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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 was the largest percentage gainer on both the Nasdaq and S&P 500.The S&P Energy index was down 0.5 percent, among the biggest decliners for S&P sectors. Exxon Mobil fell 1.1 percent to $90.02 as oil prices slid following data that showed another big weekly build in U.S. crude inventories.The decline in energy prices has eroded the profits of oil companies, with many cutting 2015 spending plans in a bearish sign for economic growth prospects. Late ...

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 ...
Energy leads Wall St lower, Wal-Mart falls on results NEW YORK: US stocks fell on Thursday, with energy shares leading the way lower amid a sharp decline in oil prices, while continued uncertainty over the prospects of a debt deal with Greece added to the cautious tone.Losses were outsized in the Dow after Wal-Mart Stores cut its sales outlook, citing the impact of a stronger dollar. Shares fell 2.7 percent to $83.97.On the upside, Priceline Group rallied on its results, helping keep the Nasdaq ...
Stocks retreat on Greek uncertainty, oil tumbles NEW YORK: Stocks markets around the world reversed earlier 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.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 finance ministers in early negotiations."At this ...
TSX drops as oil prices weaken; SNC tumbles TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell on Thursday as a buildup in U.S. crude inventories weighed on oil prices and shares of energy companies.Further, shares of SNC-Lavalin Group tumbled 7.3 percent after the Canadian police laid corruption charges against the company and some of its units, in relation to their operations in Libya.Oil prices have been easing since Wednesday, following a strong rebound from multi-year lows hit in January. Energy shares followed suit, slipping more ...
Energy pressures Wall St, Priceline boosts Nasdaq NEW YORK: US stocks fell modestly on Thursday with energy shares leading the drop amid a slump in oil prices, and investors remained cautious as uncertainty continued over the prospects of a debt deal with Greece.Losses were outsized in the Dow after Wal-Mart Stores cut its sales outlook, citing the impact of a stronger dollar. Shares fell 2.5 percent to $84.08.On the upside, Priceline Group rallied on its results, helping keep the Nasdaq slightly positive.Crude ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,132.70 0.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,963.53 0.49
Arrow S&P 2,104.50 0.30
Arrow FTSE 6,946.66 0.04
Arrow DAX 11,401.66 0.66
Arrow CAC-40 4,951.48 0.83
Arrow Nikkei 18,797.94 0.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,823.29 0.32
Arrow Sensex 29,220.12 1.65







ICT 2014


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 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln