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European stocks rebound as Russian 'ultimatum' passes LONDON: Europe's main stock markets rebounded Tuesday from the previous day's slump, as investors breathed a sigh of relief after Russia's reported ultimatum to Ukraine passed without incident, dealers said.In morning European deals, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index rallied 1.09 percent to 6,781.09 points and in Paris the CAC 40 won 1.29 percent to 4,346.60 points.Frankfurt's DAX 30 gained 1.02 percent to 9,454.15 points, after tumbling by 3.44 percent on Monday.The dollar and euro also clawed back some of Monday's losses against the yen as a degree of confidence returned to the market, while gold and oil prices fell from multi-month highs.Fears of an assault by Russian forces on Ukrainian military bases surrounded in Crimea -- a mainly Russian-speaking peninsula in the southeast of the ex-Soviet state -- did not materialise overnight.Ukrainian officials said Monday that Russia had given Ukrainian soldiers in Crimea an ultimatum to surrender or face an ...

Moscow stock markets open higher after Monday's plunge MOSCOW: Moscow's stock markets opened more than 4 percent higher on Tuesday after plunging over 10 percent the day before in reaction to Russia's military intervention into Ukraine.Moscow's MICEX bourse at around 0608 GMT rose 4.29 percent, while the other main Russian market, the RTS, rose 4.55 percent.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
European stocks close sharply lower on Ukraine fears FRANKFURT: Europe's main stock market indices closed lower on Monday amid a standoff between Russia and Ukraine, with Frankfurt's DAX 30 tumbling 3.44 percent to 9,358.89 points.London's FTSE 100 dropped 1.49 percent to 6,708.35 points, and Paris's CAC 40 shed 2.66 percent to 4,290.87 points.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
FTSE hits two-week low as Ukraine tensions build LONDON: Britain's top share index fell to a two-week low on Monday, led down by asset management firms as stocks most exposed to emerging markets fell on increasing tensions in Ukraine. The possibility of war between Russia and Ukraine hit stocks that are particularly sensitive to optimism over global markets, such as fund managers Schroders and Aberdeen Asset Management, which fell 4.6 percent and 4.3 percent respectively. Banks, insurers, mining and energy stocks were other ...
World equities mostly dive on Ukraine fears LONDON: Global stocks mostly sank Monday, as fears of a conflict between Ukraine and Russia sent investors fleeing to safe-haven assets like gold and the yen, while oil prices soared.In morning European deals, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index fell 1.14 percent to 6,732.29 points, and in Paris the CAC 40 dropped 1.76 percent to 4,330.46 points.Frankfurt's DAX 30 lost more than 2.50 percent at one stage but later stood at 9,476.88 points, down 2.23 percent ...
European stocks dive at open on Ukraine fears LONDON: Europe's main stock markets sank at the start of trading on Monday on growing fears of a conflict between Ukraine and Russia, dealers said.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of top companies fell 1.44 percent to 6,711.40 points, Frankfurt's DAX 30 lost 1.43 percent to 9,553.08 points and in Paris the CAC 40 dropped 1.58 percent to 4,338.39 compared with Friday's closing level.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Moscow stocks, ruble plunge over Ukraine crisis MOSCOW: Russian stock markets opened down at least six percent and the ruble plunged to historic new lows Monday as investors panicked over the Kremlin's plan for military intervention in Ukraine.Moscow's MICEX bourse fell 5.89 percent in early trading while the other main Russian market, the RTS, fell 7.08 percent. Meanwhile the ruble lost value to trade at 50 rubles to the euro -- a level never seen before -- and 36.85 roubles to the ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,804.80 0.15
Arrow Nasdaq 4,765.38 0.36
Arrow S&P 2,070.65 0.46
Arrow FTSE 6,545.27 1.23
Arrow DAX 9,786.96 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,241.65 0.18
Arrow Nikkei 17,621.40 2.39
Arrow H.Seng 23,116.63 1.25
Arrow Sensex 27,371.84 0.90

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln