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Hong Kong shares end 0.71pc higher HONG KONG: Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai rallied Thursday after an index tracking manufacturing activity in China hit an 18-month high in June, raising hopes for the world's number two economy.Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index jumped 0.71 percent, or 169.63 points, to 24,141.50 on turnover of HK$86.03 billion (US$11.10 billion).In China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index jumped 1.28 percent, or 26.57 points, to 2,105.06 on turnover of 128.7 billion yuan ($20.8 billion). But the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, slipped 0.15 percent, or 1.64 points, to 1,101.09 on turnover of 126.5 billion yuan.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Vietnam index 0.8pc at midday; further rise expected HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index rebounded 0.78 percent at the break on Thursday, with buying in big-cap shares that could further lift the market in the days ahead.All large-caps advanced, with PetroVietNam Gas, Vietnam's biggest listed firm by market value, rising 0.88 percent, and dairy product maker Vinamilk at 1.47 percent higher."Foreign investors, including the Market Vectors Vietnam exchange-traded fund, are buying," said analyst Nguyen Hoang Phuong of Ho Chi Minh City Securities, adding he ...
Hong Kong, China shares up on cross-border trading link, good factory survey HONG KONG: China shares jumped on Thursday, outshining Asian peers and pulling up Hong Kong, as more investors plowed money in on hopes for a coming change expected to make it much easier for foreigners to buy Shanghai stocks. Sentiment was further bolstered by a preliminary HSBC survey that showed China's factory activity expanded at its fastest pace in 18 months in July as new orders surged.At midday, the Hang Seng Index was 0.4 percent ...
Tokyo stocks close down 0.29pc TOKYO: Tokyo stocks lost modest early gains to finish down 0.29 percent on Thursday, but a slightly stronger yen helped prop up the Japanese market.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 44.14 points to close at 15,284.42, while the Topix index of all first-section issues declined 0.20 percent, or 2.53 points, to 1,269.86.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Nikkei edges down as market awaits earnings; Gaza concern curbs risk appetites TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Thursday in choppy trade as investors awaited Japanese quarterly results, while geopolitical worries about Gaza curbed risk appetites, offsetting a strong private survey on Chinese manufacturing.The Nikkei ended 0.3 percent lower at 15,284.42 after trading in positive territory earlier.The broader Topix dropped 0.2 percent to 1,269.86, and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 shed 0.2 percent to 11,563.00. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Nikkei edges up as weak yen helps mood; China PMI, Japan earnings in focus TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Thursday morning as the slightly weakening yen supported sentiment, but geopolitical worries over Ukraine and Gaza kept activity in check.Investors stayed on the sidelines as they were also focused on a manufacturing survey from China later in the day as well as quarterly results from Japanese companies after the market close.The Nikkei rose 0.2 percent to 15,351.63 in mid-morning trade after ending 0.1 percent lower on the ...
Tokyo stocks open flat TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 0.04 percent higher on Thursday, following a mixed performance on Wall Street and a slightly weaker yen.The Nikkei 225 index was up 6.82 points at 15,335.38 yen in the first few minutes of trading.In New York the S&P 500 Wednesday closed at a new record high after strong Apple earnings lifted the tech sector on a mixed day for stocks.The S&P 500 added 0.18 percent to 1,987.01, breaching a record set ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,563.30 1.88
Arrow Nasdaq 4,369.77 2.09
Arrow S&P 1,930.67 2.00
Arrow FTSE 6,730.11 0.64
Arrow DAX 9,407.48 1.94
Arrow CAC-40 4,246.14 1.53
Arrow Nikkei 15,620.77 0.16
Arrow H.Seng 24,756.85 0.10
Arrow Sensex 25,894.97 0.74

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