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European shares mark time ahead of euro zone meeting LONDON/PARIS: European stocks slipped on Monday, taking a breather following last week's sharp gains, as investors awaited a euro zone finance ministers' meeting in Brussels to see if common ground will be found with Greece's new government. At 1136 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.1 percent at 1,501.65 points, just below a seven-year high hit during the session on Friday. Greece's finance minister and his euro zone peers, together with European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, will discuss on Monday how to proceed with Greece's bailout programme, which runs out on Feb. 28.Talks are expected to begin at 1400 GMT. Greece said it was confident it would reach an agreement with its euro zone partners but Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said he was not very optimistic about a deal being reached on Monday. Greek shares were down 4.4 percent after rallying 11 percent ...

UK's FTSE 100 edges down from 5 month highs LONDON: Britain's top share index retreated from five-month highs on Monday, with leading companies such as miner Fresnillo and utility Centrica hit by broker downgrades. Investors also adopted a cautious approach as Greece's finance minister prepared to meet his euro zone peers and European Central Bank (ECB) head Mario Draghi on Monday to discuss how to proceed with his country's bailout programme, which runs out on Feb. 28. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down ...
Assets mostly firm, caution lingers over Ukraine, Greece BUDAPEST/WARSAW: European stocks and currencies edged up on Monday on hopes a ceasefire agreed between neighbouring Ukraine's government and Russian-backed rebels would take hold, although one east Ukraine town was still being heavily shelled.Government bonds also eased slightly or were treading water, reflecting caution in European markets over the chances of a deal in talks later in the day between debt-laden Greece and its euro zone peers."Investors are still observing Ukraine and Greece," said Henryk ...
European stocks slip at open LONDON: Europe's main stock markets fell at the start of trade on Monday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.11 percent at 6,866.15 points.Elsewhere, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index slid 0.19 percent to 10,942.38 and the CAC 40 index in Paris nudged 0.04 percent lower to 4,757.52 points compared with Friday's close.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
European stocks extend gains awaiting outcome on Greece LONDON: European stock markets rose Friday, with Germany's main index breaching 11,000 points for the first time, as Greece appeared closer to a possible overhaul of its bailout.The DAX index hit an intraday high of 11,013.85 points as the Frankfurt stock exchange was also driven by positive economic data -- and later stood up 0.71 percent at 10,997.30 points.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index in afternoon trading won 0.74 percent to 6,878.58 points and the CAC ...
Greek stocks up over 7.6pc amid optimism for bailout deal ATHENS: The Greek stock exchange shot up over 7.6 percent on Friday amid optimism for a deal on the country's rapidly expiring bailout after Athens agreed to start technical talks with eurozone partners.Greece's new anti-austerity government has struggled to secure an agreement to renegotiate the terms of the loathed bailout in marathon talks in Brussels, but hope remained that a solution may be found by a last-ditch Eurogroup meeting on Monday.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
European shares lifted by Ukraine peace deal and Greek rebound LONDON/PARIS: European stocks hit multi-year highs on Thursday, boosted by a Ukraine peace agreement, Swedish economic stimulus measures and as investors held out hope for a Greek debt deal. The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine reached an agreement to end fighting in eastern Ukraine, participants at the talks said on Thursday. Germany's DAX -- which includes companies that sell cars and other products to Russia -- rose 1.6 percent to approach its earlier ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,132.70 0.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,963.53 0.49
Arrow S&P 2,104.50 0.30
Arrow FTSE 6,946.66 0.04
Arrow DAX 11,401.66 0.66
Arrow CAC-40 4,951.48 0.83
Arrow Nikkei 18,797.94 0.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,823.29 0.32
Arrow Sensex 29,220.12 1.65

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln