Market talk

  • Daily Market Update

    Oil above $48, European markets flat, Japan cuts inflation target... Obama says the “shadow of crisis has passed”... Oil barons still manage to extend wealth despite prices... Netflix sees strong subscriber growth... Have you been hiding purchases from your spouse?

  • Daily Market Update

    China’s economy slows to 24 year low... IMF cuts global forecast... Facebook says it contributes $200 billion and 4.5 million jobs to global economy... Twitter to acquire Indian firm to push into emerging markets...

  • TSX plunges but recovers to close almost flat

    The Toronto Stock Exchange took a sharp plunge during Monday’s trading as the price of oil slipped back and issues in Asia spooked the markets.

  • CanElson cuts back

    Another Canadian energy firm has announced plans to scale back its operations in light of the weakened oil industry.

  • Foreign investment in Canadian securities falls

    Statistics Canada reported today that investment in Canadian securities slowed to $4.3 billion in November.

  • ​Ottawa to hit back at ‘Buy America’ rules

    Ottawa is to hit back at the state of Alaska which has refused to seek a waiver of rules that mean it can only use US steel in a project, despite it being on Canadian soil.

  • Samsung says no to Blackberry acquisition

    The co-chief executive of Samsung today confirmed what Blackberry had already said; the Korean firm is not buying.

  • Canadians back infrastructure expansion despite environmental concerns

    The economic benefits of expanding the energy infrastructure are more important than the potential environmental impact according to a new survey, but the figures are close.

  • Daily Market Update

    US markets closed but global markets generally up... Obama’s plan for the middle class... Microsoft optimistic about Windows 10... Uber tries to make friends with job offers...

  • ​TSX gains on oil price and US interest rate forecast

    Oil prices rebounded in early trading today and have been hovering around the $48 mark and a report by the International Energy Agency had a fairly optimistic tone.