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Hong Kong stocks sink 2.02pc, HSI tumbled 558.19 points HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares fell 2.02 percent Monday, with China's clampdown on margin trading overshadowing its latest economic stimulus measure -- a big cut in the percentage of cash which banks must hold in reserve.The benchmark Hang Seng Index (HSI) tumbled 558.19 points to 27,094.93 on turnover of HK$211.01 billion ($27.23 billion), while Shanghai shed 1.64 percent.The People's Bank of China cut by one percentage point the reserve requirement ratio (RRR), the second cut this year and the latest attempt to kickstart the world's number two economy.Sunday's move came days after data showed Chinese growth at its slowest quarterly pace in six years. It follows two interest rate cuts since November.Hong Kong stocks have surged this month as hopes of more easing measures have led investors to search for cheaper assets after a year-long rally in Shanghai saw that bourse double. A decision last month to allow more fund ...

Vietnam index falls 0.6pc, blue-chips lead HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index closed 0.58 percent lower on Monday, with investors booking profits from recent gains, mostly in big-caps, while foreign investors extended their net purchase position.More than half of the equities headed south, led by PetroVietNam Gas, Vietnam's top listed firm by market value, with a 1.5-percent fall, followed by Hanoi-based lender BIDV that lost 1.04 percent.Analysts gave mixed views about the short-term outlook as both buying and selling demand were moderate, ...
China stocks retreat as crackdown fears trump latest cbank easing; rates, yuan also fall SHANGHAI: China shares dived on Monday in volatile trade as fears of a regulatory crackdown on the world's hottest stock market offset the central bank's most aggressive move yet to bolster the slowing economy. A cut in banks' reserve requirements announced by the People's Bank of China on Sunday was the largest since the global financial crisis, but markets reacted half-heartedly as traders focused on moves by the securities regulator which they feared could pop ...
Hong Kong stocks sink 2.02pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares fell 2.02 percent Monday, with China's clampdown on margin trading overshadowing its latest economic stimulus measure -- a big cut in the percentage of cash which banks must hold in reserve.The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 558.19 points to 27,094.93. Turnover was HK$211.01 billion ($27.23 billion).In mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.64 percent, or 70.22 points, to 4,217.08. Turnover passed one trillion yuan ($163.3 billion) for the ...
Tokyo's Nikkei trims early losses to close flat TOKYO: Tokyo stocks ended marginally lower on Monday, following a tumble on Wall Street that was fuelled by worries about Greece's future in the eurozone.The benchmark Nikkei 225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange slipped 18.39 points to 19,634.49, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.38 percent, or 6.01 points, to 1,582.68."We're likely to keep heading lower, with the fear of rising interest rates in the US and uncertainty surrounding the Chinese ...
Asian stocks hit by Greece fears, China trading move weighs HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly retreated on Monday following losses on Wall Street as fears over Greece returned, while Shanghai and Hong Kong tumbled after Chinese authorities unveiled restrictions on dealers borrowing cash to trade shares.The mainland clampdown, announced Friday, offset news at the weekend that the Chinese central bank had reduced the amount of cash lenders must keep in reserve, in a bid to boost loan activity.In late trade Shanghai sank 1.45 percent and ...
Tokyo's Nikkei pares early losses to close flat TOKYO: Tokyo's benchmark index pared early losses to close 0.09 percent lower on Monday, following a tumble on Wall Street that was fuelled by worries about Greece's future in the eurozone.The Nikkei 225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 18.39 points to end at 19,634.49, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.38 percent, or 6.01 points, to 1,582.68.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,841.98 0.48
Arrow Nasdaq 4,919.65 0.40
Arrow S&P 2,080.15 0.45
Arrow FTSE 6,933.74 0.09
Arrow DAX 11,350.15 0.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,981.59 0.15
Arrow Nikkei 19,531.63 0.06
Arrow H.Seng 27,640.91 0.41
Arrow Sensex 26,717.37 2.63





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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyMay 04, 2015
Reserves $17.491 bln