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World markets

Shanghai 2,420.18 +29.10 (1.22%)
Nikkei 225 16,413.76 +755.56 (4.83%)
Hang Seng Index 23,998.06 +296.02 (1.25%)
TSEC 8,974.76 +86.69 (0.98%)
FTSE 100 6,546.47 +82.92 (1.28%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,113.32 +77.42 (2.55%)
CAC 40 4,233.09 +91.85 (2.22%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,526.60 +50.40 (0.92%)
BSE Sensex 27,865.83 +519.50 (1.90%)
TA25 1,424.37 -9.66 (-0.67%)
KOSPI 1,964.43 +5.50 (0.28%)
SMI 8,837.78 +118.75 (1.36%)
ATX 2,214.70 +22.41 (1.02%)
IBOVESPA 53,235.74 +898.91 (1.72%)
SET 1,584.16 +18.81 (1.20%)
BIST100 80,579.66 +681.04 (0.85%)
IBEX 10,477.80 +214.10 (2.09%)
WIG 53,949.58 +457.58 (0.86%)
TASI 10,034.92 -47.04 (-0.47%)
MERVAL 9,626.85 +291.51 (3.12%)

Currencies

CAD/USD 0.8865 -0.0067 (-0.74%)
CAD/EUR 0.7072 -0.0011 (-0.16%)
CAD/JPY 99.2800 +1.7175 (1.76%)
CAD/GBP 0.5542 -0.0041 (-0.73%)
CAD/HKD 6.8750 -0.0521 (-0.75%)
CAD/AUD 1.0073 -0.0045 (-0.44%)
Japan's central bank shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan shocked global financial markets on Friday by expanding its massive stimulus spending in a stark admission that economic growth and inflation have not picked up as much as expected after a sales tax hike in April.
Bank of Japan Announces Massive Stimulus Move  
Markets advance, Bank of Japan expands stimulus spending  
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Top stories

Canada's gross domestic product shrank in August, an unexpected decline led by oil and gas extractors. Output shrank 0.1 percent to an annualized C$1.63 trillion ($1.45 trillion), Statistics Canada said today in Ottawa, while the median forecast in a ...
The federal deficit shrank to $300 million August, down from $2 billion in the same month a year earlier. The Department of Finance said Friday that while revenues - mainly from taxes - decreased during the month, that was more than offset by a $1.6 billion ...
U.S. and Canadian stock markets at midday were holding onto most of their gains from this morning, when they jolted higher in reaction to unexpected news that the Bank of Japan is aggressively boosting stimulus measures.
Bombardier is suspending negotiations on a $3.4-billion proposal to assemble turboprop aircraft in Russia due to the country's political situation and weak economy.
Billionaire Richard Kinder should be blocked from pushing ahead with a $44 billion consolidation of his oil-pipeline empire until he wins the approval of two-thirds of investors in one of the partnerships he's seeking to acquire, a lawyer argued.

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Bank of Canada daily digest

Money markets Change
Overnight rate 1.00% -0.0012
Corporate paper, 1 month 1.14% 0.00
Treasury bill, 1 month 0.860% 0.00
Inflation
Total consumer price index 2.00% -0.1000
Interest rates
10 year bond 2.46% 0.00
Prime business rate 3.00% 0.00
Conventional mortgage, 5 yrs 4.79% 0.00