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Canadian stocks are lower Thursday mid morning, with some largely upbeat U.S. economic data raising speculation about a Fed rate hike sometime sooner than expected earlier. Already, the minutes of the Federal Reserve's most recent policy meeting hinted at fierce debate over interest rates with some...

The Canadian dollar strengthened against most major currencies in early New York deals on Thursday, as weaker-than-expected U.S. jobless claims last week supported hopes of sustained improvement in the U.S. labour market. The report released by the Labor Department showed that initial jobless claims...

Canadian stocks are likely to open flat Thursday morning amid concerns about a slowdown in China and on weak eurozone private sector growth. Data from the U.S. Labor Department showing a slightly bigger than expected drop in jobless claims in the week ended August 10 could aid sentiment a bit. However,...

The Canadian dollar firmed against most major currencies in European deals on Thursday. The loonie hit 94.72 against the yen for the first time since July 25. The loonie recovered to 1.0960 against the greenback, off early 2-week low of 1.0985. Against the euro, the loonie came off from an early...

NATO's summit meeting in Wales will principally focus on five themes, the alliance said on Thursday. NATO readiness to reinforce collective defence, and investing in capabilities to ensure the Alliance remains ready to face any challenge will be a subject of discussion. The two-day summit will...

The euro advanced against most major currencies in European deals on Thursday, as positive German flash manufacturing PMI for August painted a brighter picture for Europe's largest economy. Data from Markit Economics showed that German manufacturing PMI advanced to 52 in August, up from an expected...

The U.S. dollar strengthened against the Canadian dollar in the Asian session on Thursday. Against the loonie, the greenback rose to a 2-week high of 1.0985. At yesterday's close, the greenback was trading at 1.0967 against the loonie. If the greenback extends its uptrend, it is likely to find...

The Australian dollar weakened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Thursday after data showed that China manufacturing activity expanded less-than-expected in August. Data from HSBC and Markit Economics showed that the manufacturing sector in China continued to expand in August...

Canadian stocks ended higher for a fifth straight session Wednesday, after the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee maintained its interest rates, with a strong Canadian wholesale sales report lifting sentiment. The main index was driven largely by strength in mining, industrial and tech stocks. Data...

Canadian stocks are paring early losses Wednesday mid morning, with a strong Canadian wholesale sales report lifting sentiment. The early weakness was due in part to a disappointing earnings report from U.S. retail major Target Corp. Investors are treading cautiously, as they await the U.S. Federal...

Multi-channel retailer Sears Canada, Inc. (SCC.TO) reported Wednesday a net loss for the second quarter compared to a profit last year, which was boosted by a hefty gain. Sales at established stores decreased 6.8 percent. "Although our same store sales declined this quarter, in part due to an unseasonably...

The Canadian dollar advanced against its key counterparts in early New York deals on Wednesday, as oil prices rose ahead of official U.S. crude oil inventory data, due shortly. Crude for October delivery rose $0.44 to $93.30 per barrel. The EIA report, due at 10:30 am ET, may probably show that...

Canadian stocks are likely to waver a bit Wednesday morning, weighed down by a weak earnings report from the U.S. retail major Target Corp. Data from Statistics Canada showing Canadian wholesale sales to have risen by a bigger than expected 0.6 percent in June may aid sentiment. Investors will...

QHR Corp. (QHR.V), a provider of Healthcare Information Technology and Solutions, Wednesday announced that its board of directors has appointed Mark Kohler as Executive Chairman of the board, effective August 20. Kohler has been contributing to QHR's business since 2010, initially as an advisor on...

At 8:30 am ET Wednesday, Canada wholesale sales for June were released. After the data, the loonie inched up against the other major currencies. The loonie was trading at 1.4544 against the euro, 1.0175 against the aussie, 94.32 against the yen and 1.0944 against the greenback around 8:33 am ET.