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US stocks rise for 3rd day in a row NEW YORK: US stocks finished higher Friday, continuing to ride the positive momentum from Wednesday's Federal Reserve meeting as the last full week of trade of 2014 ended.The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 26.65 points (0.15 percent) at 17,804.80.The broad-based S&P 500 rose 9.42 (0.46 percent) to 2,070.65, about five points below its record, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 16.98 (0.36 percent) to 4,765.38.Friday's advances were comparatively modest after two days of torrid gains after the Fed kept interest rates low and said it would be "patient" before raising them.The rally once again underscored the resonance of the buy-the-dip trade, said Michael James, managing director of equity trading at Wedbush Securities. US stocks sank early in the week on concerns about low oil prices and the crashing Russian ruble."Investors here and abroad realize the US equity market remains the best option for equity investments and people are willing ...

Wall St climbs as tech shares lead NEW YORK: US stocks climbed on Thursday, led by tech shares, to build on the prior session's rally in the wake of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy statement.The benchmark S&P 500 index had notched its best day since October 2013 on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy and said it would take a patient approach toward raising interest rates.The technology sector, up 1.8 percent, helped fuel the advance, ...
US stocks surge on oil rally, Fed afterglow NEW YORK: US stocks powered higher in early trade Thursday, joining a surge in European markets amid rising oil prices and improved sentiment following Wednesday's Federal Reserve meeting.About 30 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,605.59, up 248.72 points (1.43 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 jumped 29.32 (1.46 percent) to 2,042.21, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gained 66.72 (1.44 percent) to 4,711.04.Equity markets took heart from a rise in oil prices ...
TSX jumps at open as appetite for risk lifts resources TORONTO: Canada's main stock index jumped sharply higher at the open on Thursday buoyed by a rally in resource stocks, as higher oil prices and an upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy by the Federal Reserve pushed investors back toward riskier assets.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index jumped 200.06 points, or 1.41 percent, at 14,414.55. Eight of the index's 10 main groups were stronger, including a 4.2 percent surge in energy stocks.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Wall St rallies after Fed statement; S&P has best day this year NEW YORK: The S&P 500 scored its best day since October 2013 on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat assessment of the economy and said it would take a patient approach toward lifting interest rates. The rally, which followed a three-day losing streak, was also driven by a 4.2 percent gain in the S&P energy index. Following a two-day meeting, the US central bank gave a strong signal that it was on track ...
Wall St adds to gains following Fed statement NEW YORK: US stocks extended gains on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve gave a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, suggesting confidence in the US economy. At 2:04 p.m., the Dow Jones industrial average rose 248.56 points, or 1.46 percent, to 17,317.43, the S&P 500 gained 32.99 points, or 1.67 percent, to 2,005.73 and the Nasdaq Composite added 63.71 points, or 1.4 percent, to 4,611.55. Copyright Reuters, ...
TSX surges 2.5pc as oil shares rebound; Sherritt jumps TORONTO: Canada's main stock index had its biggest one-day jump in more than three years on Wednesday as a rebound in oil prices sent its heavily weighted energy sector up by more than 7 percent. The country's biggest oil and gas companies rallied as world crude prices jumped as much as 6 percent, ending weeks of nearly nonstop selling, with traders betting the long rout of the commodity may be running out of steam. Also ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,804.80 0.15
Arrow Nasdaq 4,765.38 0.36
Arrow S&P 2,070.65 0.46
Arrow FTSE 6,545.27 1.23
Arrow DAX 9,786.96 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,241.65 0.18
Arrow Nikkei 17,621.40 2.39
Arrow H.Seng 23,116.63 1.25
Arrow Sensex 27,371.84 0.90

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln