Market talk

  • Investors want to put cash into ethical businesses

    Businesses that operate ethically are increasingly likely to get investment from Canadians according to a study by the Responsible Investment Association.

  • Daily Market Update

    Wall St. lower on Fed rates; World markets trending higher... Dollar fever could dominate says Reuters... Banks fail Fed stress test... Taxpayers warned to claim repayments from IRS or lose them... Alibaba has invested $200 million in Snapchat...

  • TSX stabilises as oil rebounds

    The Toronto Stock Exchange has enjoyed a better day’s trading after benchmark Brent crude rebounded.

  • Car rental firms probed by regulators

    Car rental firms Avis and Budget are being investigated by Canada’s Competition Bureau over claims that they advertise fees that are much lower than the actual amount due, once other charges are added on.

  • Valeant deal trumped by UK competitor

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals deal to buy bowel-drug maker Salix may be trumped by another offer from UK firm Endo International.

  • Quebecor announces improved profits

    Quebecor has announced that its adjusted income for its fourth quarter were up 3.5 per cent from a year earlier to reach $50.3 million amounting to profit per basic share of 41 cents.

  • RBC boss defends Canadian housing market

    RBC “feels good” about Canada’s housing market.

  • Daily Market Update

    Pressure on the dollar hits Wall St.; World markets mixed... Banks seek Fed backing for buy-backs, increased dividends... You need $2.5 million to retire says Legg Mason survey... Google opens its first store...

  • TSX lower again amid US interest rate fears

    Concern over US interest rates has pushed the Toronto Stock Exchange lower again today with the main index falling to a five-week low.

  • Slow growth is not the new normal says report

    Slow growth in Canada and other Western economies should not be considered the ‘new normal’ according to a report from the Fraser Institute.