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Sri Lankan shares at 11-week high; banks lead COLOMBO: Sri Lankan shares closed at their highest level in 11 weeks on Tuesday, led by banking and diversified stocks on the back of strong earnings, brokers said.The main stock index rose 0.15 percent, or 11.18 points, to close at 7,266.20, its highest close since Feb. 27."Market is up because of the earnings, banking sector was very good. The sector is moving heavily with large caps playing a major role," said Dimantha Mathew, research manager at First Capital Equities (Pvt) Ltd.Tuesday's turnover was 1.56 billion rupees ($11.7 million), more than this year's daily average of about 1.12 billion rupees.Foreign investors were net buyers of shares worth 273.4 million rupees on Tuesday, extending the year to date net foreign inflow to 6.01 billion rupees in equities.Political uncertainty due to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe-led UNP not having a parliament majority has been a drag on the market, though the trend reversed after ...

Indian stocks give up gains on late profit-booking MUMBAI: Indian shares closed slightly lower on Tuesday as investors booked profits on blue chips such as Tata Motors Ltd and Oil and Natural Gas Corp after two sessions of gains.Overall, traders said sentiment was improving after a volatile April, given rising expectations the Reserve Bank of India could cut interest rates for a third time this year at its next policy review on June 2.The broader NSE index fell 0.1 percent after rising 1.8 ...
Hong Kong shares rally, Shanghai surges HONG KONG: Hong Kong equities ended 0.37 percent higher Tuesday, tracking a strong rally in Shanghai and following another record close in New York.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 102.29 points to end at 27,693.54 on turnover of HK$136.03 billion (US$17.55 billion).And in mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index surged 3.13 percent, or 134.06 points, to 4,417.55 on turnover of 693.8 billion yuan.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained ...
Tokyo stocks up 0.74pc by break after Wall St record TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 0.74 percent Tuesday morning, with the Nikkei back above 20,000 thanks to a weaker yen and record-setting advances on Wall Street.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange climbed 146.22 points to 20,036.49 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares added 0.50 percent, or 8.10 points, to 1,634.76, levels not seen since the end of 2007."The impact from a weaker yen, cheaper oil and rising wages ...
Hong Kong shares up 0.42pc at lunch HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks ended the morning session 0.42 percent higher on Tuesday, tracking a rally in Shanghai and a record close for the Dow and S&P 500 on Wall Street.The Hang Seng Index added 115.62 points to 27,706.87 on turnover of HK$73.59 billion ($9.50 billion).In mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index surged 2.72 percent, or 116.71 points, to 4,400.20.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 1.33 percent, ...
Sri Lankan bourse steady at 11-week high COLOMBO: Sri Lankan shares ended little-changed on Monday, hovering around their 11-week high hit in the previous session, led by illiquid large-cap stocks such as Carson Cumberbatch Plc and Bukit Darah Plc , brokers said.The main stock index fell 0.05 percent, or 3.65 points, to close at 7,255.02, slipping from its highest close since Feb. 27 touched on Friday."The market is down on large-caps, but with good turnover due to local investor confidence backed by ...
Indian shares gain over 1pc on forecast of timely monsoon MUMBAI: Indian shares rose nearly 1.5 percent on Monday, their second consecutive session of gains, as blue-chips rose after forecast of a timely monsoon raised hopes the central bank would lower interest rates in June.India's weather office said on Thursday it expects the monsoon rains to hit the southern Kerala coast around May 30, a timely arrival for farmers worried about dry weather from an El Nino weather pattern this year.The benchmark BSE index ended ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,010.68 0.64
Arrow Nasdaq 5,070.03 0.55
Arrow S&P 2,107.39 0.63
Arrow FTSE 6,984.43 0.80
Arrow DAX 11,413.82 2.26
Arrow CAC-40 5,007.89 2.53
Arrow Nikkei 20,563.15 0.06
Arrow H.Seng 27,424.19 0.11
Arrow Sensex 27,828.44 1.17

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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.795 bln
Exports $1.995 bln
Imports $3.790 bln
WeeklyMay 28, 2015
Reserves $17.494 bln