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China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index on the Shanghai Stock Exchange closed at 2,980.30 points Monday, down 4. 79 percent, or 150.01 points, from the previous close.
A Share Index: 3,124.55 points, down 157.46 points, or 4.80 percent;
B Share Index: 254.13 points, down 9.68 point, or 3.67 percent;
Total Turnover: 156.4 billion yuan (22.91 billion U.S. dollars). The Shenzhen Component Index on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange closed at 11,644.58 points Monday, down 772.28 points, or 6.22 percent, from the previous close.
A Share Index: 12,503.18 points, down 829.23 points, or 6.22 percent;
B Share Index: 4,343.29 points, down 212.67 points, or 4.67 percent;
Total Turnover: 118.96 billion yuan (17.42 billion U.S. dollars) .
Hong Kong stocks closed down 460.09 points, or 2.1 percent, at 21,405.17 on Monday.
Turnover totaled 76.52 billion HK dollars compared with last Friday’s 76.49 billion HK dollars (1 U.S. dollar equals to 7.7614 HK dollar).
Philippine stocks closed 1.8873 percent lower on Monday.The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index decreased 61.63 points to 3,203.91. The all-share index went down 31.07 points, or 1.5359 percent, to 1,991.87. The trade volume reached 1.27 billion shares worth 2.28 billion pesos (51.32 million U.S. dollars).
Vietnam’s stock market index, VN-Index, closed at 516. 74 points on Monday, down 5.29 points, or 1.01 percent, against the previous trading day. A total of 61.1 million shares worth 2.29 trillion Vietnamese dong (VND) (121.1 million U.S. dollars) changed hands at the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange.
HNX-Index, the index of Vietnam’s Hanoi Stock Exchange, went up 0.44 points, or 0.25 percent, to 173.04 points.
Indonesian shares were closed lower on Monday following heavy selling amidst lack of buying action. The market index was closed 38.246 points (1.32 percent) lower to 2,840.425 with transaction volume of 4.848 billion shares worth 3.996 trillion rupiah (about 441.79 million U.S. dollars).
The shares prices in Singapore fell 46.26 points or 1.54 percent on Monday with the benchmark Straits Times Index ( STI) closing at 2,960.93 points. The overall volume stood at 1.95 billion shares worth 1.98 billion Singapore dollars (about 1.45 billion U.S. dollars).
The Malaysia stock market ended lower here on Monday. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) was at 1,326.67 down 6. 10 points or 0.46 percent, and the Emas was at 8,986.02 down 64.58 points or 0.71 percent. There were 135 gainers, 621 losers and 219 counters traded unchanged.
Turnover increased to 812.95 million shares valued at 1.21 billion ringgit Malaysia (379.07 million U.S. dollars), compared with 783.78 million shares valued at 1.21 billion ringgit Malaysia (379.07 million U.S. dollars) on Friday.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) composite index moved down 9.87 points, or 1.34 percent, to close at 726.29 points on Friday. Some 3.18 billion shares worth 27.68 billion baht (about 865 million U.S. dollars) changed hands. PTT closed at 245.00 baht, down by 2.00 or 0.81 per cent. KBANK closed at 85.25 baht, up by 0.50 or 0.59 per cent. BANPU closed at 590.00 baht, down by 4.00 or 0.67 per cent.
Around the region
The Indian stock benchmark Sensex dropped 1.08 percent Monday on Goldman Sachs fraud suit and anticipated hikes of interest rate and cash reserve ratio by the central bank on Tuesday.
Sensex touched intra-day low of 17,276.80 points and concluded at 17,400.68 points, dropping 190.5 from the previous closing Friday.
The index maintained weak performance during the trading session and all of the sectors saw losses led by realty, metal and oil & gas, down 2.51 percent, 2.11 percent and 1.96 percent, respectively.
Share prices on the Colombo Stock Exchange closed higher on Monday with the key Colombo All Share Price Index increasing by 48.49 points or 1.22 percent to close at 4,015.36 points.
The highly capitalized Milanka Price Index also increased by 58. 36 points or 1.29 percent to close at 4,576.10 points.
A total turnover of 1.76 billion rupees (about 15.44 million U. S. dollars) was recorded during the day with a volume of 114.88 million shares being traded. Enditem
Bangladesh’s main bourse — Dhaka Stock Exchange All Shares Price Index (DSI), the benchmark index, closed at 4,538.63 points on Monday, down 49.90 points or 1.11 percent from Sunday’s finish.
The total turnover surged to about 9.64 billion taka (about 137. 67 million U.S. dollars) on Monday from about 9.08 billion taka ( about 129.71 million U.S. dollars) on Sunday.
Of the total 245 issues traded, 175 registered gains and 63 incurred losses while 7 remained unchanged.
South Korean shares closed lower Monday due to a lawsuit against investment bank Goldman Sachs. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) dropped 29.19 points to end at 1,705.3. Trading volume was moderate at 362.8 million shares, worth 4.3 trillion won (3.8 billion U.S. dollars) with losers far outpacing gainers 552 to 247.
The Australian share market closed lower on Monday taking its lead from United States markets,which fell after Wall Street’s most powerful firm, Goldman Sachs &Co, was accused by the U.S. government of misleading investors.
The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index fell 69.6 points, or 1.4 percent, to 4,915.1 points while the broader All Ordinaries index dropped 67.9 points, or 1.36 percent, to 4,939.4 points.
National turnover was 2.43 billion shares worth 4.73 billion dollars (4.34 billion U.S. dollars), with 813 stocks down, 321 up and 334 unchanged.
Share prices on the Taiwan stock market closed lower on Monday, with the weighted index moving down 257.35 points, or 3. 17 percent, to close at 7,854.22.
The benchmark index traded between 7,845.77 and 8,042.05 before the market close. Turnover totaled 138.03 billion new Taiwan dollars (about 4.38 billion U.S. dollars).
Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average lost 1.7 percent on Monday as news of fraud charges against Goldman Sachs and the yen’ s appreciation against the U.S dollar dampened investor sentiment and spurred investors to secure profits.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dropped 193.41 points, or 1. 74 percent, from Friday to hit a three-week closing low at 10,908. 77.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 18.00 points, or 1.82 percent, to 970.84.
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