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Yuan finds lift on China's GDP and central bank

A man stands in front of electronic boards showing stock prices and exchange rate between Japanese Yen and U.S dollar outside a brokerage A man stands in front of electronic boards showing stock prices and exchange rate between Japanese Yen and U.S dollar outside a brokerage
Irune Rengel | 17 Julio, 2017, 14:49

Asian stocks were mixed on Monday following the release of better-than-expected China's second-quarter GDP and on bets that the Federal Reserve's policy will remain accommodative following lacklustre United States data.

South Korea's Kospi was up 0.47 percent in early trade as the benchmark index closed in on the 2,430 level.

The MSCI All Country World Index rose a seventh day as China's economy maintained momentum last quarter, enhancing the allure of stocks after soft U.S. consumer price data reinforced the need for gradual tightening by the Federal Reserve.

26 heridos por explosión en un edificio residencial en Bogotá
Al hospital Simón Bolívar fueron enviadas 15 personas, 3 a la Clínica Colina y uno a la Fundación Santa Fe . Los investigadores atribuyen la explosion a acumulación de gases en un ducto de basuras.

On the mainland, markets traded in negative territory following the release of second-quarter GDP data.

Lock-up shares worth about 34.8 billion yuan ($5.1 billion) will become eligible for trading on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges in the coming week.

The world's number two economy expanded an annualised 6.9 per cent in April-June, beating forecasts in an AFP survey and indicating it is stabilising after a years-long slowdown. The Chinese government is aiming for annual GDP growth this year to come in around 6.5%. "It's also encouraging to see more signs of rebalancing with the pickup in retail sales growth".

Two FC men martyred, five injured in Peshawar blast
Pakistan Army on Sunday launched Khyber Phase-4 Operation in Rajgaal and Shawwal areas of Khyber Agency against miscreants. Local media reports also indicate that a FC major is also among those killed in the attack.

Japan markets were closed for Marine Day.

In individual stocks, Hyundai was down 0.65 percent following news that unionized workers at the company had voted to go on strike in reaction to a breakdown in wage negotiations. The Kospi stood at 2,422.65 at 10:19 a.m. HK/SIN.

"Bad news (for economy) is good news (for markets) again", Nomura says in note; adds, lower-than-expected US CPI confirms uncertainty over trajectory of inflation, referred to by Yellen last week. The dollar index, which measures the dollar against a basket of currencies, traded at 95.096 at 7:55 a.m. HK/SIN.

UE sancionará a científicos sirios por 'fabricar' armas químicas
La Organización para la Prohibición de Armas Químicas (OPAQ) confirmó el 29 de junio que había sido el sarín, un agente nervioso.

Against the yen, the greenback was firmer at 112.62 after sinking last Friday. The dollar had traded around the 113 handle for most of last week.

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