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European stocks drop at open LONDO: Europe's main stock markets fell at the start of trading on Thursday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dipping 0.03 percent to 6,775.89 points.Frankfurt's DAX 30 slid 0.28 percent to 8,985.48 points and in Paris the CAC 40 shed 0.41 percent to stand at 4,256.68 compared with Wednesday's closing values.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013

Tokyo shares close 1.20pc lower TOKYO: Tokyo stocks fell 1.20 percent Thursday on profit-taking following losses on Wall Street, as dealers awaited the release of Japanese corporate results.The Nikkei 225 index declined 174.41 points to 14,327.94, while the Topix index of all first-section shares eased 0.85 percent, or 10.24 points, to 1,194.26.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013

Asian shares slip, Fed outlook fuels taper rumours HONG KONG: Asian markets slipped Thursday after the US Federal Reserve kept its stimulus programme unchanged but gave a rosier-than-expected summary of the economy that fuelled rumours it will start winding it down soon.While the central bank's decision to keep the $85 billion-a-month scheme in place was widely expected, the upbeat outlook provided strong support for the dollar.Tokyo fell 0.21 percent by the break on profit-taking after the index rose almost three percent in the ...

Tokyo shares down 0.21pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks fell 0.21 percent Thursday morning on profit-taking and after losses on Wall Street, while dealers await the release of Japanese corporate results.The Nikkei 225 index eased 30.55 points to 14,471.80 by the break, while the Topix index of all first section shares was flat, edging up 0.16 points to 1,204.66.The Nikkei has risen 2.9 percent in the past three sessions.The Bank of Japan will announce its policy decision along with a semi-annual ...

Hong Kong stocks ease 0.40pc in morning session HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks fell 0.40 percent by the break on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve's upbeat outlook on the economy fuelled speculation it could begin winding down its stimulus programme.The benchmark Hang Seng Index rose 92.41 points to 23,211.61 on turnover of HK$27.94 billion ($3.61 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013

US stocks retreat as Fed keeps stimulus going NEW YORK CITY: US stocks Wednesday closed lower after the US Federal Reserve maintained an aggressive monetary stimulus program and reiterated that it will await stronger economic conditions before scaling it back.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 61.59 (0.39 percent) to 15,618.76.The broad-based S&P 500 declined 8.64 (0.49 percent) to 1,763.31, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gave up 21.72 (0.55 percent) at 3,930.62.The Fed's decision to hold steady on its $85 billion per-month bond-buying ...

US stocks deepen losses after Fed announcement NEW YORK CITY: US stocks on Wednesday deepened losses after the Federal Reserve announced, as widely expected, it would maintain its aggressive monetary policy.As markets entered the final 45 minutes of trade (1916 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 69.16 points (0.44 percent) at 15,611.19.The broad-based S&P 500 lost 9.89 (0.56 percent) at 1,762.06, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index declined 27.37 (0.69 percent) to 3,924.97. All three indices had opened higher but ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,827.75 0.07
Arrow Nasdaq 4,787.32 0.61
Arrow S&P 2,072.83 0.28
Arrow FTSE 6,729.17 0.03
Arrow DAX 9,915.56 0.55
Arrow CAC-40 4,373.42 0.20
Arrow Nikkei 17,383.58 0.14
Arrow H.Seng 24,111.98 1.12
Arrow Sensex 28,386.19 0.17

Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln