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European stocks dip at opening; London FTSE loses 0.55pc LONDON: Europe's main stock markets fell in opening trading on Monday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.55 percent to 6,618.09 points.Frankfurt's DAX 30 index of top companies sank 0.98 percent to 9,162.27 points and the CAC 40 in Paris slid 0.78 percent to 4,169.61 compared with Friday's closing value.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Weak economic growth weighs on euro, stocks LONDON: Sluggish economic growth in eurozone heavyweights Germany and France weighed on the European single currency and the region's stock markets on Friday.Official data showed France and Germany only narrowly avoided a new recession in the third quarter, while the broader 18-nation eurozone also faced anaemic growth."There is a clear message that much work still needs to be done to stimulate the flagging eurozone economy," said analyst Mike McCudden at online broker Interactive Investor."The euro ...
European stocks rise at open after growth data LONDON: Europe's main stock markets rose in opening deals on Friday, after news that France and Germany have both narrowly avoided a new recession.In initial trade, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index of top companies won 0.26 percent to 9,272.36 points and the CAC 40 in Paris added 0.48 percent to 4,208.11.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index meanwhile gained 0.11 percent to 6,642.69 points compared with Thursday's closing value.The German economy -- Europe's biggest -- expanded by 0.1 ...
European shares steady; weaker oil hits energy sector PARIS: European stocks were steady on Thursday afternoon, taking a breather following the previous session's sell-off, although energy shares sank along with Brent crude prices.Brent futures tumbled nearly 2 percent to below $79 a barrel, hitting a four-year low, dragged down in part by data showing China's economy further losing momentum in October.Total was down 1.4 percent and BP down 0.9 percent, while oil services firms Seadrill and Saipem both dropped 4.1 percent."$80 per barrel ...
Dixons outperforms as UK's FTSE advances LONDON: Britain's top equity index bounced back from the previous day's fall to rise to one-and-a-half month highs on Thursday, with retailer Dixons Carphone among the top performers.The blue-chip FTSE 100 was up by 0.3 percent at 6,629.62 points going into the close of the trading session, continuing its recovery from 15-month lows reached in October.Dixons Carphone was the best-performing FTSE stock in percentage terms, rising 2.3 percent, which traders attributed to expectations it could ...
European stocks stage rebound LONDON: Europe's main stock markets rebounded on Thursday from the previous day's falls as investors digested broadly upbeat company results.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index rose 0.36 percent to stand at 6,634.96 points nearing midday in the British capital.Frankfurt's DAX 30 added 0.94 percent to 9,298.26 points and in Paris the CAC 40 won 0.71 percent to 4,209.64 compared with Wednesday's closing values.The key indices had fallen on Wednesday as global regulators fined six top European ...
European shares stage small bounce as Iliad, KBC rally LONDON: European shares staged a modest rebound on Thursday as a boost from strong results from telecoms firm Iliad and financial group KBC was curbed by new gloomy updates in the utilities sector.Shares in KBC rose 6 percent to the top of the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index after the Belgian financial group reported a better-than-expected net profit for the third quarter, thanks to a rise in income from its banking activities.French low-cost telecom firm Iliad ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,719.00 0.19
Arrow Nasdaq 4,701.87 0.56
Arrow S&P 2,052.75 0.20
Arrow FTSE 6,678.90 0.26
Arrow DAX 9,483.97 0.12
Arrow CAC-40 4,234.21 0.75
Arrow Nikkei 17,300.86 0.07
Arrow H.Seng 23,349.64 0.10
Arrow Sensex 28,067.56 0.12

Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln