(China Knowledge) - One and half hour into trading Nikkei 225 was up 10.3 points at 19,161.13 as at 08:30 BJT, the same
time, Korea KOSPI down 3.8 points to 2,166.34.
Last trading day Shanghai Composite
Index closed at 3,241.31, down 0.36%, the Shenzhen Component Index was 10,520.82, down 0.40%, Hang
Seng Index increased 0.19% to 24,392.05.
As of last trading day, outstanding margin trading and stock lending
facilities for SSE and SZE totaled RMB 541.09 billion and RMB 385.56 billion, respectively.
Today's market highlights:
RMB against the USD closed at 6.8898 at BJ
closing time yesterday, a decrease of 78 bps
from the previous trading day.
RMB against the USD closed at 6.8670 at NY
closing time on Mar 29, an increase of 0.09% from the previous trading day.
- China Construction Bank reports RMB 231.5 billion
in 2016 net profit. NPL ratio down 0.06% to 1.52% at the end of 2016.
- GDP growth rate for the first quarter should be
6.8%, estimated by the CSSN.
- According to NDRC, China's crude oil production fell
7.9% YoY to 31.23 tons in Jan-Feb, while the country's refined oil production
grew 8.6% to 56.40 tons and consumption of refined oil grew 4.9% to 46.63 tons.