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European investment managers built up their holdings of bonds and cut back on riskier assets such as stocks in December, eyeing the threat of market volatility and an uncertain year ahead beset with unseen risks, a survey shows. A Reuters poll of 17 Europe-based investors found the average recommended allocation to equities in global balanced portfolios fell to 43.6 percent from 47.1 percent a month earlier.

Brazil securities regulator CVM on Tuesday lifted its suspension of the initial public offering for JBS SA's processed food unit, JBS Foods, as long as the company holds off taking orders for investment until after Christmas. CVM suspended the share offering November 24, after the company's chief executive breached regulations by making comments about the deal in a local newspaper.
Moroccan housebuilder Residences Dar Saada, owned by Moroccan and Gulf investors, has sold shares worth 1.13 billion dirhams ($128 million) in an initial public share offer, traders said on Wednesday, the country's first share sale this year and the second in almost three years. In total 5.24 million existing shares were offered at 215 dirhams apiece, valuing the company at 5.3 billion dirhams.
The following transactions member to member subsequently reported on Saturday (December 20, 2014).

The following were the cross transactions between client to client & financial institutions here on Saturday (December 20, 2014).

National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Friday approved a Rs 2.97 per unit reduction in power tariff for November 2014 under a monthly fuel price adjustment formula but the government has decided to pass on only Rs 2.37 per unit to consumers and keep the remaining 60 paisa for debt servicing of Discos. It is pertinent to mention here that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had announced a reduction of Rs 2.32 per unit in tariff in Peshawar on the day when Chairman PTI was in Karachi as part of his anti-government campaign.
The Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has approved US $65 million (Rs 6.5 billion) fresh funds to National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Bangladesh by NBP Pakistan to bridge its capital shortfall that if suffered during the Bangladesh operation. The meeting chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar decided that the amount to be remitted in two tranches to NBP, Bangladesh till January 31, 2015.


ArrowDJIA 17,804.80 0.15
ArrowNasdaq 4,765.38 0.36
ArrowS&P 2,070.65 0.46
ArrowFTSE 6,545.27 1.23
ArrowDAX 9,786.96 0.25
ArrowCAC-40 4,241.65 0.18
ArrowNikkei 17,621.40 2.39
ArrowH.Seng 23,116.63 1.25
ArrowSensex 27,371.84 0.90

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln