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Brazil stock exchange considers changes to Bovespa benchmark index SAO PAULO: Brazil exchange operator BM&FBovespa SA said on Monday it was considering adding a shopping mall company to the benchmark Bovespa stock index as of January and removing a power company.It said shares of shopping mall developer Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliarios SA could be added while preferred shares of electricity distributor Eletropaulo could be removed.BM&FBovespa issued this view in what it termed a "preview" of changes for the index for January through April 2015.Customarily, the listing of shares in three rounds of previews prior to the changes increases the likelihood that they will be added to the benchmark equities index for January through April of 2015.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Wall St Week Ahead: As energy shares tumble, opportunity lurks NEW YORK: Shale stocks have been hard-hit as investors see margins all but evaporating following the slide in crude oil prices, but the US shale energy boom is not over.An index of oil and gas exploration and production tumbled 8.15 percent on Friday as US crude fell almost 10 percent to around $66.36 per barrel to hit its lowest in 4-1/2 years.The slide came the day after oil cartel OPEC decided not to cut output ...
TSX ends lower as energy, gold-mining shares drop TORONTO: Canada's main stock index dropped on Friday as a fall in the oil price dragged down shares of energy producers, while a weaker bullion price sent shares of gold miners tumbling. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 177.69 points, or 1.19 percent, at 14,744.75. Six of the 10 main sectors on the index were in the red.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Diving oil and gold prices drive TSX to a sharp fall TORONTO: Canada's main stock index dropped on Friday as a 10.5 percent fall in the price of US crude dragged down oil and gas shares, while a weaker bullion price sent shares of gold miners tumbling. Oil prices, and shares of oil producers by extension, have plunged since the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided on Thursday to keep production steady. The decline in energy shares comes after months of choppiness in the ...
TSX falls as commodity prices weigh on resource stocks TORONTO: Canada's main stock index opened lower on Friday, weighed down by resource and energy stocks, after a decision by OPEC to not cut output sent oil prices tumbling and the US dollar higher, which in turn also pressured commodity prices. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 73.38 points, or 0.53 percent, at 14,844.06 shortly after the open. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
S&P 500 down on oil rout, but on track for six-week rally NEW YORK: US stocks were little changed on Friday, with major indexes on track for a sixth straight weekly advance in a holiday-shortened session, though energy shares saw heavy pressure as crude oil tumbled to a four-year low. While major indexes saw slight moves - with both the Dow and Nasdaq edging higher and the S&P 500 slightly down - there was volatility in areas of the market connected to the price of oil.Crude plunged ...
Asian energy stocks sink, airlines rise on OPEC decision HONG KONG: Shares in energy firms tumbled Friday after oil prices hit four-year lows in reaction to OPEC's decision to ignore calls for an output cut, although the prospect of cheaper fuel sent airlines surging.Sydney's ASX/S&P 200, the home of commodity giants such as BHP Billiton, Woodside and Santos, was the stand-out loser, although Asian stock markets were mixed as cheaper oil means lower import costs.At a closely watched meeting Thursday the Organization of the ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,778.15 2.43
Arrow Nasdaq 4,748.40 2.24
Arrow S&P 2,061.23 2.40
Arrow FTSE 6,466.00 2.04
Arrow DAX 9,811.06 2.79
Arrow CAC-40 4,249.49 3.35
Arrow Nikkei 17,210.05 2.32
Arrow H.Seng 22,832.21 1.09
Arrow Sensex 27,126.57 1.56

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln