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Aug 23 - Markets closed

World markets

Shanghai 3,085.88 -3.83 (-0.12%)
Nikkei 225 16,597.30 +99.94 (0.61%)
Hang Seng Index 22,820.78 -178.15 (-0.77%)
TSEC 9,017.38 -13.55 (-0.15%)
FTSE 100 6,849.56 -18.95 (-0.28%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,000.76 +7.03 (0.23%)
CAC 40 4,437.91 +16.46 (0.37%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,561.70 +7.90 (0.14%)
BSE Sensex 27,979.91 -10.30 (-0.04%)
TA25 1,470.36 -2.22 (-0.15%)
SMI 8,209.94 +8.33 (0.10%)
ATX 2,306.04 +16.63 (0.73%)
IBOVESPA 58,020.04 +238.79 (0.41%)
SET 1,547.48 +7.42 (0.48%)
BIST100 75,987.06 -1,346.55 (-1.74%)
IBEX 8,609.80 +28.90 (0.34%)
WIG 47,433.38 -91.54 (-0.19%)
TASI 6,095.83 -0.06 (0.00%)
MERVAL 14,642.85 +308.13 (2.15%)
IPC 47,666.02 -627.44 (-1.30%)
IDX Composite 5,408.52 -8.62 (-0.16%)

Currencies

CAD/USD 0.7744 +0.0005 (0.06%)
CAD/EUR 0.6854 +0.0005 (0.07%)
CAD/JPY 77.5947 -0.0297 (-0.04%)
CAD/GBP 0.5860 -0.0005 (-0.09%)
CAD/HKD 6.0043 +0.0037 (0.06%)
CAD/AUD 1.0158 -0.0010 (-0.10%)
Canadian farmers see bumper wheat crop as rain curbs quality
Canada's wheat production will rise more than expected this year, adding to a global glut of the grain, while canola output will probably decrease, according to a government report.
Big harvest still in forecast, but rain an ongoing concern for farmers  
Crop production hit by dry weather in the east, wet weather in the west  
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Top stories

Alberta is facing the longest recession in its recorded history and the province's Finance Minister is warning that the provincial government won't be able to create enough jobs to employ the thousands of Albertans currently out of work.
Bank of Montreal's efforts to cut costs in its retail banking operations helped drive an increase its fiscal third-quarter profit despite challenging economic conditions.
Alberta Fish and Wildlife has confirmed the hunter captured on video killing a bear with a spear won't face charges. A video posted in June on YouTube shows American hunter Josh Bowmar hitting the bear with a spear.
A new Fraser Institute report shows Canadians on average now hand over 42% of their income to governments. That's well above the 38% they pay for food, clothing and shelter - the so-called necessities of life.
The Canadian dollar is regaining some ground. The October crude contract was up 69 cents at $48.10 (U.S.) per barrel, helping the loonie add 0.24 of a cent to 77.46 cents US.

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Bank of Canada daily digest

Money markets Change
Overnight rate 0.499% -0.0011
Corporate paper, 1 month 0.820% 0.00
Treasury bill, 1 month 0.450% 0.00
Inflation
Total consumer price index 1.30% -0.2000
Interest rates
10 year bond 1.54% -0.0500
Prime business rate 2.70% 0.00
Conventional mortgage, 5 yrs 4.74% 0.00