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China shares flat in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks were flat on Tuesday morning, as the market took a break following sharp gains the previous day due to a domestic interest rate cut, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.09 percent, or 2.36 points, to 2,535.24.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 0.27 percent, or 3.69 points, to 1,381.48.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Asian stocks mixed China-fuelled rally HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed on profit-taking Tuesday after a Chinese rate cut fuelled a rally in the previous session, while Tokyo played catch-up following a long weekend.The euro was treading water after getting a lift Monday from data showing German business confidence rose in November for the first time in seven months.Tokyo rose 0.34 percent after a long weekend, while Seoul was flat and Sydney lost 0.76 percent. Hong Kong slipped 0.27 percent ...
Tokyo stocks up 0.38pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 0.38 percent on Tuesday morning after another record close on Wall Street, while the yen fell against the dollar.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 66.62 points to 17,424.13 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section issues climbed 0.60 percent, or 8.35 points, to 1,408.53.Tokyo markets were closed Monday for a national holiday."Despite the bullish market, solid earnings reports have kept price-to-earnings levels reasonable, so ...
SE Asia Stocks: Malaysia posts best gain in 15 months after fuel pricing plan BANGKOK: Malaysian shares posted their best gain in almost 15 months on Monday as the government's fuel pricing plan allayed concerns over the country's budget deficit while Singapore retreated despite data showing inflation near a five-year low in October.Others in Southeast Asia mostly finished higher in line with Asian markets as the prospect of further policy stimulus in China and Europe whetted risk appetite globally.Kuala Lumpur's composite index rose 1.36 percent, its biggest single-day rise ...
Indian shares rise to record after China, ECB stimulus boosts risk appetite MUMBAI: Indian shares rose to record highs on Monday after the prospect of further policy stimulus in China and Europe whetted risk appetite globally, while expectations of more reforms during the ongoing winter session of parliament also helped.Global shares rallied as China is ready to lower rates again after Friday's surprise cut to shore up the cooling economy, while European Central Bank President Mario Draghi surprised by declaring his commitment to fighting deflation.Surprise rate cuts ...
Sri Lankan stocks fall over 3pc on political uncertainty COLOMBO: Sri Lankan stocks fell more than 3 percent on Monday to a four-week low as speculation that more ruling party legislators would cross over to the opposition added to the political uncertainty and spooked investors.The fall -- for the second straight day -- came after Health Minister Mithripala Sirisena on Friday said he would contest against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Jan. 8 snap presidential poll. After falling over 3 percent in early trade, ...
Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks jump on China rate cut HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks rallied 1.95 percent Monday and Shanghai also jumped after China's central bank announced a surprise interest rate cut in an attempt to strengthen growth.The Hang Seng Index added 456.02 points to 23,893.14 on turnover of HK$105.25 billion ($13.58 billion).The People's Bank of China Friday slashed its one-year rate for deposits by 25 basis points to 2.75 percent, and its one-year lending rate by 40 basis points to 5.6 percent.Friday's announcement ...

 



 
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


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln