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Khartoum, Rabi’I 10, 1437, December 21, 2015, SPA — Saudi Ambassador to Sudan Faisal bin Hamid Mu’alla received at the embassy here today Sudanese Minister of Youth and Sports Haider Qali Koma.
During the meeting, they discussed cooperation in the field of youth and sports and the matters of common concern.
13:28 LOCAL TIME 10:28 GMT
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Rabi’I 10, 1437, Dec 21, 2015, SPA — Oil-rich Azerbaijan has let its currency float freely, leading to its sharp depreciation as global oil prices hit new lows, AP reported.
Azerbaijan’s Central Bank said Monday’s move to let the manat fluctuate was made to “preserve hard currency reserves … and ensure the national economy’s competitiveness on the international arena.”
Immediately after the move, the manat fell by 48 percent, ending at 1.55 a dollar.
13:13 LOCAL TIME 10:13 GMT
Riyadh, Rabi’I 10, 1437, Dec 21, 2015, SPA — Gulf Coordinating Committee for the Pioneers of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides has awarded its necklace to the Vice President of Saudi Arabian Boy Scouts Association, Dr. Abdullah bin Suleiman Al-Fahd.
This came during an honoring ceremony held yesterday in the State of Kuwait on the sidelines of meetings of the Coordinating Committee for the Pioneers of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States, in recognition of his efforts in supporting the works of the pioneers of the GCC’s Boy Scouts.
13:11 LOCAL TIME 10:11 GMT
BEIJING, Rabi’I 10, 1437, Dec 21, 2015, SPA — Global stocks were mostly higher Monday following Wall Street’s decline as the impact of a long-awaited U.S. interest rate cut faded, according to AP.
In early trading, Germany’s DAX advanced 0.1 percent to 10,619.00 and France’s CAC 40 shed 0.3 percent to 4,610.53. On Friday, the DAX lost 1.7 percent, the CAC 40 fell 1.5 percent and Britain’s FTSE 100 was down 0.7 percent. Wall Street looked set for gains, with the Dow Jones industrial average future up 0.3 percent and that for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index up 0.4 percent.
The Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.8 percent to 3,642.47 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 shed 0.4 percent to 18,916.02, while Bangkok and Singapore also declined. Seoul’s Kospi advanced 0.3 percent to 1,981.19, India’s Sensex added 0.6 percent to 25,682.87 and New Zealand also rose. Sydney’s S&P/ASX 200 was unchanged at 5,109.00.
Benchmark U.S. crude fell 45 cents to $35.61 per barrel in electronic trading on the U.S. Mercantile Exchange. The contract shed 19 cents on Friday to close at $36.06. Brent crude, used to price international oils, lost 73 cents to $36.15 per barrel in London. It declined 18 cents in the previous session to $36.88.
The dollar rose to 121.33 yen from Friday’s 121.15 yen. The euro edged up to $1.0869 from $1.0867.
12:11 LOCAL TIME 09:11 GMT
LONDON, Rabi’I 10, 1437, Dec 21, 2015, SPA — Spain’s top stock index led European shares down on Monday after an inconclusive election result cast fresh uncertainty over the outlook for the country’s reform programme and the broader economy, Reuters reported.
Spain’s IBEX fell 2.7 percent, with all but one stock in negative territory and banks among top fallers.
Neither Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s conservatives nor left-wing parties won a clear mandate to govern following a historically fragmented vote in Spanish elections on Sunday, with talks to form a coalition government expected to take weeks.
Overall, the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 fell 0.3 percent to 1,415.71 by 0811 GMT.
11:35 LOCAL TIME 08:35 GMT