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Wall St dips, but hopes grow for central bank actions NEW YORK: US stocks edged lower on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund lowered its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, though the move spurred hopes that central banks would take more aggressive policy stances to accelerate economic improvement.The lower forecasts implied less demand for fuel through 2016, contributing to crude oil prices taking another leg lower, which in turn fueled another day of weakness in the energy space despite some bullish results from major names.The IMF projected growth of 3.5 percent this year and 3.7 percent next year; both forecasts are down by 0.3 percentage points. The IMF advised advanced economies to maintain accommodative monetary policies to avoid increases in real interest rates as cheaper oil increases the risk of deflation."This absolutely raises the odds that we'll see more central bank action. The upside to seeing less international growth is that it is now very unlikely the Federal Reserve ...

TSX steady after Chinese data; energy shares drop TORONTO: Canada's main stock index was little changed on Tuesday as investors found relief in data that showed economic growth in China was not as weak as some had expected, but shares of energy producers fell with oil prices.The Chinese economy grew at its slowest pace in 24 years in 2014, but fourth-quarter growth held steady at 7.3 percent, slightly stronger than had been expected.Investors also digested a report in which the International Monetary Fund ...
Stocks rally on US data, euro slides further NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks rebounded on Friday on signs the US economy was on track for solid growth with consumer sentiment hitting an 11-year high, while the euro slid further against the dollar a day after Switzerland ditched its currency cap. Crude prices rallied on the US sentiment report and after the International Energy Agency said lower prices had begun to curb production in some areas, including North America. The IEA said prices might ...
TSX jumps nearly 2 percent as resources climb TORONTO: Canada's benchmark stock index rose nearly 2 percent on Friday as shares of energy producers and mining companies soared with rebounding commodity prices. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 267.59 points, or 1.91 percent, at 14,309.41. Nine of the 10 main sectors on the index were higher.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Wall St rises after 5 down days; econ data, energy boost NEW YORK: US stocks bounced back after five sessions of losses on Friday along with a sharp rebound in energy shares, following data signaling the US economy was on track for solid growth. US consumer sentiment hit its highest in 11 years in January, while factory output rose last month, reports showed. Investors attempted to interpret the impact of the move by the Swiss National Bank on Thursday to lift the cap on the Swiss ...
Wall St up after 5 down days, helped by data, energy NEW YORK: US stocks bounced back after five sessions of losses on Friday, along with a sharp rebound in energy shares, following data that signaled the US economy was on track for solid growth. US consumer sentiment hit its highest in 11 years in January, while factory output rose last month, reports showed. Investors attempted to interpret the impact of the move by the Swiss National Bank on Thursday to lift the cap on the ...
Latam markets up on oil, outlook on Fed rates SAO PAULO: Latin American currencies and stocks mostly advanced on Friday as investors took comfort in more stable oil prices and rising expectations that US interest rates could stay at current low levels for longer.The MSCI Latin American stock index rose its most in over a week.Oil prices rebounded after the International Energy Agency said in a report that it sees signs a price recovery could occur in the second half of the year.Plummeting oil ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,652.60 0.79
Arrow Nasdaq 4,757.88 0.16
Arrow S&P 2,051.82 0.55
Arrow FTSE 6,832.83 0.53
Arrow DAX 10,649.58 2.05
Arrow CAC-40 4,640.69 1.93
Arrow Nikkei 17,511.75 1.05
Arrow H.Seng 24,850.45 1.34
Arrow Sensex 29,278.84 0.94






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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 22, 2015
Reserves $10.331 bln