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European stocks steady at open LONDON: Europe's main stock markets opened steadily at the start of trading on Tuesday after the previous day's slump and as investors looked ahead to the release of British manufacturing data.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dipped 0.01 percent to 6,622.23 points. In Paris, the CAC 40 index grew 0.18 percent to 4,444.02 points and Frankfurt's DAX 30 rose 0.15 percent to stand at 9,525.07 compared with Monday's closing values.European leading stock markets had tumbled on Monday as investors fretted over the global technology sector, the US interest rate outlook and fresh unrest in Ukraine, dealers said. Frankfurt shed 1.91 percent on the week's first day of trading.Asian stock markets closed mixed on Tuesday following another heavy sell-off on Wall Street, with technology stocks taking a beating, while a stronger yen added to downward pressure on Japan's Nikkei, traders said.All three main indices in New York suffered a third session of ...

Tokyo stocks close down 1.36pc, Nikkei-225 index fell 201.97 points TOKYO: Tokyo stocks fell 1.36 percent Tuesday following another sell-off on Wall Street, while exporters took a hit as the stronger yen picked up against the dollar.The benchmark Nikkei-225 index fell 201.97 points to 14,606.88, while the Topix index of all first-section shares lost 1.86 percent, or 22.28 points, to 1,174.56.Traders took their lead from New York, where the three main indexes each tumbled more than one percent, as big-name tech firms, which had helped ...

China shares end at 7-week high as banks gain SHANGHAI: China shares closed at its highest in 7 weeks on Tuesday, driven by investor enthusiasm for banking shares after more details on a recently unveiled preferred share scheme were released over the weekend.The Shanghai Composite Index ended up 1.9 percent at 2,098.28 points. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings rose 2.4 percent.The CSI300 sub-index of banking shares closed up 3.81 percent, its highest level since Dec. 19.Industrial Bank Co Ltd ...

Europe shares halt sell-off, focus shift to earnings PARIS: European shares inched up early on Tuesday, halting the previous session's sell-off, but gains were limited following further losses on Wall Street, where investors continued to dump Internet stocks and switch into defensive sectors.At 0704 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.2 percent at 1,338.16 points, after losing 1.3 percent on Monday.Wall Street's Dow Jones industrial average fell 1 percent on Monday and the S&P 500 lost 1.1 percent. ...

Australia shares close lower; losses stemmed by metals prices, Japan FTA SYDNEY: Australian shares fell 0.1 percent on Tuesday after sentiment from another weak session on Wall Street carried over to Sydney, with broader losses contained by firmer metals prices buoying mining stocks, and by the prospect of stock gains spurred by a free trade agreement with Japan.The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 3.3 points to 5,410.6 at the close of trade, recovering from session lows of 5,392.3. The benchmark fell 0.2 percent on Monday.New Zealand's NZX ...

Tokyo stocks close down 1.36pc TOKYO: Tokyo stocks fell 1.36 percent Tuesday as exporter shares took a hit from a stronger yen, which rose after the Bank of Japan held off launching further easing measures.The benchmark Nikkei-225 index fell 201.97 points to 14,606.88, while the Topix index of all first-section shares lost 1.86 percent, or 22.28 points, to 1,174.56.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

South Korean stocks up, won closes at strongest in over 3 months SEOUL: Seoul shares reversed initial losses to edge higher on Tuesday encouraged by a Samsung Electronics' earnings guidance that was broadly in line with analysts' forecasts, while the won inched to its highest close in more than three months as exporters sold dollars. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed up 0.2 percent at 1,993.03 points after falling as low as 1,977.61, its weakest since April 1. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd estimated on Tuesday ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,135.72 0.21
Arrow Nasdaq 4,982.81 0.32
Arrow S&P 2,101.04 0.12
Arrow FTSE 6,961.14 0.6
Arrow DAX 11,504.01 1.00
Arrow CAC-40 4,963.51 0.94
Arrow Nikkei 18,751.84 0.26
Arrow H.Seng 24,193.04 1.11
Arrow Sensex 29,448.95 0.23

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $16.137 bln