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TSX falls on commodity weakness; Couche-Tard jumps TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell on Monday as lower oil and metal prices weighed on energy and mining stocks, while Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc jumped after the convenience store operator bought a U.S. chain in an expansion move.The energy group retreated 1.2 percent, with oil prices falling as China ramped up exports of refined products, U.S. oil producers added rigs for an eighth straight week and prospects emerged for increased exports from Iraq and Nigeria.Canadian Natural Resources fell 1.5 percent to C$41.15 and Suncor Energy Inc lost 0.7 percent to C$36.28.The materials group, which includes precious and base metal miners and fertilizer companies, lost 1.2 percent, as gold hit a two-week low and copper fell to its lowest in five weeks.Barrick Gold Corp fell 1.4 percent to C$26.10 and Goldcorp Inc shed 1.9 percent to C$23.12, while diversified miner Teck Resources Ltd lost 1.7 percent to C$19.97.At 10:08 a.m. EDT ...

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Wall Street opens lower; Viacom shares gain on settlement news NEW YORK: Shares in Viacom Inc gained in opening trade Friday on word of a possible end to the company's corporate power struggle, but Wall Street stocks overall were lower. About ten minutes into trade, Viacom was up 2.0 percent while other media conglomerates were edging lower. Comcast, parent of Olympics broadcaster NBC, was down 1.0 percent.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.4 percent at 18,518.74 and the broader S&P 500 lost 0.5 percent at ...

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TSX slips as energy boost offset by banks, Valeant TORONTO: Canada's main stock index ended barely lower on Thursday as energy stock gains on higher oil prices were offset by weakness in bank shares and some consumer and telecommunications names and a reversal in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index settled down 1.92 points, or 0.01 percent, at 14,695.68. Advancers outnumbered decliners by a ratio of 1.2-to-1. The heavyweight energy group climbed 1.3 percent, with Suncor Energy Inc up 0.9 ...

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TSX nearly flat as energy stocks gain offset by telecoms, banks TORONTO: Canada's main stock index seesawed on Thursday as energy stocks gained with higher oil prices and Valeant rose after it reached a debt deal, while bank and telecommnications stocks retreated.At 10:09 a.m. EDT (1409 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 4.5 points, or 0.03 percent, at 14,702.10.The most influential gainers included Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, which rose 2.6 percent to C$39.50 after the company said it agreed with its creditors ...

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World stocks rise, backed by oil gains, weak dollar NEW YORK: World stock markets moved higher as oil prices rose and the dollar sank to a near eight-week low on Thursday after minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed policymakers were divided over whether to raise interest rates soon.A lower-than-expected reading on new U.S. jobless claims and comments on the "hollowing out" of the labor market from New York Fed President William Dudley gave U.S. stocks a modest boost in early trading.While ...

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US stocks edge up as market eyes low Fed rates NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks edged higher Wednesday as minutes from the Federal Reserve boosted expectations the US central bank was not likely to hike rates in September.The minutes from the July meeting showed policy makers believed risks to the US economy had lessened but wanted to keep their interest rate policy "options open.""Market expectations for a rate hike in September are still low, and this committee tends to be cautious," said Sara Johnson and ...

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Latam stocks mixed after Fed policy minutes SAO PAULO: Latin American stocks were mixed on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting showed policymakers agree they need more economic data before raising US interest rates.The Fed didn't change benchmark short-term rates in July but left the door open for a possible hike this year. Higher US interest rates could drain funds away from emerging markets, which often lure foreign investors with greater yields.Mexico's blue-chip IPC index closed down 0.19 percent, ...