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US stocks flat as bulls get cautious NEW YORK: US stocks closed flat Friday, reeling in early losses but showing caution following Japan's Thursday 7.3 percent plunge and ahead of the three-day US Memorial Day holiday weekend.The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 8.60 points (0.06 percent) at 15,303.10.The broad-based S&P 500 was down 0.91 (0.06 percent) at 1,649.60, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite slipped 0.28 (0.01 percent) to 3,459.14.A slight 0.9 percent rebound in Japan's Nikkei 225 index and modest further falls in Europe kept the mood on Wall Street cautious, with little reaction to data showing a rebound in US durable goods orders in April.Orders gained 3.3 percent, led by the volatile aircraft sector, after March's 5.9 percent drop.Procter & Gamble was the most heavily traded equity on the New York Stock Exchange, gaining 4.0 percent after chief executive Bob McDonald stepped down late Thursday under pressure from disgruntled shareholders. McDonald will be replaced by ...

US stocks fall amid global caution NEW YORK: US stocks fell in early trade on Friday as caution reigned one day after a shock sell-off in Asia and Europe and ahead of the three-day US Memorial Day holiday weekend.Thirty minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 55.16 points (0.36 percent) to 15,239.34.The broad-based S&P 500 lost 9.40 (0.57 percent) to 1,641.11, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite fell 20.36 (0.59 percent) at 3,439.06.Stocks slipped despite a rebound in US ...
Shares end lower in volatile session, dollar falls NEW YORK: Stocks prices worldwide fell on Thursday as investors questioned the pace of economic growth and when the US Federal Reserve's stimulus program would end.US shares ended mildly lower after a volatile session, bucking the trend of overseas indexes, which fell sharply as weak data in Europe and China underlined the uncertain growth outlook.While US stocks tracked that weakness at multiple times throughout the session, analysts said Wednesday's steep decline, triggered by questions over ...
TSX dips on stimulus fears, sluggish data TORONTO: Canada's main stock index dipped on Thursday as fears the US Federal Reserve will dial back its bond-buying program and pessimism following sluggish economic data from China and Europe fueled declines in all major sectors.Weakness in Toronto-Dominion Bank further weighed on the market after the country's No. 2 lender reported earnings slightly below expectations.Investors were nervous after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on Wednesday that a decision to scale back massive bond buying ...
Wall St sags, but ends off session lows; HP hits 52-week high NEW YORK: US stocks slipped on Thursday but finished sharply off their session lows as a rally in Hewlett-Packard's shares offset worries about weak Chinese manufacturing data and the prospects of the Federal Reserve reducing its monetary stimulus.Trading was choppy as many traders were adjusting their positions ahead of the long holiday weekend. Markets will be closed on Monday for Memorial Day.Hewlett-Packard shares jumped more than 17 percent to a fresh 52-week high a day ...
US stocks end slightly lower after Asia, Europe rout NEW YORK: US stocks finished slightly lower Thursday, little-affected by a sharp selloff in Asian and European markets led by the 7.3 percent plunge of Japan's Nikkei 225 index.At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 11.13 (0.07 percent) to 15,296.04. The Dow rallied after opening sharply lower and hitting an inter-session low of 15,180.The broad-based S&P 500 followed a similar trajectory, losing 1.1 percent in opening trade but closing at 1,650.69, ...
TSX opens lower on fears of stimulus rollback TORONTO: Canada's main stock index slumped on Thursday due to concerns about a quicker-than-expected end to the US Federal Reserve's stimulus program, as well as weak economic data from China and Europe.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 113.30 points, or 0.89 percent, at 12,639.20 shortly after the open. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,778.15 2.43
Arrow Nasdaq 4,748.40 2.24
Arrow S&P 2,061.23 2.40
Arrow FTSE 6,466.00 2.04
Arrow DAX 9,811.06 2.79
Arrow CAC-40 4,249.49 3.35
Arrow Nikkei 17,210.05 2.32
Arrow H.Seng 22,832.21 1.09
Arrow Sensex 27,126.57 1.56






ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln