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Bond yields, oil prices fall as gloom persists LONDON: Persistent fears over the health of the global economic recovery kept bond yields and oil prices falling on Wednesday, with stocks also failing to break their recent losing streak.Market volatility has surged in recent weeks as investors weigh the timing of expected interest rate increases, especially in the United States, against disappointing macroeconomic signals such as a worse-than-expected inflation reading from China.Investors sought refuge from cooling economic activity in safe-haven government bonds across the euro zone, with German bund yields hitting a record low. Pressure is growing on the European Central Bank (ECB) to ease monetary policy further to spur growth in the region."With deflation worries still very much at the fore of the euro area and the pressure on the ECB to take further action in coming months, bunds will remain underpinned in the near term," said Nick Stamenkovic, bond strategist at RIA Capital Markets.After a stable start ...

Greek stocks drop sharply on political jitters, bond yield spike ATHENS: Greek stocks succumbed to a second day of selling pressure, shedding more than 5.0 percent on Wednesday, with traders citing political uncertainty jitters and a spike in Greek bond yields.At 1144 GMT, the Athens stock exchange's benchmark index was losing 5.1 percent at 899.65 points, with index heavyweight banks shedding 4.35 percent.Stocks fell 5.7 percent on Tuesday."Selling pressure is still on, prompted by political uncertainty and the spike in bond yields," said Theodore Krintas, ...
European stock markets stable at open LONDON: European stock markets steadied at the start of trading on Wednesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.05 percent to 6,389.55 points.Frankfurt's DAX 30 index rose 0.15 percent to 8,838.68 points and the CAC 40 in Paris added 0.05 percent to 4,090.48 compared with Tuesday's closing level.European stocks had edged higher in volatile trade on Tuesday, as strong US company results offset mounting gloom over the German economy.In London, shares in pharmaceutical group ...
European stocks rise in volatile trading LONDON: European equities swung in volatile trading on Tuesday, with strong earnings by US companies providing investors a ray of light though gloomy economic skies over Europe.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index rose 0.28 percent to stand at 6,384.23 points in afternoon trading.Frankfurt's DAX 30 added 0.19 percent to 8,829.09 points and the CAC 40 in Paris edged up 0.01 percent to 4,079.02.Europe's main stock market indices had been down sharply in midday trading after Germany ...
Emerging stocks edge down; oil exporters take biggest hit LONDON: Emerging stocks edged down on Tuesday but held above 6-1/2-month lows on the prospect of delayed U.S. rate hikes, while shares and currencies in oil exporters fell as oil prices sank to their lowest in nearly four years.With the dollar recovering after its biggest drop in a year on Monday, currencies were more mixed though the rouble fell another 1 percent against the dollar as oil prices inched below $88 a barrel, the lowest ...
Losses in luxury goods sector knock back UK's FTSE LONDON: Britain's top equity index hovered near 15-month lows on Monday, as gloomy trading updates from luxury goods companies Burberry and Mulberry knocked back the market.The UK market's fall tracked similar declines elsewhere in Europe, with European stock markets hit after an index of German analyst and investor morale fell below zero for the first time in nearly two years in October.The benchmark FTSE 100 index was down by 0.6 percent, or 40.63 points, at ...
European shares sink to 8-month low on growth jitters LONDON: Europe's benchmark share index slipped to an eight-month low on Tuesday on growing concerns about the pace of global growth, as a survey showed German investor morale has plunged to its lowest in almost two years.Think tank ZEW's monthly survey of German economic sentiment tumbled for a 10th straight month to -3.6, the weakest reading since November 2012, suggesting Europe's largest economy was reeling from crises abroad and a weak euro zone."The survey further ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,380.41 1.63
Arrow Nasdaq 4,258.44 0.97
Arrow S&P 1,886.76 1.29
Arrow FTSE 6,310.29 1.85
Arrow DAX 8,850.27 3.12
Arrow CAC-40 4,033.18 2.92
Arrow Nikkei 14,532.51 1.40
Arrow H.Seng 23,023.21 0.53
Arrow Sensex 26,108.53 0.42

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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 10, 2014
Reserves $13.401 bln