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January 14, 2019 9:57 PM TSX up slightly, US stock markets move lower in late-morning trading; Loonie down

Canada’s main stock index inched forward Monday, while major indices south of the border fell slightly during a relatively flat day for the markets. “The real headliner was the data we got out of China,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist for Edward Jones. China reported that its exports fell last month. Chinese exports to America fell 3.5 per cent to US$40.3 billion 76

January 11, 2019 10:51 AM Snow in the Balkans disrupts traffic, closes down schools

“We have snow in January the capital city (Podgorica) for the first time in nine years,” Buric told Montenegrin state TV. In the central Bosnian municipality of Kladanj, snow has disrupted power supplies and cut phone lines. Zijad Vejzovic, from the local civil protection agency, said authorities have declared an emergency. “Because of heavy snow, in some parts 17

January 10, 2019 1:01 PM Australia praises Thai action on Saudi woman seeking asylum

Surachate said Alqunun’s father wanted his daughter back but respected her decision. Surachate described the father as being a governor in Saudi Arabia. “He has 10 children. He said the daughter might feel neglected sometimes,” Surachate said. Payne was also asked by reporters about the case of Hakeem al-Araibi, a 25-year-old former member of Bahrain’s 24

January 9, 2019 7:22 PM Fifteen military suicides reported in 2018 despite new prevention strategy

OTTAWA—The Canadian Forces saw more than a dozen service members die by suicide last year even as it was implementing a number of new services and benefits to prevent such tragedies. New figures from the Department of National Defence show 15 members of the Canadian military killed themselves in 2018 — one fewer than the previous year. The latest deaths 23

January 9, 2019 4:46 PM Trudeau says B.C. protest arrests not ‘ideal,’ but rule of law must be respected

The prime minister says his government has been working on reconciliation but the dispute over the pipeline, a key part of the $40-billion LNG Canada liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, is “still an ongoing process.” He says it is important to “leave room for people to express their concerns,” but at the same time this is a country of the rule of law and court 23

January 4, 2019 7:52 PM Trade tensions prompt supply chain changes for firms in China

On Wednesday afternoon, Apple Inc. cut guidance sending its stock down 10 per cent and the S&P 500 down 2.5 per cent. CEO Tim Cook, in a letter to investors, cited trade issues, “We believe the economic environment in China has been further impacted by rising trade tensions with the United States.” The following morning, Kevin Hassett, chairman of the U.S. Council 24

January 3, 2019 11:05 PM Idaho joins Washington state in denying Hydro One’s takeover of Avista Corp

The Idaho commission, like its Washington counterpart, raised concerns that the Ontario government, which owns 47 per cent of Hydro One’s shares, might meddle in Avista’s operations. It pointed to Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s move to force former Hydro One CEO Mayo Schmidt to retire, which was followed by the resignation of the entire 14-member board 27

December 31, 2018 9:52 PM Canadian stocks close out worst year since 2008 with a gain

Canadian stocks rose on the final trading day of the year but it wasn’t enough to prevent them from posting their worst annual performance since 2008. The S&P/TSX Composite Index gained 0.7 per cent to 14,322.86 on thin New Year’s Eve volume after U.S. President Donald Trump reported “big progress” in trade talks with China. The benchmark lost 5.8 per cent in December 52

December 31, 2018 6:12 PM Survey of manufacturing executives shows lower economic optimism for 2019

A new survey shows business optimism for the year ahead among Canadian manufacturer executives is lower than it was a year ago as trade issues weigh. The survey, conducted by RK Insights, showed that 30 per cent of the 501 respondents were optimistic about business prospects for 2019, down from 44 per cent who were a year earlier. It showed that 18 per cent of the senior 23

December 21, 2018 9:59 PM Mattis resignation not likely to damage Canada-U. S. security ties, according to experts

He says Canada should be concerned about losing this ally close to the White House, although this concern could be eased depending on who President Donald Trump nominates as his replacement. Mattis was widely seen as a moderating influence on U.S. President Donald Trump over the last two years, which is why concerns have been raised by ally nations about 31