Hang Seng Index sets record high

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 16:57


Investors observe market developments at a securities trading floor in Viet Nam. — Photo vietstock.vn

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — The Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong on Tuesday exceeded a six-year high even as Vietnamese markets ended lower.

The Hang Seng Index achieved the record when it climbed by 167.49 points to reach 25,122.95. In the capital city, the VN index lost 0.44 points to close at 604.64 while the HNX lost 0.47 points to finish at 82.66

Elsewhere in Asia, the Nikkei 225 added 127.19 points to reach 15,449.79, and the Topix

Index closed up 9.03 points to end the day at 1,280.29.

The Shanghai Composite Index added 5.86 points to finish at 2,245.33 in mainland China while the Straits Times Index gained 2.25 points to end the day at 3,315.0 in Singapore. — VNS

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