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European stocks driven back by Greek worries, weak corporate results LONDON: Renewed concern over Greece and weak results at companies such as Siemens and Philips halted a winning run on European stock markets on Tuesday.The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had risen for the past eight sessions, retreated 1 percent to 1,473.54 points going into the close of the trading day.The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also declined 1.4 percent after a similar eight-day winning streak. Those gains were ignited by the European Central Bank's plans to buy government bonds to spur growth in the struggling euro zone economy.Greek shares underperformed for the second day in a row. The benchmark Athens ATG equity index fell 4.7 percent and Greece's borrowing costs rose.Investors were worried Greece's new anti-bailout government would clash with the European Union over the terms of Greek's bailout. Syriza, the party that won Greece's election on Sunday, opposes those terms.Greek banks slid to a record low. ...


TSX opens lower on Greek concerns, mining weakness TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell on Tuesday, hit by concerns about the Greek election results and weaker copper prices, which pulled mining shares lower.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 105.95 points, or 0.72 percent, at 14,691.88 shortly after the open.Copyright Reuters, 2015

Airlines help Britain's FTSE hold steady at 4-month high LONDON: Britain's top share index held steady around four-month highs on Tuesday, supported by strong gains for airlines, although its momentum was stalled by renewed weakness in energy stocks.Top gainer was budget airline easyJet, up 4.6 percent following a trading update in which it said first-half seasonal losses would shrink this year.Europe's second-largest low-cost airline said losses fell after it added seats on successful routes and attracted more business passengers.International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) rose ...

Egypt resumes rally; Saudi Arabia extends gains DUBAI: Egypt's stock market turned bullish again in early trade on Tuesday after a short bout of profit-taking, while Saudi Arabia's bourse edged up on the back of banking stocks.The Cairo benchmark rose 1.3 percent as most stocks were in the black. Property firm Medinet Nasr Housing and Development led gains, surging 5.1 percent as Egypt's central bank continued the gradual depreciation of the pound.The pound slipped to 7.43 per dollar from 7.39 at a ...

Mixed earnings, Greek jitters fuel market caution LONDON: The euro rose and shares slipped in Europe on Tuesday as mixed corporate earnings and concerns over Greece kept investors cautious ahead of a busy week which will include the first policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve this year.Russian markets were also jittery after a cut to the country's sovereign credit rating.Investors will be keen to hear the Fed's response to the recent policy easing by global central banks such as the European ...

Indian shares surge to record high for 5th straight session MUMBAI: Indian shares hit a record high for a fifth consecutive session on Tuesday after a deal that could open the door for U.S. companies to build nuclear reactors in the country boosted firms expected to benefit such as Larsen & Toubro.Shares were also helped later in the session by a rally in Maruti Suzuki, which rose as much as 2.7 percent to a record high, after adjusted EBITDA margins came in broadly in line ...

European equity rally halted by Greece and weak corporate figures LONDON: Renewed concern over Greece and weak results at companies such as Siemens and Philips halted a winning run on European stock markets on Tuesday.The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had risen for the last eight sessions, slipped back by 0.3 percent to 1,484.07 points going into the middle of the trading session.The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also declined 0.7 percent, retreating after a similar eight-day winning streak. Those gains were ignited ...


 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,409.00 1.31
Arrow Nasdaq 4,683.41 0.98
Arrow S&P 2,017.30 0.95
Arrow FTSE 6,810.60 0.22
Arrow DAX 10,737.87 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,631.43 0.44
Arrow Nikkei 17,606.22 1.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,595.85 1.07
Arrow Sensex 29,681.77 0.41






ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln