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India's NSE index fell on Tuesday, retreating from a record high hit earlier in the session as financial firms slumped on worries parliament would delay an insurance bill, while new rules for offshore derivatives raised worries over foreign flows. ITC Ltd contributed the most to the index's fall, slumping 5.2 percent, the most in a day since June 23 after India's health ministry accepted the recommendation of an internal panel to ban the sale of cigarettes sold loose or outside of packs.

Sri Lankan stocks recovered on Tuesday from the previous session's near-four-week closing low, a day after President Mahinda Rajapaksa won the final 2015 budget vote, contrary to speculation that he might lose it. Analysts expect the market to be volatile due to political uncertainty before a snap presidential poll on January 8. Rajapaksa, who is facing a split in his ruling coalition ahead of the poll, won the final vote on the 2015 budget with a strong majority.
Hong Kong stocks slipped 0.21 percent Tuesday as profit-takers moved in after the previous day's rally that came in response to China's shock decision to cut interest rates. The Hang Seng Index lost 49.23 points to 23,843.91 on turnover of HK$89.04 billion ($11.49 billion).
Thailand stocks rose for a third straight session on Tuesday while Malaysian stocks rose to their highest in nearly three weeks on a government decision to abolish fuel subsidies. Other Southeast Asian stock markets ended mixed amid waning optimism over China's rate cut.
Australian shares fell 0.8 percent on Tuesday, nearly wiping out all of their China-inspired gains in the previous session, as falling commodity prices hit miners and took some of the shine off Medibank Private's solid debut. The S&P/ASX 200 index lost 42 points to 5,319.9 by 0114 GMT. The benchmark rose 1.1 percent on Monday, posting its biggest percentage gain since October 22 after China unexpectedly cut interest rates late on Friday.
Most regional markets fell on Tuesday due to bearish oil price expectations, with strong foreign demand for several heavyweight stocks listed in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar failing to offset a broad sell-off by local investors. In its semi-annual review, index compiler MSCI this month raised the weightings of a number of UAE and Qatari stocks in its emerging markets benchmark, a move that takes effect after Tuesday's close.
Moody''s Investors Service yesterday assigned a provisional (P) Caa1 senior unsecured rating to the proposed US dollar Trust Certificates to be issued by The Second Pakistan International Sukuk Company Limited, a special purpose vehicle established in Pakistan, by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,814.94 0.02
Arrow Nasdaq 4,758.25 0.07
Arrow S&P 2,067.03 0.12
Arrow FTSE 6,731.14 0.02
Arrow DAX 9,861.21 0.77
Arrow CAC-40 4,382.31 0.32
Arrow Nikkei 17,407.62 0.29
Arrow H.Seng 23,843.91 0.21
Arrow Sensex 28,338.05 0.57






Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln