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Dec 18 - Markets closed

World markets

Shanghai 3,057.52 -3.50 (-0.11%)
Nikkei 225 17,210.05 0.00 (0.00%)
Hang Seng Index 22,832.21 +246.37 (1.09%)
TSEC 8,878.63 +50.27 (0.57%)
FTSE 100 6,466.00 +129.52 (2.04%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,153.77 +101.78 (3.33%)
CAC 40 4,249.49 +137.58 (3.35%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,286.90 +76.10 (1.46%)
BSE Sensex 27,126.57 +416.44 (1.56%)
TA25 1,481.88 +13.68 (0.93%)
SMI 9,013.11 +237.23 (2.70%)
ATX 2,113.67
IBOVESPA 48,495.70 -217.94 (-0.45%)
SET 1,516.79 +36.59 (2.47%)
BIST100 83,226.20 +2,405.48 (2.98%)
IBEX 10,391.30 +341.80 (3.40%)
WIG 51,739.04 +806.56 (1.58%)
TASI 8,320.54
MERVAL 7,206.75 -81.57 (-1.12%)

Currencies

CAD/USD 0.8631 +0.0038 (0.44%)
CAD/EUR 0.7025 0.0000 (0.00%)
CAD/JPY 102.7090 -0.0060 (-0.01%)
CAD/GBP 0.5510 0.0000 (0.01%)
CAD/HKD 6.6956 +0.0009 (0.01%)
CAD/AUD 1.0567 +0.0002 (0.02%)
UPDATE 2-Canada unveils major wireless spectrum plan
(Adds analyst comment, context). By Alastair Sharp. TORONTO Dec 18 (Reuters) - The Canadian government unveiled a major update to its wireless airwave policy on Thursday, as it seeks to lower cellphone bills and bolster its coffers ahead of a federal ...
Ottawa promises new spectrum measures to attract new carriers  
Next wireless spectrum auction to give advantage to new carriers  
Market Chart
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Top stories

TORONTO Dec 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index finished higher on Thursday, bolstered by stronger resource stocks and a surge in Alimentation Couche-Tard shares after it announced it will buy smaller U.S.
Federal Reserve reassurances that it won't raise rates anytime soon boosted stocks for the second straight day, sending the Dow to its biggest two-day gain in more than three years while leading Treasurys to their biggest two-day selloff in more than a year.
Jos Louis, the cream-and-chocolate treat baked in Quebec and loved by generations of Canadians, is now part of a global food giant headquartered in Mexico City.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is gobbling up more territory in the American South with a roughly $860-million (U.S.) deal for U.S.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin assured Russians on Thursday that the economy would rebound after the ruble's dramatic slide this year but offered no remedy for a deepening financial crisis.

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
Excludes stocks with mkt cap less than $1B. Learn more

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