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TSX makes modest gains on stronger banks; posts weekly loss TORONTO: Canada's main stock index rose slightly on Friday as disappointment following a weaker-than-expected US jobs report was offset by gains in the financial sector, but it ended the week lower.The market was also weighed by a 6 percent decline in SNC Lavalin Group Ltd after the engineering and construction company reported a quarterly net loss and lowered its financial forecasts for the year, hit by charges taken on projects in two North African countries.Data showed a slower pace of hiring by US employers in July but a fall in the jobless rate, conflicting signals that could make the Federal Reserve cautious about drawing down its huge economic stimulus program.One could call it "the Goldilocks number," said Allan Small, senior investment advisor at Dundee Wealth. "It's not too hot, not too cold, but just right."The Fed may still begin tapering in September, but now it's not so much a foregone ...

US stocks fall after soft jobs report NEW YORK CITY: US stocks fell in opening trade Friday after a soft employment report that showed weaker than expected jobs growth in July.After 10 minutes of trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 59.21 (0.38 percent) at 15,568.81.The broad-market S&P 500 shed 4.79 (0.28 percent) at 1,702.08, pulling back from Thursday's record closing high.And the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite dropped 9.05 (0.25 percent) to 3,666.69.The Labor Department said the United States added 162,000 jobs ...
US stocks rally on upbeat data; S&P hits record high NEW YORK CITY: US stocks rallied Thursday on strong economic data from China, Europe and the United States, pushing the S&P 500 to an all-time closing high.The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 128.48 (0.83 percent) at 15,628.02.The S&P 500-stock index, a broad measure of the markets, jumped 21.14 (1.25 percent) to a record close at 1,706.87.And the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index shot up 49.37 (1.36 percent) to 3,675.74."The major averages settled near their highs as ...
US stocks end mixed after Fed statement NEW YORK CITY: US stocks Wednesday ended mixed after a busy day of news that included a policy statement from the Federal Reserve and a mixed report on US economic growth.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 21.05 (0.14 percent) at 15,499.54.The broad-based S&P 500 slipped 0.23 (0.01 percent) to 1,685.73, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index added 9.90 (0.27 percent) at 3,626.37.Second-quarter US gross domestic product grew 1.7 percent, above the 1.1 percent pace expected ...
US stocks rise after mixed GDP report NEW YORK CITY: US stocks on Wednesday moved higher after a mixed report on US economic growth and ahead of the end of a closely watched Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting.About an hour into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 88.70 (0.57 percent) to 15,609.29.The broad-based S&P 500 added 8.60 (0.51 percent) at 1,694.56, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index increased 19.54 (0.54 percent) to 3,636.01.Second-quarter US gross domestic product grew 1.7 percent, above ...
US stocks rise on home prices, earnings NEW YORK CITY: US stocks Tuesday bounced back from Monday's losses and moved higher on a solid report on home prices and decent earnings results. Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 66.00 (0.43 percent) to 15,587.97.The broad-based S&P 500 added 6.90 (0.41 percent) at 1,692.23, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index increased 14.29 (0.40 percent) to 3,613.43.Stocks had retreated Monday ahead of a busy week of economic news, including a Federal ...
Futures tick higher before data, Fed in focus NEW YORK: US stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday, following stocks' slight decline on Monday, as investors braced for housing and consumer data in a week packed with economic numbers.Volume was expected to be subdued before the Federal Reserve released its statement on Wednesday at the end of a two-day meeting of policymakers. The Fed's Open Market Committee's statement will be combed for hints of when the central bank may begin to scale back ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,164.95 1.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,635.24 1.03
Arrow S&P 1,994.99 1.30
Arrow FTSE 6,749.40 0.90
Arrow DAX 10,694.32 0.41
Arrow CAC-40 4,604.25 0.59
Arrow Nikkei 17,674.39 0.39
Arrow H.Seng 24,507.05 0.36
Arrow Sensex 29,182.95 1.68






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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln