Dow Jones Ind Average

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 17 August, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 17 August, 2003, 12:00am

The Dow Jones industrials rose 1.4 per cent over the week to close at 9,321,69 on Friday while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite gained 3.5 per cent to close the week at 1,702.01.

The broad market Standard and Poor's 500 index rose 1.3 per cent, closing at 990.67.

Much of the focus centred on the blackout that struck the eastern United States and Canada. However, traders did not expect sentiment to be affected as power was expected to be restored quickly.