South Korean shares ended in positive territory for the fourth straight day Thursday as foreigners continued to bet bullish on the local stock market despite negative trade data from China.
The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 9. 66 points, or 0.48 percent, to close at 2,008.61. Trading volume stood at 218.95 million shares worth 4.1 trillion won…Read more
Taiwan's share prices closed up 0.19 percent Thursday with the weighted index up 17.53 points at 8, 948.10, according to news reaching here from Taipei.
Turnover totaled 107.03 billion new Taiwan dollars (3.57 billion U.S.dollars)during the trading session.Read more
Chinese shares closed higher on Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 1.38 percent, or 29.06 points, to finish at 2,134.3.
The Shenzhen Component Index gained 0.69 percent, or 51.95 points, to close at 7,563.2.Read more
Seoul shares ended higher on Thursday.
The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 9. 66 points, or 0.48 percent, to 2,008.61. Trading volume stood at 218.95 million shares worth 4.1 trillion won (3.95 billion U.S. dollars).
The South Korean currency finished at 1,040.2 won against the greenback, up 1.2 won from Wednesday's close.Read more
The Indian stocks opened higher Thursday with the Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark index Sensex opening at 22,753.93, 51.59 points or 0.23 percent up from the previous close of 22,702.34 points.
The benchmark index has been on upswing trend as the country is holding general electons in which the opposition Bhratiya Janata Party is supposed to win.Read more
Tokyo stocks opened higher on Thursday on Wall Street overnight gains.
At 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 165.53 points, or 1.16 percent, from Wednesday's close to 14,465.22.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange increased 12.73 points, or 1.11 percent, to 1, 163.17.Read more
The gold price in Hong Kong went up 40 HK dollars to open at 12,180 HK dollars per tael on Thursday, according to the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society.
The price is equivalent to 1,319.24 U.S. dollars a troy ounce, up 4.33 dollars at the latest exchange rate of 1 U.S.dollar against 7.75 HK dollars.Read more
Core machinery orders of Japan in February fell a seasonally adjusted 8.8 percent from the previous month to 769.6 billion yen (7.54 billion U.S. dollars), the Japanese government said Thursday.
The orders, widely regarded as a leading indicator of capital spending, are "showing a standstill in their growth trend," the Cabinet Office said in a preliminary report. While last month,…Read more
The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, against 10 major currencies, as announced on Thursday by the China Foreign Exchange Trading System:
Currency Unit Central parity rate (in yuan)
U.S. dollar 100 615.10
Euro 100 852.50
Japanese yen 100 6.0336
Hong Kong dollar 100 79.333
British pound 100 1,034.08
Australian dollar 100…Read more
The Chinese currency renminbi, or yuan, weakened 20 basis points to 6.1510 against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.
In China's foreign exchange spot market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by 2 percent from the central parity rate each trading day.
The central parity rate of the yuan against the…Read more