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RECORDER REPORT: KSE close of day KARACHI: Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) 100 index closed lower on Wednesday having 34386.86 points with a negative change of 151.59 and volume of 162,991,660 shares.High and Low were 34621.58 and 34353.78 respectively. Total volume traded in the market was 234,729,810 shares with 367 total traded companies out of which 101 were up 246 were down and 20 were unchanged.Construction and Materials (Cement) were the top traded sector with total traded volume of 45,547,000 shares. It was followed by Chemicals with a total traded volume of 35,484,650 shares.The three top traded companies were Jah.Sidd. Co. with a volume of 15,857,000 and price per share of 18.36 (0.36), Cherat Cement with a volume 9,006,500 of price per share of 79.06 (1.01), Fauji Fert Bin with a volume 8,184,500 of price per share of 50.48 (0.12).The top three advancers were Packages Ltd. with price per share 728.92 (33.37), Sanofi-Aventis with price per share ...

Japan to provide $19mn for Security, Energy saving projects ISLAMABAD: The Japanese government will provide grant aid of US$19 million (1,934,000,000 Yen) to Pakistan for two projects aiming at improving security at seaports and saving energy in water supply system.The bilateral agreements for Detailed Design Portion of the Project for Energy Saving in Water Supply System in Lahore and the Project for Security Improvement in Karachi Port and Port Qasim were signed by Secretary Economic Affairs Division, Muhammad Saleem Sethi and Japanese Ambassador, Hiroshi ...

Poroshenko presses Putin to rein in Ukraine rebels KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday he had written a letter to Russia's Vladimir Putin demanding that Moscow rein in eastern separatist fighters in his war-torn ex-Soviet republic.Poroshenko said his letter also requested that Russia release female Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who claims she was abducted by pro-Russian fighters before being put in a Moscow prison and starting a hunger strike."On Monday, I sent a letter to President Putin whose main elements included ...

Cement exports up 3.99pc in 1st half of 2014-15 ISLAMABAD: The cement exports from the country witnessed an increase of 3.99 percent during first half of current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year.The exports during the period under review were recorded at $268.699 million compared to the exports of $258.4 million in July-December (2013-14), according to the latest data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).Similarly gems exports also surged by 52.12 percent during the period July-December 2014-15 against same ...

India sends foreign minister to China after Obama visit NEW DELHI: India's foreign minister will travel to China this weekend, New Delhi said on Wednesday, a day after Barack Obama ended a visit aimed at renewing US ties with the South Asian country.Sushma Swaraj will go to Beijing on Sunday to "discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of concern to both sides" with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, India's government said in a statement.They will also hold three-way talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei ...

Syria opposition, Assad representatives meet in Moscow MOSCOW: Syrian opposition figures and representatives of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad began talks in Moscow Wednesday aimed at restarting long-stalled peace negotiations to end the country's brutal war. The 32 members of various opposition groups tolerated by the authorities in Damascus and six members of the official Syrian delegation led by the ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari met at 0700 GMT, one of the opposition participants told AFP. The Kremlin-sponsored talks ...


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Arrow Nasdaq 4,681.50 1.89
Arrow S&P 2,029.55 1.34
Arrow FTSE 6,811.61 0.60
Arrow DAX 10,628.58 1.57
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Arrow H.Seng 24,807.28 0.41
Arrow Sensex 29,571.04 1.00

ICT 2014

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