... * ECB press conference awaited for any verbal intervention. * Euro at risk from any dovish comments by Draghi. * Swedish crown rallies after Riksbank keep rates unchanged (updates after ECB rate decision).
OTTAWA -- An Ottawa-based think-tank says Canada's innovation record has improved but it still ranks only ninth among 16 peer countries and corporate spending on research has fallen to the bottom of the list.
TORONTO -- North American stock markets began Thursday's trading session on a positive note, but with little movement. Toronto's S&P/TSX composite index was up 2.21 points at 13,547.46 shortly after the open, adding to a 63-point gain on Wednesday.
OTTAWA -- As students head back to class next week, shell-shocked investors looking for a little peace of mind may also want to hit the books to beef up their financial know-how and soothe their frazzled nerves.
The benchmark price of a single family detached home in Greater Vancouver jumped 17.5 per cent over the past year, partly because the supply has failed to keep pace with a growing population.