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China shares fall to four week low on disappointing flash PMI HONG KONG: Chinese shares extended losses on Monday and ended at a four-week low after a private survey showed that growth in China's manufacturing activity slipped in December, pointing to a resilient but slowing economy. China's flash Markit/HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) eased to a 3-month low of 50.5 in December from November's final reading of 50.8, as reduced output offset a pick-up in new orders. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.6 percent to 2,160.86 points in a fifth straight daily loss, while the CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings dropped 1.6 percent. Both sank to their lowest since Nov. 15. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...

Seoul shares little changed as investors await Fed meeting result SEOUL: Seoul shares were little changed on Monday morning, with investors taking a wait-and-see stance before the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting decides when the US Federal Reserve will start scaling back its stimulus programme. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was up 0.1 percent at 1,964.42 points as of 0205 GMT, still positioning near Friday's 3-month closing low level. "The Fed tapering event has already been priced into the market, so the ...
Taiwan stocks extend losses, ASE tumbles TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks extended losses in early trading on Monday to a more than two-week trading low with defensive counters such as cement and retail losing the most, while chip packaging company ASE continued to suffer from investor selloff due to its water pollution issue.By 0259 GMT, the main TAIEX index was down 0.56 percent at 8,329.98, after opening down 0.1 percent.Electronics shares were down 0.5 percent, with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc, the stock with ...
Singapore index eases ahead of key Fed meeting SINGAPORE: Singapore shares eased on Monday as cautious investors fretted over the possible tapering of US stimulus ahead of a key Federal Reserve meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. The benchmark Straits Times Index was down 0.4 percent at 3,053.72 by 0430 GMT, in line with a 0.5 percent drop in the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan. Shopping mall developer CapitaMalls Asia Ltd and warehouse operator Global Logistic Properties Ltd were the worst ...
Tokyo stocks close 1.62pc lower TOKYO: Tokyo stocks fell 1.62 percent Monday despite an upbeat Japanese business confidence survey, with the yen's rise and caution ahead of a key US central bank meeting weighing on the market.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 250.20 points to 15,152.91, while the Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 1.29 percent, or 15.93 points, to 1,222.95.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...
Vietnam index down at midday on fund's selling HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index was down 0.11 percent at midday as investors were cautious due to selling by an exchange-traded fund, an analyst said.The Market Vectors Vietnam exchange-traded fund will sell about 200 billion dong ($9.5 million) worth of Vietnamese shares during its fourth-quarter portfolio restructuring, analysts estimated.The fund's selling was foreseen by investors who have cautiously remained on the sidelines and reduced their buying in the past few weeks, said Nguyen Tuan, deputy ...
China shares down slightly in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese shares were down slightly in morning trade on Monday after a closely watched economic meeting did not deliver any surprises, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slid 0.18 percent, or 3.93 points, to 2,192.14.Authorities late Friday concluded an annual economic work conference without announcing any changes to current policy, state media reported.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,810.06 0.51
Arrow Nasdaq 4,712.97 0.24
Arrow S&P 2,063.50 0.52
Arrow FTSE 6,750.76 1.08
Arrow DAX 9,732.55 2.62
Arrow CAC-40 4,347.23 2.67
Arrow Nikkei 17,357.51 0.33
Arrow H.Seng 23,437.12 0.37
Arrow Sensex 28,334.63 0.95

Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln