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Sep 3, 2015

TSX rises as energy stocks bolstered by higher crude

TORONTO, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
rallied more than 1 percent on Thursday as energy stocks tracked
rebounding crude prices and markets digested this week’s
domestic economic data.

A pledge by the European Central Bank to keep monetary
policy loose helped prop up crude prices more than 3 percent,
while closed markets in China due to a public holiday also
helped stabilize the volatile commodity.

Sep 2, 2015

TSX volatile as crude whips energy stocks

TORONTO, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
seesawed on Wednesday in extremely choppy trading as energy
stocks beset by volatile crude oil prices capped gains in other

The index gyrated between positive and negative territory
throughout the morning after initially rallying more than 1
percent on China’s latest effort to soothe investors’ anxiety.
Markets are concerned about the country’s slowing growth and
what that means for the global economy.

Sep 1, 2015

TSX takes hit as China data sows more volatility

TORONTO, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
more than 2 percent on Tuesday as the latest disappointing
economic data from China spurred another round of selling in
global markets and sent commodity prices lower.

Ongoing worries over China’s impact on the global economy
resurfaced after data showed its manufacturing sector shrank at
the fastest pace in three years, while the services sector also

Aug 31, 2015

TSX slides as resources, banks drag

TORONTO, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index,
coming off a rebound last week, slumped more than 1 percent on
Monday as resource stocks resumed their slump on falling
commodity prices.

The index, which had been steadily declining since April,
sank to its lowest level since 2013 last week on investor
worries over China’s economic growth. Those concerns remain,
while excess crude supply also is weighing on crude prices.

Aug 27, 2015

TSX extends rally, up nearly 3 pct on soaring oil

TORONTO, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index jumped
nearly 3 percent on Thursday, recouping this week’s hefty
losses, as a 10 percent surge in crude oil prices fueled a rally
in energy shares and helped lead an across-the-board bounce.

U.S. crude prices vaulted 10.26 percent to settle at
$42.56 a barrel on a global rally in equity markets and an
unexpected fall in U.S. crude inventories.

Aug 27, 2015

TSX extends rally as oil prices soar

TORONTO, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index jumped
more than 2 percent on Thursday, recouping this week’s hefty
losses, as a surge in crude prices fueled a rally in energy
shares and helped lead an across-the-board bounce.

U.S. prices vaulted 6.8 percent to $41.23 a barrel
late morning on a global rally in equity markets and an
unexpected fall in U.S. crude inventories.

Aug 26, 2015

Bay St rallies in biggest gain in 7 months

TORONTO/OTTAWA, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
racked up its biggest increase in seven months on Wednesday in
another volatile session as investors dove back into shares that
had recently sold off.

The TSX, which is heavily weighted with energy stocks, has
been hit by the slide in crude prices and was caught up in the
global market rout earlier this week that was fueled by concerns
about China.

Aug 26, 2015

TSX little changed as investors sidelined on uncertainty

TORONTO, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Canada’s benchmark stock index
was flat on Wednesday, paring earlier gains as investors failed
to shake off concerns over slumping growth in China.

The TSX jumped more than 1 percent at the open to a high of
13,360.49, but failed to sustain the rally.

Aug 25, 2015

Damon, Bullock lead stars descending on Toronto for 40th film festival

TORONTO, Aug 25 (Reuters) – The 40th Toronto International
Film Festival will play host to a star-studded roster of top
filmmakers and movie stars next month, including Ridley Scott,
Matt Damon, Sandra Bullock and Johnny Depp.

The festival, a frequent launch pad for Oscar contenders,
will showcase 289 feature films and more than 100 shorts from 71
countries from Sept. 10 to Sept. 20, including 132 world

Aug 25, 2015

TSX soars more than 2.5 percent after Black Monday rout

TORONTO, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index was
headed for its biggest daily gain for the year on Tuesday,
jumping more than 2 percent after the Chinese government
announced an interest rate cut overnight following Monday’s
volatile global rout.

The 25-basis-point cut for the one-year benchmark lending
rate by the People’s Bank of China helped global markets to
rebound. Investors fretting over the global impact of slower
Chinese growth sparked panic selling around the world on Monday.

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