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Hong Kong stocks close down 0.36pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong and Chinese stocks fell Friday against a backdrop of mixed markets in Asia, after Japan said inflation slowed in December and following a rise on Wall Street. The benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 0.36 percent, or 88.8 points, to 24,507.05 points on turnover of HK$85.13 billion ($10.97 billion).In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.59 percent, or 51.95 points, to 3,210.36 on turnover of 284.3 billion yuan ($45.5 billion). The index lost 4.22 percent for the week.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, fell 1.11 percent, or 16.99 points, to 1,512.39 on turnover of 213.6 billion yuan. It slipped 0.13 percent over the week.In mainland China shares were hit by worries over tight market liquidity amid reports of new stock offers and regulatory inspections of margin trading, dealers said.Media reports said this week that authorities will inspect securities firms for possible ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Hong Kong stocks close down 0.36pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks fell 0.36 percent on Friday, against a backdrop of mixed Asian markets after Japan said inflation slowed in December and following a rise on Wall Street. The benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 88.8 points to 24,507.05 points on turnover of HK$85.13 billion ($10.97 billion).In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.59 percent, or 51.95 points, to 3,210.36 on turnover of 284.3 billion yuan ($45.5 billion). The index lost 4.22 ...

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China stocks fall on margin trading probe SHANGHAI: China stocks resumed their decline on Friday morning, with investment sentiment dampened by fresh investigations into stock margin trading while Hong Kong shares were subdued.The Chinese stock regulator is probing the margin trading business of 46 companies, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday, in latest efforts to rein in speculation.The CSI300 index fell 0.8 percent, to 3,454.90 points at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.0 ...

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Tokyo stocks close up 0.39pc TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed 0.39 percent higher on Friday, after Wall Street advanced and as a weaker yen boosted exporter shares.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 68.17 points to 17,674.39, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.11 percent, or 1.49 points, to end at 1,415.07.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Hong Kong stocks flat at midday HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks were flat by the lunch break on Friday, edging down 0.11 percent as other Asian markets showed a mixed picture and after a late rally on Wall Street.The benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 25.84 points by midday to 24,570.01.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

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Tokyo stocks up 0.63pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 0.63 percent Friday morning, after Wall Street advanced and as a weaker yen boosted exporter shares, but Honda turned down as it probes another fatality possibly linked to exploding air bags.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 111.10 points to 17,717.32, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.55 percent, or 7.79 points, to 1,421.37."There is growing confidence in the US economy... Employment has gotten better ...

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Hong Kong stocks open 0.53pc higher HONG KONG:- Hong Kong stocks rose 0.53 percent in early trading on Friday, in line with solid gains on Wall Street and after mixed economic data out of Japan.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 129.34 points to 24,725.19.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...