Canada Market Report Headlines

Wed, Jul 23 2014

CANADA STOCKS-TSX jumps as BCE, Talisman fuel takeover action

* TSX ends up 79.25 points, or 0.52 pct, at 15,394.38 * Shares of Bell Aliant, Talisman lead the way (Adds strategist's comment, details, updates prices to close) By Alastair Sharp TORONTO, July 23 - Canada's main stock index rose on Wednesday with oil company Talisman Energy Inc soaring on an approach from Spain's Repsol about a possible deal, while telecom BCE Inc said it wants to buy all the shares in regional affiliate Bell Aliant Inc that it doesn't already own.

CANADA STOCKS-Pair of takeover bids boost TSX to fresh high

TORONTO, July 23 - Canada's main stock index closed at another all-time high on Wednesday, its fifth record-breaking performance in six sessions, as a pair of takeover offers supercharged the move higher. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 79.25 points, or 0.52 percent, at 15,394.38. It hit an intraday high of 15,394.74. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

Stocks, Markets 23 Jul 2014

CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as BCE-Bell Aliant deal lifts telecom shares

* TSX up 47.94 points, or 0.31 pct, at 15,363.07 * Shares of Bell Aliant, Talisman lead the way higher By Leah Schnurr TORONTO, July 23 - Canada's main stock index rose on Wednesday, helped by gains in telecom shares after BCE Inc said it would take regional telecom Bell Aliant Inc private by buying the stake it does not already own in the company. Oil and gas shares also rose after a report that Spanish oil company Repsol SA is considering a takeover bid for Talisma

CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises, boosted by BCE, Bell deal

TORONTO, July 23 - Canada's main stock index rose slightly on Wednesday, helped by gains in telecom shares after BCE Inc said it would take Bell Aliant Inc private by buying the stake it does not already own in the company. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 3.50 points, or 0.02 percent, at 15,318.63. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Stocks, Markets 23 Jul 2014

CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures indicate higher open

July 23 - Canadian stocks looked set for a higher start on Wednesday, with September futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> up 0.18 percent at 0730 ET.

Stocks, Markets 23 Jul 2014

Tue, Jul 22 2014

CANADA STOCKS-CN Rail results help drive TSX to record high

* TSX up 65.14 points, or 0.43 percent, to 15,315.13 * Index rose as high as 15,343.51 * CN Rail leads pack after upbeat earnings (Adds portfolio manager's comment, updates prices to close) By Alastair Sharp TORONTO, July 22 - Canada's main stock index pushed to new highs for the fourth time in five sessions on Tuesday, helped by rises in the shares of energy companies, railways and some banks. Canadian National Railway, the country's biggest railway, was the inde

CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends at another record closing high

TORONTO, July 22 - Canada's main stock index pushed into fresh territory for the fourth time in five sessions on Tuesday, helped by energy companies, railways and some banks. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 65.14 points, or 0.43 percent, at 15,315.13. It got as high as 15,343.51 during the day. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by James Dalgleish)

Stocks, Markets 22 Jul 2014

CANADA STOCKS-Canadian National, energy shares spur TSX to record high

(Adds comment from portfolio manager, details on market activity, updates prices) By Alastair Sharp TORONTO, July 22 - Canadian National Railway and energy shares pushed Canada's main stock index higher on Tuesday, topping the record high it hit last week, as tensions eased in Ukraine. CN Rail was the index's biggest positive force, up 1.6 percent at C$74.14, after the country's biggest railway reported record volumes and lifted forecasts after the bell on Monday. Amo

Stocks, Markets 22 Jul 2014

CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens up as industrials, energy stocks rise

TORONTO, July 22 - Canada's main stock index opened higher on Tuesday, once again approaching last week's all-time high as tensions eased in Ukraine, with industrial and energy stocks leading the push. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 33.82 points, or 0.22 percent, at 15,283.81 shortly after the open. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Stocks, Markets 22 Jul 2014

CANADA STOCKS--TSX set to open higher as Ukraine tensions ease

July 22 - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's stock market as traders saw hopes of easing of tensions between Russia and the West after rebels in Ukraine handed over the black box recorder from Malaysia flight 17 to Malaysian authorities.

Stocks, Markets, Healthcare 22 Jul 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.