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Australian shares post 5th straight decline, miners sag SYDNEY: Australian shares fell 0.5 percent on Monday, extending last week's sharp declines to a five-week low as sentiment was hit by volatility in the Japanese market and concerns the US Federal Reserve may scale back its stimulus measures.Japan's Nikkei share index slid more than three percent on Monday, in a continuation of last week's turbulance and causing investors to worry that profit-taking had turned into lasting doubts about global economic growth."Potentially, I think that many of the concerns from last week have carried into this week and that's hanging over our market today which is marking another negative session," said Tim Waterer, senior trader at CMC Markets."I think there's a bit of profit-taking given the uncertainty coming from those key market supporters at this point in time. "High yielding stocks, including defensives, were heavily sold off.Biotechnology firm CSL Ltd lost 0.9 percent. Consumer retail staples Woolworths Ltd dropped 1.1 ...

Australia shares drop 2pc to one-month low after flash China PMI SYDNEY: Australian shares fell 2.0 percent on Thursday, the worst daily loss in more than two months, after release of a weak manufacturing survey about China.Australian investors are particular sensitive to Chinese manufacturing data, as China is the biggest market for Australia's raw materials.The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index extended losses after the flash HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index for China and dropped 103.0 points to close at a one-month low of 5,062.4. The index fell 0.3 ...
Australian shares surrender early gains as miners extend slump SYDNEY: Australian shares reversed gains and ended 0.5 percent lower on Thursday as sliding metal prices weighed on mining stocks, offsetting early leads spurred by new record highs on Wall Street.The S&P/ASX 200 index finished the session 26 points lower at 5,165.7. The index fell 0.6 percent on Wednesday.Gold stocks took a beating after bullion slid below $1,400 an ounce, losing 2 percent and hitting its lowest in nearly a month as a record rally ...
TSX drops as China data fuels resources dip TORONTO: Canada's main stock index declined on Monday after sluggish Chinese economic data hurt commodity prices and dampened enthusiasm for shares of materials and energy companies.China's factory output growth was surprisingly feeble in April and fixed-asset investment slowed, rekindling concerns that the recovery is stalling.The resource-heavy Toronto market is sensitive to developments in China, a big consumer of commodities from Canada, because of its large exposure to materials and energy stocks.An unexpected rise in US ...
TSX pushes higher as Magna, Bombardier surge TORONTO: Canada's main stock index pushed higher on Friday, capping off a third straight week of gains, as surging shares of manufacturers Magna International and Bombardier Inc helped offset weakness in gold miners.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended the session up 45.19 points, or 0.36 percent, at 12,589.09. For the week, the index climbed 1.2 percent.<Center><b><i>Copyright Reuters, 2013</b></i><br></center>* ...
TSX retreats on banks, golds despite Canadian Tire surge TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell on Thursday as weakness in financial and gold-mining stocks overshadowed a jump in Canadian Tire Corp after the retailer unveiled plans to launch a real estate investment trust.Investors also tracked data showing US jobless claims unexpectedly fell in the latest week, dropping to the lowest level in more than five years. That news, coupled with a stronger US dollar, weakened bullion prices and weighed on gold shares.Thursday's drop pulled ...
Data lifts TSX to 1-month high as golds surge TORONTO: Canada's main stock index jumped almost 1 percent on Wednesday, hitting a one-month high, after strong economic data in China and Germany buoyed hopes for a global economic recovery and boosted the shares of gold producers.Gold shares jumped nearly 6 percent on the back of higher bullion prices, driven by a weaker dollar and robust physical demand. Miner Barrick Gold Corp rose more than 8 percent and rival Goldcorp Inc added more than 6 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,652.60 0.79
Arrow Nasdaq 4,757.88 0.16
Arrow S&P 2,051.82 0.55
Arrow FTSE 6,832.83 0.53
Arrow DAX 10,649.58 2.05
Arrow CAC-40 4,640.69 1.93
Arrow Nikkei 17,511.75 1.05
Arrow H.Seng 24,850.45 1.34
Arrow Sensex 29,278.84 0.94

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 22, 2015
Reserves $10.331 bln