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Wall Street slips at midday; energy a drag NEW YORK: US stocks were lower at midday on Friday, with energy shares extending recent losses after the Treasury department announced new sanctions against Russia. The market was on track to break a five-week string of gains.The S&P energy index was down 1.1 percent and among the day's worst-performing sectors. The group has come under pressure this week, during which it has shed 3 percent as crude oil prices fell. Exxon Mobil Corp and ConocoPhillips each lost 1 percent.The sanctions, designed to punish Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, affect oil and defense industries and further limit major Russian banks' access to US debt and equity markets. Shares of eBay were up 2.7 percent, the most actively traded issue on Nasdaq, though it pared earlier gains of as much as 4.7 percent after the company dismissed market speculation that Google Inc may be preparing to buy a slice of the ...

Biotech shares drop, Amarin plunges 20pc NEW YORK: Biotech stocks were among the weakest sectors on Friday, falling as investors continued to take profit in the high-flying sector.The Nasdaq Biotech index is down 0.9 percent, falling for a seventh session out of the past nine.Biotechs are a frequent target for profit-taking, as many investors view the group which largely trades on future growth prospects and such volatile elements as drug pipeline progress as overvalued. Vertex Pharmaceuticals lost 1.2 percent to $93.10 ...
Wall St falls; 52-week lows outnumber highs NEW YORK: US stocks fell on Thursday, dropping in a broad decline that saw the number of companies hitting 52-week lows outnumber the companies hitting highs for the first time since early August.On the New York Stock Exchange, 36 companies hit 52-week lows, including such names as Peabody Energy and Herbalife Ltd. Only 24 NYSE names hit 52-week highs, marking the first time lows outnumbered highs since Aug. 8. Lows also outpaced highs on the ...
Wall St dips in early trade on weak jobless claims data NEW YORK: US stocks were lower in early trading Thursday as a weak jobless claims data pushed investors to continue taking profits in a market that had rallied to repeated records.The day's losses were modest but broad, with nine of the ten primary S&P 500 sectors lower. Utilities, considered a defensive play that outperforms in periods of economic weakness, were the only group in positive territory, gaining 0.1 percent.Energy shares continued to be weak, falling ...
Sterling rebounds on Scotland poll results, stocks slip NEW YORK: Sterling rose from 10-month lows on Thursday after a poll reduced some fears of Scotland leaving the United Kingdom, which briefly provided support for global equity prices before their gains faded.A poll conducted by Survation on behalf of the Daily Record newspaper showed 53 percent of Scots intend to vote against independence while 47 percent intends to vote for. That contrasted with polls earlier this week showing more Scottish voters were leaning towards ...
TSX little changed as drop in energy shares weighs TORONTO: Canada's main stock index was little changed on Thursday as sluggish oil prices weighed on shares of energy producers, offsetting a gain in the financial sector.The energy sector has been under pressure in the last three months, as the price of oil has been slipping. Brent crude hit a two-year low on increasing concerns over rising supply and sluggish demand.Investors also digested data indicating the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits ...
US stocks rise as Apple leads Nasdaq surge NEW YORK: Enthusiasm about Apple's latest product launches propelled US stocks higher Wednesday, with the tech-rich Nasdaq posting the largest gains of the three major indices.The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 34.24 points (0.75 percent) to 4,586.52.The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 54.84 (0.32 percent) to 17,068.71, while the broad-based S&P 500 tacked on 7.25 (0.36 percent) to 1,995.69.Apple shares started slowly before picking up momentum and finishing the day more than 3 percent higher. Several ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,804.71 1.40
Arrow Nasdaq 4,422.09 1.59
Arrow S&P 1,946.16 1.32
Arrow FTSE 6,557.52 0.98
Arrow DAX 9,382.03 0.97
Arrow CAC-40 4,365.27 1.15
Arrow Nikkei 16,082.25 0.56
Arrow H.Seng 22,932.98 1.28
Arrow Sensex 26,567.99 0.23





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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
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