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Asia shares up on Wall St record, dollar slips against pound HONG KONG: Asian markets advanced Wednesday, taking a strong lead from a record close on Wall Street, while a weaker yen helped Tokyo add to the previous day's healthy gains.The dollar sat at more than five-and-a-half-year lows against the pound after a strong set of manufacturing figures out of Britain.Investors are also keeping an eye on the release later in the week of closely watched US jobs figures that will provide fresh clues about the strength of the recovery in the world's number one economy.Tokyo rose 0.48 percent, while Hong Kong added 0.54 percent, Sydney put on 1.20 percent and Seoul gained 0.75 percent. Shanghai was flat.US shares jumped in response to news out of China that a survey of manufacturing activity in June hit its highest level this year, suggesting a growth slowdown in the Asian economic giant may have bottomed out. Traders were also boosted by a surprisingly ...

Tokyo stocks up 0.51pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 0.51 percent on Wednesday morning, tracking a lead from Wall Street where the Dow and S&P 500 powered to new record finishes.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 78.40 points to 15,404.60 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.52 percent, or 6.68 points, to 1,282.76.New York stocks opened the third quarter with big gains following strong US auto sales and upbeat Chinese manufacturing data.The Dow climbed ...
Hong Kong stocks up 0.97pc at break HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks rose 0.97 percent in the morning Wednesday, following a record close on Wall Street and after a survey suggested Chinese manufacturing in June was growing at its fastest pace this year.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 223.92 points to 23,414.64 by the break on turnover of HK$36.04 billion (US$4.65 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Indian shares edge higher; auto, metals gain MUMBAI: Indian shares rose for a third consecutive session on Tuesday, approaching a record high hit last month, as auto makers such as Maruti Suzuki India surged after stronger monthly sales, while strong foreign buying also underpinned sentiment.Foreign institutional investors bought shares worth $214.42 million on Monday, their biggest single-day purchase since June 12, according to provisional exchange data. Overseas funds have pumped in $9.9 billion so far this year, spurring a rally that took ...
Asian shares mixed after China data HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed Tuesday after data showed Chinese manufacturing activity picking up last month, while Tokyo was boosted by a weakening yen.Tokyo jumped 1.08 percent, or 164.10 points, to finish at 15,326.20 and Shanghai edged up 0.10 percent, or 2.05 points, to 2,050.38, while Sydney dipped 0.37 percent, or 19.85 points, to 5,375.9 and Seoul fell 0.16 percent, or 3.21 points, to 1,999.00.Hong Kong and Bangkok were closed for public holidays.The Bank ...
China shares end flat as PMI, loan-rule change fail to excite market SHANGHAI: China's main stock indexes ended flat on Tuesday, as targeted stimulus measures and upbeat purchasing managers' index (PMI) data failed to boost investors' appetites.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closed at 2,050.38 points, up 0.1 percent. The CSI300 tracking the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings closed flat at 2,164.55 points.The release of positive official PMI data for June did not have a big impact on the stock index. Analysts said the figure was expected ...
Tokyo stocks close up 1.08pc, Nikkei 225 index added 164.10 points TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed 1.08 percent higher on Tuesday, helped by a weaker yen and a central bank survey that indicated Japanese firms plan a healthy increase in capital spending.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 164.10 points to finish at 15,326.20 while the Topix index of all first-section issues was up 1.07 percent, or 13.52 points, to 1,276.08.The Nikkei slipped soon after the open as the Bank of Japan's Tankan quarterly survey showed business confidence ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,232.02 0.29
Arrow Nasdaq 5,089.36 0.03
Arrow S&P 2,126.06 0.22
Arrow FTSE 7,031.72 0.05
Arrow DAX 11,815.01 0.42
Arrow CAC-40 5,142.89 0.07
Arrow Nikkei 20,264.41 0.30
Arrow H.Seng 27,992.83 1.70
Arrow Sensex 27,957.50 0.53

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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
WeeklyMay 21, 2015
Reserves $17.75 bln