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Wall St up after midterm vote, ADP data; Dow hits record NEW YORK: US stocks rose on Wednesday, with the Dow advancing to a record high after the Republican Party took control of the Senate in the midterm elections, as expected, and following a stronger-than-anticipated report on the labor market.The beaten-down energy sector was among the strongest of the day as a Republican majority could lead to new legislative measures that impact the group. These include approval of oil and gas pipelines and reforms for crude and natural gas export laws.Energy shares had lagged the broader market recently, suffering massive losses as crude oil prices plunged to a three-year low. The S&P energy index was the only one of ten primary S&P 500 sectors to be negative for the year, though it rose 0.7 percent Wednesday as one of the strongest groups of the day.Equities rose on relief that the election results were clear, with the upcoming Senate majority party not ...

Wall St slips as energy extends recent slide NEW YORK: US stocks fell in afternoon trading on Tuesday, with energy shares leading the selloff as crude prices declined for a fourth straight day, adding to global demand worries. The S&P 500 energy sector was down 2.2 percent, extending the group's recent drop, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF fell 2.3 percent, and Chevron Corp fell 1.3 percent.US crude oil dropped below $77 a barrel to its lowest level in about three years after ...
US stocks mostly lower on lackluster data, earnings NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks finished mostly lower Tuesday following lackluster US economic data and some disappointing earnings reports. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,381.01, up 14.77 points (0.09 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 dropped 5.85 (0.29 percent) to 2,011.96, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index fell 15.27 (0.33 percent) to 4,623.64.New orders for US manufactured goods dropped $2.8 billion, or 0.6 percent, to $499.4 billion in September, the Commerce ...
US shares fall despite strong growth numbers NEW YORK: Wall Street investors sold off shares Thursday following a stronger-than-expected report on US economic growth in the third quarter, amid worries that it means higher interest rates sooner.It took an 8.5 percent surge in Visa shares, driven by its strong quarterly earnings report, to prop up the Dow Jones Industrial Average in positive territory, with nearly all other index constituents down.Five minutes into trade, the Dow was up 61.97 points (0.37 percent) at ...
Facebook Q3 revenue rises 59pc, shares down slightly SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc's mobile ads powered the social network past Wall Street revenue targets in the third quarter, even as the company revealed deep losses in its recently acquired WhatsApp business. Shares of Facebook, which are roughly up 47 percent this year, were down less than one percent at $80.20 in extended trading on Tuesday. Facebook said revenue in the three months ended Sept. 30 totaled $3.2 billion, up 59 percent from $2.02 billion ...
Wall St jumps 1pc, S&P ends above key level NEW YORK: US stocks rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 ending above its 50-day moving average for the first time in almost a month as strong earnings eased concerns about the outlook for corporate America. The gains were broad, with all 10 primary S&P 500 sectors up on the day. Energy stocks were the day's biggest gainers, up 2.2 percent, while the Philadelphia SE Oil Service index gained 3.4 percent. ...
TSX gains 1pc; energy, banks lead broad rally TORONTO: Canada's main stock index ended 1 percent higher on Tuesday, with higher crude and other commodity prices helping boost energy and mining companies.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 155.25 points, or 1.07 percent, at 14,624.25. The index has recovered almost 1,000 points since a correction knocked it off all-time highs earlier this month. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

 



 
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


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln