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Mar 4 - Markets closed

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Shanghai 3,279.53 +16.48 (0.51%)
Nikkei 225 18,703.60 -111.56 (-0.59%)
Hang Seng Index 24,465.38 -237.40 (-0.96%)
TSEC 9,621.73 +15.96 (0.17%)
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EURO STOXX 50 3,583.44 +34.33 (0.97%)
CAC 40 4,917.35 +48.10 (0.99%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,901.60 0.00 (0.00%)
BSE Sensex 29,380.73 -213.00 (-0.72%)
TA25 1,529.78 +3.19 (0.21%)
SMI 8,992.50 +37.82 (0.42%)
ATX 2,465.53
IBOVESPA 50,468.05 -836.05 (-1.63%)
SET 1,562.84 -19.30 (-1.22%)
BIST100 82,067.23 -2,236.70 (-2.65%)
IBEX 11,051.30 +36.60 (0.33%)
WIG 53,161.92 +419.75 (0.80%)
TASI 9,462.59 -25.14 (-0.26%)
MERVAL 9,775.09 +57.01 (0.59%)

Currencies

CAD/USD 0.8049 +0.0038 (0.48%)
CAD/EUR 0.7264 +0.0100 (1.40%)
CAD/JPY 96.3514 +0.5028 (0.52%)
CAD/GBP 0.5273 +0.0060 (1.15%)
CAD/HKD 6.2422 +0.0300 (0.48%)
CAD/AUD 1.0295 +0.0047 (0.46%)
Bank of Canada holds firm on low rates, but gives little guidance for the path ahead
Tonight's first order of business, expecting the unexpected. When it comes to central bank decisions, that is the norm. After lowering rates and seeming to signal more might be on the way, the Bank of Canada appears to be backing off that view.
Bank of Canada says January cut did its job, holds rates steady  
Toronto's Million-Dollar Homes Put Poloz Back on Sideline  
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Top stories

TORONTO, March 4 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Wednesday as shares of banks dropped after their quarterly earnings reports and energy shares declined with the price of Brent crude.
Encana Corp. is selling $1.25-billion of new shares to strengthen its balance sheet in the face of slumping energy prices. Determined to lower its debt burden, the oil and gas producer announced late Wednesday that proceeds from the new offering will be ...
Fewer Manitoba/Saskatchewan residents contributed to their RRSPs this year, but the average amount contributed was higher, according to a new Bank of Montreal survey.
The average price of a detached home in Toronto just passed the $1 million mark in February. Here's what $1 million used to buy in the city: 186 St. Leonard's Ave.
Development in British Columbia's resource-rich northeast sector, where the massive Site C dam is planned and gas exploration is booming, could be halted by a lawsuit that has been filed against the provincial government.

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Bank of Canada daily digest

Money markets Change
Overnight rate 0.776% -0.0070
Corporate paper, 1 month 0.860% 0.00
Treasury bill, 1 month 0.570% +0.0100
Inflation
Total consumer price index 1.00% -0.5000
Interest rates
10 year bond 1.86% +0.0500
Prime business rate 2.85% 0.00
Conventional mortgage, 5 yrs 4.74% -0.0500