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Sep 25, 2015

TSX rises on improved sentiment; Valeant, BlackBerry temper gains

TORONTO, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index ended
higher on Friday as concerns about global growth eased and
prospects of a U.S. rate hike before the end of the year
improved investor sentiment, but the move failed to offset a
volatile week, with the market still losing 2 percent on the

The TSX was sharply higher earlier, helped by reassuring
comments from Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen, as well as
data that showed the U.S. economy, Canada’s largest trading
partner, expanded more than forecast during the second quarter.

Sep 25, 2015

TSX rebounds on Fed, global growth outlook; BlackBerry falls

TORONTO, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index rose
on Friday, recouping some of this week’s losses, following
comments from the Federal Reserve that soothed broader concerns
about global growth and data that showed the U.S. economy,
Canada’s largest trading partner, expanded more than forecast.

A fall in BlackBerry Ltd shares modestly tempered
some of the gains, however. Shares fell 4.2 percent to C$8.97,
after the smartphone maker reported weaker-than-expected
quarterly results on Friday.

Sep 23, 2015

TSX dips, giving up earlier gains in range-bound trading

TORONTO, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
modestly on Wednesday, following hefty losses in the previous
session, but many investors shrugged off the latest
disappointing economic data out of China and mostly kept to the

At 11:22 a.m. EDT (1522 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s
S&P/TSX composite index fell 18.84 points, or 0.14
percent, to 13,472.25, reversing gains from earlier in the

Sep 22, 2015

Volatile TSX tumbles more than 2 pct as resources drag

TORONTO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
tumbled more than 2 percent on Tuesday as a sell-off in
commodities walloped resource stocks, leading to
across-the-board declines.

Gold, copper and crude oil prices all fell amid a stronger
U.S. dollar and persistent demand worries, particularly out of
top resource consumer China. The declines sent the index’s
materials group, home to resource stocks, sinking 4.3 percent.

Sep 21, 2015

Financials, industrials, energy lead TSX bounce

TORONTO, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index rose
on Monday, bolstered by robust gains across most of the index’s
key sectors including financial and energy stocks, which were
helped by higher crude oil prices.

Eight of the index’s 10 main groups saw gains of more than 1
percent, with financial stocks, which make up roughly a third of
the TSX’s weight, up 1.6 percent.

Sep 17, 2015

NBC’s ‘Heroes’ are reborn into a darker world with higher stakes

TORONTO, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Five years after “Heroes” was
retired from saving the world on television, NBC is reassembling
its rogue team of humans with superpowers for a new miniseries.

“Heroes” premiered on NBC in 2006 and featured an
ever-expanding global cast of characters that possessed hidden
superpowers, adopting a story-telling structure that mimicked
comic books.

Sep 16, 2015

TSX rallies as energy stocks soar

TORONTO, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
rallied on Wednesday, led by a nearly 5 percent surge in energy
stocks and broad gains in most other key sectors including the
hefty financials group.

Oil and gas names jumped 4.8 percent, moving in step with
U.S. crude prices, which rose some 5.6 percent late in the
morning on a drawdown in U.S. stockpiles, higher gasoline prices
and inflation data that dampened the chances of an interest rate
hike by the Federal Reserve this week.

Sep 15, 2015

Revenge, couture go hand in hand in Aussie film ‘The Dressmaker’

TORONTO (Reuters) – Secrets and high fashion fuel the fires of revenge in “The Dressmaker”, a period film about a sophisticated woman who returns to her small-minded Australian town to seek retribution against those who sent her away as a child accused of murder.

The film, which stars British actress Kate Winslet as the titular character, and features Australians Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving, depicts some of the ugliest facets of human behavior through the town’s eccentric residents.

Sep 14, 2015

TSX declines ahead of Fed decision, oil prices weigh

TORONTO, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
on Monday over slumping oil prices and worries about the U.S.
Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates this week.

With investors trying to position themselves ahead of the
Fed decision, volatility in commodity prices due to worries over
the Chinese economy, currency swings and mixed economic data
also added to the market’s uncertainties.

Sep 14, 2015

TSX slips ahead of Fed decision, resources drag

TORONTO, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
on Monday as investors positioned themselves ahead of the
Federal Reserve decision this week, while commodity prices,
under pressure from the latest tepid data out of China, dragged
on resource stocks.

The Fed had been indicating it planned to hike rates at some
point this year, but recent worries about global growth and
lackluster Chinese economic data have raised the possibility the
U.S. central bank could delay any increase to next year.

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