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Brazil stocks down, real tumbles after Petrobras cut to junk MEXICO CITY: Latin American financial markets fell on Wednesday, dragged down by losses in Brazil as the country's currency tumbled and shares of state-run oil firm Petrobras sank after Moody's cut its investment grade to junk.Shares in Petrobras fell more than 6 percent after Moody's Investors Service stripped the company of its investment-grade rating late on Tuesday and said it could cut the country's state-run oil company again due to an ongoing corruption scandal and liquidity pressures.Reuters reported on Wednesday that Petrobras has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to handle $3 billion in planned asset sales this year in a bid to cut its debt levels.The losses helped pull down Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index by 0.68 percent.Brazil's real shed nearly 1.3 percent to bid at 2.8692 per dollar. The Petrobras downgrade further eroded the attractiveness of assets in Brazil, which is struggling with an economic slowdown, analysts said."The downgrade should ...

TSX steady as RBC, HBC gains offset impact of lower oil TORONTO: Canada's main stock index was little changed on Wednesday as gains in Royal Bank of Canada and Hudson's Bay Co offset a drop in the shares of energy producers as oil prices fell.RBC shares rose 3 percent to C$77.28 after the company posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by significant gains in its personal and commercial banking and capital markets businesses.The strength in RBC helped lift the broader financial sector. HBC said it will ...
Wall St little changed after Yellen comments NEW YORK: US stocks held near the unchanged mark on Wednesday, as investors looked for clues to the timing of an interest rate hike during a second day of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The Fed chair's prepared testimony to a House of Representatives' committee on Wednesday was identical to remarks she delivered a day earlier to a Senate panel and a question and answer session was under way."What people are really hinging ...
NEW YORK: US stocks index futures pointed towards a flat open on Wednesday, after the Dow and S&P 500 climbed to their latest records, before a second day of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and data on the housing market. The Fed chair told a congressional committee that the Fed is preparing to consider increases "on a meeting-by-meeting basis," a subtle change that helps to lay a foundation for the central bank's first ...
Wall St set for flat open; Yellen, data on tap NEW YORK: US stocks index futures pointed towards a flat open on Wednesday, after the Dow and S&P 500 climbed to their latest records, before a second day of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and data on the housing market. The Fed chair told a congressional committee that the Fed is preparing to consider increases "on a meeting-by-meeting basis," a subtle change that helps to lay a foundation for the central bank's first ...
Wall St opens flat; Dow, S&P at records NEW YORK: US stocks opened flat on Wednesday, with major indexes at records, as investors awaited a second day of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and data on the housing market. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 7.13 points, or 0.04 percent, to 18,202.06, the S&P 500 lost 2.21 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,113.27 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 8.83 points, or 0.18 percent, to 4,959.29. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
TSX opens higher as RBC, Hudson's Bay gain TORONTO: Canada's main stock index opened higher on Wednesday, boosted by gains in Royal Bank of Canada after the lender reported quarterly results and a surge in Hudson's Bay Co after the retailer entered some real estate joint deals. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 52.62 points, or 0.35 percent, at 15,217.59 shortly after the open. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,288.63 0.86
Arrow Nasdaq 5,008.10 0.90
Arrow S&P 2,117.39 0.61
Arrow FTSE 6,940.64 0.09
Arrow DAX 11,410.36 0.08
Arrow CAC-40 4,917.32 0.69
Arrow Nikkei 18,826.88 0.15
Arrow H.Seng 24,887.44 0.15
Arrow Sensex 29,459.14 0.33







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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