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China stocks rise as interest shifts to small-caps; HK stocks also up SHANGHAI: Stocks in China rebounded on Tuesday, with investor interest shifting back to small caps as a slump in top trainmakers China CNR and CSR Corp soured sentiment toward infrastructure stocks. Hong Kong shares also rose, encouraged by signs that more mainland money was flowing into the city's markets.The CSI300 index rose 1.4 percent to 4,584.51 points by the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.9 percent to 4,253.55 points. The Hang Seng index added 2.1 percent to 27,669.75, while The Hong Kong China Enterprises Index gained 2.1 percent to 14,406.57.Major indexes had tumbled on Monday as fears of regulatory crackdowns outweighed the central bank's latest steps to shore up the slowing economy.State media reported on Tuesday that China's parliament had began reviewing draft changes to the Securities Law, paving way for a switch to a "registration system" for initial public offerings (IPO), from the ...

EU should follow Australian example on boat people: PM SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, whose government introduced tough measures to stop asylum-seeker boats, said Tuesday the European Union should follow suit, describing it as the only way to end deaths at sea.His comments came after a fishing vessel crammed with migrants capsized off Libya at the weekend with the loss of 800 lives, and as EU foreign and interior ministers met in Luxembourg to discuss ways to stem the flood of people trying ...
Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher HONG KONG: Asian markets followed a positive lead from Wall Street on Tuesday, with investors keeping an eye on Europe as Greece struggles to pay off its debts.Tokyo rose 0.79 percent, Hong Kong added 1.14 percent, Sydney gained 0.93 percent and Shanghai was up 0.72 percent, while Seoul was flat.The gains reversed some of the losses suffered on Monday that came on fears about Greece's future in the eurozone as Athens looks to secure billions ...
Tokyo stocks up 0.90pc by break on Wall Street gains TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rallied Tuesday morning following sharp gains on Wall Street, while a weaker yen supported exporters including Sony and rival Panasonic.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 0.90 percent, or 177.40 points, to 19,811.89 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 1.28 percent, or 20.26 points, to 1,602.94.Tokyo's rise came as US stocks gained on upbeat earnings reports and the latest Chinese stimulus measures aimed ...
Hong Kong stocks rise 2.12pc by break HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares jumped 2.12 percent on Tuesday morning, resuming a recent rally on expectations of more Chinese stimulus, while a Wall Street surge also provided support.Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index added 574.82 points to 27,669.75 by lunch on turnover of HK$96.93 billion ($12.51 billion).But in mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.86 percent, or 36.47 points, to 4,253.55.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, jumped ...
Hong Kong stocks sink 2.02pc, HSI tumbled 558.19 points HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares fell 2.02 percent Monday, with China's clampdown on margin trading overshadowing its latest economic stimulus measure -- a big cut in the percentage of cash which banks must hold in reserve.The benchmark Hang Seng Index (HSI) tumbled 558.19 points to 27,094.93 on turnover of HK$211.01 billion ($27.23 billion), while Shanghai shed 1.64 percent.The People's Bank of China cut by one percentage point the reserve requirement ratio (RRR), the second cut ...
Vietnam index falls 0.6pc, blue-chips lead HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index closed 0.58 percent lower on Monday, with investors booking profits from recent gains, mostly in big-caps, while foreign investors extended their net purchase position.More than half of the equities headed south, led by PetroVietNam Gas, Vietnam's top listed firm by market value, with a 1.5-percent fall, followed by Hanoi-based lender BIDV that lost 1.04 percent.Analysts gave mixed views about the short-term outlook as both buying and selling demand were moderate, ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,080.14 0.12
Arrow Nasdaq 5,092.09 0.71
Arrow S&P 2,117.69 0.23
Arrow FTSE 7,070.70 0.24
Arrow DAX 11,810.85 0.74
Arrow CAC-40 5,201.45 0.44
Arrow Nikkei 20,020.04 0.83
Arrow H.Seng 28,060.98 0.84
Arrow Sensex 27,437.94 1.07

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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln