(China Knowledge) – Half hour into trading Nikkei 225 was up 64 points at 19255.5 as at 08:30 BJT, the same time,
Korea KOSPI declined 1 points to 2086.
Yesterday Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3228.7, down 0.76%, the
Shenzhen Component Index was 10353.6, down 0.86%, Hang Seng Index slightly
declined 0.17% to 23,925.
As of yesterday outstanding margin trading and stock lending facilities
for SSE and SZE totaled RMB 530 billion and RMB 378 billion, respectively.
Today's market highlights:
banking industry's assets hit RMB 228 trln at end Jan, up 14.4% YoY, total
liability up 14.6% to RMB 210 trln.
QFII quota hits USD 89.2 bln as of end Feb, RQFII quota hits RMB 541.1 bln.
GDP is expected to grow by about 6.6% in Q1, exports up 6.5% and imports up
10.5%, said China's state information center.
- A total
of 432 foreign investment institution with over RMB 800 bln has invested in
China's bond market as of today, said Pan Gongsheng, vice chariman of the PBoC.
- China's central SOEs' profit up 24.5% YoY to RMB
89.99 billion in 2016.