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Investors shun TSX amid oil, bond market tumult TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell on Thursday as a tumble in oil prices stung energy producers and bucking bond markets had investors backing away from utilities and pipelines.Investors are jittery about a slew of unresolved issues in global financial markets, including uncertainty around when the US economy will be judged strong enough to merit Federal Reserve rate hikes. "The bond markets are forcing investors' hands, they are making a move ahead of any central bank rate hikes that may or may not come over the next year or two," said Elvis Picardo, a strategist at Global Securities in Vancouver. "With higher yields you're paying more for debt," he said. That hurts debt-reliant sectors such as utilities, which fell 2 percent, and pipelines such as Enbridge Inc, the heaviest individual weight on the index with a 1.9 percent retreat to C$59.19. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended down ...

Shareholders endorse Google's course SAN FRANCISCO: Google shareholders on Wednesday endorsed the course set by the Internet titan, rejecting proposals to dilute its power structure and scrutinize investments in renewable energy.Voting at the California-based company's annual shareholders meeting ended with the recommended slate of board members elected and passage of a company proposal to increase the potential number of C Class shares issued.Investor proposals opposed by the board and shot down by shareholders included re-configuring share voting power to ...
US stocks rise as Hollande sees Greek deal near NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks rose Wednesday following comments from French President Francois Hollande that a deal to prevent a Greek debt default was imminent.About 45 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 18,139.06, up 127.12 points (0.71 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 gained 8.97 (0.43 percent) to 2,118.57, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose jumped 29.05 (0.57 percent) to 5,105.57.Stocks opened flat, but jumped after Hollande's statement that, "we are days, ...
US stocks mixed as Intel buys Altera for $16.7bn NEW YORK: Wall Street opened higher but then quickly gave up gains Monday, as Dow blue chip Intel announced the $16.7 billion takeover of rival chipmaker Altera.After sagging last week, an hour into trade the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 10.87 points (0.06 percent) to 18,021.55.The broad-based S&P 500 fell a bare 0.48 (0.02 percent) at 2,106.91, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index lost 10.84 (0.21 percent) at 5,059.19.Fresh economic data again left an ...
TSX turns negative as oil and bank shares drag TORONTO: Canada's main stock index was lower on Monday, getting June off to a sluggish start as commodity prices drove up mining stocks but pulled down oil and gas shares, while most of the financial sector retreated.The biggest heavyweight gainer was Bank of Nova Scotia , which rose 1.09 percent to C$66.11, but as a whole the financial group, which accounts for roughly a third of the index, retreated 0.4 percent, with Toronto-Dominion Bank and ...
TSX lower as uncertainty reigns, industrials weigh TORONTO: Canada's main stock index pulled back on Thursday as investor caution about economic growth, geopolitical uncertainty and interest rate trajectories overpowered stronger-than-expected earnings from three of the country's biggest lenders.The most influential falls came from Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, which fell 4.1 percent to C$208.80, and Toronto-Dominion Bank, which declined 1.1 percent to C$55.37 despite posting a surprisingly strong quarterly profit."Today is another example of investor confusion about which way to turn," said Julie ...
Concern over Greece weighs on stocks; yen falls further NEW YORK: The US dollar on Thursday hit its highest against the yen since 2002 while stocks fell after Chinese brokerages tightened margin rules and the IMF head played down talk of an imminent deal to keep Greece afloat. US crude oil futures edged up but were on track for a weekly decline following 10 weeks of gains.A Greek government official had sparked speculation late on Wednesday that a deal to aid Athens had been ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,440.59 0.73
Arrow Nasdaq 5,039.78 0.96
Arrow S&P 2,067.64 0.58
Arrow FTSE 6,505.13 1.13
Arrow DAX 11,056.40 2.56
Arrow CAC-40 4,927.60 2.57
Arrow Nikkei 20,350.10 0.95
Arrow H.Seng 24,351.96 3.09
Arrow Sensex 27,561.38 1.96

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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
Reserves $18.677 bln