(China Knowledge) - One and half hour into trading S&P/ASX 200 was up 2.1 points at 5,781.7 as at 08:30 BJT, the same
time, Korea KOSPI down 5 points to 2,155.3.
Last trading day Shanghai Composite
Index closed at 3,237.45, down 0.96%, the
Shenzhen Component Index was 10,515.41, down 1.03%, Hang Seng Index increased 0.09% to 24,309.93.
As of last Friday, outstanding margin trading and stock lending facilities
for SSE and SZE totaled RMB 532.46 billion
and RMB 382.9 billion, respectively.
Today's market highlights:
CFETS RMB exchange rate index down 0.91 from the previous week to 93.32 at Mar 17.
- China's CSRC approves 10 IPO applications last
Friday with total financing of no more than RMB 5.1 billion.
- New home price in China's 56 major cities increased
MoM in Feb, while 67 cities saw price increased than a year earlier.
will continue to loosen domestic investment restrictions placed on foreign
banks, said Wang Zhaoxing, vice chairman of CBRC.
- Despite greater optimism in China’s economic
growth, risks from bond and property markets continue to loom over the nation.
Relatively high leverage ratios and cross-market shadow banking are also among
the risks faced in China’s development, said Zhou Xiaochuan, chairman of
China's PBoC at G20 summit.
RMB against the USD closed at 6.903 at BJ
closing time last Friday, a decrease
of 0.04% from the previous trading day.
RMB against the USD closed at 6.8865 at NY closing time on Mar 17, a decrease of 0.24% from the previous trading