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Canadian stocks ended higher for a fifth day in a row Thursday, after some upbeat data from the U.S. helped record strong gains in the energy and gold sector, pushing the main index above the 15,000-mark to a 7-week high. Markets cheered some positive economic data from the U.S., with a Federal Reserve...

Canadian stocks are higher for a fifth day in a row Thursday, as strong gains in the energy sector pushed Toronto's benchmark index to a 7-week high above 15,000. Traders shrugged off news that Private sector growth in the eurozone slowed unexpectedly to a 16-month low in November, as new orders dropped...

Canadian stocks will look to extend a 4-day win streak Thursday, but gains may be muted amid lingering concerns about the global economy. Private sector growth in the eurozone slowed unexpectedly to a 16-month low in November, as new orders dropped for the first time since July 2013. The benchmark...

Canadian stocks ended a shade higher for a fourth straight session Wednesday, after release of the FOMC minutes and data from the U.S. that showed a decline in housing starts even as building permits rose. The Federal Reserve minutes showed some concerns about deflation in the world's largest economy...

Canadian stocks are lower Wednesday morning, retreating after three successive days of gains. The mood is cautious with investors looking ahead to the minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's October policy meeting, due at 2 pm ET. Gold and energy stocks are leading the declines, tracking weak...

Canadian stocks are likely to open higher, extending gains to a fourth successive session. However, the mood may be a bit cautious with investors looking ahead to the minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's October policy meeting, due at 2 pm ET. Markets are looking for clues about the timing of...

Canadian stocks ended at a seven-week high on Tuesday, led by a surge in gold stocks after some positive economic data from the U.S., even as news that Japan has deferred its sales tax hike proposal sent market sentiments soaring. The Japanese government's decision to postpone a planned sales tax...

Canadian stocks are higher Tuesday morning, led by gains in gold and technology stocks. The Japanese government's decision to postpone a planned sales tax hike by 18 months and a positive reading on German economic sentiment are aiding the upmove. Data from the U.S. Labor Department showing an...

Canadian stocks look headed for a positive start Tuesday, with higher bullion prices and data showing an improvement in German economic sentiment. Investors will also be reacting to the data from the U.S. Labor Department that showed an unexpected increase in producer price inflation. Higher inflation...

Canadian stocks ended higher on Monday, as investors largely ignored some disappointing economic data amid concerns over the health of the global economy as Japan slipped into recession in the third quarter. The uptick was led mostly by telecommunications, healthcare, gold stocks, while energy stocks...

Canadian stocks are edging higher Monday morning, despite concerns about the health of the global economy. Data released by the Cabinet Office said Japan's GDP unexpectedly contracted 1.6 percent on year in the third quarter, after contracting a downwardly revised 7.3 percent in the second quarter. Lower...

Canadian stocks are likely to open lower, amid concerns about the health of the global economy as Japan fell into recession in the third quarter. Lower crude oil prices are likely to weigh as well. Data released by the Cabinet Office said Japan's GDP unexpectedly contracted 1.6 percent on year...

Canadian stocks ended higher on Friday, after a slew of upbeat economic news from the U.S. with investors largely ignoring some modest economic growth data from the eurozone. In some upbeat data out of the U.S., retail sales in October rebounded more than anticipated, having reported a modest drop...

Canadian stocks snapped a six-day gain to end lower on Thursday, after some weak jobless claims data from the U.S. and the steep fall in crude oil prices weighed on markets. Some sluggish industrial production data from China again renewed worries over economic recovery in the second largest economy...

Canadian stocks are swinging between gains and losses Thursday morning, with falling crude oil prices and a weak U.S. jobless claims data weighing on the market. Slight uncertainty about the near term outlook for the market after six successive days of gains appears to be prompting investors to tread...