Following is a list of events in Pakistan as well as news stories and press reports which may influence financial markets.
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* In the currency market, the Pakistani rupee ended steady at 97.68/97.74 against the dollar, compared to Thursday’s close of 97.68/97.74.
* The Karachi Stock Exchange’s (KSE) benchmark 100-share index ended 0.30 percent, or 51.37 points, lower at 17,004.99.
* The Dow Jones industrial average was down 14.05 points, or 0.10 percent, at 13,881.93. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was down 2.78 points, or 0.18 percent, at 1,500.18. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 4.59 points, or 0.15 percent, at 3,154.30.
* Brent crude edged up 8 cents to $113.56 a barrel by 0238 GMT, while U.S. crude rose 19 cents to $96.63.
* Spot gold inched up 0.3 percent to $1,659.51 an ounce by 0320 GMT, after four consecutive sessions of losses. It fell to $1,651.93 on Monday, its lowest since Jan. 9. U.S. gold was up 0.4 percent to $1,658.90.
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* Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz Joins Mozido Board