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Britain's FTSE rebounds on deal-making prospects LONDON: Britain's top share index snapped a five-day losing streak on Tuesday, with hopes for corporate deal-making and robust corporate results offsetting market turmoil in China and worries about emerging-market growth. RSA Insurance soared 18 percent on news Zurich Insurance was considering a takeover bid. Hikma Pharmaceuticals was also up, more than 7 percent, after announcing a deal to buy Boehringer Ingelheim's US generic drugs business for about $2.65 billion in cash and stock. The UK market's skew towards energy and mining shares - vulnerable to a slowdown in China demand - has led it to underperform broader Europe in recent weeks. On Tuesday, that underperformance continued with the blue-chip UK FTSE 100 rebounding less strongly than peers. The FTSE 100 index closed up 0.8 percent at 6,555.28 points, while the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 1 percent. The FTSE hit a record 7,122.74 points in April but is now ...


European shares rebound on corporate results and takeover activity LONDON: European shares rebounded on Tuesday, lifted by strong company results and corporate takeover activity after falling in the previous five sessions due to concerns over China's growth. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed up 1.1 percent at 1,545.79 points. The index had tumbled in the last five sessions and touched a two-week low on Monday. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index rose 1.2 percent. Both the FTSEurofirst and the Euro STOXX are ...

South African stocks in 3-session losing streak, gold shares dive JOHANNESBURG: South African stocks fell for a third straight session on Tuesday with gold mining shares among the biggest decliners as the price of bullion remained near its lowest level in more than five years. AngloGold Ashanti was the biggest loser on the blue-chip Top-40 index, dropping 5.8 percent to 79.15 rand. Smaller rival Gold Fields, which is not in the Top-40 stocks, plunged 7.9 percent to 34.27 rand. Gold remained near 5-1/5-year lows on ...

TSX scratches higher after seven-day skid TORONTO: Canada's main stock index edged higher on Tuesday after a seven-day streak of losses as investors picked through earnings reports and several resource stocks got a bounce from recent lows. BlackBerry Ltd gained 4.8 percent to C$9.96 after Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock of the smartphone pioneer. Shares in oil company Husky Energy Inc jumped 3.4 percent to C$23.34 after its quarterly report. At 11:03 a.m. EDT (1503 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX ...

Hong Kong stocks close 0.62pc higher, HSI added 151.98 points HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks ended 0.62 percent higher Tuesday, clawing back some of the previous day's losses that came in line with a sharp plunge in Shanghai. The benchmark Hang Seng index (HSI)added 151.98 points to 24,503.94 on turnover of HK$115.27 billion (US$14.87 billion).Mainland markets collapsed Monday, with Shanghai diving 8.48 percent -- its heaviest loss in eight years -- on fears that government measures put in place after a recent rout will not ...

Hong Kong stocks close 0.62pc higher HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks ended 0.62 percent higher Tuesday, clawing back some of the previous day's losses that came in line with a sharp plunge in Shanghai. The benchmark Hang Seng index added 151.98 points to 24,503.94 on turnover of HK$115.27 billion (US$14.87 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

Australia shares close slightly lower, NZ stocks dip on China woes SYDNEY: Australian shares closed marginally lower on Tuesday as strength in the energy and healthcare sectors largely offset worries about China's economy.The S&P/ASX 200 index ended down 0.1 percent at 5,584.7 points, after falling nearly 1 percent in early trade. The benchmark was on track for a 2.4 percent gain for the month.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index dipped 0.4 percent or 23.67 points to finish at 5,848.39.Chinese shares whip-sawed between gains and losses on ...


 



 
IndexClosingChg%
ArrowDJIA 17,6630.27 1.09
ArrowNasdaq 5,089.21 0.98
ArrowS&P 2,093.25 1.24
ArrowFTSE 6,555.28 0.77
ArrowDAX 11,173.91 1.06
ArrowCAC-40 4,977.32 1.01
ArrowNikkei 20,328.89 0.10
ArrowH.Seng 24,503.94 0.62
ArrowSensex 27,459.23 0.37





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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
Reserves $18.677 bln