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Nasdaq sets new record 15 years after dot-com crash NEW YORK: The Nasdaq exchange smashed its 15-year-old record Thursday, breaking through the old mark set at the peak of the dot-com boom in 2000.The Nasdaq Composite Index added 0.42 percent (20.89 points) to finish at 5,056.06, finally making up all the nearly 4,000 points lost in a stunning crash that followed the previous closing mark of 5,048.62 set on March 10, 2000.A final-hour sell-off prevented the S&P 500 from surpassing its own previous record high of six weeks ago, but the markets overall polished off the session in positive territory.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 20.42 points (0.11 percent) at 18,058.69. while the S&P added 4.97 (0.24 percent) at 2,112.93."We finally took out the resistance area" after weeks of waiting for the Nasdaq breakthrough, said Peter Cardillo at Rockwell Global Capital.Among leading Nasdaq names, Apple rose 0.8 percent, Google gained 1.4 percent and Biogen tacked on 1.6 percent.But Facebook ...

Shares flat on earnings, oil jumps on Middle East worry NEW YORK: Stocks in major markets shook off soft data in big economies to hold near the unchanged mark on Thursday, while oil prices climbed on Middle East tensions.US stocks were little changed. Some strong earnings from AT&T, up 2.6 percent to $33.73, and eBay, up 3.7 percent to $58.84, and a rise in energy-related shares offset weaker manufacturing data along with lackluster reports on the housing and labor markets."There is a little bit less ...
Shares climb on earnings; US Treasuries fall NEW YORK: Stocks in major markets drifted higher on Wednesday as investors took an optimistic view of the latest batch of U.S. corporate earnings, while U.S. Treasury prices declined after home sales data added to anticipation of a rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve later this year.Wall Street struggled to find its footing in morning trading as quarterly earnings continued their early trend of companies topping earnings estimates but falling short of revenue expectations. ...
TSX ends lower as resource stocks drive declines TORONTO: Canada's main stock index finished lower on Wednesday, with mining companies and banks heading up the retreat and energy names tempering some of the losses despite volatile trade in crude.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended the session down 41.67 points, or 0.27 percent, at 15,304.77. Seven of the index's 10 main groups recorded a loss.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Shares edge up on earnings; US Treasuries dip NEW YORK: Stocks in major markets edged higher on Wednesday as the latest batch of U.S. corporate earnings held equities in check, while U.S. Treasury prices declined after home sales data added to anticipation of a rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve later this year.Wall Street was modestly higher in choppy trading as quarterly earnings continued the early trend of companies topping earnings estimates but falling short of revenue expectations, providing little incentive for ...
TSX falls as resources, financials lead declines TORONTO: Canada's main stock exchange turned negative shortly after the open, as weaker natural resource stocks and bank issues, the index's most influential groups, dragged the market lower. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 42.98 points, or 0.28 percent, to 15,369.62. Four of the index's 10 main sectors declined. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Wall St to rise at open with eyes on China, earnings NEW YORK: US stocks were set to open higher on Monday, following a sharp decline in the previous session, as Chinese steps to stimulate its slowing economy and earnings, including those from Morgan Stanley, lured money back into equities. In the second industry-wide cut in two months, China's central bank on Sunday reduced the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves in a move to help spur bank lending and combat slowing growth. ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,037.97 0.23
Arrow Nasdaq 5,060.25 0.63
Arrow S&P 2,108.92 0.41
Arrow FTSE 7,103.98 0.47
Arrow DAX 12,039.16 1.93
Arrow CAC-40 5,268.91 1.30
Arrow Nikkei 19,983.32 0.18
Arrow H.Seng 28,433.59 1.33
Arrow Sensex 27,176.99 0.95





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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln