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Japan recession weighs on Wall St but M&A supports NEW YORK: US stocks dipped on Monday, following four consecutive weeks of gains on Wall Street, as energy shares fell alongside crude futures after Japan slipped into recession.Merger and acquisition news offset the declines as Halliburton said it would buy Baker Hughes and Allergan agreed to be bought by Actavis.Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter, setting the stage for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to delay an unpopular sales tax hike and call a snap election two years before he has to go to the polls.The Japanese data took crude futures prices lower, with Brent off 0.8 percent at $78.74 per barrel. Brent futures prices have fallen in the last eight weeks and are down nearly 30 percent from June.The energy sector was the largest weight on the S&P 500, down 0.8 percent."Japan took the markets by surprise and it is weighing, but I don't see a ...

Financial shares drive TSX to near seven-week high TORONTO: Canada's main stock index jumped to its highest in nearly seven weeks on Monday with declines in resource stocks offset by stronger financial shares as investors shrugged off data showing Japan fell into a recession in the third quarter.Japan's gross domestic product shrank by an annualized 1.6 percent in the July-September quarter, after diving 7.3 percent in the second quarter following a rise in the national sales tax.The Toronto stock market's benchmark TSX index ...
Stocks, oil decline as Japan slips into recession NEW YORK: Global equity markets and oil prices fell on Monday after news that Japan unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter renewed concerns about the global economy.The Japanese yen steadied against the U.S. dollar, pulling back from a fresh seven-year low, as the news set the stage for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to delay an unpopular sales tax hike and call an election two years before he has to.Japan's economy shrank an annualized ...
TSX steady as euro zone concerns offset US data TORONTO: Canada's main stock index was little changed on Friday as strong US data and higher energy shares were offset by concerns about the European economy.The euro zone economy recorded modest growth in the third quarter, with France beating market estimates and Germany closely avoiding a recession. The data showed that the region remained sluggish and could be in need of more stimulus measures.In the United States, retailers reported stronger-than-expected sales in October, a positive ...
US stocks rise, oil falls below $80 NEW YORK: US stock prices rose on Thursday, hovering near record highs, while crude fell below $80 a barrel for the first time in four years on further signs of a slowdown in China's economy.Brent crude has fallen more than 30 percent since June, and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said demand for its members' oil could drop by about a million barrels per day in 2015 due to the US shale ...
TSX edges lower as energy shares, China data weigh TORONTO: Canada's main stock index declined slightly on Thursday as sluggish Chinese data raised concerns about growth in the world's second-biggest economy and shares of energy producers followed oil prices lower.Figures showed that China's factory growth fell in October and investment growth hit a near 13-year low.Brent crude oil dropped to a four-year low, hit by the data from China, a top energy consumer, and news that Saudi Arabia was silent about a possible cut ...
Wall St touches new record after Wal-Mart earnings NEW YORK: US stocks advanced modestly on Thursday to send the Dow and S&P to new record intraday highs following earnings from Wal-Mart and data on the labor market.Wal-Mart shares climbed 3.4 percent to $81.92 as one of the biggest boosts to both the Dow and S&P 500 after the retail giant posted a 2.9 percent increase in third-quarter revenue.Weekly initial jobless claims rose to 290,000, above expectations for 280,000 claims, but remained near a ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,810.06 0.51
Arrow Nasdaq 4,712.97 0.24
Arrow S&P 2,063.50 0.52
Arrow FTSE 6,750.76 1.08
Arrow DAX 9,732.55 2.62
Arrow CAC-40 4,347.23 2.67
Arrow Nikkei 17,357.51 0.33
Arrow H.Seng 23,437.12 0.37
Arrow Sensex 28,334.63 0.95

Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln