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Brazil real eases as less swap roller signaled RIO DE JANEIRO: The Brazilian real weakened slightly on Monday after the central bank signaled it was reducing the rollover pace of currency swaps while otherLatin American currencies were supported by China's decision to cut interest rates over the weekend.The real lost 0.3 percent after Brazilian policymakers signaled on Friday they would roll over about 80 percent of the currency swaps that expire in April.Those swaps are derivative contracts that provide investors with protection against currency losses. In the past few months, the central bank had been rolling over nearly 100 percent of maturing swaps.Other Latin American currencies, including the those of Mexico and Chile, were steady to slightly weaker as investors digested China's decision to accelerate the pace of monetary easing to boost its manufacturing sector.China is the largest consumer of Latin American commodityexports and concern about its slowing economy has been weighing on emerging markets in general. China's ...

Wall St set for flat open after February rally NEW YORK: US stocks were poised for a flat open Monday, in the wake of the S&P 500's best month in more than three years, as data showed consumer spending remained soft in January and ahead of a report on the manufacturing sector. US consumer spending fell for a second month in January, likely as lower gasoline prices continued to weigh on receipts at service stations, while personal income fell just short of expectations, showing ...
Wall St opens flat after consumer spending data NEW YORK: US stocks opened flat on Monday, in the wake of the S&P 500's best month in more than three years, as data showed consumer spending remained soft in January and ahead of a report on the manufacturing sector. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 7.58 points, or 0.04 percent, to 18,125.12, the S&P 500 gained 0.69 points, or 0.03 percent, to 2,105.19 and the Nasdaq Composite added 10.01 points, or 0.2 percent, to ...
TSX little changed as energy shares fall, miners rise TORONTO: Canada's main stock index was little changed on Monday as shares of energy producers weakened with the price of oil, offsetting a gain in the gold-mining sector. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 2.14 points, or 0.01 percent, at 15,236.48 shortly after the open. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
US stocks sag but remain close to record highs NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks fell modestly Friday but remained close to record highs to close out the best single-month performance since 2011.Stocks got help from a new estimate of fourth-quarter US economic growth that came in better than expected.Despite shedding 6.24 points (0.30 percent) for the day, the broad based S&P 500 scored its best month since October 2011, putting on 5.5 percent, to end at 2,104.50. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 81.72 ...
Wall St opens flat after GDP data NEW YORK: US stocks opened flat on Friday, with major indexes on track for a fourth week of gains, following data on economic growth and ahead of a report on consumer sentiment. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 9.15 points, or 0.05 percent, to 18,205.27, the S&P 500 lost 1.79 points, or 0.08 percent, to 2,108.95 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 4.60 points, or 0.09 percent, to 4,983.29. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
TSX rises as energy shares gain with oil prices TORONTO: Canada's main stock index rose on Friday as higher oil prices helped support shares of energy producers and banks climbed after recently reporting quarterly results. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 39.93 points, or 0.26 percent, at 15,281.09 shortly after the open. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,203.37 0.47
Arrow Nasdaq 4,979.90 0.56
Arrow S&P 2,107.78 0.45
Arrow FTSE 6,889.13 0.74
Arrow DAX 11,280.36 1.14
Arrow CAC-40 4,869.25 0.98
Arrow Nikkei 18,815.16 0.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,702.78 0.74
Arrow Sensex 29,593.73 0.46







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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyDecember
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln