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US stocks end mixed ahead of Obama speech NEW YORK: US stocks closed mixed on Tuesday as markets awaited President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, expecting him to outline the economic priorities for his second term.   At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 47.84 points (0.34 percent) at 14,019.08.   The S&P 500-stock index rose 2.42 points (0.16 percent) to 1,519.43.   The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite slipped 5.51 (0.17 percent) to 3,186.49.   Investors will be watching Obama's nationally televised speech at 9:00 pm (0200 GMT Wednesday) to gauge "content and tone as a guide for assessing the likelihood of avoiding sequestration slated to go into effect March 1," said Patrick O'Hare of   Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...

US stocks flat as market awaits Obama speech NEW YORK: US stocks opened flat Tuesday as markets looked ahead to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address in the evening.   Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 7.99 points (0.06 percent) to 13,979.23.   The S&P 500 index rose 0.28 point (0.02 percent) to 1,517.29, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite fell 0.61 (0.02 percent) to 3,191.40.   Investors will be watching Obama's nationally televised speech at 9:00 pm (0200 GMT Wednesday) to ...
US stocks slip in directionless trade NEW YORK: US stocks closed barely lower Monday, with buyers finding little fresh inspiration after last week's five-year highs to offset a fall in energy shares.   At the closing bell the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 21.73 points (0.16 percent) at 13,971.24.   The S&P 500 fell 0.92 (0.06 percent) to 1,517.01, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite lost 1.87 (0.06 percent) at 3,192.00.     Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013     ...
Genstar, Aquiline bid for Genworth businesses: sources NEW YORK: Private equity firms Genstar Capital and Aquiline Private Equity LLC have teamed up and are in exclusive negotiations to buy Genworth Financial Inc's wealth management business and its San Francisco-based alternative investment business, two sources familiar with the situation said.   Genworth is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc, according to the sources, who declined to be identified because the talks are confidential.   Genstar and Aquiline are working with Deutsche Bank AG , said one of ...
Shares climb on trade data; yen rallies NEW YORK: Strong economic data buoyed global equity markets on Friday, lifting the Nasdaq to a 12-year closing high and the S&P 500 to a five-year high, while the yen soared after Japan's finance minister said its recent drop had gone too far, too fast.   Brent crude oil rose to a nine-month high near $119 a barrel and copper prices advanced for the first time in four days as robust Chinese data boosted the outlook for ...
S&P, Nasdaq hit post-crash highs NEW YORK: The S&P 500 punched to a new five-year high Friday and the Nasdaq to its best since 2000, as stocks regained footing helped by a sharply narrowed US trade deficit.   The Dow Jones Industrial Average also reached a post-crisis high above 14,022 during trade, but slipped back to end up 48.92 points (0.35 percent) at 13,992.97.   The S&P 500 index rose 8.54 (0.57 percent) to 1,517.93, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 28.74 (0.91 ...
Brazil stocks choppy on China data, currency concerns SAO PAULO: Brazilian stocks gained in choppy trading on Friday after strong trade data from China but gains were limited because of concerns that a strengthening Brazilian currency will hurt exports.   Mexico's IPC index rose shortly after opening while Chile's bourse was nearly unchanged. The Bovespa gained 0.17 percent to 58,417 after data showed Chinese exports grew more than expected in January.   China is Brazil's biggest trade partner.   Market participants said optimism over the Chinese data was limited ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,399.67 0.12
Arrow Nasdaq 4,316.07 1.35
Arrow S&P 1,904.01 0.91
Arrow FTSE 6,267.07 0.68
Arrow DAX 8,717.76 1.50
Arrow CAC-40 3,991.24 1.04
Arrow Nikkei 15,111.23 3.98
Arrow H.Seng 23,070.26 0.20
Arrow Sensex 26,429.85 1.23

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 20, 2014
Reserves $13.436 bln