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US stocks lower as Wall Street slump resumes NEW YORK: US stocks dropped in mid-morning trade Monday, continuing the downward tilt after last week's losses as investors awaited a heavy week of earnings.About 60 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 16,478.21, down 65.89 points (0.40 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 lost 12.36 (0.65 percent) at 1,893.77, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index sank 41.36 (0.97 percent) to 4.234.87.US stocks suffered a massive sell-off last week, with the S&P 500 shedding more than three percent on global growth fears and the Dow ending in negative territory for the year.All three indices opened higher Monday after customs data showed Chinese exports rose 15.3 percent in September, more than the 12.5 percent projected by analysts.But the market veered into the red soon after the open as traders awaited earnings reports Tuesday from Dow members JPMorgan Chase and Johnson & Johnson, among others. Tech giants Google and Intel report ...

Wall St drops; energy sector set for worst week since 2011 NEW YORK: Energy shares fell on Friday, extending their recent weakness as crude oil dropped to its lowest level since 2010. The S&P energy index fell 1.5 percent on Friday, by far the worst-performing group of the day.It has fallen for seven of the past 10 sessions, and is down 5.2 percent this week, its worst since November 2011. With the week's decline, the sector has turned negative for 2014. It is now the year's ...
Brazil drops as polls show tight presidential race RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil's stocks and currency fell on Friday after two major opinion polls showed market-favorite candidate Aecio Neves running neck-and-neck with President Dilma Rousseff ahead of the Oct. 26 presidential runoff.Brazil's Bovespa index dropped 1.5 percent while the real lost 0.7 percent after surveys by the Ibope and the Datafolha pollsters both showed Neves with 51 percent of valid votes against Rousseff with 49 percent, statistically tied within the polls' margin of error.Some ...
TSX dives on global growth worries, railways tumble TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell hard on Friday as investors fretted about the state of the global economy, sending shares in every major market sector lower.As investors focus on the prospects for the global economy, sluggish data from Germany and a bearish forecast from the International Monetary Fund are raising red flags. Concerns about global growth often have a severe impact on the export-oriented Canadian market and its commodity sectors.Shares of energy producers, which ...
US stocks sink as IMF trims forecast; Dow -1.6pc NEW YORK: US stocks finished sharply lower Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global growth forecast while Germany posted a second straight day of disappointing economic data.The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 272.52 points (1.60 percent) to 16,719.39.The broad-based S&P 500 fell 29.72 (1.51 percent) to 1,935.10, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index sank 69.60 (1.56 percent) to 4,385.20.The IMF cut its 2014 global growth forecast to 3.3 percent, down 0.1 percentage point ...
Small-caps rise, but trend still lower NEW YORK: Small-cap stocks were higher on Friday, boosted by a strong payroll report which pointed to improving economic conditions, but the trend in the group was still negative, with some analysts hesitant to jump in even after recent declines. The Russell 2000 rose 1 percent on Friday, its second straight day of a gain of that magnitude, but it remains on track for a fifth straight weekly decline. The index has shed 5.7 percent ...
TSX climbs off 4 month low on US jobs data; miners tumble TORONTO: Canada's main stock index advanced on Friday as a bullish US jobs report helped ease concerns about the strength of the economic recovery and drove gains across most major sectors.Figures showed an acceleration of hiring by US employers in September and a decline in the jobless rate to a six-year low.The data, however, also fueled a rise in the US dollar and that weighed on the bullion price and on the shares of gold ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,614.81 1.31
Arrow Nasdaq 4,419.48 2.40
Arrow S&P 1,941.28 1.96
Arrow FTSE 6,372.33 1.68
Arrow DAX 8,886.96 1.94
Arrow CAC-40 4,081.24 2.25
Arrow Nikkei 14,804.28 2.03
Arrow H.Seng 23,088.58 0.08
Arrow Sensex 26,575.65 0.55

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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WeeklyOctober 20, 2014
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