US Federal Reserve will not move quickly to scale back its monetary stimulus and as a weaker Australian dollar lifted stocks with large exposure to overseas markets.Whitehaven Coal Ltd surged 4 percent after embattled tycoon Nathan Tinkler has handed his stake in to lenders to pay off debt, in a deal that may eventually put one ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,132.70 0.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,963.53 0.49
Arrow S&P 2,104.50 0.30
Arrow FTSE 6,946.66 0.04
Arrow DAX 11,401.66 0.66
Arrow CAC-40 4,951.48 0.83
Arrow Nikkei 18,797.94 0.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,823.29 0.32
Arrow Sensex 29,220.12 1.65

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