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Trading activity remained shut on account of Jumatul Wida holiday, leaving Karachi Stock Exchange benchmark-100 index unmoved on Friday. Despite the general consensus among the market participants that trading activity remains dull during the month of Ramazan, the benchmark KSE-100 has already gained 1131 points in this holy month to close at 29343.76 on Thursday 24 July as compared to 30474.75 points on the first day of Ramazan.

Stock markets in the United Arab Emirates rose on Sunday on the back of some strong second-quarter earnings reports and expectations for more of them, while Qatar and Egypt pulled back in thin trade before long breaks for Eidul Fitr holidays. Dubai's benchmark rose 1.9 percent as blue chip lenders Dubai Islamic Bank and Emirates NBD added 4.4 and 2.0 percent respectively.
The futures spread increased by 96 basis points to 9.31 per cent during the outgoing week ended on July 24, 2014. The trading activity on the future counter witnessed an upward trend and average daily volumes surged by 269.6 per cent to 43.55 million shares. The average daily trading value stood at Rs 3.459 billion, up by 169.5 per cent.
Monday, July 28, is the last date for submission of claims by the victims of Modaraba/Musharka scam with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi region. The NAB also asked its other regions to follow the same set of instructions so as the affected people, who had not been able to submit their claims, could now avail the opportunity and also the bureau could ascertain the total volume of the fraud by the companies under investigation.
In a world still struggling to shake off the worst financial crisis for a generation, many economists are worrying that new asset bubbles are already threatening to derail the tepid global recovery. Concern has been rising that investors are paying too much for securities in a search for good returns when interest rates are hovering near record lows, creating the bubble conditions for a new market crash. The Bank of International Settlements warned at the end of last month that financial markets were running ahead of economic reality, and called for governments to stop new debt-driven overspending.
France sold an extra 492 million euros of medium-term government bonds in the wake of last Thursday's regular auction, the public debt management agency Agence France Tresor said on Monday. The extra post-auction allotment comprised 291 million euros of a November 2016 OAT bond and 201 million euros of a November 2019 OAT, the agency said.
Italy's UniCredit is close to selling a new portion of its private equity holdings after a similar deal in 2013, a source close to the matter said on Sunday, as European banks shed non-core assets to strengthen their capital base.


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,960.57 0.72
Arrow Nasdaq 4,449.56 0.50
Arrow S&P 1,978.34 0.48
Arrow FTSE 6,791.55 0.44
Arrow DAX 9,644.01 1.53
Arrow CAC-40 4,330.55 1.82
Arrow Nikkei 15,457.87 1.13
Arrow H.Seng 24,216.01 0.31
Arrow Sensex 26,126.75 0.55

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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
Trade Balance $-1.558 bln
Exports $2.117 bln
Imports $3.675 bln
WeeklyJuly 10, 2014
Reserves $14.638 bln