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TSX ends lower on economic data, energy shares TORONTO: Canada's main stock index declined on Monday as sluggish economic data raised concerns about the global economic recovery and shares of energy producers sold off despite a rebound in oil prices from five-year lows. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 119.38 points, or 0.81 percent, at 14,625.32. Eight of the 10 main sectors on the index were in the red.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Cotton futures drop as rally prompts farmer selling NEW YORK: Cotton futures sank the most since mid-November on Monday, as a short-covering rally that lifted prices in three straight sessions of gains dried up and farmers sold into the rally. The most-active March cotton contract closed down 0.9 cent, or 1.5 percent, at 59.18 cents a lb, dropping from Friday's two-week high of 60.71 cents. "We were up sharply and had those good export numbers last week. But we couldn't attract any more ...
Honduras coffee exports more than double in November MEXICO CITY: Coffee exports from Honduras, Central America's top producer, more than doubled in November from the same month last year, helped by a rise in coffee prices worldwide, industry officials said on Monday. Coffee exports in November, the second month of the 2014-15 harvesting season, totaled 104,611.50 60-kg bags, up 116.5 percent from 48,327.94 in the previous period, according to preliminary data from national coffee institute IHCAFE. "Coffee started to come in greater quantities ...
Gold rebounds 4pc to 1-month high on heels of oil prices NEW YORK/LONDON: Gold saw its biggest daily surge in more than a year on Monday, reversing from 2 percent losses to a one-month high on spillover support from the surging oil market, technical buy signals and potential for increased Indian imports. Silver vaulted nearly 9 percent. The rally followed a thinly traded move lower, viewed by traders as overdone, after Switzerland voted on Sunday against a proposal to boost its gold reserves. Spot gold was ...
US wheat nears 5-month top as Russia tightens export rules CHICAGO: US wheat futures climbed to their highest in nearly five months on Friday, supported by news that Russia, a major global wheat supplier, was tightening its grain export rules, traders said.Soybeans fell nearly 3 percent as soymeal declined on talk of softening cash meal values. Corn also sagged on a day when US crude oil tumbled 10 percent after OPEC's decision a day earlier not to cut output.At the Chicago Board of Trade, most-active ...
New front to bring more rain to Brazil coffee, cane belt next week SAO PAULO: A new cold front will bring more rain to coffee and sugar cane farms in Brazil in the second half of next week, following widespread rains this week as the region moves deeper into the spring rainy season, local forecaster Somar said Friday. Rain will fall over coffee and sugar cane in the southeast growing areas until Sunday and will weaken into scattered afternoon showers early next week, government-linked forecaster Inmet said.Inmet said ...
Wheat highest in over a week on global weather worries CHICAGO: US wheat rose to its highest in more than a week on Wednesday, up for a second straight session on technical buying coupled with concerns about global production prospects, traders said.Corn rose ahead of the US Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, while soybeans fell on mostly favorable South American weather prospects.At the Chicago Board of Trade, most-active March wheat ended up 5 cents at $5.62-3/4 a bushel, while the spot December contract jumped 10-1/2 cents ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,356.87 1.69
Arrow Nasdaq 4,644.31 2.12
Arrow S&P 2,012.89 2.04
Arrow FTSE 6,336.48 0.07
Arrow DAX 9,544.43 0.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,111.91 0.46
Arrow Nikkei 16,819.73 0.38
Arrow H.Seng 22,585.84 0.37
Arrow Sensex 26,710.13 0.27

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 15, 2014
Reserves $13.922 bln