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Jun 9, 2015

TSX pushes higher on oil rally

TORONTO, June 9 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index rose
on Tuesday after a three-session drop as a jump in oil prices
pushed up energy shares in a market that otherwise continued to

Telecom and cable companies, supermarket chains, airlines,
healthcare and industrial names were all lower in morning
trading following a drop in Asian markets.

Jun 8, 2015

TSX tumbles on broad selloff, resource stocks weigh

TORONTO, June 8 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
tumbled 1.4 percent on Monday, its third straight fall and the
sharpest selloff in almost three months, with across-the-board
declines led by resource and financial stocks.

While investors took cues from global markets, the impact
was magnified in Canada’s skittish market, which is particularly
attuned to both Chinese demand for its commodity exports and
economic recovery in the United States, its main trade partner.

Jun 5, 2015

TSX falls as investors seek clarity on Greece, Fed rate hike

TORONTO, June 5 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
further on Friday as investors retreated from a range of stocks
amid uncertainty about the Greek debt crisis and the timing of
possible U.S. rate hikes.

See-sawing crude oil prices also played havoc on the
resource-rich index as the OPEC producers group kept its oil
output target unchanged and the U.S. dollar surged.

Jun 4, 2015

Investors shun TSX amid oil, bond market tumult

TORONTO, June 4 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
on Thursday as a tumble in oil prices stung energy producers and
bucking bond markets had investors backing away from utilities
and pipelines.

Investors are jittery about a slew of unresolved issues in
global financial markets, including uncertainty around when the
U.S. economy will be judged strong enough to merit Federal
Reserve rate hikes.

Jun 4, 2015

Canada to tighten borders, aims to disrupt ‘jihadist’ financing

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada plans to tighten its border security by collecting fingerprints and other biometric data from more foreign travelers, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.

He also said his Conservative federal government would commit additional resources to help the country’s spy agency and tax collection agency interrupt “jihadist terrorism.”

Jun 4, 2015

Global funk infects TSX, resource stocks lead declines

TORONTO, June 4 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
on Thursday as energy stocks, miners and fertilizer companies
retreated in the face of persistent volatility in bond markets
that left global financial market confidence in short supply.

Crude oil fell ahead of a key producer meeting, base metals
prices retreated on concerns about slipping Chinese growth, and
Greece and its debtors talked some more.

Jun 3, 2015

TSX ends higher as financial shares gain

TORONTO, June 3 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index closed
higher on Wednesday as gains in the financial sector helped
offset weakness in the energy industry.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index
unofficially closed up 49.94 points, or 0.33 percent,
at 15,154.68. Eight of the 10 main sectors on the index were

Jun 3, 2015

Stingray CEO aims to grow music reach via acquisitions

TORONTO, June 3 (Reuters) – Newly listed Stingray Digital
Group Inc plans to spend some C$50 million ($40
million) this year to acquire broader distribution for its
streaming music channels, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

Shares in Montreal-based Stingray jumped 19 percent on their
debut, a shot in the arm for Canada’s bubbling market for
initial public offerings, as the music and media company eyed
acquisitions to expand across the Americas, eastern Europe and

Jun 2, 2015

TSX moves higher on resource stock gains

TORONTO, June 2 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index rose
on Tuesday as higher commodity prices helped many energy
producers and mining companies, and financial issues gained.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index
gained 30.61 points, or 0.20 percent, to 15,104.74. It
ended with 155 issues advancing compared with 89 decliners.

Jun 2, 2015

Resource stocks help TSX move higher

TORONTO, June 2 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index rose
on Tuesday as higher commodity prices helped resource-related
stocks, and financial issues gained.

The most influential gainers on the index included First
Quantum Minerals Ltd, which gained 6.4 percent to
C$17.33, and Teck Resources Ltd, which advanced 6.0
percent to C$15.30. The overall materials group climbed 1.4

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      "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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