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GMC GROUP FOR INDUSTRIAL COMME   1.29        Telecom Egypt   11.48        Ismailia Misr Poultry   2.45        El Arabia for Investment & Dev   0.34        Modern Company For Water Proof   1.03        Egyptian Real Estate Group   6.85        Pioneers Holding   2.84        Ezz Steel   7.86        Rakta Paper Manufacturing   4.39        Orascom Telecom Holding (OT)   3.92        Naeem Holding   0.19        Egyptian Iron & Steel   6.87        Misr Chemical Industries   5.65        United Arab Shipping   0.43        Egyptians Housing Development    1.94        Universal For Paper and Packag   4.94        Northern Upper Egypt Developme   4.93        Canal Shipping Agencies   7.39        Egyptian for Tourism Resorts   0.69        Modern Shorouk Printing & Pack   7        Upper Egypt Contracting   0.8        Egyptian Financial Group-Herme   7.42        Orascom Construction Industrie   240.82        Heliopolis Housing   21.65        Raya Holding For Technology An   4.57        United Housing & Development   8.93        International Agricultural Pro   2.1        Gulf Canadian Real Estate Inve   18.08        Alexandria Pharmaceuticals   45.71        Arab Cotton Ginning   2.46        Egyptian Chemical Industries (   7.26        National Real Estate Bank for    11.84        Six of October Development & I   15.03        National Development Bank   6.72        Oriental Weavers   20.66        Arab Gathering Investment   16.29        Egyptians Abroad for Investmen   2.75        Palm Hills Development Company   1.61        Credit Agricole Egypt   9.04        Remco for Touristic Villages C   2.13        Commercial International Bank    29.87        El Ezz Porcelain (Gemma)   1.9        Egyptian Starch & Glucose   5.4        Arab Real Estate Investment (A   0.41        South Valley Cement   3.12        Citadel Capital - Common Share   2.5        Union National Bank - Egypt "    3.25        Ceramic & Porcelain   2.88        Rowad Tourism (Al Rowad)   5.05        El Nasr Transformers (El Maco)   4.78        Egyptian Media Production City   2.31        GB AUTO   27        Sharkia National Food   3.78        Egyptian Transport (EGYTRANS)   7.85        El Kahera Housing   4.97        El Shams Housing & Urbanizatio   2.45        Egyptian Kuwaiti Holding   0.7        ARAB POLVARA SPINNING & WEAVIN   2.11        Cairo Poultry   8.32        Egyptian Financial & Industria   8        T M G Holding   4.03        Asek Company for Mining - Asco   10.66        Misr Hotels   27        Egyptian Electrical Cables   0.56        Medinet Nasr Housing   22.51        Mena Touristic & Real Estate I   1.21        ELSWEDY CABLES   18        Al Arafa Investment And Consul   0.17        Prime Holding   0.91        Alexandria Spinning & Weaving    0.74        General Company For Land Recla   16.6        Gharbia Islamic Housing Develo   8.41        Alexandria Cement   8.9        Arab Valves Company   0.94        Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals   12.4        TransOceans Tours   0.09        Egyptian for Developing Buildi   6.43        Egyptian Gulf Bank   1.24        Kafr El Zayat Pesticides   18.19        Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt -   35.1        National company for maize pro   11.86        Delta Construction & Rebuildin   4.03        Zahraa Maadi Investment & Deve   48.25        Samad Misr -EGYFERT   3.52        Egypt for Poultry   1.41        Cairo Development and Investme   11.7        Cairo Pharmaceuticals   20.1        Maridive & oil services   0.9        Suez Canal Bank   3.75        Nile Pharmaceuticals   15.81        The Arab Dairy Products Co. AR   73.85        National Housing for Professio   14.39        El Ahli Investment and Develop   4.87        Egyptian Saudi Finance Bank   10.79        Ismailia National Food Industr   5.16        National Societe Generale Bank   25.52        Acrow Misr   19.16        Alexandria Mineral Oils Compan   63.63        Paper Middle East (Simo)   5.59        Egypt Aluminum   12.31        Giza General Contracting   13.12        Middle Egypt Flour Mills   5.82        Extracted Oils   0.6        Assiut Islamic Trading   4.56        Engineering Industries (ICON)   3.95        North Cairo Mills   15.3        Arab Pharmaceuticals   11.88        Grand Capital   5.38        El Ahram Co. 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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-01-05 07:48:39
U.S. crude and Brent futures dropped to fresh 5-1/2-year lows on Monday as worries about a surplus of global supplies amid weak demand continued to drag on oil markets. OPEC's decision in November to maintain output had earlier accelerated oil's losses, while record-high Russian production and the highest Iraqi exports since 1980 added to the concerns about oversupply. The two oil benchmarks, Brent and West Texas Intermediate, have now lost more than half of their value from peaks hit in mid-2014. U.S. crude CLc1 slid as low as $51.40 a barrel on Monday, its lowest since May 2009, and at 0535 GMT was at $51.60 a barrel, still down $1.09. February Brent crude LCOc1 dropped as low as $55.36 a barrel, also its lowest since May 2009, before edging back to $55.51, down 91 cents. Lacklustre economic data from the United States on Friday fuelled worries about the state of the global economy and the strength of oil demand. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-12-31 08:26:40
