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Hong Kong stocks close 0.20pc lower HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares fell 0.20 percent Tuesday, despite a positive lead from Wall Street, as investors await the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.The benchmark Hang Seng Index gave up 45.43 points to end at 23,069.23 on turnover of HK$57.36 billion ($7.40 billion).Chinese shares ended down 0.45 percent. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 9.78 points to 2,151.08 on turnover of 66.9 billion yuan ($11.0 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...

Asian shares broadly higher on Wall Street lead HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly climbed on Tuesday after a string of recent losses as Wall Street provided a positive lead following upbeat US data ahead of a closely watched Federal Reserve meeting.The dollar was up against the yen from Monday's levels in Asia as expectations grow that the Fed will announce a cut in its stimulus programme after its two-day meeting.Tokyo rose 0.83 percent, or 125.72 points, to 15,278.63, Sydney closed up 0.27 percent, ...
Tokyo stocks close up 0.83pc TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 0.83 percent Tuesday, on the back of a Wall Street rally driven by upbeat US factory output data ahead of a key Federal Reserve policy meeting.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 125.72 points to 15,278.63, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was 0.77 percent, or 9.36 points, higher to 1,232.31.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...
Nikkei rises on strong US data; Fed meeting in focus TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday morning, recouping some of Monday's losses as strong US manufacturing data lifted sentiment ahead of the U.S Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week.The Nikkei rose 0.9 percent to 15,291.85 after dropping 1.6 percent to 15,152.91 on Monday, the lowest closing level since Nov. 20.Stronger economic data of late, including Monday's numbers showing US manufacturing output rose for a fourth straight month in November and last month's strong ...
Taiwan stocks lifted by tech; ASE jumps TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks bounced on Tuesday, lifted by tech shares, with heavyweight contract chip maker TSMC gaining 2 percent, and chip packaging company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc (ASE) reversing losses and jumping more than 5 percent.The main TAIEX index was up 0.8 percent at 8,381,31 at 0204 GMT, after opening up 0.5 percent.ASE, whose shares have slumped around 15 percent in the last five sessions amid a water pollution crisis, said in a statement on ...
Seoul shares rebound on global economy optimism, Fed eyed SEOUL: Seoul shares rebounded from a three-month closing low on Tuesday morning, tracking global markets after upbeat data from the United States and Europe spurred optimism about the global economy, while investors awaited a key Federal Reserve meeting this week. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was up 0.7 percent at 1,975.14 points by 0136 GMT, on track to halt a five-day losing streak. "Signs of a brighter global economic outlook are providing a ...
Singapore shares headed for biggest daily gain in 2 months SINGAPORE: Singapore shares were headed for their biggest daily gain in more than two months, encouraged by upbeat data from the United States and euro zone, while trading was slow as investors were waiting for a key US central bank meeting. The benchmark Straits Times Index was up 0.6 percent at 3,072.22 by 0422 GMT, in line with a 0.3 percent gain in the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan. A total of ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,817.90 0.04
Arrow Nasdaq 4,754.89 0.29
Arrow S&P 2,069.41 0.29
Arrow FTSE 6,729.79 0.31
Arrow DAX 9,785.54 0.54
Arrow CAC-40 4,368.44 0.49
Arrow Nikkei 17,357.51 0.33
Arrow H.Seng 23,893.14 1.95
Arrow Sensex 28,499.54 0.58

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