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Bears retuned in the driving seat at the Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE) where losers outclassed gainers amid decrease in index. ISE Ten Index showed a decrease of 135.03 points as the ISE Ten Index moved from 4,066.33 to 3,931.30 points. The overall turnover amounted to 196,489 shares as compared to previous volume of 452,600 shares.

On Friday, BRIndex30 opened at 16,998.59. It touched an intraday high of 17,101.96 and an intraday Low of 16,935.32 and closed at 17,039.99 which was 41.4 points or 0.24 percent higher than previous close. Total volume was 138,863,800, which was 57.75 percent of KSE All share volume and 83.46 percent of KSE 100 volume. The KSE All Share volume was 240,445,190 and KSE 100 volume was 166,378,330.
South Asian leaders signed an agreement to improve cross-border energy trade in the power-starved region Thursday. The prime minister of host country Nepal said the achievements of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) had fallen short, and urged fellow leaders to "summon the political will" to translate their words into action.
Pakistan on Thursday rejected the impression that it has been "cornered" in the SAARC Summit on the issue of terrorism and that it blocked key agreement put forward by India to integrate energy grids and have frequent road and rail movement among the member countries.
A brief meeting between India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart on Thursday salvaged a summit of South Asian leaders, with all eight countries clinching a last-minute deal to create a regional electricity grid. Modi shook hands with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at a mountain retreat outside Kathmandu and then again before the curtain went down on the conference. Television showed the two men smiling and exchanging a few words.
Militants attacked an army patrol in Indian Kashmir on Thursday, leaving three soldiers and three civilians dead, security officials said. The group of heavily armed militants attacked the army column near a base in the town of Arnia in Indian held Kashmir. "Three of our soldiers were martyred in the operation which is still ongoing," army spokesman for the area, Manish Mehta, told AFP, updating the toll from one, after two soldiers shot during the encounter died of their injuries.
Pakistan will host the 19th summit of South Asian Association of Regional Co-operation (SAARC) in Islamabad in 2016, the concluding session of 18th SAARC summit announced on Thursday. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his brief address to the SAARC leaders from eight countries at the concluding session said, "We look forward to welcome you to the 19th SAARC summit in 2016 in Islamabad."


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,828.24 0.01
Arrow Nasdaq 4,791.63 0.09
Arrow S&P 2,067.56 0.25
Arrow FTSE 6,722.62 0.01
Arrow DAX 9,980.85 0.06
Arrow CAC-40 4,390.18 0.18
Arrow Nikkei 17,459.85 1.23
Arrow H.Seng 23,987.45 0.07
Arrow Sensex 28,693.99 0.90

Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln