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European stocks narrowly mixed at open LONDON: Europe's main stock markets opened mixed on Tuesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index edging slightly down 0.07 percent to 6,606.55 points.Frankfurt's DAX 30 gained 0.24 percent to 9,374.36 points and the CAC 40 in Paris won 0.10 percent to 4,227.12 compared with Monday's closing values.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

European equities kick off week with gains LONDON: European stock markets rose steadily on Monday with trading quiet in the absence of any major data releases, analysts said.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index climbed 0.29 percent to stand at 6,586.10 points approaching midday in the British capital, lifted by firmer mining share prices.Frankfurt's DAX 30 gained 0.14 percent to 9,304.71 points and in Paris, the CAC 40 won 0.17 percent to 4,197.21.Miners and oil majors were higher as commodity prices rebounded from recent ...
European shares inch up; M&A boosts Fugro, Nutreco PARIS: European stocks inched higher early on Monday, reversing some of the previous session's losses, with Nutreco surging 14 percent as SHV sweetened its takeover bid for the Dutch animal feed and nutrition company.Shares in struggling oil services group Fugro jumped 32 percent, recovering recent sharp losses, after rival Boskalis bought around 15 percent of its shares.Belt-tightening by big energy majors faced with plunging oil prices has been hitting oil services companies, fuelling expectation of ...
FTSE rises towards five-week high, miners rally LONDON: Britain's top share index advanced towards a five-week high on Monday, with miners rising on hopes that mixed data from China, the world's biggest metals consumer, may prompt the country to launch more stimulus.China's annual consumer inflation remained near a five-year low in October at 1.6 percent and annual growth in exports and imports slowed in October, reinforcing expectations the economy will roll out more measures to support growth."Good news for policymakers is that ...
China deal sends shares to 1-month high, rouble surges LONDON: A landmark deal to give global investors easier access to China's $3.9 trillion stock market lifted world shares to their highest in over a month on Monday, as tensions in Libya and Ukraine pushed up oil prices.Chinese shares jumped 2.5 percent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index climbed almost 1 percent after the two exchanges announced a November 17 start date for their long-awaited tie-up..European markets also got off to positive start amid more ...
Turkish markets extend gains; benign US rates outlook still in focus ISTANBUL: Turkish markets extended gains on Monday, with U.S. jobs data that signalled no major shift in the Federal Reserve's policy outlook continuing to dominate trade, overshadowing domestic industrial output figures.Friday data showing jobs in the world's biggest economy grew at a steady clip, though less than expected, in October, underscored economic resilience in the face of slowing global demand while suggesting little need for the Fed to hurry to start lifting interest rates.Turkey is ...
Emerging stocks lifted by China tie-up, rouble relief LONDON: Emerging stocks gained for the first time in 10 days on Monday, buoyed by confirmation of China's impending tie-up of its two main bourses and Russia's rouble strengthening after supportive comments from President Vladimir Putin.Hong Kong and Shanghai will link their stock exchanges on Nov. 17, creating the world's third-largest equity market and giving foreigners unprecedented access to China's $3.9 trillion stock market.The news boosted China's stock markets with Shanghai's blue-chip index and composite ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,814.94 0.02
Arrow Nasdaq 4,758.25 0.07
Arrow S&P 2,067.03 0.12
Arrow FTSE 6,731.14 0.02
Arrow DAX 9,861.21 0.77
Arrow CAC-40 4,382.31 0.32
Arrow Nikkei 17,407.62 0.29
Arrow H.Seng 23,843.91 0.21
Arrow Sensex 28,338.05 0.57

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