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South Korea to ease stock market rules to bolster trading SEOUL: South Korea said on Wednesday it would double the stock investment ceiling for the country's postal service and also double the daily price movement limit for individual stocks in a bid to boost transaction.Korea Post, which had 105 trillion won ($94.89 billion) in assets under management at the end of 2013, will be allowed to invest up to 20 percent of its 60 trillion won worth of deposited funds in stocks, from 10 percent now, the Financial Services Commission said.Individual stocks will be allowed to rise or fall by up to 30 percent from the previous day's closing prices, compared to 15 percent at present, the commission said in a statement.These measures will be implemented during the first half of 2015.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Tokyo shares end 0.14pc lower TOKYO: Tokyo stocks ended 0.14 percent lower Wednesday after a lacklustre session on Wall Street, while the yen picked up against the dollar.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange edged down 24.04 points to 17,383.58, while the Topix index of all first-section issues lost 0.20 percent, or 2.75 points, to 1,406.40.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Hong Kong stocks up 0.10pc at break HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares edged up 0.10 percent by lunch Wednesday after US data showed the world's number one economy grew more than expected in July-September.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 24.44 points to 23,868.35 by the break, on turnover of HK$37.39 billion ($4.82 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Hong Kong shares open flat HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks opened flat Wednesday, following a tepid lead from Wall Street with news that the US economy had grown more than expected unable to spur buying.The benchmark Hang Seng Index dipped 10.72 points to 23,833.19.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
China shares higher in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks were slightly higher on Wednesday morning, boosted by power firms on hopes for government reform of the sector, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.39 percent, or 10.04 points, to 2,577.64.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.20 percent, or 2.73 points, to 1,400.14.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Asian stocks mostly up after US data HONG KONG: Asian markets were mostly higher Wednesday following better-than-expected US economic growth data and news that Germany had narrowly averted recession.The dollar struggled to resume its uptrend against the yen, with analysts forecasting the pairing were close to finding their plateau.Tokyo fell 0.27 percent owing to the stronger yen, but Hong Kong added 0.13 percent, Sydney rose 0.87 percent and Shanghai gained 0.46 percent. Seoul was flat.The gains came despite a weak lead from ...
Tokyo stocks flat by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks were flat Wednesday morning after a lacklustre session on Wall Street, while the yen picked up against the dollar.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange edged down 0.07 percent, or 12.91 points, to 17,394.71 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was down 0.01 percent, or 0.11 points, to 1,409.04.The yen's fall against the dollar, a positive for Japanese exporters, has helped boost share prices in ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,827.75 0.07
Arrow Nasdaq 4,787.32 0.61
Arrow S&P 2,072.83 0.28
Arrow FTSE 6,723.42 0.09
Arrow DAX 9,974.87 0.60
Arrow CAC-40 4,382.34 0.20
Arrow Nikkei 17,248.50 0.78
Arrow H.Seng 24,004.28 0.45
Arrow Sensex 28,438.91 0.19

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