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Shanghai stocks down 5.22pc in afternoon trade SHANGHAI: China's benchmark Shanghai stock index slumped 5.22 percent in afternoon trade on Monday, dragged lower by worries over the economy.The Shanghai Composite Index plunged 212.64 points to 3,858.27. The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, lost 4.54 percent, or 105.37 points, to 2,217.34.Weak economic data has hampered government efforts to prop up the market following a rout, dealers said.On Monday, the government said that profits of major industrial firms slipped 0.3 percent year-on-year in June.On Friday, the preliminary reading of Caixin's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) -- an independent survey of manufacturing activity -- came in at 48.2 for July, the weakest reading since 48.1 in April 2014."Investors are not confident that the bull market will return any time soon," Jimmy Zuo, a trader at Guosen Securities, told Bloomberg News. "People want to pocket profits after the benchmark index rose past the 4,000 mark."Officials have unveiled ...

Tokyo stocks fall 0.67pc on commodity slump, weak China data TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed 0.67 percent lower Friday, as tumbling commodities prices and weak Chinese manufacturing data aggravate worries about the global economy.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange slipped 139.42 points to end at 20,544.53, while the Topix index of all first-section shares eased 0.54 percent, or 9.02 points, to 1,655.86.A private gauge of Chinese manufacturing unexpectedly fell to the lowest reading for 15 months in July, heightening concern about the extent ...
Vietnam index ends down 0.1pc, rebound expected HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index ended down 0.12 percent on Friday, with most big-cap shares falling in a correction after two consecutive gains earlier this week, led by the banking sector.Four of the six listed banks dropped, including Hanoi-based Vietcombank, the biggest listed firm by market value, with a 1.94-percent decrease, and lender Sacombank that lost 2.12 percent.The index, which posted the biggest gain in nearly three weeks on Wednesday and extended the rise the ...
Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks fall after weak China data HONG KONG: Hong Kong and stocks fell 1.06 percent following another Wall Street sell-off and after worse-than-expected Chinese manufacturing data, while Shanghai snapped a six-session winning streak.The benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 270.34 points to 25,128.51 on turnover of HK$78.36 billion (US$10.11 billion).The preliminary reading of Caixin's Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) -- an independent survey -- came in at 48.2 this month, the weakest reading since 48.1 in April 2014.The PMI report knocked the wind ...
Indian shares fall nearly 1 pct; ICICI Bank slumps MUMBAI: Indian shares ended nearly 1 percent lower on Friday, dragged down by ICICI Bank on concerns over its exposure to debt-laden Jaiprakash Group, while Reliance Industries fell ahead of its quarterly results later in the day. ICICI Bank fell 4 percent after CARE downgraded Jaiprakash Associates debt, while Reliance Industries fell 1.6 percent. The BSE index ended down 0.91 percent, while the NSE index closed 0.79 percent lower. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
SE Asia Stocks: Thai SET index worst performer on week BANGKOK: Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Friday, with the Thai benchmark sliding to a near 14-month closing low amid disappointing corporate earnings and Singapore's key index hitting a more than one-week low after weak production data.The Thai SET index ended the day down 0.5 percent at 1,438.08, the lowest close since May 30, 2014. It dropped 2.8 percent on the week, the region's worst performer.Shares of PTT Exploration and Production Pcl, which posted ...
Hong Kong stocks up 0.46pc as Shanghai surges HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares ended 0.46 percent higher Thursday, as a sixth-successive rise in mainland markets overshadowed more losses on Wall Street.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 116.23 points to 25,398.85 on turnover of HK$79.82 billion (US$10.30 billion).Shanghai rallied 2.43 percent, meaning the market has now tacked on more than 17 percent since mainland authorities unveiled a series of measures to prevent a market meltdown on July 8.The government has launched a slew of ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,550.69 0.27
Arrow Nasdaq 5,105.55 0.19
Arrow S&P 2,093.32 0.22
Arrow FTSE 6,686.57 0.03
Arrow DAX 11,456.07 0.11
Arrow CAC-40 5,112.14 0.16
Arrow Nikkei 20,520.36 0.14
Arrow H.Seng 24,406.12 0.02
Arrow Sensex 28,071.93 0.41

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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-22.095 bln
Exports $23.885 bln
Imports $45.980 bln
WeeklyAugust 03, 2015
Reserves $18.536 bln