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China shares fall on IPO worry; HK shares propped up by earnings SHANGHAI: China's stock indexes fell slightly by midday on Wednesday, on worries that upcoming initial public offerings (IPOs) will tax market liquidity even as investors look to take profits from a rise in large-cap shares. Hong Kong stocks, however, found some support on positive earnings results from index majors and strong performance in offshore equity markets. By midday, the CSI300 index of leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings was down 0.3 percent. The Shanghai Composite fell 0.1 percent to 2,242.96 points. In Hong Kong, the HSI index edged up 0.01 percent to 25,124.73 points, with the China share sub-component 0.5 percent lower at 11,040.16 points. Late on Tuesday, the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) announced that 11 Chinese companies would launch IPOs, with subscriptions starting at the end of August. "This information has some impact on liquidity in today's market, as investors are expected to set aside money to purchase ...

Vietnam index up 0.1pc, ‘moon cake’ spurs Kinh Do surge HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index edged up 0.12 percent at Wednesday's break, led by a strong gain in confectionery firm Kinh Do Corp on expectation of big third quarter cake sales.KDC shares rose 3.82 percent to 68,000 dong ($3.2), near to the high of nearly six and a half years the stock reached on Friday, Reuters data showed. Sales of traditional "moon cake" tend to soar in Vietnam ahead of a mid-autumn festival on Sept. ...
Hong Kong stocks flat by break HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares were flat by the break Wednesday, despite positive cues from Wall Street where stocks gained on upbeat US data ahead of a key speech this week by the Federal Reserve chief.The benchmark Hang Seng Index edged up 1.78 points to 25,124.73 on a turnover of HK$37.56 billion ($4.85 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Taiwan stocks steady to higher, tech shares gain ahead of export order data TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks were steady to higher early Wednesday, tracking overseas markets and as local tech shares gained ahead of data which is expected to show a rise in July export orders.As of 0127 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up 46.91 points at 9290.69, after closing 1.12 percent higher on Tuesday.Shares of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd rose 1 percent while those of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd gained 1.21 percent.The electronics subindex ...
Nikkei rises for 8th day as strong US data, weak yen boost mood TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei share average rose for an eighth day on Wednesday morning as the yen weakened, but gains were subdued as many investors stuck to the sidelines ahead of the US Federal Reserve's annual meeting starting on Thursday.The Nikkei rose 0.2 percent to 15,478.72 in mid-morning trade, refreshing a new two-week high. If it finishes the day higher, it would mark its longest winning streak since last December.The dollar rose to three-week highs of ...
Hong Kong stocks open 0.14pc down HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks opened 0.14 percent lower on Wednesday despite a positive lead from Wall Street.The benchmark Hang Seng Index was down 34.67 points at 25,088.28 in the first few minutes of trade.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
China shares down in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks were lower in morning trade Wednesday as profit-taking set in following strong gains in previous sessions, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.35 percent, or 7.97 points, to 2,237.36.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, slid 0.27 percent, or 3.25 points, to 1,219.84.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,798.49 0.08
Arrow Nasdaq 5,127.52 0.22
Arrow S&P 2,090.11 0.06
Arrow FTSE 6,375.15 0.28
Arrow DAX 11,293.76 0.24
Arrow CAC-40 4,930.14 0.32
Arrow Nikkei 19,883.94 0.30
Arrow H.Seng 22,068.32 1.87
Arrow Sensex 26,128.20 0.65

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