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European stock markets down at open LONDON: Europe's main stock markets were slightly down at the start of trading on Friday as investors await US jobs data later in the day. In London the benchmark FTSE 100 index slipped 0.15 percent to 6,6737.23 points.Frankfurt's DAX 30 dropped 0.20 percent to 11,561.37 points and the CAC 40 in Paris lost 0.08 percent compared with Thursday's close to stand at 5,187.87.European stock markets ended Thursday lower. However, after losing nearly 20 percent in the previous three days following a five-week closure, Greece's ATHEX index finished 3.65 percent higher.Traders are waiting for Friday's official US employment figures, after payroll firm ADP estimated that the private sector in the world's biggest economy added 185,000 jobs in July, much below the analysts' estimates.Signs of improving US economic activity could cement expectations of a Fed rate rise next month, analysts say.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

Britain's FTSE rises off lows after dovish BoE vote, miners weigh LONDON: Britain's top share index edged down on Thursday, weighed down by weakness in miners and insurer RSA, though it briefly rallied off lows after a broadly dovish update from the Bank of England. The FTSE 100 index ended down 5.32 points, or 0.1 percent lower at 6,747.09 points, turning slightly lower after a negative open on Wall Street.The index had received a boost after fewer than expected Bank of England officials voted for a ...
European shares slip back; Novozymes slumps on weak results LONDON: European shares fell on Thursday, with weak corporate results weighing on enzyme company Novozymes and Deutsche Post even as UK stocks outperformed on receding rate-hike fears. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which rose 1.3 percent in the previous session, closed down 0.8 percent at 1,589.38 points. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index declined by 0.2 percent. Novozymes slid by around 13 percent after reporting second-quarter earnings below expectations. Deutsche Post's shares also ...
Athens stock market gains 3.65pc after three-day loss ATHENS: The Athens stock market on Thursday closed with 3.65 percent gains, its first after three straight days of losses suffered since it was reopened this week following a five-week closure.The ATHEX index closed at 666.68 points, after having lost 19.35 percent of its value since resuming business at the start of the week.On Monday alone, the ATHEX suffered a record-setting plunge of 16.23 percent. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Greece auctions 813mn euros in six-month bonds ATHENS: Greece rolled over 812.5 million euros ($885 million) in six-month treasury bonds Wednesday at the same 2.97 percent interest rate it auctioned bonds in July, the Greek Public Debt Management Agency said.The sale of new bonds to cover maturing titles was an encouraging sign for debt-swamped Greece, which is struggling to reach a new bailout deal with international creditors before August 20, when it must repay some 3.4 billion euros ($3.7 billion) due to ...
Britain's FTSE buoyed by earnings, mining sector rebound LONDON: Britain's top share index rose on Wednesday, boosted by better than expected results from London Stock Exchange and Legal & General, and by a rebound in the mining sector.London Stock Exchange Group gained 2.2 percent after beating expectations as profit after tax rose 21 percent."(Earnings) benefited from both better cost control and a lower tax rate than anticipated," Peter Lenardos, analyst at RBC Capital Markets, said in a note, adding that earnings per share ...
Greek stocks fall nearly 4.0pc on third day of turmoil ATHENS: Greek stocks were nearly 4.0 percent down in midday trade on Wednesday in a turbulent week on the Athens exchange, after the end of a five-week shutdown sparked the biggest drop in its history.The ATHEX index was losing 3.96 percent and stood at 633.78 points, with Greek bank suffering for a third straight day.The bank index was down 21 percent and three of the main four lenders were near the maximum allowed drop of ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,102.38 1.66
Arrow Nasdaq 4,683.92 1.05
Arrow S&P 1,921.22 1.53
Arrow FTSE 6,042.92 2.44
Arrow DAX 10,038.04 2.71
Arrow CAC-40 4,523.08 2.81
Arrow Nikkei 17,792.16 2.15
Arrow H.Seng 20,840.61 0.45
Arrow Sensex 25,201.90 2.18

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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln