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RECORDER REPORT: KSE mid day update KARACHI: On Monday, until mid day, KSE-100 Index was at 29538.13 with a positive change of 155.00 and volume of 19,611,330 shares.High and Low were 29538.13 and 29376.31 respectively. Total volume traded in the market was 36,260,950 shares with 276 total traded companies out of which 163 were up, 100 were down and 13 were unchanged.Construction and Materials (Cement) was the top traded sector with total traded volume of 5,029,300 shares. It was followed by Commercial Banks with a total traded volume of 6,973,300 shares.Copyright Business Recorder, 2014

US and Afghanistan poised to sign security pact KABUL: Afghanistan will on Tuesday sign a long-delayed security deal to allow some US troops to stay in the country next year, signalling that newly-inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani intends to repair frayed ties with Washington.Hamid Karzai, who stepped down as president on Monday, refused to sign the deal in a disagreement that symbolised the breakdown of Afghan-US relations after the optimism of 2001 when the Taliban were ousted from power."The BSA (bilateral security agreement) will ...

China extends support for Pakistan's territorial integrity ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong has said that Pak-China friendship had withstood the test of time and supported Pakistan's territorial integrity and sovereignty and appreciated its contribution in weeding out terrorism.He was addressing a function here at Chinese embassy on Monday night which was organized to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was the chief guest on this occasion while the ...

Japan's Abe: GPIF portfolio review will promote stability of pensions TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that a review of the nation's public pension fund portfolio is aimed at achieving stable resources rather than boosting stock prices. As part of his reform agenda, Abe has been pushing the world's largest Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) to invest more in risk assets and less in domestic bonds to boost returns. Abe, speaking in parliament, said a virtuous cycle was emerging in the economy ...

Rupiah hits 8-month low; most Asia currencies set for monthly loss SINGAPORE: The Indonesian rupiah hit an eight-month low on Tuesday and was on track to lead monthly losses in Asian currencies, which have taken a hit as investors position for an eventual rise in US interest rates.The rupiah fell to as low as 12,230 versus the dollar , its lowest since early February.The dollar has rallied about 4 percent versus the rupiah so far in September, making the rupiah the worst-performing emerging Asian currency this ...

Japan jobless rate falls to 3.5pc in August TOKYO: Japan's jobless rate shrank to 3.5 percent in August and the availability of jobs held steady at the highest in 22 years, reflecting recent improvement in the labour market. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent from July's 3.8 percent, internal affairs ministry data showed on Tuesday. Economists' median forecast had pointed to a flat reading at 3.8 percent. The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.10 in August, unchanged from the previous month when ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,042.90 0.17
Arrow Nasdaq 4,493.39 0.28
Arrow S&P 1,972.29 0.28
Arrow FTSE 6,622.72 0.36
Arrow DAX 9,474.30 0.55
Arrow CAC-40 4,416.24 1.33
Arrow Nikkei 16,173.52 0.84
Arrow H.Seng 22,932.98 1.28
Arrow Sensex 26,630.51 0.13

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklySeptember 25, 2014
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