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European stocks rise at open; London FTSE up 0.23pc LONDON: Europe's main stock markets advanced in opening trade on Tuesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.23 percent to 6,687.16 points.Frankfurt's DAX 30 index of top companies rose 0.19 percent to 9,323.75 points and the CAC 40 in Paris gained 0.10 percent to 4,230.41 compared with Monday's closing values.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

ECB's Draghi helps European shares reverse early losses EDINBURGH: European shares turned solidly positive on Monday after ECB President Mario Draghi reasserted that he was ready to do more to fight deflation.Shrugging off worries that Japan's economy has unexpectedly slipped into recession, the market also drew confidence from earnings reports, merger and acquisition news and appetite for more volatile stocks.The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares had risen 0.5 percent to 1,351.65 points at 1544 GMT, extending gains after the European Central ...
UK stocks fall on Japan, growth worries LONDON: Britain's top share index retreated from a six-week high on Monday, with banking and energy stocks losing ground after an unexpected economic contraction in Japan added to worries about global growth.Drugmaker AstraZeneca also underperformed, falling 2.7 percent after Pfizer dampened investors' expectations of a renewed bid for AstraZeneca by signing a major cancer drug deal with Germany's Merck KGaA, reducing the U.S. firm's need for Astra's products.The FTSE 100 was down 0.3 percent at ...
Russian assets gain after EU holds off on new sanctions MOSCOW: Russian stocks saw a small bounce on Monday, while the rouble was steady, after the European Union decided not to impose more sanctions against Russia for now over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.EU foreign ministers agreed to put more Russia-backed Ukrainian separatists on their sanctions list, but did not extend measures against Russia itself.The decision helped the rouble recover after falling early on Monday as the price of oil, Russia's major export, dropped more than ...
European shares pare losses after Japan slips into recession EDINBURGH: European shares reclaimed early losses on Monday as concern over Japan's economy after it unexpectedly slipped into recession proved short-lived.Earnings reports, merger & acquisition news and appetite for more volatile stocks all provided support for the market.The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares edged up 0.1 percent to 1,346.64 points.Pharmaceutical firm Merck rose 3.8 percent, the index's top riser, after agreeing a deal with Pfizer for sharing rights to develop its experimental immunotherapy ...
Stocks fall, oil dips as Japan slips into recession LONDON: Shares fell and the oil price slid on Monday after data showed Japan had slipped into recession, raising concerns about global growth.European shares opened lower. They followed Tokyo's Nikkei index which lost 3 percent, its biggest one-day drop since August on news that the world's third-largest economy unexpectedly shrank by an annualised 1.6 percent in the third quarter.This followed a 7.3 percent contraction in the previous quarter caused by a rise in the national ...
European shares fall as Japan slips into recession PARIS: European shares dropped on Monday, hit by concern over the pace of global growth after data showed Japan, the world's third-largest economy, unexpectedly slipped into recession.Shares in Hennes & Mauritz bucked the trend, rising 1.3 percent after the world's second-biggest fashion retailer posted a 14 percent rise in October sales from a year ago, beating forecasts.At 0853 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.4 percent at 1,339.92 points.Japan's economy ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,827.75 0.07
Arrow Nasdaq 4,787.32 0.61
Arrow S&P 2,072.83 0.28
Arrow FTSE 6,723.42 0.09
Arrow DAX 9,974.87 0.60
Arrow CAC-40 4,382.34 0.20
Arrow Nikkei 17,248.50 0.78
Arrow H.Seng 24,004.28 0.45
Arrow Sensex 28,438.91 0.19






Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln