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TSX up 0.75pc on week; energy bucks broad decline TORONTO: Canada's main stock index ended slightly lower on Friday but many energy stocks gained as crude prices rose on the possibility of Russian supply disruptions, while retailers benefited after regulatory approval for a major takeover in the sector.The otherwise broad decline capped weekly gains at 0.75 percent in cautious end-of-week trade."Energy stocks have been the focus really since the Russian annexation" of Crimea, said John Ing, president of Maison Placements Canada.Cenovus Energy jumped 2 percent to C$30.55 and Talisman Energy Inc gained 1.4 percent to C$11.34, as fresh Western sanctions on Russia renewed fears of a supply disruption from the world's second-largest oil producer.Investors took some solace earlier from domestic data that showed February inflation within the central bank's target range and retail sales that bounced back in January."It's a sigh of relief on the inflation and retail numbers, which were a little higher," said Irwin Michael, portfolio manager ...

US stocks pull back amid caution ahead of weekend NEW YORK: The S&P 500 his a new intraday record Friday but stocks then pulled back ahead of the weekend amid profit taking and caution over the Ukraine crisis.At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 30.79 points (0.19 percent) at 16,300.26.The broad-based S&P 500 lost 5.60 (0.30 percent) at 1,866.41, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite slid 42.50 (0.98 percent) to 4,276.79. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Stocks rise, oil gains as Crimea remains in focus: global markets NEW YORK: World markets steadied on Friday after a volatile week driven by speculation over shifts in US monetary policy, with equities around the globe on the rise and the euro up against the dollar, while crude oil rose on fear of supply disruptions over Crimea. The benchmark S&P 500 index hit a record intra-day high as equities were boosted by Moscow's assertion that no other Ukrainian region would be subject to intervention. But Brent ...
Latam currencies, stocks track US market gains SAO PAULO: Latin American currencies and stocks extended recent gains on Friday as risk appetite tracked a rise in US markets.Investors were encouraged by a rally on Wall Street which saw the S&P 500 index briefly touch a record high, fuelled by easing fears over an escalation of tensions over Russia's decision to annex Crimea from Ukraine.Most Latin American currencies rose with investors more willing to take on riskier assets, according to Pedro Tuesta, an ...
Wall St rallies, S&P 500 briefly hits record NEW YORK: Wall Street's upward momentum continued on Friday, with major indexes largely rising and the S&P 500 briefly climbing to a new record as energy and industrial names outperformed.Both the Dow and S&P 500 are on track for their fourth day of gains out of the past five, and all three major indexes are set to close out a week of strong gains. Geopolitical issues remained in focus after President Vladimir Putin signed laws ...
TSX ekes out gain, on track for 1pc rise on week TORONTO: Canada's main stock index pushed marginally higher on Friday and was on track for a 1 percent gain for the week, as gold miners recovered along with the price of bullion and retailers rose after regulatory approval for a major takeover in the sector.Investors took some solace from domestic data that showed February inflation within the central bank's target range and retail sales that bounced back in January."It's a sigh of relief on the ...
US stocks open lower on rate hike concerns NEW YORK: US stocks fell in opening trade on Thursday as investors digested the possibilities of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike that could come sooner than expected.After five minutes of trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 23.31 points (0.14 percent) at 16,198.86.The broad-based S&P 500 edged down 1.42 (0.08 percent) to 1,859.35, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index slipped 3.98 (0.09 percent) to 4,303.62.The losses extended Wednesday's sell-off when Fed Chair Janet ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,408.54 0.10
Arrow Nasdaq 4,095.52 0.23
Arrow S&P 1,864.85 0.14
Arrow FTSE 6,625.25 0.62
Arrow DAX 9,409.71 0.99
Arrow CAC-40 4,431.81 0.59
Arrow Nikkei 14,516.27 0.68
Arrow H.Seng 22,760.24 0.28
Arrow Sensex 22,628.84 1.58

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