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European stocks driven back by Greek worries and weak corporate figures LONDON: Renewed concern over Greece and weak results at companies such as Siemens and Philips put an end to a winning run for European stock markets on Tuesday. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had risen for the past eight sessions, closed down by 0.8 percent at 1,475.84 points.The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also declined 1.2 percent after a similar eight-day winning streak.Those gains were ignited by the European Central Bank's plans to buy government bonds to spur growth in the struggling euro zone economy. Greek shares underperformed for the second day in a row. The benchmark Athens ATG equity index closed down 3.7 percent and Greece's borrowing costs rose. Investors were worried Greece's new anti-bailout government would clash with the European Union over the terms of Greek's bailout. Syriza, the party that won Greece's election on Sunday, opposes those terms. Fears that investors could move deposits ...


Britain's FTSE slips from four-month high; banks weigh LONDON: Britain's blue-chip equity index ended lower on Tuesday after an eight-session run to a four-month high, with banks slipping on concerns the Greek crisis could spread and miners tracking weaker metals prices.Mid-cap oil producer Afren plunged 71 percent after saying it was in talks with its largest bondholders over its liquidity and funding needs. The benchmark FTSE 100 index ended 0.6 percent lower at 6,811.61 points, also reacting to UK data showing gross domestic ...

Earnings trigger Wall St selloff, data weighs further NEW YORK: US stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with Microsoft and Caterpillar shares down sharply after quarterly results, while an unexpected decline in durable goods orders also weighed on sentiment. Energy shares on the S&P 500 were looking to post their sixth positive day in the last seven, boosted by a more than 2 percent rise in the price of crude futures. Microsoft fell nearly 9 percent to $42.93 the day after the Dow component reported ...

Oil producer Afren shares slump amid warning of imminent default LONDON: Oil producer Afren Plc's shares tumbled 72 percent on Tuesday after it said it had entered talks with its largest bondholders over immediate fund shortages, prompting dent ratings agency Fitch to warn of its imminent default.Tuesday's rout takes the decline in Afren shares to 97 percent since July, when the London-listed company suspended its chief executive and chief operating officer. Afren also said it was considering a 30-day delay to the payment of a ...

Athens stocks plunge on fears over bailout repayments ATHENS: The Athens stock market plunged more than six percent on Tuesday before recovering slightly at the close as investors fretted over whether the new radical left government will renege on Greece's international bailout.The main Athex index was down 6.39 percent in early trading, reaching a low of 761 points, before recovering to 783 points, off 3.69 percent at the close. The anti-austerity government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, elected Sunday, is set on a ...

Greek fears, US data dampen European stocks LONDON: Anxiety over Greece's new anti-austerity leadership and unexpectedly poor US performance data weighed down European stock markets on Tuesday, analysts said.Frankfurt's DAX 30 index sank 1.57 percent to close at 10,628.58 points, while in Paris the CAC 40 shed 1.09 percent to 4,624.21 points.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of top companies edged down 0.6 percent to end the day at 6,811.61 points, as investors also digested data showing Britain's economic growth slowed to 0.5 ...

Brazil stocks drop on China data; Petrobras earnings eyed SAO PAULO: Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index fell the most in over a week on Tuesday following disappointing economic data from top trade partner China.The broader MSCI Latin American stock index slipped for the third straight day, while most of the region's currencies edged higher following a weak US durable goods number.Data on Tuesday showed China's factory profit grew at its weakest rate in two years in 2014 as economic growth slipped to a 24-year ...


 



 
IndexClosingChg%
ArrowDJIA 17,678.70 0.03
ArrowNasdaq 4,771.76 0.29
ArrowS&P 2,057.09 0.26
ArrowFTSE 6,852.40 0.29
ArrowDAX 10,798.33 1.40
ArrowCAC-40 4,675.13 0.74
ArrowNikkei 17,468.52 0.25
ArrowH.Seng 24,909.90 0.24
ArrowSensex 29,278.84 0.94






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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln