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US stocks flat following mixed earnings NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks finished little changed Wednesday following mixed corporate earnings and a second day of congressional testimony from Fed Chair Janet Yellen.At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 18.233.09, up 13.90 points (0.08 percent), edging to a record for the second day in a row.The broad-based S&P 500 slipped 1.78 (0.08 percent) to 2,113.70, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index shed 0.98 (0.02 percent) at 4,967.14.TJX, which owns Marshall's, TJ Maxx and other discount apparel and home-goods chains, rose 3.3 percent after announcing it would raise its dividend and buy back more shares following strong earnings. But technology giant Hewlett-Packard sank 9.9 percent after warning of a big drag from the strong dollar as it reported lower earnings.Markets shrugged off Yellen's second day of testimony, to a House of Representatives panel, after her remarks Tuesday had helped lift the Dow and the S&P ...

S&P, Nasdaq edge down with Apple; Dow flat NEW YORK: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq edged lower in afternoon trading on Wednesday, led by losses in Apple shares, but gains consumer discretionary shares limited the decline.Energy shares also climbed along with oil prices. The S&P energy index was up 0.3 percent.The S&P 500 consumer discretionary index, up 0.8 percent, gave the benchmark index its biggest support. Shares of TJX were up 3.5 percent at $69.51 after results, while Target rose 0.3 percent to ...

Slump in Weir leads UK's FTSE down from record high LONDON: Britain's top share index retreated from the previous session's record high on Wednesday, with engineer Weir Group leading the market lower after warning about a significant drop in its revenue in the current year.Weir Group, which makes valves and pumps for the energy and mining industries, fell 8.7 percent to the bottom of the blue-chip FTSE 100 index after saying uncertainty in the oil and gas industry would significantly reduce its revenue despite cost-cutting."People ...

World stock indexes rise after Fed comments NEW YORK: Global stock markets rose slightly on Wednesday, helped by better-than-expected Chinese factory activity data, and comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggesting the U.S. central bank is in no rush to raise interest rates.Following Wall Street's gains on Tuesday and more rises in Asia overnight, MSCI's 46-country world index was up 0.18 percent at 433.63 points and veering closer to the 434.24 all-time peak it scaled in September.The S&P 500 and ...

Brazil stocks down, real tumbles after Petrobras cut to junk MEXICO CITY: Latin American financial markets fell on Wednesday, dragged down by losses in Brazil as the country's currency tumbled and shares of state-run oil firm Petrobras sank after Moody's cut its investment grade to junk.Shares in Petrobras fell more than 6 percent after Moody's Investors Service stripped the company of its investment-grade rating late on Tuesday and said it could cut the country's state-run oil company again due to an ongoing corruption scandal and ...

London stocks pull back from record high, Europe steady LONDON: London stocks pulled back Wednesday from to a record high the previous day on profit-taking, while the main European markets ended flat.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dropped 0.21 percent from Tuesday's close to end the day at 6,935.38 points.Frankfurt's DAX 30 index edged up 0.04 percent to 11,210.27 points, while in Paris the CAC 40 was down 0.09 percent to 4,882.22 points.Madrid gave up 0.14 percent and Milan shed 0.96 percent.The euro rose to ...

TSX steady as RBC, HBC gains offset impact of lower oil TORONTO: Canada's main stock index was little changed on Wednesday as gains in Royal Bank of Canada and Hudson's Bay Co offset a drop in the shares of energy producers as oil prices fell.RBC shares rose 3 percent to C$77.28 after the company posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by significant gains in its personal and commercial banking and capital markets businesses.The strength in RBC helped lift the broader financial sector. HBC said it will ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,214.42 0.06
Arrow Nasdaq 4,987.89 0.42
Arrow S&P 2,110.74 0.15
Arrow FTSE 6,949.73 0.21
Arrow DAX 11,327.19 1.04
Arrow CAC-40 4,910.62 0.58
Arrow Nikkei 18,785.79 1.08
Arrow H.Seng 24,902.06 0.50
Arrow Sensex 28,746.65 0.90

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln