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TSX falls as commodity prices weigh on resource stocks TORONTO: Canada's main stock index opened lower on Friday, weighed down by resource and energy stocks, after a decision by OPEC to not cut output sent oil prices tumbling and the US dollar higher, which in turn also pressured commodity prices. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 73.38 points, or 0.53 percent, at 14,844.06 shortly after the open. Copyright Reuters, 2014

S&P 500 down on oil rout, but on track for six-week rally NEW YORK: US stocks were little changed on Friday, with major indexes on track for a sixth straight weekly advance in a holiday-shortened session, though energy shares saw heavy pressure as crude oil tumbled to a four-year low. While major indexes saw slight moves - with both the Dow and Nasdaq edging higher and the S&P 500 slightly down - there was volatility in areas of the market connected to the price of oil.Crude plunged ...

Britain's FTSE levels off as consumer spending counters energy slide LONDON: Britain's top share index climbed back on Friday afternoon from a one-week low as strong consumer spending offset a second day of heavy falls for energy companies. The FTSE 100 index was down 1.28 points at 6,722.14 points by 1505 GMT after falling as far as 6,667.08, its lowest since Nov. 20. Energy stocks knocked 27 points off the FTSE 100 index, bringing it into negative territory. The index, which is down about 1 ...

Taiwan stocks edge higher before local vote, techs support TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks were slightly higher Friday as most investors held off from taking big positions ahead the outcome of local elections.As of 0308 GMT, the main TAIEX index rose, 0.16 percent, or 14.60 points to 9179.91, after closing up 0.47 percent Thursday.Taiwan goes to the polls on Saturday to choose city mayors and local councillors in a vote that could see the power base of the ruling China-friendly party erode. The elections come less ...

Australia shares fall as oil slump wallops energy stocks SYDNEY: Australian shares fell the most in seven weeks on Friday, led by a brutal selloff in energy producers as the biggest drop in oil prices in three years stoked concerns about demand for the country's commodities. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed down 1.6 percent or 87.9 points at 5313.0, its biggest percentage drop since Oct. 10. The energy sub-index slumped 7.6 percent. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index fell 0.6 percent or 30.9 points ...

Nikkei rises on weak yen, oil price slump; November gain biggest in a year TOKYO: Japanese stocks rose to a two-week high on Friday as a weaker yen helped exporters, while falling oil prices benefited airline and railway stocks such as ANA Holdings Inc and East Japan Railway Co.The Nikkei benchmark ended 1.2 percent higher to 17,459.85, the highest closing price since Nov. 14. The benchmark gained 0.6 percent for the week and jumped 6.4 percent for the month, the biggest monthly gain since last November.Since Oct. 31, the ...

Vietnam index drops 1.1pc on selling in blue-chips HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index ended 1.1 percent down on Friday, a fresh five-month low, due to selling in some blue-chips including energy stocks after OPEC said it would not lower output to boost global price.PetroVietNam Gas, Vietnam's largest listed firm by market value, closed down 5.49 percent, and Petrovietnam Drilling & Well Services Corp fell 6.21 percent. Both are subsidiaries of state oil and gas group Petrovietnam.A total of 145.68 million shares changed hands, ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,828.24 0.01
Arrow Nasdaq 4,791.63 0.09
Arrow S&P 2,067.56 0.25
Arrow FTSE 6,722.62 0.01
Arrow DAX 9,980.85 0.06
Arrow CAC-40 4,390.18 0.18
Arrow Nikkei 17,459.85 1.23
Arrow H.Seng 23,987.45 0.07
Arrow Sensex 28,693.99 0.90

Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln