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Wall St opens flat on soft earnings NEW YORK: US stock opened little changed on Friday, as some weak corporate earnings took the steam out of a four-session winning streak.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 12.2 points, or 0.07 percent, to 17,801.78, the S&P 500 lost 1.33 points, or 0.06 percent, to 2,061.82 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 2.87 points, or 0.06 percent, to 4,747.53. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Brazil stocks drop on looming energy crisis SAO PAULO: Brazilian stocks fell on Friday on fears of energy rationing that could hit the country's already ailing economy, while Latin American currencies weakened after an ECB-inspired rally.Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index underperformed regional stock markets to fall 1.4 percent as shares of companies such as miners, steelmakers, banks and utilities dropped.Brazil is under the threat of a severe energy crisis this year as a prolonged drought has depleted key reservoirs that supply water for ...
TSX rises as investors cheer central bank measures TORONTO: Canada's main stock index advanced to its highest in nearly 2 months on Friday as investors welcomed moves by the Bank of Canada and the European Central Bank earlier this week. The Canadian central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates on Wednesday, while the ECB announced a massive stimulus plan on Thursday to try to boost a sagging euro zone economy. The benchmark TSX extended gains after jumping during the previous two sessions.It is on ...
Wall St dips on earnings, but set to end week strong NEW YORK: US stocks fell modestly on Friday, pressured by some disappointing results from major multinational companies, which offset optimism triggered by the European Central Bank's recent decision to buy bonds and boost euro zone growth. Wall Street jumped on Thursday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq returning to positive territory for the year, after the ECB detailed a bigger-than-expected bond-buying program to lift the region's sagging economy and fight deflation. With the ECB stimulus ...
European stocks rally on ECB easing, Wall St sags and euro tumbles NEW YORK: The European Central Bank's plan to pump out about 1 trillion euros to revive the euro zone economy kept stocks in the region on track for their best week since 2011 but knocked the shared currency to fresh 11-year lows.Wall Street, which rallied 1.5 percent on Thursday's European bond-buying announcement, was off because of soft corporate earnings. US Treasury debt prices jumped as European yields touched record lows and left America's higher interest ...
US stocks slip after ECB-driven rally NEW YORK: US stocks opened mostly a tick lower Friday after Thursday's big jump on the back of a larger-than-expected stimulus program from the European Central Bank.After gaining 1.5 percent Thursday, 10 minutes into trade the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 8.03 points (0.05 percent) at 17,805.95.The S&P 500 slipped 2.05 (0.10 percent) to 2,061.10.But the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite pushed higher, adding to Thursday's 1.8 percent gain another 4.56 points (0.10 percent) at 4,754.96.Copyright ...
Wall St up 1.5pc, euro at 11-year low on debut of ECB plan NEW YORK: Wall Street jumped 1.5 percent and European shares climbed to a seven-year high on Thursday as world markets cheered the European Central Bank's new stimulus program, worth more than 1 trillion euros, while the euro slipped to an 11-year low. Investors readying for a rise in global liquidity initially lifted US Treasuries, whose relatively rich yields grew more attractive with prospects of lower euro zone bond yields, before prices turned lower. "It's likely ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,409.00 1.31
Arrow Nasdaq 4,683.41 0.98
Arrow S&P 2,017.30 0.95
Arrow FTSE 6,810.60 0.22
Arrow DAX 10,737.87 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,631.43 0.44
Arrow Nikkei 17,606.22 1.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,595.85 1.07
Arrow Sensex 29,681.77 0.41

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln