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US stocks end volatile week sharply lower NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks Friday finished a volatile week sharply lower following a disappointing US economic growth report and worrisome data on eurozone inflation.At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,173.10, down 243.75 points (1.40 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 sank 25.94 (1.28 percent) to 1,995.31, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index fell 48.17 (1.03 percent) to 4,635.31.US economic growth came in at 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter, well below the 5.0 percent in the prior quarter, according to Commerce Department data. Analysts also pointed to the drag from a eurozone inflation report, which showed consumer prices fell by a record 0.6 percent in January, raising fears that deflation is taking hold in the region.A busy week of corporate earnings produced mixed results, with some companies pointing to the drag from the strong dollar."The market is pretty cautious," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at ...


US stocks mostly lower on weak US, eurozone data NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks opened mostly lower Friday following disappointing US economic growth and eurozone inflation data.Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,388.46, down 28.39 points (0.16 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 fell 7.67 (0.38 percent) to 2,013.58, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index added 8.79 (0.19 percent) at 4,692.19.US economic growth came in at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter, according to an estimate from ...

European stocks mixed as deflation fears bite LONDON: European stock markets traded mixed Friday, as deflation worries deepened for the eurozone, which was locked in crucial talks with Greece over a possible restructuring of debt.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dropped 0.17 percent to 6,798.79 points in afternoon trade.Frankfurt's DAX 30 rose 0.04 percent to 10,741.63 points, with early gains won thanks to an improved showing on Wall Street giving way to deflation fears.The CAC 40 in Paris slipped 0.22 percent to 4,621.29 ...

Vietnam index loses 1.2pc on widespread selling HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index dropped 1.24 percent to a one-week low close on Friday, as investors cut their risk exposures ahead of a central bank ruling that will limit banks' loan for stock investments.Banks led falls in more than half of the equities on the last trading day before the central bank's circular capping loans for investment in shares at 5 percent of a bank's registered capital comes into effect on Feb. 1, analysts ...

Hong Kong stocks close down 0.36pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong and Chinese stocks fell Friday against a backdrop of mixed markets in Asia, after Japan said inflation slowed in December and following a rise on Wall Street. The benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 0.36 percent, or 88.8 points, to 24,507.05 points on turnover of HK$85.13 billion ($10.97 billion).In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.59 percent, or 51.95 points, to 3,210.36 on turnover of 284.3 billion yuan ($45.5 billion). The ...

Hong Kong stocks close down 0.36pc HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks fell 0.36 percent on Friday, against a backdrop of mixed Asian markets after Japan said inflation slowed in December and following a rise on Wall Street. The benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 88.8 points to 24,507.05 points on turnover of HK$85.13 billion ($10.97 billion).In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.59 percent, or 51.95 points, to 3,210.36 on turnover of 284.3 billion yuan ($45.5 billion). The index lost 4.22 ...

European stocks rise at open LONDON: European stock markets rose at the start of trading on Friday after a solid performance on Wall Street, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.41 percent to 6,838.50 points.Frankfurt's DAX 30 grew 0.59 percent to 10,801.38 points and the CAC 40 in Paris gained 0.53 percent to 4,655.95 compared with Thursday's close.US stocks pushed higher Thursday on generally solid corporate earnings and a gain in oil prices, traders said.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...


 



 
IndexClosingChg%
ArrowDJIA 17,164.95 1.45
ArrowNasdaq 4,635.24 1.03
ArrowS&P 1,994.99 1.30
ArrowFTSE 6,749.40 0.90
ArrowDAX 10,694.32 0.41
ArrowCAC-40 4,604.25 0.59
ArrowNikkei 17,674.39 0.39
ArrowH.Seng 24,507.05 0.36
ArrowSensex 29,182.95 1.68






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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln