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US stocks rise on solid jobs report NEW YORK CITY: US stocks on Friday opened higher following a better-than-expected US jobs report, even as US Treasury yields spiked.Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 73.57 (0.49 percent) to 15,062.12.The broad-based S&P 500 rose 7.61 (0.47 percent) to 1,623.02, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 16.81 (0.49 percent) to 3,460.48.Analysts expected low volumes Friday with many investors off for the long July 4 Independence Day holiday. US markets were closed Thursday.Friday's gains came after the Labor Department reported that 195,000 jobs were added in June, above the 166,000 analyst estimate. The unemployment rate held steady at 7.6 analyst Patrick O'Hare called the jobs report "stronger than expected, but not undeniably strong." He cited some less propitious details in the report, such as a rise in the number of discouraged workers compared with a year ago.The rise also came in the wake of Thursday's ...

FTSE sets one month high LONDON: Britain's top share index climbed to a one-month high on Friday, building on the previous day's sharp rise on supportive central bank comments though caution before US jobs data kept gains in check.The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up 31.48 points, or 0.5 percent, at 6,453.15 by 1154 GMT. It jumped 3.1 percent on Thursday, its biggest one-day gain in more than 1-1/2 years after the Bank of England and the European Central Bank ...

Indian shares mark second weekly gain MUMBAI: Indian shares rose on Friday to mark their second weekly gain as ITC rose after hiking prices for one of its cigarette brands, while Hindustan Unilever advanced to a record high after parent company Unilever increased its stake in the Indian unit.Sentiment was also helped as the indexes closed above their 200-day moving averages for a second day and afer foreign investors bought shares worth 1.6 billion rupees ($26.6 million) and equity derivatives worth ...

European stocks pause after rallying on central banks LONDON: European equities steadied on Friday, one day after surging on clear signs that the European Central Bank and the Bank of England would keep interest rates low for some time.The euro and British pound hit multi-month troughs on Friday as the prospect of low interest rates made them less attractive for investors to hold.Markets were meanwhile cautious ahead of crucial non-farm payrolls data in the United States, which is the world's biggest economy.In Friday ...

Hong Kong stocks end up 1.89pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares ended 1.89 percent higher on Friday, in line with a regional rally after the European Central Bank said its easy-money policy would likely stay in place for for "an extended period of time".The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 386.00 points to end at 20,854.67 on turnover of HK$49.98 billion ($6.45 billion).Chinese shares ended flat. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 1.10 points to 2,007.20 on turnover of 75.1 billion ...

Asia shares rise as ECB says rates rise 'very distant' HONG KONG: Asian markets climbed on Friday after the European Central Bank said it would keep interest rates at record lows for "as long as necessary", while concerns over Portugal's political crisis also abated.The euro remained under pressure in Asia after suffering losses late Thursday in the wake of the ECB announcement, while the dollar extended its gains against the yen after climbing back above 100 yen.Tokyo rose 1.19 percent, Hong Kong added 1.33 percent, ...

Hong Kong stocks up 1.46pc by break HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks jumped 1.46 percent on Friday morning following the European Central Bank's assurances that eurozone monetary policy will stay relaxed for some time.The benchmark Hang Seng Index climbed 297.88 points to 20,766.55 by the lunch break, on turnover of HK$24.81 billion (US$3.20 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,677.90 1.32
Arrow Nasdaq 4,452.79 1.60
Arrow S&P 1,950.82 1.23
Arrow FTSE 6,419.15 0.30
Arrow DAX 9,047.31 1.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,157.68 1.28
Arrow Nikkei 15,138.96 0.37
Arrow H.Seng 23,333.18 0.30
Arrow Sensex 26,851.05 0.24

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
Reserves $13.465 bln