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South African shares were led higher by the mining sector on Friday and the market looked set to make further gains in coming sessions after the government slashed fuel prices. The retail price of 95-grade petrol in South Africa will drop by 93 cents or 8.3 percent a litre from next Wednesday, which traders expect to place more purchasing power in consumers' wallets.

Canada's main stock index declined on Friday as negative sentiment following a sluggish US economic report helped offset gains in commodity prices and resource stocks. Government data showed that US economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter, following two quarters of strong growth. A decline in Eldorado Gold, which shed 19 percent, also weighed on the market. The stock reacted after Greece's new left-wing government said it is firmly opposed to one of the Canadian company's gold mines.
The Philippine main index hit a record close on Friday, marking its biggest monthly gain in 11 months, while the Indonesian benchmark snapped two sessions of losses amid foreign inflows into selected large caps. The Philippine composite index closed up 0.95 percent at 7,689.91, surpassing an all-time closing high of 7,661.18 hit on January 28.
The K-Electric is going to prepay about Rs 18 billion loans of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) on February 13, it emerged on Friday. The prepayment would be funded by the 'proposed listed, rated and secured' seven-year Islamic bonds, Sukuk, the company would be floating in the debt market.
Jubilee Life Insurance Managed Growth Fund Rates on Friday (January 30, 2015).

Jubilee Life Insurance Capital Growth Fund Rates on Friday (January 30, 2015).

JLI Meeseq Fund Rates on Friday (January 30, 2015).


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,164.95 1.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,635.24 1.03
Arrow S&P 1,994.99 1.30
Arrow FTSE 6,749.40 0.90
Arrow DAX 10,694.32 0.41
Arrow CAC-40 4,604.25 0.59
Arrow Nikkei 17,674.39 0.39
Arrow H.Seng 24,507.05 0.36
Arrow Sensex 29,182.95 1.68

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln