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Taiwan stocks up; panel makers gain TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks rose on Monday joining their regional peers, with panel makers among the biggest winners, after a report that the Chinese government and corporate delegations arrived in Taiwan on Sunday to procure components including panels.The main TAIEX index advanced 0.3 percent, or 22.38 points to 7,895.69, at 0207 GMT, after opening up 0.4 percent. Panel makers gained 1.3 percent.Electronics shares climbed 0.3 percent, while banks rose 0.2 percent.The Taiwan dollar was up T$0.099 to stand at T$29.954 to the US dollar. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...

Oil prices mixed amid upbeat manufacturing data SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade Friday as upbeat manufacturing data from around the world fuelled hopes of firmer global demand, analysts said.New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate for delivery in October, was down 16 cents to $104.87 in afternoon trade, while Brent North Sea crude for October added 20 cents to $110.10.Investors were cheered by figures pointing to a pick-up in the global economy.On Thursday a preliminary purchasing managers index (PMI) ...
Brent rises above $110 as global economic outlook glows SINGAPORE: Brent rose above $110 a barrel on Friday, buoyed by upbeat business surveys that suggested the global economy is on the mend and kindled hopes for higher fuel demand.The data showed manufacturing activity in the United States and China rose to multi-month highs while growth in the euro zone was better than expected, pointing to a potential uptick in world oil consumption."We've got a much better global demand outlook and that's the medium- to ...
Oil prices slip in Asian trade SINGAPORE: Oil prices retreated in Asian trade Thursday on easing concerns about Middle East supply, while minutes from the US Federal Reserve were unable to shed any new light on the future of its stimulus programme. New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in October, slipped two cents to $103.83 in mid-morning trade, and Brent North Sea crude for October dipped 19 cents to $109.62. "The drop in crude oil prices could ...
China's July Iran crude imports down 12.6pc on year BEIJING: China's average daily crude imports from Iran fell 12.6 percent in July from the same month last year, data from the General Administration of Customs showed on Wednesday.China, Tehran's largest oil customer, bought 1.687 million tonnes of crude from the Middle East nation in July, or about 397,261 barrels per day.For the first seven months of the year, imports fell 3.5 percent over a year earlier at 12.205 million tonnes, or around 420,267 bpd, ...
Oil prices lower ahead of US crude stockpiles data SINGAPORE: Oil prices inched down in Asian trade Tuesday as dealers await US crude stockpiles data for clues about demand in the world's biggest economy, analysts said. New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate for delivery in September, was down 35 cents at $106.75 a barrel in afternoon trade while Brent North Sea crude for October eased 38 cents to $109.52."The market is taking a wait-and-see approach," Victor Shum, managing director at IHS Purvin and ...
Indonesian shares tumble again on economy, US Fed concerns JAKARTA: Indonesian shares fell sharply again on Tuesday, to their lowest since March 2012, on continuing worry over the economy and the impact of a cut in US monetary stimulus.At 0420 GMT, the benchmark index was down 4.9 percent to 4103.4.On Monday, the index dropped 5.6 percent, its biggest one-day fall in nearly two years.Asian stocks opened lower on Tuesday, hit by continuing uncertainty over when the US Federal Reserve will start to reduce its ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,501.65 0.08
Arrow Nasdaq 4,126.97 0.83
Arrow S&P 1,875.39 0.22
Arrow FTSE 6,674.74 0.11
Arrow DAX 9,544.19 0.58
Arrow CAC-40 4,451.08 0.74
Arrow Nikkei 14,546.27 1.09
Arrow H.Seng 22,509.64 0.97
Arrow Sensex 22,876.54 0.52

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