Canadian stocks rose on Wednesday to the highest level since October, as Bank of Montreal's results added to a rally among lenders and higher crude prices bolstered the nation's energy producers.
Canada's main stock index rose to a seven-month high on Wednesday, helped by strength in shares of Bank of Montreal after the lender reported quarterly results and gains in the energy sector following a jump in the oil price.
HP Inc. logged a steeper-than-expected sales drop and cut the high end of its yearly guidance, the latest signs of the tough market conditions facing traditional technology firms.
Saudi special security forces show their skills during a military parade at a base near Mount Arafat, southeast of the holy city of Mecca, on November 22, 2009.
The CRTC is making cable providers publicly explain their $25 basic TV packages. The broadcast regulator and a consumer group have received hundreds of complaints about the CRTC-mandated TV plans.