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TSX win streak halted at 7; resource and industrials weigh TORONTO: Canada's main stock index slipped into the red on Monday, ending a 7-day winning streak as rival miners won no love from a merger and investors also took a step back from a range of industrial and energy names.Shares in Alamos Gold Inc jumped 6.6 percent to C$7.90 and AuRico Gold Inc surged 8.2 percent to C$4.09 as the pair of Canadian gold miners unveiled a $1.5 billion merger plan. But the materials sector on the whole still fell almost 1 percent as resource prices softened on weak Chinese trade data. Barrick Gold Corp, one of the world's largest bullion producers, slipped 2.3 percent to C$15.59, while diversified miner Teck Resources Ltd was off 3.8 percent at C$16.65. "I don't think you get a lot of downside protection investing in commodities so I'm not going to do it," said Barry Schwartz, a portfolio manager at Baskin Financial Services. The ...

US stocks open busy week with gains NEW YORK: US stocks rose in opening trade Monday with the Nasdaq moving back above 5,000 as a heavy week of earnings and economic data got underway.About 30 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 18,100, up 43.28 points (0.24 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 rose 4.30 (0.20 percent) to 2,106.36, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 24.00 (0.48 percent) to 5,019.98.Key earnings reports this week include JPMorgan Chase, Intel and General ...
US stocks edge higher as GE surges NEW YORK: General Electric's announcement that it will largely exit financial services helped lift US stocks in early trade Friday as Apple began taking orders for its new watch. About 40 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 18,000.90, up 42.17 points (0.23 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 rose 5.16 (0.25 percent) to 2,096.34, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 7.57 (0.15 percent) to 4,982.13.GE surged 8.1 percent after announcing it reached ...
Oil gains help TSX close at highest since September TORONTO: Canada's main stock index notched its sixth straight gain and its highest close since September on Thursday, led up by big banks and industrial and energy shares. Oil and gas shares were up 1.5 percent as a rise in oil prices helped some producers, while the overall long-term outlook for the sector was seen as less pessimistic. "You've seen oversold sectors, particularly within the energy complex, starting to see some very early evidence of ...
Oil sector leads US stocks higher NEW YORK: Big gains in petroleum stocks lifted the US equity market Thursday as investors bet on more large energy mergers following Royal Dutch Shell's takeover of BG Group.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 56.22 points (0.31 percent) to 17,958.73.The broad-based S&P 500 gained 9.28 (0.45 percent) to 2,091.18, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 23.74 (0.48 percent) at 4,974.56.Companies mentioned as takeover targets were in favor, including Anadarko Petroleum (+3.2 percent) and Devon ...
Manulife deal helps TSX rise, but oil shares drop TORONTO: Canada's main stock index extended a rally into a fifth session on Wednesday as Manulife Financial Corp led major financial stocks higher after signing an Asian distribution deal, while consumer names also rose.The gains were limited by a retreat among oil and gas producers as the price of crude fell back.Manulife shares gained 1.6 percent to C$21.89 after the Canadian insurer signed a deal to pay $1.2 billion to Singapore's DBS Group Holdings for ...
Stocks gain on Royal Dutch Shell bid, dollar slips NEW YORK: Global equity markets rose on Wednesday, with European shares hitting eight-year highs on Royal Dutch Shell's $70 billion bid for energy firm BG Group, while the dollar slipped ahead of the release of U.S. Federal Reserve minutes.Equity markets briefly sold off after U.S. Energy Information Administration data showed stockpiles of U.S. crude saw their largest weekly build since March 2001, leading crude oil prices to fall further.News of the first major merger in ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,826.30 1.54
Arrow Nasdaq 4,931.82 1.52
Arrow S&P 2,081.18 1.13
Arrow FTSE 6,994.60 0.93
Arrow DAX 11,688.70 2.58
Arrow CAC-40 5,143.26 1.55
Arrow Nikkei 19,652.88 1.17
Arrow H.Seng 27,653.12 0.31
Arrow Sensex 28,442.10 0.78

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