Market talk

  • New rules for Alberta oilsands tailings ponds

    Oilsands tailing ponds and water usage will be subject to new rules in Alberta the provinces’ environment minister Kyle Fawcett announced on Friday.

  • Daily Market Update

    Optimism dominates end of the week... US disappointed as UK applies to join Chinese-backed bank... Global carbon emissions held steady last year... US household wealth increased to record high in Q4...

  • TSX higher on mining stocks

    The Toronto Stock Exchange gained today as upbeat Chinese data eased concerns over metals demand and mining stocks increased.

  • Housing correction is underway warns report

    Some of Canada’s cities have already begun to see some correction in the housing market according to the Teranet National Bank HPI for February.

  • Household debt edges higher again

    The level of household debt in Canada rose to 163.3 per cent of disposable income in the fourth quarter of 2014.

  • Penn West cuts dividend as revenues fall

    Oil producer Penn West has cut its dividend from 3 cents per share to 1 cent amid falling revenues; losses widened to $1.77 billion in the last quarter of 2014.

  • Canada’s TV given more freedom to compete with online

    The ability of Canada’s traditional TV to compete with the growing challenge of online services was given a boost today.

  • 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.