TORONTO Dec 1 Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canada's second-biggest lender, on Thursday reported a rise in fourth-quarter earnings, driven by strong growth in the United States.
The bank said its earnings rose to C$1.22 per share in the fourth quarter to Oct.31, up from C$1.14 in the same period the year before. Analysts on average had expected earnings of C$1.22, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
(Reporting by Matt Scuffham; Editing by Keith Weir)
Europe, U.S. trade officials lobby China on food safety rule
BEIJING, Dec 9 European and U.S. government and trade officials say they have been lobbying hard against a draft Chinese regulation on food imports, worried it would hamper billions of dollars of shipments to the world's No.2 economy of everything from pasta to coffee and biscuits.
FOREX-Dollar up on higher yields, euro hit by ECB's "less for longer" decision
* Dollar rises vs yen on U.S. bond yields gains, firmer Nikkei