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Energy shares weigh on UK FTSE, offset M&A boost LONDON: Energy shares weighed on Britain's top share index on Monday, hit by the combination of slowing economic growth in China, the world's top energy consumer, and new sanctions against Russia.They offset a boost from mergers & acquisitions speculation in the beverages sector, which saw shares in SABMiller up 8.7 percent on the back of a report about takeover interest from larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.Energy firms BP and BG were the biggest drags on the FTSE 100, with peer Royal Dutch Shell not far behind, as Brent crude slumped to its lowest in more than two years, below $97 per barrel.The fall came after lacklustre economic data from China cast a shadow over the outlook for oil demand at a time of abundant supply, threatening the profits of companies which make money selling oil and gas."Most of the big oil companies have their strategic targets based around $100 a barrel ...

S&P says to move Greek, UAE, Qatar stocks to emerging indexes Sept 22 LONDON: S&P Dow Jones will move Greek stocks into its emerging indexes on Sept. 22 while formally removing Qatar and the UAE from frontier indexes and upgrading them to emerging markets, the company said on Monday.S&P's decision to re-classify the three countries as emerging markets was announced last October following a consultation with clients and comes after similar moves by rival index provider MSCI."This year's major changes to the S&P Global BMI indices are the ...

Wall St falls, weighed by tech shares NEW YORK: US stocks were falling on Monday, dragged down by the tech sector as investors make space in their portfolios for Alibaba's planned debut later this week and biotech shares weighed further on the Nasdaq.Alibaba's could be the largest initial public offer in history and has seen "overwhelming" interest, meaning Yahoo's 23 percent stake could be worth more next week than it is now. Yahoo stock was up 1.7 percent with 1.9 million shares ...

Dubai stocks rises on Arabtec; Saudi market dips further DUBAI: Builder Arabtec helped lift Dubai's bourse on Monday as investors speculated that Abu Dhabi state fund Aabar Investments might increase its stake in the firm and pay a premium to the market price.The Dubai index rose 0.5 percent as Arabtec jumped 3.7 percent to 4.77 dirhams and dominated trading volumes. News channel Al Arabiya reported on Monday that former Arabtec chief executive Ismaik had agreed to sell half of his 27.90 percent stake in ...

European stock markets steady as key week kicks off LONDON: European stock markets were narrowly mixed on Monday, the start of a significant week as the US Federal Reserve holds an interest-rate meeting and Scotland votes on its future. Ahead of the major events, investors reacted to weak Chinese economic data and a possible shake-up of the beer industry.In late morning deals, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index fell 0.17 percent to stand at 6,795.35 points.Frankfurt's DAX index edged up 0.13 percent to 9,663.79 points ...

South Africa's stock market trade resumes after network glitch JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) said trade had resumed after a system failure caused a two-hour stoppage on Monday.The bourse said it had reopened its auction call session at 11:00 am (0900 GMT) and continuous trading would resume at 11:30 am."The JSE has resolved the network issue and clients should now be receiving multicast data on both the A and B feeds," it said in a statement.The JSE has been hit by problems ...

Emerging stocks, FX tumble on dollar, China slowdown; rouble at record low LONDON: Emerging market equities and currencies tumbled on Monday, hit by a slowing Chinese economy and fears of a hawkish shift by the U.S. central bank, while the Russian rouble dived to a new low, affected also by fresh tensions between Moscow and the West.Emerging markets worldwide have suffered a setback this past week as investors have been forced to re-assess the likely timing and speed of rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve. This ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,131.97 0.59
Arrow Nasdaq 4,552.76 0.75
Arrow S&P 1,998.98 0.75
Arrow FTSE 6,792.24 0.18
Arrow DAX 9,632.93 0.28
Arrow CAC-40 4,409.15 0.44
Arrow Nikkei 15,911.53 0.23
Arrow H.Seng 24,136.01 0.91
Arrow Sensex 26,492.51 1.21

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.434 bln
Exports $1.930 bln
Imports $3.364 bln
WeeklySeptember 15, 2014
Reserves $13.414 bln