Alberta's housing market is not yet feeling the full weight of low oil prices as the number of newly insured mortgages rose in the province during the first quarter of the year, Canada's federal housing agency reported.
National PostBank of Nova Scotia, Canada's third-largest lender by assets, also said Friday it plans to buy back up to 24 million shares, or about 2 per cent of its stock, within the next year.
(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.
Canada is second only to the U.S. in levels of entrepreneurial activity, beating most G7 countries and much of the developed world.