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Hong Kong stocks up 0.11pc by lunch HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares ended the morning session 0.11 percent higher Friday on bargain-buying after four straight days of losses and the failure of a much-vaunted link-up with the Shanghai exchange to spark investor interest.The benchmark Hang Seng Index edged up 25.42 points to 23,375.06 on turnover of HK$31.47 billion ($4.06 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

China shares higher in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks were higher on Friday morning after China's central bank injected funds into the market ahead of new share issues next week, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.07 percent, or 1.74 points, to 2,454.40.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 0.32 percent, or 4.35 points, to 1,348.92.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Tokyo stocks down 0.78pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks fell 0.78 percent Friday morning, despite fresh records on Wall Street, as the yen recovered from multi-year lows and investors focus on political developments as Japan gears up for an election next month.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange eased 135.36 points to 17,165.50 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares declined 0.63 percent, or 8.84 points, to 1,388.80.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Hong Kong shares in 4th day of losses, financials down SHANGHAI: Hong Kong shares posted a fourth day of losses on Thursday since the launch of the landmark Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connector scheme.The Hang Seng Index unofficially closed down 0.1 percent at 23,349.64 points. The Hong Kong China Enterprises Index ended flat at 10,379.43 points.On Thursday, mainland investors took up less than 2 percent of the daily southbound quota of 10.5 billion yuan ($1.71 billion).Analysts said the Hang Seng Index was below the 50-day average ...
Rich values, poor rules dog Hong Kong-Shanghai stock volumes HONG KONG: Profit-taking and queasiness about the rules blighted trading via the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect this week after a brisk first day when mostly hedge funds and private banks snapped up all the available mainland shares within hours.The scheme, which lets foreign investors directly invest in Shanghai-listed shares for the first time and mainland investors buy Hong Kong stocks, reached the 13 billion yuan ($2.1 billion) daily "northbound" quota on Monday, but achieved only ...
SE Asia stocks most down on China data; Indonesia off 7-week high  HANOI: Most Southeast Asian markets on Thursday ended lower as investors cut their risk exposure amid worries on data that signalled a further loss of momentum in China's economy, with Indonesia leading the decliners.The China flash HSBC/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index showed factory output contracted in the world's second-biggest economy for the first time in six months.Indonesian shares slipped 0.67 percent, off its seven-week closing high hit in the previous session, as shipping company PT ...
Indian shares edge up; weaker rupee boosts exporters MUMBAI: Indian shares edged up on Thursday as exporters such as Infosys Ltd rallied after the rupee fell to a nine-month low, although the weaker local currency hit other blue-chips such as Tata Motors by tempering hopes of interest rate cuts.Meanwhile, a television news channel reported that Kotak Mahindra Bank may buy ING Vysya Bank, sending both stocks to their record highs. Kotak said no decision had been made in relation to any merger.Broader gains ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,810.06 0.51
Arrow Nasdaq 4,712.97 0.24
Arrow S&P 2,063.50 0.52
Arrow FTSE 6,750.76 1.08
Arrow DAX 9,732.55 2.62
Arrow CAC-40 4,347.23 2.67
Arrow Nikkei 17,357.51 0.33
Arrow H.Seng 23,437.12 0.37
Arrow Sensex 28,334.63 0.95

Banking Review 2013

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