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Taiwan stocks rise as tech shares follow US gains TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks were higher Thursday on buying in technology shares, helped by gains in overseas markets.As of 0219 GMT, the main TAIEX index had risen 61.96 points to 9184.35, after closing up 0.07 percent on Wednesday.The electronics subindex was up 0.8 percent, with the semiconductor subindex rising 1.2 percent.Bellwether foundry TSMC was up 1.4 percent, reaching for a fresh record high. Panelmaker TPK Holding Co Ltd was 3.1 percent higher, trading around highs not seen in nearly three months.The optimism in Taiwan was fuelled by US stocks rising to record levels overnight with the PHLX semiconductor index closing at its highest since June 2001.The Taiwan dollar was up T$0.082 to stand at T$30.870 to the US dollar.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Asia shares edge higher, oil tumbles to 4-year low TOKYO: Asian stocks hit a one-month high on Thursday as investors bet that more central bank stimulus in China and Europe would shore up the global economy, while oil prices tumbled to a four-year low as hopes for output cuts by OPEC faded. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.4 percent while Shanghai shares hit a three-year high, extending their rally after a surprise interest rate cut last week. They are up ...
Hong Kong stocks open up 0.45pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks opened 0.45 percent higher on Thursday with traders still broadly upbeat after last week's surprise interest rate cut in China.The benchmark Hang Seng Index rose 107.68 points to 24,219.66 in the first minutes of trade.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
China shares higher in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks were higher on Thursday morning due to buying of heavyweight financial shares, as an interest rate cut last week continued to lift the market, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.53 percent, or 13.72 points, to 2,618.06.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, climbed 0.38 percent, or 5.40 points, to 1,411.06Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Asia stocks mixed, oil slumps ahead of OPEC meet HONG KONG: Asian stocks were mixed in lacklustre trade Thursday, while oil prices extended their losses ahead of a pivotal OPEC meeting expected to maintain the cartel's production levels despite a huge glut.Tokyo stocks were down 0.29 percent by the morning break as the yen gained ground against the dollar in subdued trade ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, which will see US markets closed Thursday and open for shortened trade on Friday. Hong Kong gained ...
Tokyo stocks fall 0.29pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks were down 0.29 percent Thursday morning as a stronger yen took the wind out of the market in subdued trade ahead of the US Thanksgiving holiday.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was off 50.06 points at 17,333.52 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.44 percent, or 6.20 points, to 1,400.20."The US holiday break is going to suppress participation levels through Friday, and with ...
Vietnam index ends at 5-mth low, energy stocks fall HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index dropped 1.68 percent to close at 576.04 points, the lowest since June 25, on widespread selling, led by the oil and gas sector following a sharp drop in global oil prices.A meeting between OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Venezuela with Russia and Mexico resulted in no deal to curb output against a 30 percent slump in prices since June, dragging Brent down before it rebounded on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia's ...


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 6,729.17 0.03
Arrow DAX 9,915.56 0.55
Arrow CAC-40 4,373.42 0.20
Arrow Nikkei 17,383.58 0.14
Arrow H.Seng 24,111.98 1.12
Arrow Sensex 28,386.19 0.17

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