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Asian shares mostly up on China manufacturing data HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly rose Thursday as an index of Chinese manufacturing activity hit an 18-month high in July, boosting hopes for the world's number two economy, as concerns over the Ukraine crisis eased.The euro fell to fresh multi-month lows against the dollar and yen as investors fretted over the impact of sanctions on Russia over its links to rebels in Ukraine who have been blamed with shooting down a Malaysian airliner.Shanghai rallied 1.31 percent in the afternoon while Hong Kong was 0.46 percent higher. Sydney recorded its seventh straight gain, rising 0.20 percent, or 11.1 points, to close at 5587.8.But Tokyo slipped 0.29 percent, or 44.14 points, to 15,284.42 and Seoul ended marginally lower, dipping 1.70 points to end at 2,026.62.Banking giant HSBC said its preliminary purchasing managers index of manufacturing activity for this month jumped to 52.0 from a final reading of 50.7 in June.The result suggests ...

Tokyo stocks close down 0.29pc, Nikkei 225 index fell 44.14 points TOKYO: Tokyo stocks ended down 0.29 percent on Thursday, although losses were limited by a slightly stronger yen and a record-breaking lead from the S&P 500 on Wall Street.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 44.14 points to close at 15,284.42, while the Topix index of all first-section issues declined 0.20 percent, or 2.53 points, to 1,269.86.Investors were given a positive start after the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high as strong Apple earnings lifted ...
Hong Kong shares end 0.71pc higher HONG KONG: Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai rallied Thursday after an index tracking manufacturing activity in China hit an 18-month high in June, raising hopes for the world's number two economy.Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index jumped 0.71 percent, or 169.63 points, to 24,141.50 on turnover of HK$86.03 billion (US$11.10 billion).In China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index jumped 1.28 percent, or 26.57 points, to 2,105.06 on turnover of 128.7 billion yuan ($20.8 billion). But ...
Vietnam index 0.8pc at midday; further rise expected HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index rebounded 0.78 percent at the break on Thursday, with buying in big-cap shares that could further lift the market in the days ahead.All large-caps advanced, with PetroVietNam Gas, Vietnam's biggest listed firm by market value, rising 0.88 percent, and dairy product maker Vinamilk at 1.47 percent higher."Foreign investors, including the Market Vectors Vietnam exchange-traded fund, are buying," said analyst Nguyen Hoang Phuong of Ho Chi Minh City Securities, adding he ...
Hong Kong, China shares up on cross-border trading link, good factory survey HONG KONG: China shares jumped on Thursday, outshining Asian peers and pulling up Hong Kong, as more investors plowed money in on hopes for a coming change expected to make it much easier for foreigners to buy Shanghai stocks. Sentiment was further bolstered by a preliminary HSBC survey that showed China's factory activity expanded at its fastest pace in 18 months in July as new orders surged.At midday, the Hang Seng Index was 0.4 percent ...
Tokyo stocks close down 0.29pc TOKYO: Tokyo stocks lost modest early gains to finish down 0.29 percent on Thursday, but a slightly stronger yen helped prop up the Japanese market.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 44.14 points to close at 15,284.42, while the Topix index of all first-section issues declined 0.20 percent, or 2.53 points, to 1,269.86.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Nikkei edges down as market awaits earnings; Gaza concern curbs risk appetites TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Thursday in choppy trade as investors awaited Japanese quarterly results, while geopolitical worries about Gaza curbed risk appetites, offsetting a strong private survey on Chinese manufacturing.The Nikkei ended 0.3 percent lower at 15,284.42 after trading in positive territory earlier.The broader Topix dropped 0.2 percent to 1,269.86, and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 shed 0.2 percent to 11,563.00. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,730.11 0.16
Arrow Nasdaq 5,009.22 0.08
Arrow S&P 2,076.78 0.03
Arrow FTSE 6,630.47 0.33
Arrow DAX 11,099.35 0.73
Arrow CAC-40 4,835.56 0.98
Arrow Nikkei 20,522.50 0.95
Arrow H.Seng 26,282.32 0.12
Arrow Sensex 27,945.80 0.27

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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 $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJuly 01, 2015
Reserves $18.5 bln