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FTSE hits one-week low, Royal Dutch Shell weighs LONDON: Britain's top share index slipped to a one-week low on Thursday, with oil major Royal Dutch Shell leading the market down after missing earnings expectations.Energy shares also came under pressure as oil sank to its lowest point in nearly six years after data showed record stockpiles had built up in the United States.The UK Oil and Gas index fell 3.3 percent, while both oil company BP and Weir Group, which makes valves and pumps for the energy and mining industries, fell about 3 percent.Royal Dutch Shell dropped 3.4 percent, the heaviest faller in the blue-chip FTSE 100, after earnings excluding identified items came in below market expectations at $3.3 billion. The company also announced a three-year, $15 billion cut in spending after a slump in oil prices.Oil has fallen by almost 60 percent since June because of weak global demand and a boom in U.S. shale production.John Smith, senior ...

UK's FTSE hovers near 1-week lows as Shell falls LONDON: Britain's top share index hovered near one-week lows on Thursday, with oil major Royal Dutch Shell weighing after it missed earnings expectations.Energy shares also came under pressure from subdued oil prices. U.S. crude fell to near six-year lows on Wednesday after data showed record stockpiles had built up in the United States.The blue-chip FTSE 100 equity index was down 0.6 percent at 6,788.66 points going into the middle of the trading session, near its ...
European stocks slide at open LONDON: European stock markets slid at the start of trading on Thursday following losses across Asia and on Wall Street.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of top companies dropped 0.67 percent to 6,779.87 points.Frankfurt's DAX 30 shed 0.42 percent to 10,666.43 points and the CAC 40 in Paris lost 0.87 percent to 4,571.05 compared with Wednesday's close.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Greek stocks open 2.03pc up after Wednesday's rout ATHENS: Greek stocks opened 2.03 percent higher on Thursday after plunging a day before over the new anti-austerity government's decision to scrap key privatisations and other reforms.Wednesday's 9.24 percent plunge hit Greece's biggest banks especially hard, with the sector's stocks losing a quarter of their market value.The decision to halt the privatisation of Piraeus and Thessaloniki ports has alarmed major investors including China, which on Thursday said it was "highly concerned" by the move.EU paymaster ...
Greek stocks slump 8pc, banks hardest hit ATHENS: Greek stocks extended their losses on Wednesday, plunging 8.5 percent after the new anti-austerity government called for a "fair" re-negotiation of the country's multi-billion-euro bailout, with banking stocks hit particularly hard.The main banks had collectively lost nearly a quarter of their market capitalisation in late afternoon trade.National Bank plummeted 27.2 percent and Piraeus Bank lost 28.4 percent.Overall, the market slumped to 716 points with an hour of trading left, having closed at 783 points, ...
European stocks shrug off Greece LONDON: European stock markets Wednesday shrugged off Greece's new anti-austerity government pressing home its demand for debt relief and rolling back its privatisation programme.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of top companies dipped 0.03 percent to stand at 6,809.31 points and in Paris the CAC 40 slipped 0.06 percent compared with Tuesday's close to 4,621.44.However Frankfurt's DAX 30 climbed 0.51 percent to 10,682.48 points. But Greek stocks plunged 8.5 percent after the new anti-austerity government called ...
Johnson Matthey leads FTSE lower as update falls short LONDON: Britain's top equity index fell form a four-month high on Wednesday, with specialty chemicals firm Johnson Matthey leading the market lower after its trading update fell short of some expectations.Energy stocks fell again, with the UK Oil and Gas index down 0.9 percent, after oil prices slipped to $49 a barrel on a stronger dollar and on an industry report showing a larger-than-expected rise in U.S. crude inventories.Johnson Matthey, the world's largest maker of ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,409.00 1.31
Arrow Nasdaq 4,683.41 0.98
Arrow S&P 2,017.30 0.95
Arrow FTSE 6,810.60 0.22
Arrow DAX 10,737.87 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,631.43 0.44
Arrow Nikkei 17,606.22 1.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,595.85 1.07
Arrow Sensex 29,681.77 0.41






ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln