North American stock indexes finish week flat, Canadian dollar up

North American stock indexes finish week flat, Canadian dollar up
TORONTO — North American stock indexes finished the week on a flat note, as the loonie strengthened against the U.S. dollar. Rallying gold and materials stocks weren’t enough to lift Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite index out of the red, which slipped 0.69 of a point to 15,454.23. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gave back 9.64 points to 22,349.59,... Read More

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,454.92, up 65.32 points): Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down two cents, or 0.84 per cent, to $2.37 on 13.9 million shares. Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 30 cents, or 2.19 per cent, to $13.99 on 6.9 million shares. Pengrowth Energy... Read More

US Markets Right Now: Stocks fall for the first time this week

US Markets Right Now: Stocks fall for the first time this week
The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing slightly lower on Wall Street, erasing the market’s gains from a day earlier. Technology stocks fell the most Thursday. Apple lost 1.7 per cent. Supermarket operators and other consumer-focused stocks also fell. Kroger slid 2.8 per cent. “Harry Potter” publisher Scholastic sank 7 per cent... Read More

Tax changes, anti-rich rhetoric have already inspired big fish to leave: Manley

Tax changes, anti-rich rhetoric have already inspired big fish to leave: Manley
A big Canadian player has quietly picked up his chips and is heading for the exit amid all the tumult over the Trudeau government’s controversial tax proposals. A business owner has informed John Manley, the head of an organization representing Canada’s largest corporations, that he’s moved billions of dollars out of the country since the Liberals announced the proposed changes.... Read More

SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system

SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system
The Securities and Exchange Commission says a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. In a statement posted Wednesday evening on the SEC’s website, Chairman Jay Clayton says a review of the agency’s cybersecurity risk profile determined that the previously detected “incident” was caused by “a software vulnerability”... Read More

Year-end deadline for new NAFTA looking impossible, trade experts say

Year-end deadline for new NAFTA looking impossible, trade experts say
NAFTA negotiators appear to have adopted the lament of the White Rabbit: “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” Battalions of negotiators for Canada, Mexico and the United States have been working at a breakneck pace trying to reach agreement on a revamped North American free trade pact by the end of the year but so far they have... Read More

Energy stocks lift TSX, U.S. markets flat after Federal Reserve announcement

Energy stocks lift TSX, U.S. markets flat after Federal Reserve announcement
Oil and gas stocks helped boost the Toronto stock index today as Wall Street finished relatively flat after the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest economic and interest rate policy update. The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 96.63 points to 15,389.60, with a surging energy sector leading gainers. The November crude contract was up 79 cents at US$50.69 per barrel. In New York,... Read More

S&P/TSX composite higher in early trading, U.S. stock markets mixed

S&P/TSX composite higher in early trading, U.S. stock markets mixed
Canada’s main stock index headed higher in late-morning trading, boosted by a broad-based rally. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 41.91 points to 15,278.58, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 16.77 points to 22,348.12. The S&P 500 index was down 0.31 of a point to 2,503.56 and the Nasdaq composite index... Read More

Toronto stock index, Wall Street gain ground, as Canadian dollar weakens

Toronto stock index, Wall Street gain ground, as Canadian dollar weakens
Mining companies led a largely broad-based gain on Canada’s main stock index Monday as the loonie lost ground to the U.S. dollar. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 63.64 points to 15,236.67 — with base metals gains of more two per cent helping to offset gold sector losses of about one per cent. “Broadly we’re seeing small... Read More