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The Daily – August 15th, 2017

August 15th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland laid out Canada’s core objectives for North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations that begin this week and signaled the country won’t accept “just any deal.’’ Speaking Monday in Ottawa, Freeland said…

The Daily – August 14th, 2017

August 14th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines President Donald Trump has set the terms for revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement: Cut the U.S. trade deficit or he’ll walk away. That could entail convincing Mexico and Canada to commit to buy more…

The Daily – August 11th, 2017

August 11th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines As copper producers from Freeport-McMoRan Inc. to BHP Billiton Ltd. ponder what to do with the windfall from surging prices, First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has no such dilemma. Unlike most of its peers, First Quantum’s copper…

The Daily – August 10th, 2017

August 10th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines Canadian stocks fell as investors continued to reel from growing tension between the U.S. and North Korea and energy stocks took a hit from an unexpected increase in gasoline supplies. The S&P/TSX Composite Index fell 39 points…

The Daily – August 9th, 2017

August 9th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposal to strip cigarettes of their addictive properties has opened a new front in the international campaign to reduce smoking, with health authorities in at least four other countries studying…

The Daily – August 8th, 2017

August 8th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines Canada’s biggest builder is keeping its focus at home even as U.S. President Donald Trump pledges to ramp up infrastructure spending next door. SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. is bidding on projects such as light-rail lines in…

The Daily – August 4th, 2017

August 4th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines Allianz SE and Canada Pension Plan Investment Boardhave agreed to buy a 20 percent stake in Spain’s Gas Natural SDG SA’s gas distribution business for 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion). Allianz, through its subsidiary Allianz Capital Partners, will commit…

The Daily – August 3rd, 2017

August 3rd, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines Home prices in Canada’s largest city posted their biggest monthly drop in at least 17 years in July and sales plunged as government efforts to cool the market and the near-collapse of a mortgage lender made…

The Daily – August 2nd, 2017

August 2nd, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines Profit margins slipped at CGI Group Inc. as the Canadian technology-services provider hired more people to develop products for clients that want more operations online. The margins declined a half percentage point from a year earlier…

The Daily – August 1st, 2017

August 1st, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines Canadian stocks rallied as financials broke a three-day slump, offsetting losses in health care and tech companies. The S&P/TSX Composite Index rose 0.1 percent to 15,143.87. Financial stocks added 0.4 percent as Manulife Financial…

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