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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 the health of the global economy and possible spread of the Ebola virus have prompted investor selling. Investors were looking toward corporate earnings to offset concerns about a slowdown in the global economy. General Electric shares rose 2.9 percent to $24.95 and was the most actively traded stock on the New York Stock Exchange in premarket trading after the company reported third-quarter earnings that topped analyst expectations. "It seemed like it was almost a perfect ...

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 ...
Shares fall but pare losses on US data, dollar rebounds NEW YORK: Global equity markets tumbled again on Thursday as investors continued to worry about world growth and on fears that Europe's debt crisis was waking up from a two-year siesta, while crude oil slumped to a four-year low.But new data indicating strength in the US economy helped major US, European and pan-world stock indexes pare losses that had exceeded 1 percent earlier and cut the bid for safe-haven government debt, driving up yields.Data showing ...
US stocks drop amid global equity selloff NEW YORK: US stocks dropped sharply in early trade Thursday, following international markets downward as anxiety over global growth continued to prompt selling.About 30 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 16,062.34, down 79.40 points (0.49 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 fell 13.75 (0.74 percent) to 1,848.74, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled 43.05 (1.02 percent) to 4,172.27.Equity markets in Britain and France were down more than 1.0 percent. Asian markets also ...
Bonds rally, stocks fall as global economy fears mount NEW YORK: Stocks took a pounding on Wednesday, although Wall Street managed to pedal back from its steepest lows, and safe-haven government debt prices rose after US and Chinese inflation data fanned worries about a global slowdown. A key gauge of Wall Street anxiety hit its highest level since November 2011 as investors rushed to buy protection against further losses, and options activity surged as investors reevaluated their strategies in light of the latest signs ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,814.94 0.02
Arrow Nasdaq 4,758.25 0.07
Arrow S&P 2,067.03 0.12
Arrow FTSE 6,731.14 0.02
Arrow DAX 9,861.21 0.77
Arrow CAC-40 4,382.31 0.32
Arrow Nikkei 17,407.62 0.29
Arrow H.Seng 23,843.91 0.21
Arrow Sensex 28,338.05 0.57

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