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US stocks flat after good Yahoo, Boeing earnings NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks Wednesday opened little changed following solid earnings from Boeing and Yahoo as US equity markets paused after three days of gains. Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 16,602,45, down 12.36 points (0.07 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 added 1.24 (0.06 percent) at 1,942.52, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose 1.94 (0.04 percent) to 4,421.42.Dow member Boeing advanced 0.1 percent after it raised its 2014 full-year profit forecast for the third quarter running following a 17.6 percent jump in third-quarter profit to $1.36 billion behind strong commercial aircraft deliveries.Yahoo leaped 5.6 percent as third-quarter net profit surged to $6.8 billion behind its divestment of shares in Chinese Internet commerce company Alibaba, which netted $6.3 billion. But cloud computing company VMware slumped 8.4 percent on concerns about its outlook after the company offered no forecast for 2015.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Strong Apple earnings push US stocks higher NEW YORK: Apple's strong earnings helped push US stocks higher in early trade Tuesday, offsetting the impact of third quarter profit drops from Coca-Cola and McDonald's.About 35 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 16,469.97, up 70.30 points (0.43 percent). The broad-based S&P 500 jumped 18.54 (0.97 percent) to 1,922.55, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gained 51.41 (1.19 percent) to 4,367.48.Apple, the biggest US company by market capitalization, rose 1.9 percent ...
Brazil sugar output to fall as drought devastates crop SAO PAULO: Drought will drive sugar production in Brazil's cane-rich center-south nearly 8 percent lower than last year, hammering the world's main supplier of sugar, commodities market analysts Datagro said.Brazil's main center-south cane region will produce 31.6 million tonnes of sugar in 2014/15, down from 34.3 million last year and 32.3 million tonnes seen a month ago due to a severe drought, Plinio Nastari, president of Datagro said on Monday.The world's top sugar producing region ...
Wall St to open higher on earnings boost NEW YORK: US stocks were set for a higher open on Friday following a batch of solid earnings reports and on hopes the Federal Reserve might slow the wind-down of its stimulus in light of recent weakness in global demand. The benchmark S&P index is on track for its fourth straight weekly decline, its longest streak in more than three years, and is down more than 7 percent from its record high as concerns about ...
TSX opens higher on US data, commodity prices TORONTO: Canada's main stock index jumped on Friday as positive US economic data and gains in the prices of some commodities helped support most major sectors.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 161.95 points, or 1.2 percent, at 14,221.92 shortly after the open. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
TSX hits one-week high as energy shares rebound TORONTO: Canada's main stock index jumped to its highest level in a week on Friday as positive US economic data and a rise in oil prices helped revive the battered energy sector.Data showing that US housing starts and permits rose in September signaled the US economic recovery might be on track.Stock markets have been in a corrective phase over the past month, weighed on by worries over global economic growth, oil demand and the direction ...
TSX climbs as energy, mining shares gain TORONTO: Canada's main stock index rose in choppy trading on Thursday as gains in the energy and mining sectors helped offset concerns about global economic growth.Worries about the direction of the global economy and fears that the US Federal Reserve might raise interest rates have hit equity markets hard in recent weeks.The market also digested data on Thursday that showed Canadian factory sales recorded their first fall this year in August, their biggest drop in ...


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

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln