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Dow falls but Nasdaq edges closer to 5,000 NEW YORK: A disappointing forecast from Wal-Mart and weakness in oil stocks Thursday pushed the Dow lower, while the Nasdaq edged closer to 5,000 thanks to strong results from Priceline.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 44.08 points (0.24 percent) to 17,985.77.The broad-based S&P 500 dipped 2.23 (0.11 percent) to 2,097.45, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose 18.34 (0.37 percent) to 4,924.70. Wal-Mart was the biggest loser in the blue-chip index, falling 3.2 percent after disclosing a lower-than-expected profit forecast due in part to a plan to raise wages for 500,000 workers in the US.Oil giants Chevron and ExxonMobil, both Dow members, dropped by 1.9 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively, amid falling oil prices.But online travel site Priceline gained 8.5 percent after reporting a 20 percent rise in quarterly earnings and announcing plans to buy back up to $3 billion in shares.Facebook and Tesla Motors both rose by 3.5 percent. ...

Nasdaq gains 7th day; Dow, S&P 500 slip with Wal-Mart NEW YORK: The Nasdaq rose for a seventh straight session on Thursday as Priceline shares jumped, while the Dow and S&P 500 eased following declines in energy shares and a disappointing outlook from Wal-Mart.Uncertainty over prospects of a debt deal with Greece added to investor caution. Germany rejected a Greek proposal for a six-month extension to its euro zone loan agreement, saying it fell short of conditions set out by the country's euro zone partners.Boosting ...
Stocks tread water on Greek uncertainty, oil falls NEW YORK: Stocks markets around the world clung to modest gains on Thursday, with European equities retreating from seven-year highs, after Germany rejected a Greek proposal to extend its bailout and as oil prices dropped.Government borrowing costs fell across the euro zone and the euro lost ground against the yen and dollar.Despite the German rejection, Greece's wording of a document seen by Reuters appeared to cooperate substantially with the terms laid out by euro zone ...
TSX ends lower; Goldcorp and SNC-Lavalin slump TORONTO: Canada's main stock index ended lower on Thursday, with miner Goldcorp Inc weighing after writing down the value of a new mine in Argentina and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc falling after police laid corruption charges against the engineering company.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially ended down 32.42 points, or 0.21 percent, at 15,180.33.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Dow, S&P 500 slip with energy, Wal-Mart; Nasdaq gains NEW YORK: The Dow and S&P 500 indexes edged lower in afternoon trading on Thursday following further declines in energy shares and a disappointing outlook from Wal-Mart, while the Nasdaq gained.A drop in shares of Wal-Mart Stores weighed down the Dow after the company cut its sales outlook, citing the impact of a stronger dollar. Shares fell 2.6 percent to $84.08.On the upside, Priceline Group rallied 8.1 percent to $1,214.34 on its results. The stock ...
Stocks tread water on Greek uncertainty, oil slips NEW YORK: Stocks markets around the world clung to modest gains on Thursday, with European equities retreating from seven-year highs, after Germany rejected a Greek proposal to extend its bailout and as oil prices dropped.Government borrowing costs fell across the euro zone and the euro was little changed, paring its initial losses against the yen and dollar.Despite the German rejection, Greece's wording of a document seen by Reuters appeared to cooperate substantially with the terms ...
US stocks mixed; Wal-Mart drops 2.7pc after wage boost NEW YORK: US stocks traded mostly lower Thursday as investors eyed European tensions over Greece's latest debt proposal, a plunge in US oil prices and Wal-Mart's cut in its earnings forecast.Half an hour into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,952.34, down 77.51 points (0.43 percent).The broad-market S&P 500 fell 5.47 (0.26 percent) to 2,094.21, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite gained 6.68 (0.14 percent) at 4,913.05.Wal-Mart Stores, the world's largest retailer, was the ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,224.57 0.08
Arrow Nasdaq 4,967.14 0.02
Arrow S&P 2,113.86 0.08
Arrow FTSE 6,935.38 0.21
Arrow DAX 11,210.27 0.04
Arrow CAC-40 4,882.22 0.09
Arrow Nikkei 18,585.20 0.10
Arrow H.Seng 24,778.28 0.11
Arrow Sensex 29,007.99 0.01







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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyDecember
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 23, 2015
Reserves $16.036 bln