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Dec 18 - Markets closed

World markets

Shanghai 3,108.60 +51.07 (1.67%)
Nikkei 225 17,621.40 +411.35 (2.39%)
Hang Seng Index 23,116.63 +284.42 (1.25%)
TSEC 8,999.52 +120.89 (1.36%)
FTSE 100 6,511.79 +45.79 (0.71%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,155.93 +2.16 (0.07%)
CAC 40 4,257.83 +8.34 (0.20%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,338.60 +127.80 (2.45%)
BSE Sensex 27,371.84 +245.27 (0.90%)
TA25 1,481.88 +13.68 (0.93%)
SMI 8,959.62 -53.49 (-0.59%)
ATX 2,121.69 +8.02 (0.38%)
IBOVESPA 48,495.70 -217.94 (-0.45%)
SET 1,514.35 -2.44 (-0.16%)
BIST100 83,427.33 +201.12 (0.24%)
IBEX 10,390.90 -0.40 (0.00%)
WIG 51,636.22 -102.82 (-0.20%)
TASI 8,320.54
MERVAL 7,206.75 -81.57 (-1.12%)

Currencies

CAD/USD 0.8621 -0.0011 (-0.12%)
CAD/EUR 0.7021 -0.0003 (-0.04%)
CAD/JPY 102.9181 +0.2418 (0.24%)
CAD/GBP 0.5504 -0.0005 (-0.09%)
CAD/HKD 6.6870 -0.0079 (-0.12%)
CAD/AUD 1.0570 +0.0003 (0.03%)
New Brunswick fracking moratorium raises industry ire, pleases environmentalists
FREDERICTON - Five conditions must be met before New Brunswick will lift a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, Premier Brian Gallant said Thursday in a move that has frustrated the energy sector but pleased environmentalists.
Shale gas moratorium details unveiled by Brian Gallant  
New Brunswick Should Review Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium  
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Top stories

National Post filesSaputo's bakery division - which makes Jos. Louis and May West treats - generated $139 million in revenues during fiscal 2014, less than two per cent of the company's consolidated revenues.
TORONTO -- A U.S. court has approved a settlement deal that would make Nortel Networks' American bondholders eligible to receive about US$1 billion in interest that has accrued since the company filed for court protection in 2009.
Asian stocks headed for their biggest gain since October amid a global rally. Japan's Topix (TPX) index jumped on a weaker yen and Chinese shares surged to a four-year high.
The much-maligned construction work underway on the Gardiner Expressway will be completed up to two months ahead of schedule, weather permitting, Toronto Mayor John Tory announced Thursday.
A controversial ride-sharing service has rolled out in Edmonton, but it's a service officials with the City of Edmonton are calling illegal - and say they'll fine drivers who take money as part of the service.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
ATH Athabasca Oil Corp 15.97% 1.11B
TXG Torex Gold Resources Inc 12.28% 1.00B
MEG MEG Energy Corp 10.75% 4.10B
COS Canadian Oil Sands Ltd 10.37% 5.21B
ATD.B Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc 8.63% 26.48B
LosersChange Mkt Cap
RRX Raging River Exploration Inc -5.90% 1.24B
BIR Birchcliff Energy Ltd. -5.30% 1.30B
RUS Russel Metals Inc -4.34% 1.60B
TET Trilogy Energy Corp -4.33% 1.16B
MTL Mullen Group Ltd. -4.18% 1.87B
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Bank of Canada daily digest

Money markets Change
Overnight rate 1.00% +0.0024
Corporate paper, 1 month 1.16% 0.00
Treasury bill, 1 month 0.870% 0.00
Inflation
Total consumer price index 2.40% +0.400
Interest rates
10 year bond 2.22% +0.0500
Prime business rate 3.00% 0.00
Conventional mortgage, 5 yrs 4.79% 0.00