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Canadian stocks ended a topsy turvy week with an uneven performance Friday, as the energy sector withstood a big drop in crude oil prices. Markets were relatively calm ahead of a French presidential election seen as a referendum on the European Union. The TSX Composite was down 11 points to 15,614.48,...

The Canadian stock market dipped at the open Friday and since managed to inch into positive territory in cautious trade. Global markets are turning in a rather lackluster performance at the end of the trading week, due to the uncertainty ahead of the French election this weekend. Markets in Europe...

Westjet-Dog-042117.jpg A search has been launched for a dog that was placed aboard a wrong WestJet flight and ended up in Hamilton. The labradoodle named Cooper was mistakenly put on a flight to Hamilton and got off its leash in the Ontario city after it was taken out of its kennel by airline staff for a walk.

The Canadian dollar dropped against its major rivals in the European session on Friday, erasing early gains, after data showed that the nation's consumer price inflation dropped unexpectedly in March. Data from Statistics Canada showed that inflation dropped to 0.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted...

Following the release of Canada inflation data for March at 8:30 am ET Friday, the loonie weakened against its major rivals. The loonie was worth 1.3492 against the greenback, 80.83 against the yen, 1.0157 against the aussie and 1.4432 against the euro around 8:32 am ET.

Statistics Canada releases Canada inflation data for March at 8:30 am ET Friday. Inflation is expected to gain 0.4 percent on a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, compared to 0.2 percent rise in February. Ahead of the data, the loonie traded mixed against its major rivals. While the loonie rose against...

Markets are on edge Friday morning ahead of a crucial election in France that is seen as a referendum on the European Union. France, one of the main engines of the EU, is poised to make nationalist stalwart Marine Le Pen a finalist for the presidency. Closer to home, Ontario has unveiled 16 new...

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX, VRX.TO) announced it has decided to list SILIQ (brodalumab) injection, at $3,500 per month, which is the lowest injectable biologic psoriasis treatment currently on the market. SILIQ will also be included in the company's patient access program. The sales...

The euro retreated from early highs against its major rivals in the European session on Friday, weighed by a terror attack in Paris before the crucial French Presidential election on Sunday. An Elabe poll for BFM TV and L'Express magazine found that centrist Emmanuel Macron leads the first round of...

axovant-042117.jpg Shares of Axovant Sciences Ltd. (AXON) are up an impressive 76% year-to-date compared to a modest 9.41% rise in the iShares NASDAQ Biotech Index ETF (IBB) during the same period.

Zenith Energy Ltd. (ZEN, ZEE.V), a oil & gas production company, announced Friday the appointment of Luca Benedetto to the position of Chief Financial Officer, replacing Alan Hume, the chief financial officer over the past nine months. This is a non-Board position. Benedetto has more than twenty-five...

The Canadian dollar advanced against its most major counterparts in the Asian session on Friday, as Asian stocks rose following the overnight rally on Wall Street amid renewed hopes of tax reform in the U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated that the Trump administration plans to unveil a major...

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. and WS Atkins plc (ATK.L) announced that they have reached agreement on the terms and conditions of a recommended all cash acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Atkins by SNC-Lavalin (GB) Holdings Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin. The...

The Canadian dollar advanced against its most major counterparts in pre-European deals on Friday. The loonie that closed Thursday's trading at 81.15 against the yen and 1.4431 against the euro climbed to a 3-day high of 81.25 and a 2-day high of 1.4418, respectively. The loonie edged up to 1.3460...

pharma-042117.jpg Shares of Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. (ATRA) were up more than 8% in extended trading on Thursday, following positive interim results from its ongoing phase I trial of autologous Version of ATA188 in patients with primary and secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.

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