The dollar was on track to end 2014 with a gain of 12 percent against a basket of major currencies, and anticipated U.S. interest rake hikes may strengthen its appeal in the new year. This year's gain will be the dollar's largest since 2005, when it climbed nearly 13 percent. The divergence between the U.S. Federal Reserve's path toward rate hikes and stimulative monetary policies in the euro zone and Japan has helped the dollar index hit an eight-year high this year, and is likely to remain a key theme in 2015. Recent solid data has reinforced the view that the U.S. economy is improving enough for the Federal Reserve to consider raising interest rates in mid-2015. The dollar index, which measures the greenback's value against a basket of six major currencies, last stood at 89.926. On Tuesday, it touched a high of 90.325, its strongest level since 2006. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-12-20 07:39:21
Investors have wrung their hands over the last several weeks over the effect of lower oil prices on the broader S&P 500, but the relationship between the two is actually starting to break down. Crude prices had dropped more than 10 percent in the trading week ended Dec. 12. That was largely responsible for a 3.5 percent drop in the S&P 500, as investors fled stocks over concerns about energy-sector bonds, corporate earnings, and expectations for world economic demand. That seemed to change Thursday. The S&P 500 surged while oil fell, a potential change in sentiment among investors looking to focus on sectors that may benefit from an accelerating U.S. economy."The proof is that oil turned down and the market said, 'Oh, that was yesterday's news, today we're moving ahead,'" said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial in Newark, New Jersey. Bank of America Merrill Lynch credit strategist Hans Mikkelsen credited the decoupling partly to Fed Chair Janet Yellen's Wednesday news conference. "She explained how declining oil prices are expected to be a net positive for the U.S. economy. Furthermore, she went out of her way to dismiss any downward pressure on inflation as transitory." More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-12-18 07:52:07
The dollar took the upper hand on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled it was on track to raise interest rates next year, altering a pledge to keep them near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the U.S. economy. The Fed said it would take a "patient" approach in deciding when to bump borrowing costs higher, guidance which it said is consistent with its previous statement that rates will be low "for a considerable time." Fed Chair Janet Yellen told a news conference that the statement meant it was unlikely to hike rates for "at least a couple of meetings," meaning April of next year at the earliest. "The markets have had some relief as the Fed is moving forward as planned, but not too fast, in raising rates," said Takako Masai, the head of market research at Shinsei Bank. The dollar index .DXY =USD rose to 88.998, almost flat in Asia but having risen 1.0 percent on Wednesday and coming within a striking distance from a near six-year high of 89.550 touched 10 days ago. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-12-17 08:39:22
The dollar nursed its losses in Asian trading on Wednesday, pulling away from lows hit overnight on skidding oil prices, Russia's financial crisis, and speculation that the Federal Reserve might take a more cautious tone on monetary policy. Data released earlier on Wednesday showed Japan's exports rose 4.9 percent in November, falling short of forecasts despite the weakening yen, which helped the dollar regain some of the ground it lost overnight against its Japanese counterpart. Japan marked its 29th straight month of trade deficits. "The medium term forecast is still for a higher dollar, but the whole world is chaotic right now, with a slowdown in China, falling oil, and now Russia," said Kaneo Ogino, director at Global-info Co in Tokyo, a foreign exchange research firm."Nobody wants to be too short dollars ahead of the FOMC today, just in case," he added. The U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) concludes its final policy review of 2014 later on Wednesday, and is expected to drop particular words stating its intent to keep rates near zero as a prelude to raising interest rates next year. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-12-16 08:57:49
Brent crude oil prices fell over $1 per barrel and below $60 for the first time since July 2009 in early European trading on Tuesday as Chinese factory activity slowed and stumbling emerging market currencies dented demand expectations. Oil futures have almost halved since June amid rising output and cooling demand, but producer club OPEC has so far resisted calls to cut production to shore up prices. Data showing activity in China's factory sector shrank for the first time in seven months in December, adding to a slew of reports showing more fatigue in the world's No.2 economy, further dragged on oil prices. "China leaves 2014 on a weak note (and) the calls for further monetary stimulus are getting louder," Singapore-based Phillip Futures said on Tuesday. Brent for January delivery LCOc1 was at $59.75 a barrel at 0750 GMT (02:50 p.m. EST), down $1.31 and to its lowest level since. U.S. crude for January delivery CLc1 was at $54.85 a barrel, down $1.06 a barrel. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-12-16 08:51:14
