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US stocks push higher; Dow in fresh record NEW YORK: US stocks brushed off an early move toward a correction and added to the bull run, with the Dow setting a fresh record for the fifth day straight.A late thrust upward by Apple shares, which finished 1.4 percent higher, also took the S&P 500 tantalizingly close to its all-time record.At the close the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 50.22 points (0.35 percent) at 14,447.29.The broader S&P 500 gained 5.04 (0.32 percent) to 1,556.22, still nine points below the all-time closing high set on October 9, 2007.The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite meanwhile gained 8.50 points (0.26 percent) to 3,252.87. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...

US stocks near 5-1/2-year highs; oil rebounds NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks edged up on Monday, approaching a 5-1/2-year high, on optimism about the US economy and easy monetary policy from the Federal Reserve, while US oil prices rebounded after falling due to disappointing Chinese industrial data.Fitch Ratings' cut in Italy's credit rating late on Friday spurred some selling in European shares and Italian government bonds while supporting safe-haven bids for gold, US and German government debt and other perceived lower-risk assets.The ...
Stocks mixed on Italy, China worries: GLOBAL MARKETS NEW YORK: European stock prices dipped on Monday as weak economic data from China and worries about Italy following a credit downgrade undermined optimism generated by last week's strong US employment report. US stocks were little changed, while a measure of global equities edged higher. The dollar clung to gains from the payrolls data, trading near a 3-1/2-year high against the yen and a 3-month peak versus the euro and keeping pressure on gold and ...
Mexico MEXICO CITY: Mexico's benchmark IPC stock index .MXX fell 1.13 percent on Monday, dragged lower by Carlos Slim's phone company America Movil and Emilio Azcarraga's broadcaster Televisa.America Movil shares fell 3.75 percent to 13.08 pesos while Televisa shares were down 2.36 percent at 66.67 pesos ahead of the planned announcement of reform to the telecom sector that aims to curb the companies' dominance. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
US stocks ease after record-smashing run NEW YORK: US stocks opened modestly lower Monday after the Dow's record-breaking run last week, as data from China and Europe highlighted the continued struggle of the global economic powers.Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 16.36 points (0.11 percent) to 14,380.71.The broader S&P 500 fell 2.56 (0.17 percent) to 1,548.62, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite slipped 7.39 points (0.23 percent) at 3,236.98."The early weakness, which isn't all that weak, probably ...
Dow sets fresh high on solid jobs data     NEW YORK: The Dow Jones Industrial Average set a fresh record for the fourth straight session Friday helped by solid jobs data that was nonetheless seen unlikely to move the Fed to tighten monetary policy.   The Labor Department reported that the economy generated a net 236,000 new jobs in February, far more than expected, pulling the unemployment rate down to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent.   That pushed the Dow over the 14,400 line for the first time, ...
US stocks surge on strong jobs report NEW YORK: US stocks surged higher on opening Friday after a surprisingly strong jobs report suggested the economic recovery was on track. The widely-anticipated monthly jobs report said the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent, while the number of net jobs gained came in at 236,000, according to the Labor Department. Both numbers were better than expected. Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial average gained 71.21 (0.50 percent) to 14,400.70, climbing to a ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,810.06 0.51
Arrow Nasdaq 4,712.97 0.24
Arrow S&P 2,063.50 0.52
Arrow FTSE 6,750.76 1.08
Arrow DAX 9,732.55 2.62
Arrow CAC-40 4,347.23 2.67
Arrow Nikkei 17,357.51 0.33
Arrow H.Seng 23,437.12 0.37
Arrow Sensex 28,334.63 0.95

Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln