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TSX slips as banks weigh; energy a lone bright spot TORONTO: Canada's main stock exchange retreated on Tuesday in a broad decline led by financial stocks including Bank of Nova Scotia, which reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit.The energy sector, which has fallen in recent months as the price of crude oil has sunk, was the only one of 10 main groups on the index to make a positive move on the day."The stronger operators, we feel that, if you look out one or two years, will be able to stabilize their margins perhaps on a slightly higher oil price from here, so we think longer term they are probably attractive buying opportunities," said Roland Chalupka, the chief investment officer of Franklin Templeton Investments Corp's wealth management arm Fiduciary Trust Canada.Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada's No. 3 lender, fell 1.7 percent to C$65.78. Higher provisions and a softer performance in its investment banking unit hurt business, the company said. Overall, the ...

Wall St falls from records, led by technology stocks NEW YORK: US stocks finished down on Tuesday, a day after the S&P and Dow hit records, and the Nasdaq retreated with technology stocks.Soft auto sales numbers and Iran commentary also gave some investors pause after a strong run-up for major indexes in February. Traders were also waiting for a slew of economic data later this week, culminating with the monthly payrolls report."We just came a little too far fast. It made sense to have ...
US stocks retreat from record highs, dollar dips NEW YORK: US stocks followed other equities markets lower on Tuesday, with major indexes pulling back from record highs as soft auto sales raised doubts about the U.S. economy, while the dollar fell from an 11-year peak versus a basket of currencies.Investors are awaiting evidence the global economy is improving before adding to equity holdings, analysts said. A stronger-than-expected 2.9 percent rise in German retail sales in January helped lift European shares near seven-year highs, ...
US stocks retreat from records NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks retreated from record peaks Tuesday, losing ground after lackluster US auto sales.At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 18,203.54, down 85.09 (0.47 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 fell 9.61 (0.45 percent) to 2,107.78, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 28.20 (0.56 percent) to 4,979.90.Ford Motor fell 2.4 percent after reporting a 1.79 percent drop in February auto sales compared with a year ago. Toyota and Fiat ...
Wall St falls from latest records; auto sales soft NEW YORK: US stocks fell on Tuesday after a weak auto sales report pulled the Dow and S&P back from their latest records and the Nasdaq dipped below 5,000 the day after scaling the milestone level for the first time in 15 years.Investors exercised caution after a strong run for major indexes in February and ahead of a slew of economic data later this week, culminating with the monthly payrolls report.For the second year in ...
US stocks recede from record highs, dollar slips NEW YORK: US stock prices fell on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 pulling back from record highs, while the dollar fell from an 11-year peak versus a basket of currencies.Investors are awaiting evidence the global economy is improving before adding to equity holdings, analysts said. A stronger-than-expected 2.9 percent rise in German retail sales in January helped lift European shares near seven-year highs.Data showed Canada's economy grew ...
Wall St falls from latest records after soft auto sales NEW YORK: US stocks fell on Tuesday, a day after S&P and Dow hit records and Nasdaq retreated after hitting a 15-year milestone after soft car sales data and Iran commentary worried some investors.The decline followed a strong run-up for major indexes in February and ahead of a slew of economic data later this week, culminating with the monthly payrolls report.For the second year in a row, tough winter weather slowed U.S. vehicle sales in ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,096.90 0.58
Arrow Nasdaq 4,967.14 0.26
Arrow S&P 2,098.53 0.44
Arrow FTSE 6,919.24 0.44
Arrow DAX 11,390.38 0.98
Arrow CAC-40 4,917.35 0.99
Arrow Nikkei 18,703.60 0.59
Arrow H.Seng 24,465.38 0.96
Arrow Sensex 29,380.73 0.72







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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyDecember
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Exports $2.156 bln
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WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
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