Canada's economy shrank for the fourth straight month in April as oil and mining slumped and a rebound in manufacturing remained elusive, opening the door to a second interest-rate cut from the central bank this year.
SYDNEY/TOKYO The euro slipped in Asia on Wednesday with Greece's fate still hanging in the balance after it became the first advanced economy to ever be in arrears to the International Monetary Fund.
Japanese stocks swung between gains and losses as investors weighed the impact of Greece missing a debt payment to the IMF, while the Bank of Japan's Tankan survey showed confidence is growing among the large manufacturers.
Actors perform in Cirque du Soleil's "Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities" in this undated handout photo. Charles William Pelletier / THE CANADIAN PRESS.
TransCanada Corp. is making another pitch to the Obama administration for approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, citing, among other things, the tougher carbon-emission regulations imposed by Alberta's New Democratic government.