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US stocks pause ahead of Fed testimony NEW YORK: US stocks finished little changed Monday following lackluster housing data on the eve of congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 23.60 points (0.13 percent) to 18,116.84.The broad-based S&P 500 slipped 0.64 (0.03 percent) to 2,109.66, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gained 5.01 (0.10 percent) at 4,960.97.Both the Dow and S&P 500 finished at record highs Friday.US existing-home sales slowed to their lowest pace in nine months in January, the National Association of Realtors said.Yellen appears Tuesday and Wednesday for twice-yearly Capitol Hill hearings to provide the US central bank's assessment of the US economy and when it will be ready for a raise in interest rates from near zero.Apple jumped 2.7 percent to a new all-time high as the tech giant continues to enjoy momentum from strong iPhone sales and positive buzz over its Apple Watch launch in April.Dow member ...

TSX gains on Valeant news; financial stocks weigh TORONTO: Canada's main stock index edged higher on Monday as weakness in shares of banks and insurers was offset by a surge in Valeant Pharmaceuticals after the drugmaker announced a major acquisition.Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc shares shot up 15.1 percent to C$250.13, a day after the company agreed to acquire gastrointestinal drugmaker Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd in an all-cash deal valued at about $10.1 billion.Meanwhile, a drop in oil prices weighed on the energy sector and ...
Nasdaq ends up 9th session; S&P 500, Dow dip with energy NEW YORK: The Nasdaq ended higher on Monday for a ninth straight day following gains in Apple , while the Dow and S&P 500 eased off recent record highs as lower oil prices dragged down energy shares.Nasdaq's winning run was its longest since September 2010, putting the index closer to its 5,132.52 all-time intraday high, reached in March 2000 just before the dot-com bubble burst. Giving Nasdaq its biggest boost were shares of Apple, which ...
TSX edges lower as energy, bank shares drag TORONTO: Canada's main stock index slipped on Monday as shares of energy companies were pulled lower by weakness in oil prices, offsetting a surge in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc after the drugmaker announced a major acquisition.Another drag on the market was a drop in shares of Canadian banks ahead of their earnings reporting season. Concerns about the impact of lower oil prices and worries about a slowing Canadian economy have contributed to the negative sentiment.Valeant ...
Wall Street slips off Dow, S&P records as oil price drops NEW YORK: US stocks edged lower in morning trading Monday amid weakness in oil prices, after a conditional agreement by euro zone finance ministers to extend Greece's bailout sent the Dow and S&P to record levels last week.Oil prices fell, with Brent down 0.9 percent to $59.68 and WTI crude off 2.4 percent at $49.61 a barrel on oversupply concerns and a stronger dollar, pulling the S&P energy index down 0.5 percent.Housing stocks lost ground, ...
Stocks mixed as Greek deal offsets tumbling oil NEW YORK: US stocks slipped from all-time highs on Monday, pulled lower by a sharp drop in crude oil prices, while European shares rallied to fresh seven-year highs on last week's conditional financial rescue for Greece.Yields on low-rated euro zone government bonds fell on relief an agreement was reached late Friday as it eased concerns that Greece would leave the euro, even though it merely buys time for Athens to seek a long-term deal with ...
Wall St eases after Dow, S&P records as energy declines NEW YORK: US stocks were down slightly in midday trading Monday as lower oil prices dragged down energy shares, pulling the Dow and S&P 500 off recent record levels.Oil prices fell, with WTI crude off $1.30 at $49.50 a barrel on oversupply concerns and a stronger dollar, pushing the S&P energy index down 0.6 percent.Housing stocks lost ground, with the PHLX housing sector index off 0.7 percent after existing home sales fell sharply to their ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,132.70 0.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,963.53 0.49
Arrow S&P 2,104.50 0.30
Arrow FTSE 6,946.66 0.04
Arrow DAX 11,401.66 0.66
Arrow CAC-40 4,951.48 0.83
Arrow Nikkei 18,797.94 0.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,823.29 0.32
Arrow Sensex 29,220.12 1.65

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln