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US stocks drop as Ukraine tensions worsen NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks Friday finished lower as worsening tensions over Ukraine overshadowed a US labor report that showed surprisingly strong jobs growth.At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 46.81 points (0.28 percent) to 16,512.06.The broad-based S&P 500 shed 2.72 (0.14 percent) to 1,880.96, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index declined 3.55 (0.09 percent) to 4,123.90.Stocks rose just after the Labor Department said the US economy added 288,000 jobs in April, far above the 210,000 projected by analysts.But headlines on Ukraine rattled investors. Russia warned Ukraine of "catastrophic consequences" unless it halted a military operation against pro-Russian secessionists.The crisis spread to the southern city of Odessa, where 38 people died in an arson attack against a trade union building after a day of violent clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian militantsPresident Barack Obama, speaking at the White House after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, threatened "severe ...

TSX climbs to near six-year high on US jobs report TORONTO: Canada's main stock index climbed to its highest in almost six years on Friday after a bullish US jobs report helped ease concerns about the recovery of the world's biggest economy.A flurry of acquisition deals and earnings reports also provided support. Shares of engineering and construction company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc jumped 7.2 percent to C$53.20 after SNC said it will sell its AltaLink transmission system to Berkshire Hathaway Inc's energy unit for about $2.9 ...
Wall Street slips despite US jobs data; bond prices rise NEW YORK: Early stocks gains on Wall Street faded and investors retreated to long-dated government debt on Friday, as enthusiasm over strong headline US jobs growth was undercut by flat wages and a decline in the number of people looking for work.Traders also cited headlines on more violence in eastern Ukraine as sparking a shift into the bond market.The US economy added 288,000 jobs in April, more than expected. Strong as the headline figure was, ...
Twitter shares sink to historic low on weak user data NEW YORK: Twitter shares on Wednesday finished at their lowest level since the company's November Wall Street debut after the company added fewer new users than expected.Shares of the microblogging company sank 8.6 percent to $38.97 on the New York Stock Exchange, after earlier falling to $37.24.Though still above its initial public offering price of $26, Twitter has lost nearly half its value since peaking at $73.31 in December 26.Investors were troubled by data showing ...
Dow closes at all-time high after US Fed decision NEW YORK: The Dow Jones Industrial Average Wednesday closed at a new record after the Federal Reserve said the US economy was picking up following a winter slowdown.The Dow advanced 45.47 points (0.27 percent) to 16,580.84 to notch its first all-time high of 2014. The last record, 16,576.66, was set on December 31.The S&P 500 rose 5.62 (0.30 percent) to 1,883.95, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index added 11.01 (0.27 percent) at 4,114.56.The Fed, concluding ...
Wall Street hits session highs as Fed upbeat on economy NEW YORK: The Dow and S&P 500 added to gains while the Nasdaq turned positive on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat assessment of the economy's prospects as it announced another cut in its massive bond-buying program.The Fed said in a statement it would reduce its monthly bond purchases to $45 billion from $55 billion, a widely-expected decision that keeps it on track to end the program as soon as October.That the Fed ...
Stocks rise on earnings, euro falls on inflation data NEW YORK: World stock indexes rose on solid company earnings on Tuesday, while the euro slipped as weaker-than-expected German inflation data kept alive chances of more stimulus from the European Central Bank.Worries about Ukraine moved to the back burner after the United States and the European Union imposed more sanctions on Russia for its role in backing the separatist movement in eastern Ukraine.Relief that the West's broadened sanctions on Moscow were limited encouraged some investors ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,081.89 0.29
Arrow Nasdaq 4,796.61 0.87
Arrow S&P 2,003.69 0.68
Arrow FTSE 6,342.28 0.45
Arrow DAX 10,032.82 0.86
Arrow CAC-40 4,643.38 0.97
Arrow Nikkei 18,234.74 1.11
Arrow H.Seng 22,600.46 0.57
Arrow Sensex 26,846.53 0.21

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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.988 bln
Exports $1.835 bln
Imports $3.823 bln
WeeklyOctober 08, 2015
Reserves $20.05 bln