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Wall St dips as lower oil price knocks energy stocks NEW YORK: Energy shares dragged Wall Street slightly lower on Monday as crude prices fell further, while U.S. and German data weighed.Brent crude oil fell below $85 a barrel and U.S. crude dipped below $80 after Goldman Sachs slashed its price forecasts, citing abundant supply and lackluster demand. The S&P 500 energy sector was down 2.6 percent, the largest decline among the top ten industry groups.The fall in crude "is probably good for consumers but there are a number of energy stocks on the S&P 500 getting hit on concern about their earnings," said Bruce Zaro, chief technical strategist at Bolton Global Asset Management in Boston.He said, however, the decline is "net positive" as it frees cash from consumers.At 11:39 a.m. (1539 GMT) the Dow Jones industrial average fell 14.38 points, or 0.09 percent, to 16,791.03, the S&P 500 lost 5.71 points, or 0.29 percent, to 1,958.87 and the Nasdaq ...

Wall St opens flat as Microsoft offsets Amazon NEW YORK: US stocks opened flat on Friday, as disappointing earnings from Amazon were offset by gains in Microsoft after its quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 10.41 points, or 0.06 percent, to 16,688.31, the S&P 500 gained 0.61 points, or 0.03 percent, to 1,951.43 and the Nasdaq Composite added 4.63 points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,457.42.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
TSX slips as Ebola news, oil prices weigh TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell on Friday as news of an Ebola case in New York and a drop in oil prices weighed on sentiment.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 29 points, or 0.20 percent, at 14,457.83 shortly after the open. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Wall St little changed as Microsoft offsets Amazon NEW YORK: US stocks were little changed on Friday, as disappointing earnings from Amazon were offset by gains in Microsoft after its quarterly results. Amazon plunged 7.3 percent to $290.45 as the biggest drag on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 after the online retailer's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed Wall Street and third-quarter results missed forecasts. But Microsoft, up 1.3 percent at $45.63, helped offset the drop in Amazon after ...
Wall St opens higher on earnings boost NEW YORK: US stocks climbed at the open on Thursday as a number of strong results, including from a pair of Dow components, reassured investors that corporations continued to fare well despite concerns about global economic growth. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 154.03 points, or 0.94 percent, to 16,615.35, the S&P 500 gained 16.34 points, or 0.85 percent, to 1,943.45 and the Nasdaq Composite added 46.75 points, or 1.07 percent, to 4,429.60.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
TSX opens firmly higher as energy stocks rebound TORONTO: Canada's main stock market opened strongly higher on Thursday, bolstered by strong gains in the energy sector, recouping some of Wednesday's sharp losses in the wake of deadly shootings in Ottawa.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index opened 95.76 points, or 0.67 percent higher, to 14,407.83.Seven of the index's 10 main groups were positive. However, a decline in gold miner stocks dragged the overall materials group down more than 0.8 percent.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Brazil Bovespa erases 2014 gains, real slumps on election fear RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index dropped on Thursday to erase all of its 2014 gains while the real weakened to a 2008 low as investors feared President Dilma Rousseff may defeat market-favorite candidate Aecio Neves in Sunday's presidential election.The Bovespa index sold off about 2 percent in the session, recording losses of about 0.2 percent in the year to date, while other key Latin American stock indexes such as Mexico's IPC and Chile's ...

 



 
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