(China Knowledge) – Nikkei 225 gained merely
6 points at 19387 as at 09:30 BJT, the same time, Korea KOSPI up 1 point to
2103 and Australia's All Ordinaries Index unchanged at 5835.
The overnight Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 20743 with a gain
of 118 points, up 0.58%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 5865 with a gain of 27
points or up 0.47%.
Yesterday Shanghai Composite Index was 3253 points, up 0.41%, the
Shenzhen Component Index closed 1981points, up 0.95%, Number of shares traded
in Shanghai and Shenzhen market were 21 billion and 18.9 billion, respectively.
Meanwhile, the Hang Seng Index down 182 points, to 23964.
As of yesterday, outstanding margin trading and stock lending facilities
for SSE and SZE totaled RMB 526 billion and RMB 374 billion, respectively.
Today's market highlights:
newly-added RMB loans total RMB 446.8 billion in Jan, down from RMB 1.04
trillion in Dec.
RMB/USD closed at 6.8810 at BJ closing time yesterday, a decrease of 121 bps
from the previous trading day. Trading volume increased US$ 10.01 billion to
US$ 22.68 billion.
RMB against the USD closed at 6.8635 at NY closing time yesterday, an increase
of 0.52% from the previous trading day.
Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee will likely to implement active