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Hong Kong shares end slightly higher HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares ended marginally higher Tuesday after China released data showing its economy grew at the slowest rate since the global financial crisis.The Hang Seng Index edged up 18.32 points to 23,088.58 on turnover of HK$52.51 billion ($6.78 billion).In mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.72 percent, or 17.07 points, to 2,339.66 on turnover of 146.8 billion yuan ($24.0 billion). The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dropped 0.76 percent, or 10.21 points, to 1,330.77 on turnover of 160.9 billion yuan.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Asia shares slip after China growth data HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly sank Tuesday, giving up much of their gains from the previous session, as data showing China's economy growing at its slowest pace in five years trumped another positive lead from Wall Street.After the wild swings of last week that were fuelled by global growth fears, Monday's hefty advances across the region raised hopes shares were on a more even keel as the earnings season approaches.However the data out of China ...

Lufthansa pilots extend strike to long-haul services FRANKFURT: Lufthansa pilots, on strike since Monday, extended their industrial action to include long-haul flights on Tuesday, grounding almost all inbound and outbound services at Germany's usually busy Frankfurt airport.In the ninth walkout by its pilots since April, the German airline said it has cancelled 1,511 flights over the two days of the stoppage, with some 166,000 passengers affected.Nevertheless, the situation in Frankfurt, Germany's busiest airport, was relatively calm because around 90,000 passengers had been ...

European shares dip early; Total falls after CEO dies PARIS: European shares fell in early trading on Tuesday, adding to the previous session's losses as data showing a slowdown in Chinese economic growth kept investors on edge, offsetting better-than-expected quarterly sales from Apple. Shares in oil giant Total fell 1.2 percent after its chief executive Christophe de Margerie was killed when a business jet collided with a snow plough during takeoff at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport. At 0703 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of ...

Total shares fall 2pc after CEO death PARIS: Shares in oil group Total opened down 2.26 percent on Tuesday after its chief executive Christophe de Margerie died when a business jet collided with a snow plough during takeoff at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport. Total said it will convene a meeting of its board "as soon as possible" but did not provide further details.Copyright Reuters, 2014

RECORDER REPORT: KSE mid day update KARACHI: On Tuesday, until mid day, KSE-100 Index was at 29776.03 with a positive change of 64.91 and volume of 32,223,050 shares.High and Low were 29928.22 and 29711.12 respectively. Total volume traded in the market was 68,691,550 shares with 319 total traded companies out of which 182 were up, 126 were down and 11 were unchanged.Automobile and Parts was the top traded sector with total traded volume of 12,046,500 shares. It was followed by Construction ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,614.81 1.31
Arrow Nasdaq 4,419.48 2.40
Arrow S&P 1,941.28 1.96
Arrow FTSE 6,372.33 1.68
Arrow DAX 8,886.96 1.94
Arrow CAC-40 4,081.24 2.25
Arrow Nikkei 14,804.28 2.03
Arrow H.Seng 23,088.58 0.08
Arrow Sensex 26,575.65 0.55

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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
WeeklyOctober 20, 2014
Reserves $13.436 bln