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Wall St advances after data and deals; Nasdaq hits 5,000 NEW YORK: US stocks advanced on Monday, with the Nasdaq moving above the 5,000 mark for the first time in 15 years, helped by technology deals and mixed data that pointed to a slowly accelerating economy.The Nasdaq composite index oscillated around the 5,000 milestone after hitting it in the morning for the first time since March 27, 2000, at the height of the dot.com bubble.It was boosted by chipmakers NXP Semiconductors NV, Intel Corp as well as network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc after two big deal announcements.Shares of chipmaker NXP rose 17 percent to $99.35 after it agreed to buy smaller peer Freescale Semiconductor Ltd to create a company valued over $40 billion. Freescale rose 11.7 percent to $40.34.Hewlett-Packard Co said it would buy Wi-Fi gear maker Aruba Networks Inc for about $2.7 billion, the biggest deal for the world's No. 2 PC maker since 2011. Rival Cisco rose ...

Wall St advances as Nasdaq touches 5,000 mark NEW YORK: US stocks advanced on Monday to push the Nasdaq above the 5,000 mark for the first time in fifteen years, as a round of mixed data pointed to a slowly accelerating economy. The Nasdaq hit a high of 5,000.33 before retreating, the first time above that level since March 27, 2000, at the height of the dot.com bubble. "Five thousand on the Nasdaq, it's been a long time coming," said Peter Kenny, chief ...
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 ...
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 ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,096.90 0.58
Arrow Nasdaq 4,967.14 0.26
Arrow S&P 2,098.53 0.44
Arrow FTSE 6,919.24 0.44
Arrow DAX 11,390.38 0.98
Arrow CAC-40 4,917.35 0.99
Arrow Nikkei 18,703.60 0.59
Arrow H.Seng 24,465.38 0.96
Arrow Sensex 29,380.73 0.72







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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