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Feb 12, 2015

TSX steady as insurers slip on results, energy gains

TORONTO, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index was
little changed on Thursday as weakness in Manulife Financial
and Sun Life Financial after the insurers
reported quarterly results helped offset gains in oil prices and
shares of energy producers.

A selloff in Bombardier Inc, after the company
reported a quarterly loss and announced management changes,
further weighed on the market.

Feb 11, 2015

TSX advances as energy, bank shares gain

TORONTO, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index ended
higher on Wednesday as gains in the energy and financial sectors
helped offset uncertainty surrounding discussions on a Greek
debt deal.

A meeting between Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis
and his euro zone peers was under way and comes after the
country’s new leftist-led government won a parliamentary
confidence vote on its refusal to extend an international
bailout.

Feb 11, 2015

TSX steady as market awaits word on Greek talks

TORONTO, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index was
little changed on Wednesday as the market braced for the outcome
of a euro zone finance ministers meeting where a debt deal for
Greece will be discussed, while oil company shares dropped as
crude prices were again pressured.

The meeting between Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis
and his euro zone peers comes after the country’s new
leftist-led government won a parliamentary confidence vote on
its refusal to extend an international bailout.

Feb 10, 2015

Canadian technology start-up Miovision raises C$30 million

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian technology start-up Miovision, which produces software that converts video of vehicle traffic into data, said on Wednesday it received C$30 million ($23.83 million) in funding to help support its growth plans.

The funding, its biggest to-date, was led by Canadian merchant bank MacKinnon, Bennett & Co. Investeco Capital, Renewal Funds, Plaza Ventures and Comerica also participated.

Feb 10, 2015

TSX weakens as resource shares stumble

TORONTO, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
declined on Tuesday as shares of energy and mining companies
slipped with commodity prices, pausing after a recent rally.

U.S. crude prices dropped nearly 3 percent, easing after a
near-10 percent gain in the previous three sessions. Shares of
energy producers shed 3.2 percent.

Feb 9, 2015

TSX little changed as energy rises, China data drags

TORONTO, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index was
little changed on Monday as a gain in energy shares on climbing
oil prices helped offset weak economic data from China.

China’s trade performance slumped in January, with both
exports and imports dropping, renewing concerns about the health
of the huge Asian economy.

Feb 9, 2015

TSX rises as energy shares gain with oil price

TORONTO, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
advanced on Monday as a gain in energy shares on climbing oil
prices helped offset sluggish economic data from China.

China’s trade performance slumped in January, with both
exports and imports dropping, renewing concerns about the health
of the huge Asian economy.

Feb 6, 2015

TSX falls as U.S. rate hike fears hit gold shares

TORONTO, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell on
Friday as strong U.S. jobs data increased investor worries that
the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates, sending the
bullion price and shares of gold miners sharply lower.

Data showed U.S. job growth climbed in January and wages
rebounded strongly, raising expectations the Fed will increase
interest rates sooner than later.

Feb 6, 2015

TSX hits four-month high on U.S. data, oil prices

TORONTO, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
advanced to its highest in more than four months on Friday as
strong U.S. jobs data boosted investor sentiment and higher oil
prices lifted shares of energy producers.

Data showed U.S. job growth climbed in January and wages
rebounded strongly, raising expectations that the U.S. Federal
Reserve will increase interest rates sooner than
later.

Feb 4, 2015

TSX weakens as rally in oil shares stalls

TORONTO, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell on
Wednesday, pulled down by a drop in oil and gas shares after a
report showing a jump in U.S. crude inventories weighed on oil
prices.

The oil-price weakness followed four days of
gains during which the commodity rebounded off multiyear lows on
hopes that production might slow and help reduce a glut in crude
supplies.