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TSX falls as energy, bank shares lead decline TORONTO: Canada's main stock index slipped on Wednesday, weighed down by declines in the energy and financial sectors, as investors awaited the release of minutes from the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting.The US central bank is expected to shed light on its interest-rate outlook, seen as a major catalyst for the markets.The benchmark TSX has recovered after a recent selloff, gaining about 10 percent from an eight-month low hit in October."We've seen a nice little bounce off the bottom for the TSX over the last month. We'd like the rally to be broad-based, but that's been missing," said Shailesh Kshatriya, associate director for client investment strategies at Russell Investments Canada."We think that the TSX could potentially move higher from here, but we'd like to see that driven by fundamentals," he added.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 46.71 points, or 0.31 percent, at 14,926.26. Five of the 10 ...

S&P 500, Dow end at record highs, boosted by healthcare NEW YORK: The Dow and S&P 500 closed at record highs on Tuesday, lifted by further gains in healthcare shares and hopes for a stronger global economy. The S&P 500 scored its fourth straight day of gains. Actavis Plc, Gilead Sciences and other biotechs were among the biggest drivers, a day after Allergan agreed to be bought by Actavis. The Nasdaq biotech index rose 2.1 percent. The S&P health care index added 1.6 percent. Shares ...
Japan recession weighs on Wall St but M&A supports NEW YORK: US stocks dipped on Monday, following four consecutive weeks of gains on Wall Street, as energy shares fell alongside crude futures after Japan slipped into recession.Merger and acquisition news offset the declines as Halliburton said it would buy Baker Hughes and Allergan agreed to be bought by Actavis.Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter, setting the stage for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to delay an unpopular sales tax hike and ...
Financial shares drive TSX to near seven-week high TORONTO: Canada's main stock index jumped to its highest in nearly seven weeks on Monday with declines in resource stocks offset by stronger financial shares as investors shrugged off data showing Japan fell into a recession in the third quarter.Japan's gross domestic product shrank by an annualized 1.6 percent in the July-September quarter, after diving 7.3 percent in the second quarter following a rise in the national sales tax.The Toronto stock market's benchmark TSX index ...
Stocks, oil decline as Japan slips into recession NEW YORK: Global equity markets and oil prices fell on Monday after news that Japan unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter renewed concerns about the global economy.The Japanese yen steadied against the U.S. dollar, pulling back from a fresh seven-year low, as the news set the stage for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to delay an unpopular sales tax hike and call an election two years before he has to.Japan's economy shrank an annualized ...
TSX steady as euro zone concerns offset US data TORONTO: Canada's main stock index was little changed on Friday as strong US data and higher energy shares were offset by concerns about the European economy.The euro zone economy recorded modest growth in the third quarter, with France beating market estimates and Germany closely avoiding a recession. The data showed that the region remained sluggish and could be in need of more stimulus measures.In the United States, retailers reported stronger-than-expected sales in October, a positive ...
US stocks rise, oil falls below $80 NEW YORK: US stock prices rose on Thursday, hovering near record highs, while crude fell below $80 a barrel for the first time in four years on further signs of a slowdown in China's economy.Brent crude has fallen more than 30 percent since June, and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said demand for its members' oil could drop by about a million barrels per day in 2015 due to the US shale ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,827.75 0.07
Arrow Nasdaq 4,787.32 0.61
Arrow S&P 2,072.83 0.28
Arrow FTSE 6,723.42 0.09
Arrow DAX 9,974.87 0.60
Arrow CAC-40 4,382.34 0.20
Arrow Nikkei 17,248.50 0.78
Arrow H.Seng 24,004.28 0.45
Arrow Sensex 28,438.91 0.19

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