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Indian shares gain; US economy prospect bolsters IT MUMBAI: Indian shares rose on Friday, sending indexes to their second consecutive weekly gains, as technology stocks such as Infosys extended a rally this year after data continued to signal a sturdier US economy. India's software services sector has been among the strongest winners this year and is set to end 2013 on a strong note after Wall Street hit a new peak on strong data from the holiday shopping season and a fall in initial jobless claims. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remain buyers of domestic shares, with a net purchase of 7.44 billion rupees ($119.86 million) on Thursday, bringing the monthly total so far to around $2.5 billion. "I believe the downside is capped for the time being. Global markets are near record high, which is positive, and FIIs are continuously buying. We expect markets to trade in a range, with a positive bias for the short- to medium-term," ...

Sri Lankan stocks at over 7-week high COLOMBO: Sri Lankan stocks rose for a second straight session on Friday, hitting a more than 7-week high led by diversified shares such as John Keells Holdings PLC .The main stock index rose 0.48 percent, or 28.17 points, to 5,876.66, its highest close since Nov. 6.The day's turnover was 1.33 billion rupees ($10.17 million), its highest since Nov. 8 and well above this year's daily average of 831.7 million rupees.Shares in conglomerate John Keells Holdings ...
Hong Kong stocks end up 0.27pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks rose 0.27 percent Friday following fresh record highs on Wall Street.The benchmark Hang Seng Index gained 63.69 points to 23,243.24 on turnover of HK$38.59 billion ($4.98 billion), with trading thin after a two-day holiday.Tencent Holdings Ltd. hit a record high at HK$484.4, before ending up three percent at HK$483.0, becoming the biggest index mover.Other blue chips including China Life Insurance Co. and Want Want China Holdings Ltd. also rose, each ...
Hong Kong stocks end up 0.27pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks rose 0.27 percent Friday following fresh record highs on Wall Street.The benchmark Hang Seng Index gained 63.69 points to 23,243.24 on turnover of HK$38.59 billion ($4.98 billion).Chinese shares closed up 1.36 percent. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 28.15 points to 2,101.25 on turnover of 66.4 billion yuan ($10.9 billion).The index was up 0.79 percent for the week as worries over a cash crunch eased after the central bank injected ...
Asian markets mixed, yen sinks HONG KONG: Asian shares were mixed Friday following another record close on Wall Street, while the yen tumbled against the euro and the dollar.The yen sank further in Asia as speculation of more Bank of Japan monetary easing weighed on the unit, while upbeat US data supported the greenback.Tokyo closed flat, edging up 4.50 points to 16,178.94, while Seoul gained 0.15 percent, or 2.98 points, to 2,002.28. Sydney also ended flat, slipping 0.06 percent, or ...
China shares gain most in five weeks, financials rebound SHANGHAI: China shares had their best day in five weeks on Friday, led by rebounding financial stocks, on improved liquidity in the country's interbank market, though trading volume was light.The Shanghai Composite Index was up 1.4 percent for the day and 0.8 percent this week. The CSI300 index of the top Shanghai and Shenzhen listings rose 1.7 percent for Friday and 1.1 this week.Mid-sized banks boosted the index. China Merchants Bank gained 1.6 percent after ...
Asian markets mixed, yen sinks HONG KONG: Asian shares were mixed Friday following another record close on Wall Street, while the yen tumbled against the euro and the dollar.The yen sank further in Asia as speculation of more Bank of Japan monetary easing weighed on the unit, while upbeat US data supported the greenback.Tokyo closed flat, edging up 4.50 points to 16,178.94, while Seoul gained 0.15 percent or 2.98 points to 2,002.28. Sydney also ended flat, slipping 0.06 percent or ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,828.24 0.01
Arrow Nasdaq 4,791.63 0.09
Arrow S&P 2,067.56 0.25
Arrow FTSE 6,722.62 0.01
Arrow DAX 9,980.85 0.06
Arrow CAC-40 4,390.18 0.18
Arrow Nikkei 17,459.85 1.23
Arrow H.Seng 23,987.45 0.07
Arrow Sensex 28,693.99 0.90






Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln