Shares in Bank of Nova Scotia climbed on Thursday after the bank reported higher-than-expected second-quarter earnings that showed signs of improved credit quality.
Canadians are showing a strong ability to manage their debts even as housing prices rise, with arrears on CMHC mortgages at a low 0.34 per cent for the first quarter of this year, according to new figures from the federal housing agency.
(Adds strategist comment; updates prices to close). * TSX ends down 92.91 points, or 0.62 percent, at 15,014.09. * Eight of 10 main sectors in the red.
CALGARY -- The Alberta Securities Commission is warning investors to beware of unregistered companies offering online trading services.
Canadian stocks fell, extending a monthly loss, as data showed the biggest contraction in the nation's economy since 2009. Health-care stocks fell amid a 1.3 percent slide for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.