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Canadian stocks continued to rise Friday, with Toronto's main index grinding out a modest advance to a fresh 19-month high. Gold stocks plunged, preventing a bigger rally. Led yet again by gains in the financial sector, the S&P/TSX Composite Index was up 17 points, or 0.11 points, to 15,312.20,...

The Canadian stock market is up slightly in early trade Friday, which has brought the market to a fresh 19-month high. Gains among energy and healthcare stocks are being offset by losses among the gold stocks. Markets in Europe are trading slightly to the upside at the end of the week, but have been...

The picture of Viola Desmond, an icon of the human rights and freedoms movement in Canada, will feature on the country's new $10 bank note. This will mark the first time that a portrait of a Canadian woman will be featured on a regularly circulating Bank of Canada note. Bank of Canada Governor...

EASports-Doust-120916.jpg EA Sports has honored a 15-year-old brain cancer survivor and FIFA fan by including him as a star in the latest FIFA 17 video game. The cancer survivor, Kenton Doust, is a Canadian and Vancouver Whitecaps "superfan." The teenager has survived three brain tumors.

The Japanese yen extended its early slide against its major rivals in the European session on Friday amid risk appetite, as European shares rallied tracking record close from the Wall Street and oil prices advanced ahead of a summit of major crude producers in Vienna this weekend. The European Central...

Canadian stocks may take a breather Friday morning after surging to 19-month highs in the previous few sessions. Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index has surged well above 15,000 thanks to strong banking stocks and rising oil prices. Energy stocks may find buyers, as WTI light sweet...

The Japanese yen continued to be lower against its major rivals in the European session on Friday. The yen weakened to more than a 10-month low of 115.16 against the greenback and a 3-day low of 145.10 against the pound, from yesterday's closing values of 114.03 and 143.49, respectively. The yen...

The Canadian dollar climbed against its most major counterparts in the European session on Friday, as oil prices rose ahead of a summit between OPEC and non-OPEC countries taking place in Vienna this weakened, in order to finalize output cuts agreed last month. Crude for January delivery rose $0.31...

AirCanada-120816.jpg Air Canada plans to add three U.S. routes next year, to cities San Antonio, Memphis and Savannah, the airline announced. The company said it will launch six new non-stop U.S. services beginning Spring 2017.

The euro recovered from early lows against the other major currencies in the pre-European session on Friday. The euro rose to 1.0629 against the U.S. dollar and 1.0796 against the Swiss franc, from early 4-day lows of 1.0589 and 1.0777, respectively. Against the pound, the euro advanced to 0.8457...

The Australian dollar strengthened against the other major currencies in the pre-European session on Friday. The Australian dollar rose to 4-day highs of 1.4205 against the euro and 85.50 against the yen, from early lows of 1.4218 and 84.93, respectively. Against the U.S., the New Zealand and...

Pharma-120916.jpg Shares of Horizon Pharma plc (HZNP) plunged over 22% on failure of the company's phase III trial of Actimmune in Friedreich's ataxia to meet its primary endpoint.

The euro weakened against most major currencies in the Asian session on Friday, following the European Central Bank's decision to extend its monthly bond buying program till the end of December 2017, although at a slower pace of 60 billion euros a month. In the policy session in Frankfurt on Thursday,...

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (VRX, VRX.TO) announced positive results from a Phase 3, multicenter double-blind, randomized, vehicle-controlled clinical study to assess the safety and efficacy of IDP-118 (halobetasol propionate and tazarotene) lotion in the treatment of plaque psoriasis. Within...

The Japanese yen weakened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Friday. The yen fell to a 4-day low of 114.65 against the U.S. dollar, from yesterday's closing value of 114.03. Against the euro, the pound and the Swiss franc, the yen dropped to 121.46, 144.13 and 112.61 from...

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