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Latam stocks up on Italy bonds, US Fed policy        SANTIAGO: Latin American stocks were up on Wednesday, building off the momentum provided by a healthy appetite at an auction of Italian government debt and the US Federal Reserve Bank's defense of its monetary stimulus policies.   Investors were focused on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's second day of testimony in Congress following remarks on Tuesday that eased worries over a possible early retreat from the US central bank's policy of bond purchases.   Some market participants were also relieved to see Italy, the euro zone's third largest economy and struggling with an inconclusive election, sell all 6.5 billion euros of the 5- and 10-year bonds it offered investors earlier Wednesday.   Italy's borrowing costs rose to their highest in four months but the first bond auction since the election eased fears that the political deadlock could destabilize Europe's second-biggest sovereign debt market.   "The successful bond auction injected a good dose of confidence into markets around the globe, ...

Wall Street climbs 1pc on Bernanke, economic data           NEW YORK: US stocks rose 1 percent on Wednesday, erasing much of the week's losses as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke remained steadfast in his support of the Fed's stimulus policy and data pointed to economic improvement.   In his second day before a congressional committee, Bernanke repeated testimony in which he defended the Fed's policy of buying bonds to keep interest rates low in order to promote growth and bring down the unemployment rate.   The remarks helped ...
Stocks rally on Bernanke, economic data; euro up              NEW YORK: US stocks rallied for a second straight day on Wednesday as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reaffirmed his strong support for the Fed's stimulus efforts, while the euro climbed after solid demand at an auction of Italian government debt.   Data on US housing and durable goods added to bullish sentiment in stocks, with the US benchmark S&P 500 rallying more than 1 percent and an index of world stocks up 1 percent.   Bernanke's comments came ...
US stocks flat after mixed durable goods report NEW YORK: US stocks opened essentially unchanged Wednesday after a mixed report on durable goods orders.Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.87 points (0.03 percent) to 13,904.00.The broad-based S&P 500 edged lower by 0.45 point (0.03 percent) to 1,496.49, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.42 (0.01 percent) to 3,130.07. The trading came after durable goods orders for January sank by 5.2 percent because of a big drop in aircraft ...
Consumer confidence jump sends US stocks higher           NEW YORK: US stocks closed decisively higher Tuesday following strong reports on consumer confidence and the housing market.   The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 115.96 (0.84 percent) to 13,900.13.   The broad-based S&P 500 rose 9.09 (0.61 percent) to 1,496.94, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 13.40 (0.43 percent) to 3,129.65.   The buoyant trading came after reports showed surprisingly robust new home sales and consumer confidence.   The Conference Board's February consumer confidence index jumped to 69.6 from 58.4 in ...
Latam stocks drop in reaction to Italy deadlock              SANTIAGO/MEXICO CITY: Latin America's major stock bourses fell on Tuesday, as the rise of a comedian's protest party in elections in Italy and ensuing political deadlock was seen as no laughing matter by spooked investors.   Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index traded 0.78 percent lower at 56,174 in afternoon trade, falling for the second session in a row and nearing a recent three-month low.   The election in Italy, the third largest economy in the euro zone, saw a ...
Italy vote hits world markets, euro; US stocks up              NEW YORK: US stocks jumped on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reassured investors about the continuation of stimulus measures, bucking a downward trend in global equities and the euro on the uncertainty created by Italy's election.   A closely watched gauge of European stock market volatility hit a 2013 high after the muddy election outcome in Italy raised fresh concern about the outlook for the euro zone's debt crisis.   Investors are fearful that the strength of ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,195.42 1.30
Arrow Nasdaq 4,566.14 0.37
Arrow S&P 1,994.65 0.62
Arrow FTSE 6,463.55 0.15
Arrow DAX 9,114.84 0.35
Arrow CAC-40 4,141.24 0.74
Arrow Nikkei 15,658.00 1.67
Arrow H.Seng 23,702.04 1.49
Arrow Sensex 27,346.33 0.92

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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