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TSX drops as bank, energy shares weaken TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell on Wednesday as shares of banks dropped after their quarterly earnings reports and energy shares declined with the price of Brent crude.Shares of Canada's major banks have been choppy since the banks began reporting results last week. It was a mixed quarter overall, with Bank of Nova Scotia capping off the earnings season by posting a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday.Financials, the index's most heavily weighted sector, fell 0.2 percent on Wednesday. Scotiabank lost 0.9 percent to C$65.17, and Great-West Life shed 1 percent to C$34.92."Margins are tightening for the Canadian financial sector," said John Ing, president of Maison Placements Canada. "The group is acting fairly toppy. I think it has seen its best days."The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell for a second straight session, closing down 51.01 points, or 0.34 percent, at 15,082.84.The market had little reaction to news that the ...

Wall Street end down for 2nd day after rally; healthcare gains NEW YORK: US stocks closed down on Wednesday for the second day in a row as investors stepped back after a recent rally ahead of jobs data due later in the week.Healthcare stocks were the only bright spot in the market after a U.S. Supreme Court hearing and a cancer drug approval.Equities had surged in February and both the Dow and S&P hit record highs on Monday, when the Nasdaq surpassed the 5,000 level for ...
US stocks ease for 2nd day after record run NEW YORK: US stocks fell for a second day Wednesday after a run that saw new Dow and S&P records and a 15-year high for the Nasdaq.Dull data releases and a firm but not sparkling Beige Book report from the Federal Reserve kept traders cautious.At the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 106.54 points (0.59 percent) at 18,096.83.The broad-based S&P 500 fell 9.22 (0.44 percent) to 2,098.56, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite dropped ...
Wall Street lower for 2nd day after rally, data NEW YORK: US stocks were lower on Wednesday, with indexes on track for a second straight day of declines, as a recent rally gave investors reason to exercise caution.After a sluggish start to the year, equities charged higher in February, helping send both the Dow and S&P to record highs on Monday, and the Nasdaq hurdled the 5,000 level for the first time in 15 years.Economic data continued to point to a slowly accelerating U.S. ...
Stocks stumble, euro hits 11-1/2 year low before ECB NEW YORK: Stock prices around the world fell on Wednesday on profit-taking, while the euro dropped to an 11-1/2 year low ahead of a European Central Bank meeting where policymakers are expected to offer details on their bond purchase stimulus plan.The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 retreated further from the record highs set on Monday, while major gauges on top European and Japanese shares were below their multi-year peaks."Given the strength ...
Wall Street lower for 2nd day; healthcare is sole gainer NEW YORK: US stocks were lower on Wednesday, putting indexes on track for a second straight day of declines after a recent rally, with healthcare stocks the only bright spot after a U.S. Supreme Court hearing and a cancer drug approval.Equities had surged in February and both the Dow and S&P hit record highs on Monday, when the Nasdaq surpassed the 5,000 level for the first time in 15 years."The markets are in a wait-and-see ...
Bank, energy shares pull TSX lower in choppy trade TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell in volatile trading on Wednesday as shares of banks declined after recent quarterly earnings reports and energy shares slipped after the price of crude oil dropped. Bank shares have been choppy since the major banks began reporting results last week.It was a mixed quarter overall, with Bank of Nova Scotia capping off the earnings season by posting a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday. Investors also processed news that the ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,096.90 0.58
Arrow Nasdaq 4,967.14 0.26
Arrow S&P 2,098.53 0.44
Arrow FTSE 6,919.24 0.44
Arrow DAX 11,390.38 0.98
Arrow CAC-40 4,917.35 0.99
Arrow Nikkei 18,703.60 0.59
Arrow H.Seng 24,465.38 0.96
Arrow Sensex 29,380.73 0.72







ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyDecember
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln