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Canadian stocks dropped sharply to end at a near seven-month low on Friday, dragged down by resource stocks on weak commodity prices and as well on data showing an unexpected surge in the country's core inflation . Canada's annual core inflation rate rose more than expected to 2.1 percent in August...

Canadian stocks are drifting lower Friday morning, dragged down by weak commodity prices and data showing an unexpected surge in the country's core inflation. Besides resources stocks, financial and consumer discretionary stocks are also notably lower. The benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index is...

Early signals are mixed for Canadian stocks Friday morning, as Bay Street looks to follow global markets higher despite falling commodity prices. Investors will be reacting to data showing an unexpected surge in Canadian core inflation. On Thursday, the S&P/TSX Composite Index closed up 6.66 points...

Canadian stocks ended slightly higher on Thursday, even as global equity markets moved up amid some mixed economic data out of the U.S. following the U.S. Federal Reserve's move to maintain interest rates while slashing its monthly asset purchase program. The main index was pegged down with lower commodity...

Canadian stocks are sluggish Thursday morning with investors refraining from making significant moves amid a mixed batch of U.S. economic data. Lower commodity prices are dragging down mining and energy stocks. The benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index is down 12.01 points or 0.08 percent at 15,446.87,...

Canadian stocks are likely to be a bit listless Thursday morning, with investors digesting a mixed batch of U.S. economic data. A report from the U.S. Labor Department showed initial jobless claims to have declined more than expected last week. While this could trigger some buying early on, the market...

Canadian stocks ended lower on Wednesday, driven by energy and gold stocks, after the U.S. Federal Reserve maintained its interest rates while slashing its monthly asset purchase program as expected. Investors largely ignored reports of some fresh stimulus announced by the Chinese central bank and positive...

Canadian stocks are drifting lower Wednesday morning, ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy. Investors are largely shrugging off reports about fresh stimulus announced by the Chinese central bank and positive European markets. The focus is on the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy,...

Canadian stocks are likely to open slightly higher, as an unexpected drop in U.S. consumer prices might compel the Federal Reserve to hold off on signaling tighter monetary policy later today. Positive European markets and the Chinese central bank's fresh stimulus are also likely to aid sentiment...

Canadian stocks rallied to end slightly higher on Tuesday, tracking rising U.S. markets ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meet outcome, even as investors mulled over some disappointing data from China. Investors appeared to be wary of making significant moves ahead of the U.S. Federal...

Canadian stocks are lower Tuesday morning, with investors wary of making significant moves ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy decision. Weakness in Asian and European markets, uncertainty about the near term outlook for the global economy on the back of recent disappointing data out...

Canadian stocks are likely to open a bit lower Tuesday, as investors look ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy decision. Weakness in Asian and European markets could prompt investors to stay on the sidelines. The Federal Reserve, which will conclude its two-day monetary policy meeting...

Canadian stocks ended lower Monday, tracking declining global stocks with investor concerns over global economic growth after some disappointing economic data from China and the uncertainty related to the outlook for U.S. interest rates. The decline was driven by mining and consumer discretionary...

Canadian stocks are lower Monday morning, weighed down by some disappointing economic data from China and on uncertainty about the outlook for U.S. interest rates. Mining and consumer discretionary stocks are the prominent losers. Banks are weak, while energy stocks are turning in a mixed performance...

Canadian stocks are likely to open on a mixed note Monday, with investors weighing strong U.S. manufacturing data against some disappointing reports from China. According to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, business activity in the New York manufacturing sector has expanded at a...