Asian stocks swung between gains and losses as the region’s benchmark equity index headed toward its biggest quarterly gain since 2010. Japanese manufacturers slid after the nation’s industrial production unexpectedly fell and investors waited for U.S. data on income and spending.
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd., the world’s most profitable lender, climbed 1.6 percent after posting earnings that exceeded estimates. Fanuc Corp. (6954), Japan’s biggest maker of factory robots, fell 2.3 percent. Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (16), the world No. 2 real estate company, plunged 12 percent in Hong Kong after the firm’s co-chairmen were arrested in a corruption probe.
Agthia profit surges 21pc in H1
Agthia Group, one of the UAE’s leading food and beverage groups, has reported a net profit of Dh104.5 million (28.45 million) for the first half of 2014, an increase of 21 percent year-on-year driven
BNH net profit surges 23.2pc to $6.15m
Bahrain National Holding (BNH) has reported 23.2 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at BD2.34 million ($6.15 million) for the six months ended June 30 when compared with BD1.9 million for the s