All
 

 

Just in:  

You are here: Home»Markets»Equity»Americas

Americas

Archive

Crude rout hits stocks, safe-haven assets sought NEW YORK: The relentless slide in oil prices pressured energy stocks and currencies exposed to crude exports on Friday, while dampening appetite for riskier assets and encouraging investors to seek safety in core government bonds. The price of Brent crude fell to lows last seen in July 2009, with the global oil benchmark slipping toward $62 a barrel on concerns over a worldwide supply glut and weak demand. Brent is down almost 10 percent for the week, pushing its slump from a June peak above $115 to 45 percent. Brent was last at $62.15 a barrel, down $1.53, while US crude was off $1.80 at $58.15, its weakest since May 2009. The plunge in oil prices battered currencies strongly linked to crude exports, with Norway's crown falling to an 11-year low against the US dollar and the Russian ruble hitting another record low. The Canadian dollar slumped to a 5-1/2-year ...

Wall St rallies on data after three-day slump NEW YORK: US stocks rose on Thursday, bouncing sharply from a three-day drop, as data pointed to a strengthening economy that could weather the impact of a steep drop in oil prices.The benchmark S&P index dropped more than 1 percent on Wednesday and had shed 2.4 percent over the prior three sessions, it's worst run in two months, as weakness in oil prices has weighed heavily on the energy sector.But data indicated that lower oil ...
TSX rebounds as US data, energy shares support TORONTO: Canada's main stock index advanced on Thursday as bullish U.S. economic data lifted confidence in equities and shares of energy companies rebounded after a brutal selloff in the previous session.Figures showed higher U.S. consumer spending in November, helped by lower gasoline prices.The energy sector has been a factor in the Canadian equity market's recent moves, including a 2.4 percent drop on Wednesday. Energy shares have fallen about 41 percent since mid-June.Oil prices remained volatile ...
Dollar, stocks rebound on strong US data NEW YORK: The dollar and global equity markets rebounded on Thursday after three days of losses, spurred by strong US retail sales and declining jobless claims, signaling an economy that can weather slumping oil prices and a likely interest rate hike next year.US consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave holiday shopping a boost and offered the latest sign of an economy still gathering momentum."We are starting to ...
Wall St bounces on retail sales boost NEW YORK: US stocks rose on Thursday, bouncing sharply from a three-day drop as data pointed to a strengthening economy that appeared likely to weather the impact of a steep drop in oil prices.The benchmark S&P index dropped more than 1 percent on Wednesday and had shed 2.4 percent over the prior three sessions, it's worst run in two months, as weakness in oil prices has weighed heavily on the energy sector.But the weakness in ...
Wall Street falls as energy sector weighs NEW YORK: US stocks were lower shortly after the opening bell on Wednesday, weighed down by a sharp decline in the energy sector as oil prices slumped.The S&P energy index was off 2.2 percent as the worst performing S&P sector as Brent crude touched a new five-year low of $65.24 after producers forecast lower demand for their oil next year.The sector is the worst performing of the 10 major S&P sectors for the year and ...
TSX sheds 1.5 percent as oil selloff deepens TORONTO: Canada's main stock index dropped 1.5 percent on Wednesday, with shares of energy producers sharply lower as oil prices tumbled on a weak outlook for demand in 2015.Already battered oil prices hit a five-year low after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries cut its forecast for oil demand.The heavyweight energy sector, down 42 percent since the middle of June, gave back another 4.5 percent.The selloff in oil prices has raised questions about the ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,804.80 0.15
Arrow Nasdaq 4,765.38 0.36
Arrow S&P 2,070.65 0.46
Arrow FTSE 6,545.27 1.23
Arrow DAX 9,786.96 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,241.65 0.18
Arrow Nikkei 17,621.40 2.39
Arrow H.Seng 23,116.63 1.25
Arrow Sensex 27,371.84 0.90






ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln