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Dec 18, 2014

TSX higher as oil rebound, Fed view whet risk appetite

TORONTO, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index rose
on Thursday, buoyed by a rally in resource stocks as a rebound
in oil prices and an upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy by
the Federal Reserve pushed investors back toward riskier assets.

Trading was volatile, however, with the index at one point
turning negative after rising as much as 1.6 percent, with
industrial and telecom stocks exerting downward pressure.

Dec 17, 2014

TSX surges as Talisman deal sparks jump in oil shares

TORONTO, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index surged
on Wednesday as oil and gas shares wounded in the rout of oil
prices regained some vitality on the $8.3 billion bid by Spain’s
Repsol to buy Talisman Energy Inc.

The energy group on the benchmark TSX index has shed more
than a third of its value since June as the price of crude oil
has plummeted to near 5-1/2 year lows. But Tuesday’s news
of Repsol’s deal for Canada’s fifth-largest independent producer
has encouraged investors to reassess.

Dec 16, 2014

Canada’s TSX boosted by Repsol purchase of Talisman

TORONTO, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index jumped
on Tuesday, with Talisman Energy Inc surging 46 percent
after Spanish oil major Repsol agreed to buy the
independent producer for $13 billion.

Other resource companies also gained as the Repsol move was
seen as a model that could be replicated with other Canadian
stocks suffering from sinking commodity prices while borrowing
costs remain at historical lows.

Dec 15, 2014

TSX unable to hold gains despite Talisman takeover surge

TORONTO, Dec 15 (Reuters) – A surge in shares of takeover
target Talisman Energy Inc was not enough to keep
Canada’s main stock index in the black on Monday after falling
more than 5 percent last week, with the broader
resource-extraction industries weighing.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index
ended lower after a strong start to the session, which
one analyst pointed to as a sign investors are nervous.

Dec 15, 2014

TSX up on Talisman takeover surge

TORONTO, Dec 15 (Reuters) – A surge in shares of takeover
target Talisman Energy Inc helped Canada’s main stock
index turn higher on Monday after falling more than 5 percent
last week.

Shares of Calgary-based Talisman, Canada’s fifth-largest
independent petroleum producer, jumped almost 20 percent to
C$6.05, after Spanish oil major Repsol said it was considering a
bid.

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Dec 12, 2014

Apple pacts in Canada may have raised prices: court filing

OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian consumers may have ended up paying higher prices for cellphones and wireless services because of contracts between Apple Inc’s Canadian unit and domestic carriers, the Canadian Competition Bureau said in a court filing this week.

The iPhone has given Apple extraordinary bargaining power with mobile carriers around the world, and the Canadian watchdog wants to know if it used that leverage to force domestic operators to sell rival devices at a higher price than they otherwise would have.

Dec 12, 2014
    • About Alastair

      "Canada tech, media and telecoms reporter based in Toronto, with emphasis on Research In Motion and including coverage of Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus, the new mobile entrants and the tech companies filling in the gaps. Previously spent two years in Cairo bureau chasing Orascom Telecom's Naguib Sawiris. Prior to that, spent a year learning the ropes in London."
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