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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 AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

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 ...
US stocks soar 1.5pc after ECB embarks on bond purchases NEW YORK: US stocks soared after the European Central Bank announced a huge bond-buying stimulus program Thursday, with banks and big tech stocks leading the way helped by a sharply higher dollar.Rumors that Google is interested in buying Twitter -- which could portend one of the largest-ever mergers in tech stocks -- also fed the buying frenzy.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 259.70 points (1.48 percent) at 17,813.98.The S&P 500 surged 31.03 (1.53 percent) ...
Wall St gains as ECB prepares to flood markets NEW YORK: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq turned positive for the year as US stocks rallied on Thursday on the back of a larger than anticipated stimulus from the European Central Bank. The ECB will buy 60 billion euros worth of assets per month, more than markets had been hoping for, in a program that will last through September 2016. The choppiness seen early during the Wall Street session was due to some lingering questions ...
TSX ends higher after ECB, Bank of Canada moves TORONTO: Canada's main stock index jumped on Thursday after the European Central Bank's move to unveil massive stimulus measures and an unexpected rate cut by the Bank of Canada. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 203.56 points, or 1.4 percent, at 14,763.98. All of the 10 main sectors on the index were higher. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Wall St rallies as ECB prepares to flood markets NEW YORK: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq turned positive for the year as US stocks rallied on Thursday on the back of a larger than anticipated stimulus program announcement from the European Central Bank. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 259.7 points, or 1.48 percent, to 17,813.98, the S&P 500 gained 31.03 points, or 1.53 percent, to 2,063.15 and the Nasdaq Composite added 82.98 points, or 1.78 percent, to 4,750.40. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
TSX nears 2-month high as central bank actions boost TORONTO: Canada's main stock index advanced to its highest in almost two months on Thursday, buoyed by the European Central Bank's massive stimulus measures and an unexpected rate cut by the Bank of Canada.The Bank of Canada cut interest rates on Wednesday in an effort to ease the impact of weaker oil prices on the Canadian economy.The move fueled a 1.8 percent jump in the TSX on Wednesday. The ECB on Thursday launched a government ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,164.95 1.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,635.24 1.03
Arrow S&P 1,994.99 1.30
Arrow FTSE 6,749.40 0.90
Arrow DAX 10,694.32 0.41
Arrow CAC-40 4,604.25 0.59
Arrow Nikkei 17,674.39 0.39
Arrow H.Seng 24,507.05 0.36
Arrow Sensex 29,182.95 1.68






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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
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Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln