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Wall St little changed after two-day losses, data supports NEW YORK: US stocks were little changed in early trading on Thursday following two days of losses on the benchmark S&P 500, supported by strong labor market data on a busy day for corporate earnings.Alibaba Group shares dropped 9.6 percent to $88.90 after the company's revenue missed Wall Street expectations. The decline took shares of Yahoo, which said recently it will spin off its Alibaba stake, down 8.2 percent to $42.66."Alibaba is growing more slowly than thought, and it's a stock a lot of people want to own," said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh.She said "the growth story of China is called into question" by the Alibaba results.Equity futures were earlier weighed down by earnings, but then recovered steeply after data showed weekly applications for unemployment insurance fell to their lowest in almost 15 years, adding to bullish signals on the labor ...

US stocks open higher amid earnings deluge NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks Thursday opened higher on a heavy day of corporate earnings reports, pulling up from a two-day skid that cut nearly 500 points off the Dow.Six minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,262.14, up 70.77 points (0.41 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 added 4.95 (0.25 percent) at 2,007.11, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gained 5.22 (0.11 percent) at 4,643.22.Earnings from Colgate-Palmolive, Facebook and Ford Motor all topped ...
TSX drops as oil prices fall on supply concerns TORONTO: Canada's main stock index was lower on Wednesday as a decline in oil prices on concerns about a buildup in U.S. crude inventories hit shares of energy producers.Investors were also awaiting a policy statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve later in the day following a two-day Fed meeting.The market in recent days has had to process uncertainty over the Greek election results, as well as sluggish economic data from China and the United States.The ...
Brazil's Bovespa dragged down by Petrobras plunge SAO PAULO: Brazil's main stock index sank on Wednesday as shares of state-run oil company Petrobras plunged on concerns over potential losses stemming from a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal.The benchmark Bovespa index dropped about 1.4 percent and was on track for its weakest closing level in over three weeks, while the broader MSCI Latin American stock index erased the previous session's gains.Petrobras released unaudited third-quarter results on Wednesday after months of delays, though the statement left ...
US stocks rise on strong Apple, Boeing results NEW YORK: US stocks rose in early trade Wednesday following strong earnings reports from technology giant Apple and aerospace powerhouse Boeing.About 25 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,462.76, up 75.55 points (0.43 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 gained 11.39 (0.56 percent) to 2,040.94, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 49.78 (1.06 percent) to 4,731.28.Apple bolted 8.0 percent higher after disclosing that first-quarter profit was a record $18 billion on booming ...
Wall St opens up on Apple, Boeing boost NEW YORK: US stocks rose at the open on Wednesday, boosted by earnings from Apple and Boeing, but focus could shift later in the day to the Federal Reserve's first two-day policy meeting of the year.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 30.34 points, or 0.17 percent, to 17,417.55, the S&P 500 gained 11.14 points, or 0.55 percent, to 2,040.69 and the Nasdaq Composite added 60.55 points, or 1.29 percent, to 4,742.05.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Earnings trigger Wall St selloff, data weighs further NEW YORK: US stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with Microsoft and Caterpillar shares down sharply after quarterly results, while an unexpected decline in durable goods orders also weighed on sentiment. Energy shares on the S&P 500 were looking to post their sixth positive day in the last seven, boosted by a more than 2 percent rise in the price of crude futures. Microsoft fell nearly 9 percent to $42.93 the day after the Dow component reported ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,164.95 1.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,635.24 1.03
Arrow S&P 1,994.99 1.30
Arrow FTSE 6,749.40 0.90
Arrow DAX 10,694.32 0.41
Arrow CAC-40 4,604.25 0.59
Arrow Nikkei 17,674.39 0.39
Arrow H.Seng 24,507.05 0.36
Arrow Sensex 29,182.95 1.68






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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln