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Hong Kong stocks up 0.10pc at break HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares edged up 0.10 percent by lunch Wednesday after US data showed the world's number one economy grew more than expected in July-September.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 24.44 points to 23,868.35 by the break, on turnover of HK$37.39 billion ($4.82 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Hong Kong shares open flat HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks opened flat Wednesday, following a tepid lead from Wall Street with news that the US economy had grown more than expected unable to spur buying.The benchmark Hang Seng Index dipped 10.72 points to 23,833.19.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
China shares higher in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks were slightly higher on Wednesday morning, boosted by power firms on hopes for government reform of the sector, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.39 percent, or 10.04 points, to 2,577.64.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.20 percent, or 2.73 points, to 1,400.14.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Asian stocks mostly up after US data HONG KONG: Asian markets were mostly higher Wednesday following better-than-expected US economic growth data and news that Germany had narrowly averted recession.The dollar struggled to resume its uptrend against the yen, with analysts forecasting the pairing were close to finding their plateau.Tokyo fell 0.27 percent owing to the stronger yen, but Hong Kong added 0.13 percent, Sydney rose 0.87 percent and Shanghai gained 0.46 percent. Seoul was flat.The gains came despite a weak lead from ...
Tokyo stocks flat by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks were flat Wednesday morning after a lacklustre session on Wall Street, while the yen picked up against the dollar.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange edged down 0.07 percent, or 12.91 points, to 17,394.71 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was down 0.01 percent, or 0.11 points, to 1,409.04.The yen's fall against the dollar, a positive for Japanese exporters, has helped boost share prices in ...
Sri Lankan stocks recover after budget vote, but investors cautious COLOMBO: 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 Jan. 8. Rajapaksa, who is facing a split in his ruling coalition ahead of the poll, won the final vote on the 2015 budget with ...
Vietnam index rises from 1-month low, caution extends HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index bounced back 0.58 percent from its lowest close in almost a month to end on Tuesday on bargain hunting, but a low volume showed cautious sentiment dragging following a limit on stock investment loans.Food producer Masan Group Corp led the gainers to climb 3.77 percent, followed by property firm Vingroup with a 2.71-percent advance."It's a technical rebound today from the 580-point support level," said a trader with Ho Chi Minh ...

 



 
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