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Sri Lanka stocks slips from 3-year high on low trade, retail profit-taking COLOMBO: Sri Lankan stocks slipped on Wednesday, retreating from a three-year high hit on Tuesday, led by illiquid shares in low trade, with retail profit-taking in speculative shares, brokers said.The bourse hit a three-year high on Tuesday, helped by the low interest rates and analysts said an increase in speculative trading in fundamentally weak shares could dent the healthy growth the index has seen this year.The main stock index ended down 0.41 percent, or 28.41, at 6,984.91, slipping from its highest close since Aug. 18, 2011 hit on Tuesday.The index has gained 18.13 percent so far this year."The market was brought down by the illiquid shares in low trade while we have seen some retail profit-taking in speculative counters," said Dimantha Mathew manager, research at First Capital Equities (Pvt) Ltd.The index plummeted more than 20 percent after it hit a record peak in February 2011 mainly due to speculative trading.Analysts ...

Hong Kong stocks close down 0.62pc, Hang Seng Index eased 155.75 points HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks ended 0.62 percent lower Wednesday, reversing earlier gains, as profit-takers cashed in after the market hit a six-year high at the start of the week.The Hang Seng Index eased 155.75 points to 24,918.75 on turnover of HK$67.56 billion ($8.72 billion).Initial exchanges saw the index climb 0.25 percent after another record close on Wall Street in response to data showing a jump in US consumer confidence and a surge in durable ...
Hong Kong shares slip on profit-taking, poor earnings HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares finished lower on Wednesday, hit by afternoon session losses as investors took profit on recent outperformers and sold shares in companies with weak earnings. The Hang Seng Index ended 0.6 percent lower at a nearly two-week closing low of 24,918.75 points.The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong was down 0.5 percent, snapping a three-day winning streak. Asia insurance giant AIA Group, which reached a ...
Vietnam index snaps rising streak on profit-taking HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index eased 0.05 percent, retreating after five straight sessions of gains as investors took profits.The index, Southeast Asia's biggest gainer this year with a rise of 24.6 percent, closed at its highest in six-and-a-half years on Tuesday.Hanoi-based lender Vietcombank lost 1.08 percent from its highest close since April 2013 reached on Tuesday, Reuters data showed.Analysts expect a correction, but still forecast an overall upward trend for the market."There are selling pressure, ...
Hong Kong stocks close down 0.62pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks ended 0.62 percent lower Wednesday, reversing earlier gains, as profit-takers cashed in after the market hit a six-year high at the start of the week.The Hang Seng Index eased 155.75 points to 24,918.75 on turnover of HK$67.56 billion ($8.72 billion).In China the Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.11 percent, or 2.36 points, to 2,209.47 on turnover of 104.1 billion yuan ($16.9 billion). The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on ...
Nikkei ends up, gets lift from Wall St record TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Wednesday after US shares extended their gains and the S&P 500 closed above the 2,000 mark for the first time.The Nikkei ended up about 0.1 percent at 15,534.82, after falling 0.6 percent on the previous day.The broader Topix also added about 0.1 percent at 1,285.92 after running into stiff chart resistance in the 1,290/1,300 zone where it has peaked a number of times in the past.The JPX-Nikkei ...
South Korean stocks edge up as brokerages rally, won firmer SEOUL: South Korean shares rose for the third-straight session on Wednesday, supported by a rally in brokerages after the government announced a plan to allow riskier private investment in retirement pension funds. Samsung Securities soared 6 percent while Daewoo Securities climbed 4 percent. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed up 0.33 percent at 2,074.93 points. The South Korean won edged higher as exporters bought the local currency for month-end settlements. However, it briefly ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,098.45 0.11
Arrow Nasdaq 4,580.27 0.50
Arrow S&P 2,003.37 0.33
Arrow FTSE 6,819.75 0.20
Arrow DAX 9,470.17 0.08
Arrow CAC-40 4,381.04 0.34
Arrow Nikkei 15,424.59 0.23
Arrow H.Seng 24,742.06 0.01
Arrow Sensex 26,638.11 0.29





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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 28, 2014
Reserves $13.582 bln