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World markets

Shanghai 2,604.35 +36.75 (1.43%)
Nikkei 225 17,383.58 -24.04 (-0.14%)
Hang Seng Index 24,111.98 +268.07 (1.12%)
TSEC 9,122.39 +6.15 (0.07%)
FTSE 100 6,729.17 -1.97 (-0.03%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,226.08 -0.07 (0.00%)
CAC 40 4,373.42 -8.89 (-0.20%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,396.20 +61.40 (1.15%)
BSE Sensex 28,386.19 +48.14 (0.17%)
TA25 1,470.36 +23.47 (1.62%)
SMI 9,058.94 +16.20 (0.18%)
ATX 2,296.46 +3.68 (0.16%)
IBOVESPA 55,071.38 -489.43 (-0.88%)
SET 1,591.00 -5.80 (-0.36%)
BIST100 84,243.31 +712.77 (0.85%)
IBEX 10,647.00 -52.60 (-0.49%)
WIG 53,238.00 +182.02 (0.34%)
TASI 9,081.27 -152.76 (-1.65%)
MERVAL 9,094.69 +141.41 (1.58%)

Currencies

CAD/USD 0.8902 +0.0012 (0.14%)
CAD/EUR 0.7113 -0.0010 (-0.14%)
CAD/JPY 104.7921 +0.0710 (0.07%)
CAD/GBP 0.5633 -0.0021 (-0.37%)
CAD/HKD 6.9020 +0.0086 (0.13%)
CAD/AUD 1.0416 +0.0029 (0.28%)
Home ownership slightly more affordable, RBC says
Even though real estate prices have been rising faster than inflation and are going through the roof in some parts of Canada, home ownership actually became more affordable in the third quarter, according to a quarterly survey by RBC Economics.
Home-buying: A 'stretch' in Toronto, no holding back in Vancouver  
RBC Report Says Calgary Housing Boom Continues Despite Affordability Issues  
Market Chart
15,035.13 -38.52 (-0.26%)
774.73 -5.91 (-0.76%)
17,813.35 -1.59 (-0.01%)
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Top stories

Despite some signs of overvaluation, Canada's housing market is likely in for a "soft landing," the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday.
Brent and West Texas Intermediate crudes fell before tomorrow's OPEC meeting where ministers will discuss how to respond to a supply glut behind a five-month slide in prices.
The Toronto stock market was lower Wednesday, pulled down in part by energy stocks ahead of a key OPEC meeting. The S&P/TSX composite index declined 38.74 points to 15,034.91.
Canada's oil boom has helped push down gasoline prices, we all know that. What most people are unaware of is the cowboy shortage it has caused, which is partly why beef prices have risen across the country.
When La Maison Simons, the venerable Quebec-based department-store chain, opened its outpost in West Edmonton Mall two years ago, it was the company's first store outside its home province.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
SMF Semafo Inc. 4.12% 1.05B
PLI ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. 3.94% 1.12B
SJ Stella-Jones Inc. 3.29% 2.46B
CG Centerra Gold Inc. 3.28% 1.41B
LosersChange Mkt Cap
HRP HRT Participacoes em Petroleo GDR -6.25% 1.88B
NBZ Northern Blizzard Resources Inc -5.97% 1.35B
BNK Bankers Petroleum Ltd. -5.77% 1.07B
CEU Canadian Energy Services & Tech Corp -5.62% 1.62B
SGY Surge Energy Inc -5.59% 1.26B
Excludes stocks with mkt cap less than $1B. Learn more

Bank of Canada daily digest

Money markets Change
Overnight rate 0.999% -0.0025
Corporate paper, 1 month 1.15% 0.00
Treasury bill, 1 month 0.900% 0.00
Inflation
Total consumer price index 2.40% +0.400
Interest rates
10 year bond 2.37% -0.0300
Prime business rate 3.00% 0.00
Conventional mortgage, 5 yrs 4.79% 0.00