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Canadian stocks rose Friday as markets on both sides of the border reacted positively to Donald Trump's inaugural address. Trump's speech focused on the his campaign "America First" promise, but the new president offered few specifics related to policy. The S&P/TSX Composite Index was up 138.07...

The Canadian stock market is up sharply in early trade Friday. The energy sector is leading the way higher this morning, as crude oil prices approach $53 a barrel. Gold and financial stocks are also helping to push the market higher in early trade. The majority of the European markets are trading...

Canadian markets are in a wait-and-see mood as U.S. president-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office in Washington, DC Friday morning. Trump's inauguration speech may provide clues about whether the relationship between the U.S. and Canada will change during his administration. Traders active...

Canadian stocks inched higher Thursday in subdued dealing ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration in the U.S. The S&P/TSX Composite Index was up 11.96 points, or 0.08 percent, to 15,409.81. Traders were waiting to see whether Trump issues executive orders that could impact the trade relationship...

The Canadian stock market got off to a positive start Thursday, but slipped back near the flat line before turning higher again. Gold stocks got off to a weak start, but have since pared their early losses despite falling gold prices. Industrial, energy and financial stocks are also rising this morning. ...

Canadian stocks are poised for a sluggish open Thursday amid news of a big shake-up in the railroad industry. Canadian Pacific (CP, CP.TO) said that CEO Hunter Harrison has retired early. Keith Creel will become President and Chief Executive Officer of the company effective January 31, 2017. The...

Canadian stocks were poised to finish lower Wednesday as falling crude oil prices weighed on energy stocks. Early in the day, the Bank of Canada maintained its overnight interest rate at 0.5 percent, citing global economic uncertainty related to the potential impact of U.S. president-elect Donald...

The Canadian stock market is under pressure Wednesday morning, adding to the modest losses of the previous two sessions. The energy sector is leading the way lower, as crude oil prices have dropped below $52 a barrel. Industrial and financial stocks are also struggling this morning. The Bank of Canada...

Bay Street is on edge Wednesday morning ahead of the Bank of Canada's closely watched interest rate decision. The BoC is widely expected to hold interest rates at 0.50 percent at 10 am ET, but markets will be looking for clues about how the central bank would react to border tariffs floated by incoming...

Canadian stocks were lower Tuesday, as financials struggled when Canada's housing agency said it will increase its homeowner mortgage loan insurance premiums for the third time in four years. The S&P/TSX Composite Index dropped 37.93 points, or 0.25 percent, to 15,441.36, with gold and energy stocks...

The Canadian stock market is trading slightly to the downside Tuesday morning, as it attempts to rebound from the modest losses of the previous session. Industrial and financial stocks are under pressure in early trade, but rising commodity prices is driving the gold and energy sectors higher. The...

The Canadian stock market is trading slightly to the downside at the start of the new trading week. Energy and financial stocks are struggling in early trade, but the positive performance of the gold sector is helping to limit the market's downside. Markets in Europe are trading to the downside Monday....

The Canadian market pushed higher Friday, led by strong financial stocks in reaction to solid earnings from top U.S. lenders. JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America posted better-than-expected quarterly results due to increased revenue from trading activity. The S&P/TSX Composite Index rose 79.12 points,...

The Canadian stock market is climbing in early trade Friday. The heavyweight financial sector is leading the way higher this morning after some of the biggest banks in the U.S. reported better than expected quarterly results. Markets in Europe are trading firmly in positive territory Friday. Bank...

Canadian stock may end a topsy turvy week on a quiet note Friday, with futures indicating a flat open for the TSX Composite Index. The TSX Composite was lower Thursday, unable to sustain much direction this week amid volatile oil prices and concerns about the Trump administration's transition to power. In...

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