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Jul 10, 2015

TSX bounces higher as Greece, China hopes calm markets

TORONTO, July 10 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index rose
on Friday on market optimism that the recent turmoil over the
Greek debt crisis and China’s stock market dive has calmed down.

Investors were hopeful that last-minute concessions by
debt-laden Greece could result in a deal with its global
creditors. In China, stocks, which had been plunging on panic
selling, found some stable ground after support measures from
Beijing appeared to be working.

Jul 9, 2015

TSX bounces higher on China moves; Pacific Rubiales plunges

TORONTO, July 9 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
regained some ground on Thursday after Wednesday’s bruising
retreat, but it was off session highs as energy and mining
stocks gave up early gains, undermining stronger financial

A sharp drop in oil prices and risk aversion sparked by an
equities selloff in China had sent the TSX down nearly 1.5
percent on Wednesday, but moves by Beijing to stem the country’s
stocks rout helped calm markets on Thursday.

Jul 7, 2015

Hefty losses in key TSX sectors over commodities, global fears

TORONTO, July 7 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
tumbled more than 1 percent on Tuesday to levels not seen since
January, as worries at home and abroad drove miners, oil and gas
companies, and banks sharply lower.

The three sectors make up some two thirds of the index’s
weight. Nine of the index’s 10 heaviest drags belonged to the
three groups.

Jul 6, 2015

TSX retreats on Greece, but regains some lost ground

TORONTO, July 6 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index was
lower on Monday but had made a significant comeback from big
early losses after Greek voters rejected debt bailout terms,
endangering the country’s future in the euro zone and darkening
overall market sentiment.

Global markets stumbled on the news, but declines were
limited as the referendum decision was already partially priced
in and investors were being careful not to overreact.

Jun 26, 2015

TSX lower as crude prices drag on oil and gas shares

TORONTO, June 26 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index was
down in relatively quiet trading on Friday with lower crude
prices weighing on energy stocks and last-ditch talk efforts
between Greece and its creditors to avoid a debt default
dominating investor focus.

Resource stocks were the biggest drags on the index, with
Transcanada Corp falling 1.79 percent to C$52.17, and
Potash Corp declining 1.0 percent to C$38.93. Potash
has approached German potash miner K+S with a takeover proposal
that sources say is worth close to 8 billion euros.

Jun 25, 2015

Lululemon recalls draw cords on women’s top due to injury risk

TORONTO (Reuters) – Lululemon Athletica Inc (LULU.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), which was hit by a high-profile recall of overly sheer yoga pants in 2013, is recalling the drawstrings on more than 300,000 women’s tops due to the risk of injury, but said the financial impact was not material.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada posted the joint recall with Lululemon on Thursday and said consumers should either remove the draw cord or contact Lululemon for a non-elastic replacement.

Jun 25, 2015

TSX edges lower, breaks winning streak as energy weighs

TORONTO, June 25 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
slipped on Thursday, after hitting a 2-1/2-week high this week,
but declines were modest, with many investors awaiting some sort
of news about and resolution to Greece’s debt situation.

“Clearly the biggest concerns out there include Greece. It’s
very psychological at this point. It’s testing Europe, testing
central bankers. People don’t know what the effects will be,”
said Irwin Michael, portfolio manager at ABC Funds.

Jun 24, 2015

TSX hits 2-1/2 week high as energy leads

TORONTO, June 24 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index rose
for the third straight session on Wednesday, hitting a 2-1/2
week high as energy stocks lead broad gains across the board,
bucking broader market trends.

Suncor Energy Inc was by far the top-weighted stock
on the positive side, rising 2.67 percent to C$35.71. Canadian
Natural Resources was close behind, advancing 1.5
percent to C$36.47.

Jun 23, 2015

TSX near 2-week high on Greece hopes, technicals

TORONTO, June 23 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
extended gains on Tuesday, tracking rises in stock markets
around the world spurred by optimism that a deal can be reached
to stave off a Greek debt default.

Technical drivers, including trading in the aftermath of
Friday’s “quadruple witching”, in which a number of stock
options contracts expired, also helped the TSX.

Jun 19, 2015

TSX slides on Greece concern, retail- sales setback

TORONTO, June 19 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
on Friday with the market disappointed by Canadian retail sales
data and gripped by concern over the Greece debt crisis.

After two months of gains, retail sales slipped 0.1 percent
in April from March as consumers spent less at food and
electronic stores. Economists had expected a 0.7 percent rise.

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