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China shares higher in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks were higher on Friday morning after China's central bank injected funds into the market ahead of new share issues next week, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.07 percent, or 1.74 points, to 2,454.40.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 0.32 percent, or 4.35 points, to 1,348.92.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Tokyo stocks down 0.78pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks fell 0.78 percent Friday morning, despite fresh records on Wall Street, as the yen recovered from multi-year lows and investors focus on political developments as Japan gears up for an election next month.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange eased 135.36 points to 17,165.50 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares declined 0.63 percent, or 8.84 points, to 1,388.80.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Mideast markets edge up as investors hunt for bargains DUBAI: Most stock markets in the Middle East edged up on Thursday as oil prices paused in their decline ahead of next week's OPEC summit and stocks that usually see little trading took centre stage on several bourses.Dubai's index rose 0.3 percent, largely on the back of telecommunications operator du, which jumped 3.6 percent to 5.49 dirhams in its highest trading volume for more than six months.Equity research house AlphaMena highlighted the stock in a ...

Shares punctured by two-pronged slowdown in China, Europe LONDON World stocks extended losses on Thursday as evidence suggested both the Chinese and European economies were slowing, while the yen slid to multi-year lows against the dollar and euro on bets on more Japanese money printing.Wall Street was expected to fall around 0.4 percent when trading resumes as signs of a pick-up in underlying US inflation and more encouraging signals from the jobs market set the tone for manufacturing PMIs.Markets were also still digesting ...

Shares stung by world growth worries; yen sags NEW YORK: World stock markets slipped on Thursday on signs the Chinese and European economies were slowing, while Japan's yen slid to a seven-year low against the dollar on expectations of more Japanese stimulus.The worries about global demand weighed on Wall Street, which opened lower, and fueled price gains in US government debt. The MSCI index of world stocks was flat, while a gauge of European stocks slipped 0.3 percent."Slowing (purchasing managers indices) growth in ...

Weak eurozone, Chinese data weighs on European stocks LONDON: Weak eurozone and Chinese data weighed on European stock markets and the euro Thursday after the Federal Reserve warned over potential threats to US growth.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index fell 0.64 percent to stand at 6,653.47 points approaching midday.The CAC 40 in Paris slid 1.13 percent to 4,218.02 points and Frankfurt's DAX 30 lost 0.64 percent to 9,411.80 compared with Wednesday's closing level, when Europe's top indices had ended on a steady note.In Thursday ...

Hong Kong shares in 4th day of losses, financials down SHANGHAI: Hong Kong shares posted a fourth day of losses on Thursday since the launch of the landmark Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connector scheme.The Hang Seng Index unofficially closed down 0.1 percent at 23,349.64 points. The Hong Kong China Enterprises Index ended flat at 10,379.43 points.On Thursday, mainland investors took up less than 2 percent of the daily southbound quota of 10.5 billion yuan ($1.71 billion).Analysts said the Hang Seng Index was below the 50-day average ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,810.06 0.51
Arrow Nasdaq 4,712.97 0.24
Arrow S&P 2,063.50 0.52
Arrow FTSE 6,750.76 1.08
Arrow DAX 9,732.55 2.62
Arrow CAC-40 4,347.23 2.67
Arrow Nikkei 17,357.51 0.33
Arrow H.Seng 23,437.12 0.37
Arrow Sensex 28,334.63 0.95

Banking Review 2013

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