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Wall St flat in volatile trade after Swiss move NEW YORK: US stocks were little changed in choppy trading on Thursday, as investors wrestled with the ramifications with a move by the Swiss National Bank to scrap its three-year euro cap on the franc. Trading was likely to remain volatile through the session, on the heels of choppy premarket action that saw futures fluctuate between gains and losses, after the SNB said it would discontinue the cap it introduced on Sept. 6, 2011 to fight recession and deflation threats. Swiss stocks traded in the US moved higher, Credit Suisse, up 0.7 percent at $22.98 and Novartis, up 1.9 percent to $98.61, as a strengthening Swiss franc made US-dollar denominated stocks cheaper. "The Swiss move was obviously the big move, people are trying to get their arms around what it means for the US stock market," said Rick Meckler, president of investment firm LibertyView Capital Management in Jersey City, New ...

Latam stocks gain on hope Fed may delay rate hike RIO DE JANEIRO: Latin American stocks rose on Thursday on bets the US Federal Reserve may take longer to raise rates while the European Central Bank prepares to launch a massive bond-buying program.Prospects that global liquidity may remain ample throughout the year encouraged investors to buy riskier, higher-yielding emerging market assets despite volatility in the price of oil and other commodities.Some investors bet the Fed may avoid raising rates this year after data on the ...
Wall St falls for 5th day on global economy, earnings concern NEW YORK: US stocks fell in midday trading Thursday, putting them on track for a fifth day of losses as bank results disappointed and investors focused on concerns about the effect of global weakness on US earnings. The S&P financial sector, down 1.4 percent, led the day's decline. Bank of America lost 4.3 percent and was among the S&P 500's biggest drags after the second-largest US bank by assets reported a 14 percent slump in ...
US stocks drop as bank earnings disappoint NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks dropped Thursday following disappointing US bank earnings and a surprise move by the Swiss central bank to strengthen its currency. About 30 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,337.86, down 89.23 points (0.51 percent). The broad-based S&P 500 fell 11.59 (0.58 percent) at 1,999.68, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index sank 42.42 (0.91 percent) to 4,596.90. US bank earnings continued to disappoint, with Bank of America ...
TSX opens higher as energy, mining shares gain TORONTO: Canada's main stock index opened higher on Thursday as shares of energy and gold producers jumped with commodity prices, offsetting a decline in the financial sector.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 33.39 points, or 0.24 percent, at 14,117.82 shortly after the open.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Wall St drops after Swiss move; banks tumble NEW YORK: US stocks fell, erasing small gains at the open on Thursday, as investors grappled with a move by the Swiss National Bank to scrap its three-year euro cap on the franc.Trading was likely to remain volatile through the session, on the heels of choppy premarket action that saw futures fluctuate between gains and losses, after the SNB said it would discontinue the cap it introduced on Sept. 6, 2011 to fight recession and ...
Wall St to drop at open on global economic worries NEW YORK: US stocks were set for a sharply lower open, putting equities on track to extend a three-day drop, as worries over weak economies globally continued to pressure commodities and as US retail sales for December fell short of expectations.Copper touched its lowest since July 2009 and were last down 5 percent at $5,570 a tonne after the World Bank cut its global forecast for economic growth in 2015 and next year. Shares of ...

 



 
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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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