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British fighter jets on Tuesday bombed an artillery post and an armed truck used by the Islamic State group in Iraq in the Royal Air Force's first strikes in the US-led air campaign. The defence ministry said two Tornado jets hit the post with a Brimstone missile used against tanks and the vehicle with a 500-pound (230 kilogramme) Paveway IV laser-guided bomb.

Inflation in the world's richest nations eased for the third straight month in August, the OECD said on Tuesday, dragged down by slowing price rises in Europe's moribund economy. Consumer prices rose by 1.8 percent in the year to August in the 34 advanced democracies which make up the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, down from 1.9 percent in July.
Bangladesh has sacked a top minister after his criticism of Hajj triggered protests by Islamists who declared him an apostate and set a 24-hour deadline to replace him. Abdul Latif Siddique, the country's telecommunications minister, who is in New York accompanying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, made the comments which were aired by local television stations.
The Karachi share market Tuesday bounced back after a couple of 'red' sessions. The benchmark KSE-100 index gained 343 points to close at 29,726 points compared to 29,383 points Monday. "Overwhelming response to Saif Power positively affected the overall sentiment, while renewed buying in UBL and NBP also supported the share price of banking sector," said Samar Iqbal, Assistant Vice President, Equity Sales Topline Securities.
Equities on Tuesday staged recovery on the Lahore Stock Exchange and registered gains under the lead of bluechips amid slightly decreased trading turnover. The LSE-25 index gained 52.63 points to close at 5163.28 against 5110.65 of Monday, while transaction volume squeezed to 606,050 shares compared with day earlier volume of 781,600 shares.
Bulls dominated the proceedings at the Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE) on Tuesday, where equities continued to move in upward direction with positive trend at the ISE amid increase in index. ISE Ten Index showed an improvement of 45.77 points as the ISE Ten Index moved from 4,351.29 to 4,397.06 points. The overall turnover amounted to 1,500 shares as compared to previous volume of 31,064 shares.
On Tuesday, BRIndex30 opened at 15,830.47 points and remained positive throughout the trading session. It touched an intraday high of 16,041.86 points and an intraday low of 15,847.96 points and closed at 16,032.21 points which was 201.74 points or 1.27 percent higher than previous close. Total volume was 47,509,500, which was 47.33 percent of KSE All share volume and 78.67 percent of KSE 100 volume.


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
Reserves $13.305 bln