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Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Talisman Energy profit rises on robust oil prices
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Talisman Energy Inc.
AEterna returns to profit in fourth quarter
TORONTO (Reuters) - AEterna Zentaris Inc.
Oil turmoils test Chinese buyers' risk appetite
SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese oil firms may have snared large foreign assets at fair prices, fanning their reputation as non-aggressive buyers, but their investments are being tested by turmoil in some of the countries. Major delays in the projects sparked by attacks or violent protests could wipe hundreds of millions of dollars off the present value of the Chinese acquisitions, analysts said.
Dollar sets 14-yr high; bonds firm
TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar jumped to a 14-year high against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday, supported by sturdy economic growth figures while the greenback stumbled after weaker-than-expected U.S. regional data. Bond prices held firm, despite the gross domestic product data, which was not expected to deter the Bank of Canada from raising interest rates again next week.
Canada provinces still split on softwood: minister
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's lumber-producing provinces have yet to agree on a common position to take into negotiations with the United States on the softwood lumber trade dispute between the two countries, Trade Minister David Emerson said on Tuesday. "The provinces are continuing to work collaboratively and whether they have converged on something you could begin to call consensus, I think it's a little early to say that," Emerson told Reuters in an interview.
Intrawest eyes deals to boost stock price
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Intrawest Corp.
Dollar sinks to 14-year lows vs Canadian dollar
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar fell to 14-year lows
against the Canadian dollar on Tuesday, with speculative
sellers overcoming earlier bids from U.S. investment banks. The
dollar sank to a low of C$1.1353
Google CFO warns of slow growth
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc.
Toronto stocks end lower despite late energy rally
TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto stocks closed slightly lower on Tuesday as the volatile energy sector staged a late rally on strengthening crude prices, but couldn't completely offset a sharp decline early in the day. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index <.GSPTSE> closed 18.13 points lower, or 0.15 percent, at 11,688.34, its lowest level in two weeks.
MDA Q4 profit rises 43.6 pct
TORONTO (Reuters) - Profit rose 43.6 percent at MacDonald,
Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
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