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European shares steady after mixed earnings PARIS: European shares were steady in early trading on Thursday, taking a breather from their sharp two-month rally, with Allianz falling after its dividend rise disappointed.Shares in Europe's largest insurer fell 3.8 percent, the biggest losers among blue-chips, as it raised its dividend by less than expected after earnings in its core property and casualty insurance businesses lagged and results in asset management stalled following client defections at its US unit Pimco.At 0809 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.1 percent at 1,543.44 points.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Shares in Enel fall after Italy's sale of 5.74pc stake MILAN: Shares in Italian utility Enel fell on Thursday after the Treasury sold 5.74 percent of the company, cashing in 2.2 billion euros ($2.50 billion). The sale is the first in a raft of planned privatisations to reduce Italy's 2-trillion-euro debt pile that will bring cash directly into the state's coffers.Three financial sources told Reuters that the price guidance for the placement was around 4 euros a share, representing a discount of around 1.2 percent ...
Slump in Weir leads UK's FTSE down from record high LONDON: Britain's top share index retreated from the previous session's record high on Wednesday, with engineer Weir Group leading the market lower after warning about a significant drop in its revenue in the current year.Weir Group, which makes valves and pumps for the energy and mining industries, fell 8.7 percent to the bottom of the blue-chip FTSE 100 index after saying uncertainty in the oil and gas industry would significantly reduce its revenue despite cost-cutting."People ...
London stocks pull back from record high, Europe steady LONDON: London stocks pulled back Wednesday from to a record high the previous day on profit-taking, while the main European markets ended flat.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dropped 0.21 percent from Tuesday's close to end the day at 6,935.38 points.Frankfurt's DAX 30 index edged up 0.04 percent to 11,210.27 points, while in Paris the CAC 40 was down 0.09 percent to 4,882.22 points.Madrid gave up 0.14 percent and Milan shed 0.96 percent.The euro rose to ...
FTSE retreats from record high, Weir group falls 10pc LONDON: Britain's top share index retreated from the previous session's record high on Wednesday, with engineer Weir Group leading the market lower after warning about a significant drop in its revenue in the current year. Weir Group, which makes valves and pumps for the energy and mining industries, fell nearly 10 percent to the bottom of the blue-chip FTSE 100 index after saying uncertainty in the oil and gas industry would significantly reduce its revenue ...
European stock rally pauses after mixed corporate results PARIS\LONDON: European shares edged lower on Wednesday as mixed corporate results halted the rally that had propelled both Britain's FTSE 100 and Germany's DAX to record highs. Shares in British engineer Weir Group featured among the top losers, down 10 percent, after it warned falling oil prices would lead to a significant reduction in its 2015 revenue in 2015. French steel pipe maker Vallourec sank 4.9 percent after saying it plans to cut 1,400 jobs ...
European stocks drop; London off record high LONDON: European stock markets fell Wednesday, taking the steam out of a rally that pushed London to record highs the previous day.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dropped 0.36 percent to stand at 6,924.30 points around midday in the British capital.Frankfurt's DAX 30 edged down 0.07 percent to 11,197 points and the CAC 40 index in Paris lost 0.29 percent to 4,872.20 compared with Tuesday's close.The euro nudged higher to $1.1344 from $1.1342 late in New ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,288.63 0.86
Arrow Nasdaq 5,008.10 0.90
Arrow S&P 2,117.39 0.61
Arrow FTSE 6,940.64 0.09
Arrow DAX 11,410.36 0.08
Arrow CAC-40 4,917.32 0.69
Arrow Nikkei 18,826.88 0.15
Arrow H.Seng 24,887.44 0.15
Arrow Sensex 29,459.14 0.33







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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyDecember
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln