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Jan17-up-011718.jpg The following are some of today's top gainers in the pharma/biotech sector.

Canadian stocks edged higher Wednesday as Bay Street took an interest rate hike in stride. The Bank of Canada raised its key interest rate by 0.25 basis points to 1.25%, as expected. It's the highest benchmark rate since 2009. However, the BoC raised concerns that a breakdown in trade relations...

The Canadian stock market is rising in early trade Wednesday, after the Bank of Canada announced that it has decided to raise interest rates by a quarter percentage point, to a rate of 1.25 percent. The decision was in line with the expectations of economists. The central bank also made some cautious...

The Bank of Canada on Wednesday raised its key interest rate by 0.25 basis points to 1.25%, as expected. However, the BoC sounded its deepening concerns that a breakdown in trade relations with the U.S. and Mexico could de-rail the Canadian economy. "Recent data have been strong, inflation is...

Cannae-IPO-011718.jpg Cannae Holdings, Inc. said Wednesday that its portfolio company, Ceridian HCM Holding Inc., has confidentially filed for an initial public offering. Ceridian HCM, a provider of human resources software and services, filed a draft registration statement on Form S-1 to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed IPO of its common stock.

Canadian stocks are set for a quiet open Wednesday morning as traders braced for the Bank of Canada's interest rate decision. The BoC is expected to raise interest rates in order to cool off personal lending and the red-hot Canadian housing sector. Most analysts expect the Bank of Canada to raise...

The Australian dollar climbed against its most major opponents in early European deals on Wednesday. The aussie rose back to 0.7985 versus the greenback, heading to pierce its early near a 4-month high of 0.7999. This may be compared to a low of 0.7941 hit at 1:45 am ET. The aussie hit an 8-day...

Fortuna Silver Mines, Inc. (FSM, FVI.TO) announced, for 2017, silver production was 8,469,593 ounces; a 15% increase over 2016. Gold production was 56,441 ounces; 21% increase over 2016. Zinc production was 44,347,035 pounds; 3% increase over 2016; and Lead production was 29,877,890 pounds; 9% decrease...

The euro declined against its major counterparts in the early European session on Wednesday, after the European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio cautioned about the recent strength in the single currency and said that the bank is unlikely to make immediate changes to forward guidance. "I...

Pharma-011718.jpg Today's Daily Dose brings you news about Juno's suitor; Eiger's failed LIBERTY trial; encouraging hepatocellular carcinoma trial data of Ipsen and Exelixis; MiMedx's progress in recalcitrant plantar fasciitis pain trial; positive FDA feedback related to the design of Athenex's breast cancer trial and MabVax's clinical trial catalysts to watch out for this quarter.

Reversing direction, the U.S. dollar advanced against its key counterparts in late Asian deals on Wednesday. The greenback strengthened to 0.9631 against the franc and 1.2238 against the euro, from its early more than 4-month low of 0.9573 and more than 3-year low of 1.2323, respectively. The greenback...

Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. (GLDFF), a Canada-based cannabis oil solutions company, announced Tuesday the appointment of Craig Eastwood as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective January 15. The Company's outgoing CFO, Eugene Hill, is stepping down to pursue other opportunities. In his role as Chief...

Pharma-011518.jpg The following are some of today's top gainers in the pharma/biotech sector.

Canadian stocks fell Tuesday, erasing gains from the previous session due to weakness among resource stocks. Bay Street expressed some anxiety that the Bank of Canada will raise interest rates tomorrow and signal further rate hikes are imminent. The TSX Composite Index was down 72.93 points to...

The Canadian stock market is under pressure in early trade Tuesday. Gold and energy stocks are turning in a weak performance this morning, as commodity prices weaken. Meanwhile, gains among healthcare and information technology names are helping to limit the losses on Bay Street. The majority of the...

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