Thursday August 28, 2014

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US bank earnings up 5.2 pct in 2Q as banks cut expenses; lending at fastest pace since 2007

WASHINGTON - U.S. banks' earnings rose 5.2 per cent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007....

posted: August 28,2014





Business

TD Bank says current quarter won't likely match Q3, which beat estimates

TORONTO - TD Bank (TSX:TD) reported higher third-quarter net profit of $2.1 billion, with its Canadian retail operations benefiting from the addition of Aeroplan credit cards, fewer insurance claims, higher asset values and a low corporate ...


Luxury retailer Holt Renfrew to close Ottawa and Quebec City stores in January

TORONTO - Holt Renfrew is closing its stores in Ottawa and Quebec City while expanding elsewhere in Canada as the venerable chain strives to remain competitive in an increasingly crowded luxury retail market....


Nova Scotia energy minister hopes to make decision on fracking within month

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's energy minister is promising a quick decision on the status of hydraulic fracturing after receiving a report Thursday that says it shouldn't be allowed for the foreseeable future....


Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:...


Toronto stock market lower amid strong bank earnings, geopolitical worries

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed lower Thursday amid rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine and in the face of Canadian bank earnings that beat expectations....


Loonie up slightly amid positive trade data, better than expected U.S. growth

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed slightly higher Thursday as Canada's current account deficit improved slightly in the second quarter....








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