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Shares rally on earnings, data; bond prices slip NEW YORK: Global equity markets rose and bond prices eased on Tuesday on solid corporate earnings on both sides of the Atlantic and an upbeat US consumer confidence report that more than made up for weak American housing and industrial data.Outside of equities, market moves were muted on the first day of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting in which the US central bank will likely reinforce its stated willingness to wait a long while before hiking interest rates.The Fed is also expected to announce the end of its massive bond-buying stimulus, known as quantitative easing.The dollar index pared losses after the Conference Board reported US consumer confidence was at its highest in seven years in October, reducing worries over disappointing data on domestic home prices and durable goods orders.The major US stock indexes surged almost 1 percent or more on the consumer sentiment report and further data showing corporate earnings ...

Brazil markets rebound after election selloff SAO PAULO: Brazil's currency and stock markets closed higher on Tuesday as bargain hunters stepped in after a sharp selloff sparked by the re-election of President Dilma Rousseff.Other Latin American stocks and currencies were mostly stronger after mixed US economic data fed hopes that interest rates in the world's largest economy would be raised later than expected.Rousseff's victory over market-friendly challenger Aecio Neves on Sunday led Brazil's real to close at a 9-1/2-year low on ...
TSX climbs as resource prices rise TORONTO: Canada's main stock index rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday, with higher crude and other commodity prices helping boost energy and mining companies as investors returned to buying after a sharp sell-off in recent weeks.All 10 major sectors of the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index notched gains, with heft provided by heavyweight resource and financial sectors."This is just investors coming back, refocusing on the fundamentals and seeing that things aren't so bad," ...
Dollar falls after weak data, Swedish crown slides NEW YORK: The dollar fell on Tuesday on disappointing U.S. durable goods and home price data ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.The greenback, while weaker against most major currencies, fared better than the Swedish crown after Sweden's central bank surprised investors by cutting interest rates to a record low of zero. The crown fell to a four-year low versus the dollar .Given recent signs of slowing in U.S. business activity and with inflation below ...
TSX climbs as investors eye Fed policy meeting TORONTO: Canada's main stock index advanced on Tuesday, led by gains in the financial and energy sectors, as the Federal Reserve was set to start a two-day meeting to discuss monetary policy and the prospect of higher interest rates.The US central bank is expected to assure the markets that it is prepared to wait a long time before raising rates.Stock markets have been increasingly choppy in recent weeks, though volatility is still well below historic ...
Wall St up on earnings, data mixed NEW YORK: US stocks rose on Tuesday as strong earnings and an upbeat consumer confidence reading more than offset weaker-than-expected housing and industrial data.Ranking among the largest percentage gainers on the S&P 500 were Amgen, AutoNation and Cummins, which reported earnings between late Monday and Tuesday morning. They more than offset declines in Kohl's, Coach and Freeport McMoRan.Indexes hit session highs in early trading after a report showed U.S. consumer confidence rose in October to ...
Shares rally on earnings, data, bond prices slip NEW YORK: Global equity markets rose and bond prices eased on Tuesday on solid corporate earnings on both sides of the Atlantic and an upbeat US consumer confidence report that more than made up for weak American housing and industrial data.Market moves were mostly muted ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting that begins on Tuesday, when the US central bank will likely reinforce its stated willingness to wait a long while before hiking interest ...

 



 
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