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Hong Kong stocks down 0.29pc by lunch HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks ended the morning session 0.29 percent lower Wednesday despite fresh record closing highs on Wall Street following solid economic data from Germany and the United States.The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 67.07 points to 23,462.1 on turnover of HK$32.53 billion ($4.20 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Japanese shares lose steam, Asian shares slip TOKYO: Japanese shares gave up early gains on Wednesday as investors booked profits after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delayed a tax hike and said he would call a snap election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies. Asian shares slipped to a three-week low as resource shares were hit by fall in oil and other commodity prices and as Chinese shares lost momentum as investors continued to take profits after Monday's launch of ...
Japanese stocks rise on recovery hopes, BoJ meet in focus TOKYO: Japanese stocks rose on Wednesday as investors held out hope for more robust growth after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delayed a tax hike and called an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his aggressive policies to shore up the economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was a touch lower while Japan's Nikkei rose 0.6 percent after Abe's announcement late on Tuesday. "Considering the current economic conditions, postponing the consumption ...
Asian stocks mixed, Tokyo gains on sales tax delay HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed Wednesday despite record closing highs on Wall Street, with Tokyo stocks ticking higher after the government delayed a planned sales tax hike as Japan tipped back into recession.Hong Kong slipped 0.32 percent, Sydney dipped 0.36 percent and Seoul was down 0.24 percent while Shanghai traded flat.But Tokyo gained 0.23 percent after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called for early elections to seek a mandate for delaying next year's ...
Tokyo's Nikkei index flat by break TOKYO: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 stock index was flat Wednesday morning, as investors await the outcome of a Bank of Japan meeting and comments from its chief on the government's decision to delay a sales tax rise.The benchmark Nikkei inched up 0.02 percent, or 3.70 points, to 17,347.76 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.22 percent, or 3.12 points, to 1,398.00 yen.The Japanese market ticked up at the start as ...
Taiwan stocks rise, led by memory chipmakers TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks rose 0.82 percent on Wednesday, ahead of other regional bourses, led by memory chipmakers which rebounded from steep falls in previous sessions.As of 0142 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up 76.23 points at 8931.3, after closing down 0.3 percent on Tuesday.Local memory chip firms Nanya Technology Corp and Inotera Memories Inc gained 6.98 and 3.19 percent, respectively. The stocks posted significant losses in the previous two sessions after local media reported ...
Nikkei rises on tax relief, hopes for economic rebound TOKYO: Japanese stocks edged higher on Wednesday as investors breathed a sigh of relief at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to delay a planned sales tax rise, and held out hopes for a rebound in the economy after it unexpectedly slipped into recession.The Japanese premier confirmed late on Tuesday a widely-expected postponement to April 2017 of the planned tax hike, and said that he would dissolve the lower house on Friday. The vote is expected ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,719.00 0.19
Arrow Nasdaq 4,701.87 0.56
Arrow S&P 2,052.75 0.20
Arrow FTSE 6,678.90 0.26
Arrow DAX 9,483.97 0.12
Arrow CAC-40 4,234.21 0.75
Arrow Nikkei 17,300.86 0.07
Arrow H.Seng 23,349.64 0.10
Arrow Sensex 28,067.56 0.12

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