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Despite weak jobs data, the Canadian stock market ended on a strong note on Friday, led by gains in healthcare and energy shares.

Despite weak jobs data, the Canadian stock market opened slightly higher Friday morning, and remains firmly entrenched in positive territory in early afternoon trades, led by gains in healthcare, energy, materials and consumer discretionary shares.

dollar 080219 07may21 The U.S. dollar depreciated against its key counterparts in the European session on Friday, as the nation's employment increased much less than expected in April, backing hopes for a continuation of the accommodative policy by the Federal Reserve. Data from the Labor Department showed that non-farm...

Canadian shares are likely to see some weakness Friday morning with investors reacting to Canadian and U.S. jobs data. Higher gold prices may trigger some buying in the materials space, but weak oil prices may weigh on the market.

Following the release of Canada jobs data for April at 8:30 am ET Friday, the loonie climbed against the greenback but fell against the rest of major rivals. The loonie was trading at 1.4728 against the euro, 89.46 against the yen, 0.9492 against the aussie and 1.2155 against the greenback around 8:33 am ET.

Statistics Canada will release Canada jobs data for April at 8:30 am ET Friday. Ahead of the data, the loonie traded mixed against its major counterparts. While it fell against the greenback, it was steady against the rest of major rivals. The loonie was worth 1.4701 against the euro, 89.63 against...

The Labor Department will release U.S. jobs data for April at 8:30 am ET Friday. Ahead of the data, the greenback rose against its major counterparts. The greenback was worth 109.23 against the yen, 1.2063 against the euro, 1.3895 against the pound and 0.9089 against the franc as of 8:25 am ET.

Comments from European Central Bank Governing Council member Martins Kazaks that the central bank is likely to scale back the pace of its emergency bond buying program in June lifted the euro in the European session on Friday. "If financial conditions remain favorable, in June we can decide to buy...

The Japanese yen slipped against its major counterparts in the Asian session on Friday, as Asian markets followed Wall Street higher after a survey showed China's services sector expanded at the sharpest pace in four months in April. The Caixin China services purchasing managers index climbed to 56.3...

The Canadian stock market ended slightly weak on Thursday, weighed down by losses in healthcare and information technology sectors.

Canadian shares are turning in a mixed performance on Thursday with investors largely making cautious moves, digesting a slew of earnings announcements and amid worries about a surge in coronavirus cases in Asian countries.

Canadian shares are likely to see a mixed start Thursday morning, taking cues from global markets and tracking commodity prices, and the latest batch of earnings announcements.

moderna may06 Moderna Inc. (MRNA) reported a profit for the first-quarter compared to a loss in the previous year. Total revenue for the quarter surged from last year, resulting from a full quarter of commercial sales of the company's COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. Quarterly earnings per share topped analysts' expectations. The company raised its 2021 sales forecast for its COVID-19 vaccine.

Automotive supplier Magna International Inc. (MG.TO, MGA) reported Thursday that its first-quarter bet income attributable to the company surged to $615 million from last year's $261 million. Earnings per share were $2.03, up from $0.86 a year ago. Adjusted earnings per share were $1.86, compared...

The announcement by China's top economic planner that it was suspending activities under the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue triggered a sell-off in the Australian dollar in the Asian session on Thursday. In a statement, the National Development and Reform Commission said that it had "indefinitely...

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