Gold was headed toward its fifth-straight losing session on Tuesday, failing to move higher even as the global climate continues to breed the kind of uncertainty that usually provides a tailwind for the precious metal. At last check, gold for February delivery GCG5, -0.90% dropped $8.70, or 0.7%, to $1,196.80 an ounce, while March silver SIH5, -2.49% sank another 38 cents, or 2.3%, to $16.18 an ounce. Gold and oil prices have been moving in tandem recently, though the two diverged overnight as crude CLF5, -1.48% moved fractionally higher. Housing starts for November will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern, with analysts looking for an improvement to an annual pace of 1.04 million. Then, on Wednesday, traders will get a look at the Fed’s new policy statement and updated economic forecasts, followed by a press conference with Chairwoman Janet Yellen. Read: Economic Preview. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-12-16 08:49:13
Cement giants Holcim Ltd. and Lafarge SA cleared a major hurdle toward their planned $43 billion merger after antitrust authorities in Europe said the deal could go ahead, subject to significant asset sales across the region. The deal, if approved by other global competition regulators, would reshape the global cement industry, spawning a construction-materials juggernaut. It had been expected to face significant hurdles from antitrust authorities, particularly in Europe, given the scale of the two companies' operations in the region. Margrethe Vestager, the EU's top antitrust official, announced the decision on Twitter late Monday. "Acquisition of Lafarge by Holcim is subject to conditions. The merger can proceed," Ms. Vestager tweeted, adding that it would be "good for growth." The EU's approval is conditional on divestments by the two companies that Ms. Vestager described in a statement as "very substantial." Holcim will have to sell all of its businesses in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, two plants in Spain, and most of its activities in France relating to cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates, according to a statement from the European Commission, the bloc's top antitrust regulator. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-12-15 07:49:30
The yen climbed against the dollar and euro in extremely choppy trading on Monday, as investors took their cues from slumping Japanese shares and rising risk aversion. Japan's Nikkei stock average .N225 was down 1.3 percent in afternoon trade. Many market participants, particularly foreign investors, sell the yen to hedge their equities positions, so the Japanese currency tends to feel upward pressure whenever stocks slip. A big victory for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition in an election on Sunday was a boost for his reflationary economic policies, which are likely to weigh on the yen in the long term. But the Japanese currency rose as shares dropped, before paring its gains by afternoon. The dollar was down about 0.2 percent at 118.65 yen JPY=, after dropping as low as 117.78. It remained above a two-week low of 117.44 yen touched last Thursday, and a considerable distance away from a seven-year high of 121.86 yen set one week ago. Market participants attributed Monday's whipsaw currency moves to positioning before this week's Federal Reserve meeting ahead of next week's Christmas holiday. "I think the market is enjoying the high volatility in dollar/yen, ahead of the holidays. This week might be everyone's last chance for trading this year," said Masashi Murata, senior currency strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman in Tokyo. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-12-11 09:00:57
The dollar inched higher versus the yen on Thursday, getting some respite after falling roughly 3 percent in the past three days as the market unwound stretched positions ahead of the year-end. The dollar has pulled back from a seven-year peak of 121.86 yen set on Monday as crowded long-dollar trades were thinned out. It touched a two-week low near 117.45 yen earlier on Thursday but later stabilized and last traded at 118.09 yen, up 0.2 percent on the day. Over the previous three days, the dollar had fallen around three percent versus the yen."It's very, very choppy," said Stephen Innes, senior trader for FX broker OANDA in Singapore. Innes said some market players now saw an opportunity to buy the dollar against the yen in the wake of its drop over the past few days. "My feeling is we've cleaned out a lot of people right now," he said, referring to the paring back of long dollar positions, and added that the dollar may start to attract some bids ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting next week. The euro held steady near $1.2455 EUR=, having recovered from a 2-year low of $1.2247 set on Monday. More»