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TSX drops as oil prices fall on supply concerns TORONTO: Canada's main stock index was lower on Wednesday as a decline in oil prices on concerns about a buildup in U.S. crude inventories hit shares of energy producers.Investors were also awaiting a policy statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve later in the day following a two-day Fed meeting.The market in recent days has had to process uncertainty over the Greek election results, as well as sluggish economic data from China and the United States.The American Petroleum Institute said late on Tuesday that U.S. crude stocks shot up last week. That sent the price of U.S. crude oil down nearly 3 percent, and shares of oil and gas producers on the Toronto stock market were 2.3 percent lower on Wednesday."Oil is trying to settle at these levels, but it's still going to be choppy because it's come down so far, so fast," said Colin Cieszynski, chief market strategist at CMC ...

Brazil's Bovespa dragged down by Petrobras plunge SAO PAULO: Brazil's main stock index sank on Wednesday as shares of state-run oil company Petrobras plunged on concerns over potential losses stemming from a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal.The benchmark Bovespa index dropped about 1.4 percent and was on track for its weakest closing level in over three weeks, while the broader MSCI Latin American stock index erased the previous session's gains.Petrobras released unaudited third-quarter results on Wednesday after months of delays, though the statement left ...
US stocks rise on strong Apple, Boeing results NEW YORK: US stocks rose in early trade Wednesday following strong earnings reports from technology giant Apple and aerospace powerhouse Boeing.About 25 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,462.76, up 75.55 points (0.43 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 gained 11.39 (0.56 percent) to 2,040.94, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 49.78 (1.06 percent) to 4,731.28.Apple bolted 8.0 percent higher after disclosing that first-quarter profit was a record $18 billion on booming ...
Wall St opens up on Apple, Boeing boost NEW YORK: US stocks rose at the open on Wednesday, boosted by earnings from Apple and Boeing, but focus could shift later in the day to the Federal Reserve's first two-day policy meeting of the year.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 30.34 points, or 0.17 percent, to 17,417.55, the S&P 500 gained 11.14 points, or 0.55 percent, to 2,040.69 and the Nasdaq Composite added 60.55 points, or 1.29 percent, to 4,742.05.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Earnings trigger Wall St selloff, data weighs further NEW YORK: US stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with Microsoft and Caterpillar shares down sharply after quarterly results, while an unexpected decline in durable goods orders also weighed on sentiment. Energy shares on the S&P 500 were looking to post their sixth positive day in the last seven, boosted by a more than 2 percent rise in the price of crude futures. Microsoft fell nearly 9 percent to $42.93 the day after the Dow component reported ...
Brazil stocks drop on China data; Petrobras earnings eyed SAO PAULO: Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index fell the most in over a week on Tuesday following disappointing economic data from top trade partner China.The broader MSCI Latin American stock index slipped for the third straight day, while most of the region's currencies edged higher following a weak US durable goods number.Data on Tuesday showed China's factory profit grew at its weakest rate in two years in 2014 as economic growth slipped to a 24-year ...
Wall St tumbles with Microsoft, Caterpillar; data weighs NEW YORK: US stocks fell sharply on Tuesday, with Microsoft and Caterpillar shares tumbling after quarterly results, while an unexpected decline in durable goods orders also weighed on sentiment.Microsoft fell 10 percent to $42.27 the day after the Dow component reported results. The main engine of its historic earnings power, selling Windows and Office to big businesses, is showing signs of waning.Shares of construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar fell 7.5 percent to $79.52 after ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,387.21 1.65
Arrow Nasdaq 4,681.50 1.89
Arrow S&P 2,029.55 1.34
Arrow FTSE 6,811.61 0.60
Arrow DAX 10,628.58 1.57
Arrow CAC-40 4,624.21 1.09
Arrow Nikkei 17,768.30 1.72
Arrow H.Seng 24,807.28 0.41
Arrow Sensex 29,571.04 1.00

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
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WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
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