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Tokyo stocks fall 1.05pc on last day of Japanese fiscal year TOKYO: Tokyo stocks fell 1.05 percent on Tuesday as profit-taking erased early gains on the last day of the Japanese financial year, but the Nikkei index still booked a 10 percent gain over the quarter.The benchmark Nikkei 225 -- which climbed 0.93 percent in early trade -- lost 204.41 points to finish at 19,206.99, while the Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.94 percent, or 14.66 points, to 1,543.11. The broad-based Topix gained 9.63 percent during the first three months of the year."Funds and other major investors were trying to cash in on recent gains during the last day of the fiscal year," said Toshikazu Horiuchi, a broker at IwaiCosmo Securities."But market sentiment isn't bad so players seem ready to make a fresh start as the new fiscal year begins tomorrow."In early trading, the Japanese market won a measure of support from China's decision to ease mortgage rules, which ...


Kuwait emir pledges $500mn at Syria donors meet KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait's emir on Tuesday pledged half a billion dollars at the start of a major donor conference for Syria, describing the crisis unfolding as the "biggest humanitarian catastrophe in modern history"."I am pleased to announce the pledging of $500 million (464 million euros) from Kuwait's government and private sectors to support the humanitarian efforts in Syria," Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said."We are meeting here to face the biggest humanitarian catastrophe in the modern ...

Thai junta chief says he has asked king to lift martial law BANGKOK: Thailand's junta chief said on Tuesday he has asked King Bhumibol Adulyadej for permission to end martial law, but added that a new executive order would be drawn up to replace it."I have already submitted permission to the king to lift martial law. The king will have to approve whether martial law is lifted," Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha told reporters."A new order (to replace martial law) will be issued very soon," he added.Copyright AFP ...

Roadside bomb kills seven members of Afghan family GHAZNI: A roadside bomb killed seven members of an Afghan family including three children in the restive south, officials said on Tuesday, the latest civilian casualties ahead of the Taliban's traditional spring fighting season.The explosion occurred on Monday as the family was heading home in a minivan after a shopping trip in Ghazni province, a provincial spokesman said. "The minivan hit a landmine planted by the Taliban, killing seven members of a family, including three ...

RECORDER REPORT: KSE mid day update KARACHI: On Tuesday, until mid day, KSE-100 Index was at 29915.63 with a positive change of 988.59 and volume of 118,080,850 shares.High and Low were 30047.60 and 28921.76 respectively. Total volume traded in the market was 160,447,370 shares with 299 total traded companies out of which 252 were up, 43 were down and 4 were unchanged.Commercial Banks was the top traded sector with total traded volume of 36,682,100 shares. It was followed by Electricity with ...

China stocks reach 7-year highs as Beijing eases property policies SHANGHAI: China stocks hit fresh seven-year highs on Tuesday morning, helped by rises in property and banking stocks after Beijing eased lending policies to bolster the struggling real estate market.The CSI300 index surged 1.9 percent early but ended the morning up 0.5 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index also gave up some early gains, and was 0.1 percent ahead at midday.Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index rose 0.5 percent on China's latest easing move, touching six-month-highs, ...


 



 
IndexClosingChg%
ArrowDJIA 17,976.31 1.49
ArrowNasdaq 4,947.44 1.15
ArrowS&P 2,081.24 1.22
ArrowFTSE 6,891.43 0.53
ArrowDAX 12,086.01 1.83
ArrowCAC-40 5,083.52 0.98
ArrowNikkei 19,411.40 0.65
ArrowH.Seng 24,855.12 1.51
ArrowSensex 27,975.68 1.88





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