Daily Archives: January 7, 2017

Wall Street Closing

New York, Rabi’II 9, 1438, Jan 7, 2017, SPA– U.S. stocks closed higher Friday while investors parsed through key employment data.
In U.S. news, the economy added 156,000 jobs in December, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economists had expected an increase of 178,000. The unemployment rate came in at 4.7 percent, in line with expectations. Meanwhile, November factory orders fell 2.4 percent, which was more than expected.
The dollar rose 0.7 percent against a basket of currencies. Light sweet crude oil for February delivery was unchanged at $53.76 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while gold futures lost $8.80 to $1,172.50 an ounce.
The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 67.11, or 0.34 percent, to 19,966.40. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 8.08, or 0.36 percent, to 2,277.04. The technology-heavy Nasdaq composite index rose 33.12, or 0.60 percent, to 5,521.06.
–SPA
11:22 LOCAL TIME 08:22 GMT

MIAX Options 2016 Trading Results in New All-Time Market Share and Revenue Records

PRINCETON, New Jersey, Jan. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MIAX Options Exchange today announced that annual market share on the exchange reached a new all-time record in 2016, with additional single day and quarterly market share records also set over the course of the year. In addition, total revenues and net revenues generated from MIAX Options increased […]

Jordan, World Bank Sign Grant Agreement

Amman, Jordanian Government and World Bank (WB) have signed a grant agreement of additional fund worth 10.8 Million US Dollars. The grant is part of supporting host communities of Syrian refugees’ project “emergency service and social resilience”, a st…

Qatar’s Real Economic Growth at 3.7% in Q3 of 2016

Doha, Qatar is expected to have registered real economic growth of 3.7% year-on-year during the third quarter (Q3) of 2016 with the hydrocarbons segment expanding 2.7% and non-hydrocarbons by a higher 4.7%, according to the Ministry of Development Plan…

Japan, France Agree to Start ACSA Talks, Work on Free Trade Deal

Paris, The foreign and defense ministers of Japan and France have agreed to start talks to conclude a treaty on sharing goods and services between the countries’ forces. Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Defense Minister Tomomi Inada met in Pa…

Official: New UN Chief Wants Security Council Reform

New York, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reportedly voiced a strong desire to reform the Security Council. Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama met with Guterres at UN headquarters in New York on Friday. He quoted the new secreta…