Today is the last day of trading for 2011. So what were the stock indices like when compared to one year ago?
The table below shows the indices of BSE Sensex (India), Straits Times Index (Singapore), Hang Seng Index (HK), Shanghai Composite (China), Nikkei 225 (Japan) and ASX (Australia).
|31 Dec 2010||30 Dec 2011||Change %|
|BSE Sensex (Bombay)||20,509||15,454||-24.6|
India, China and Hong Kong were down 20 per cent and more since the start of the year. Sensex (Bombay) did the worst, down 24.6 per cent and Shanghai Composite was down 21.7 per cent.
Japan Nikkei index was down 17.3 per cent with the Straits Time Index following closely at a decline of 17.0 per cent. Even the Australian ASX All Ordinaries index lost 15.1 per cent.
All stock markets in this part of the world performed poorly compared to 2010. Stock investments in these markets would have lost money under this environment.
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