Market talk

  • Bikini Village files for bankruptcy protection

    Bikini Village, the Quebec based swimwear manufacturer has filed for bankruptcy protection to allow it time for find a buyer or partner.

  • International transactions in securities sees net outflow

    Figures released today by StatsCan show that foreign investors reduced their holdings of Canadian securities by $13.5 billion in December, led by sizable divestments in bonds and equities.

  • Daily Market Update

    World markets lower as Greek talks fail... Oil at near 2015 high... Apple is on the right road with electric car... Boston start-up gets backing from Branson... NYC has record 5 years for jobs creation...

  • TSX gains with oil above $60, Europe more optimistic

    The week has ended with an optimistic note as oil prices again edged higher with stronger expectations of demand from the Eurozone and a lower outlook for US oil rig numbers. European issues looked more positive.

  • Obama urged to sign-off Keystone XL as Congress gives it the green light

    President Obama’s signature is now the only thing holding up the formal approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • TransCanada earnings hike

    Shareholders in TransCanada will be receiving a fourth-quarter dividend of 8 per cent more than they have received in the previous four quarters.

  • Manufacturing rises in December

    New figures from StatsCan show that manufacturing sales rose 1.7 per cent in December, despite a 9.3 per cent drop in sales of petroleum and coal products (without that sector there was a rise of 3.2 per cent).

  • Swiss Chalet owner to go public

    Cara Operations has announced that it is to become a public company again; more than a decade after it delisted.

  • Canadian farmers had a record 2014

    Canada’s farming sector enjoyed a record income of $14 billion last year according to aggregate net cash income projections from Agriculture Canada.

  • Daily Market Update

    Optimism returns to world markets on Ukraine, Greece, Oil, Jobs... China’s smartphone giant coming to the US... CBS-Viacom tie-up? No says Moonves... Costco deal with AmEx will end this year... Expedia buys Orbitz...