Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,286.94, up 38.99 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down $1.09, or 8.18 per cent, to $12.24 on 23.8 million shares. Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Down $4.36, or 10.40 per cent, to $37.56 on 10.5 million shares. Argex Titanium Inc. (TSX:RGX). Chemicals. Up one cent, or 18.18 per cent, to... Read More

Laurentian Bank ups amount of problem mortgages to $392M as it repurchases portion

Laurentian Bank ups amount of problem mortgages to $392M as it repurchases portion
MONTREAL — Laurentian Bank of Canada says the amount of problematic loans discovered in its mortgage portfolio has increased from $304 million to $392 million. But the lender says it is has repurchased $180 million of the problematic mortgages, with further $88 million expected to be repurchased by the end of the lender’s second fiscal quarter. The Montreal-based bank (TSX:LB) revealed in December that... Read More

Nova Scotia fracking ban to remain despite gas potential, premier says

Nova Scotia fracking ban to remain despite gas potential, premier says
HALIFAX — Premier Stephen McNeil says Nova Scotia has no intention of lifting its ban on hydraulic fracturing despite a new Energy Department analysis that says onshore natural gas resources could be worth billions of dollars. The Nova Scotia Onshore Petroleum Atlas lists the economic potential at between US$20-billion and US$60-billion. The analysis says that based on available geological data,... Read More

A seven-step guide to what does, doesn’t happen if Trump starts NAFTA pullout

A seven-step guide to what does, doesn’t happen if Trump starts NAFTA pullout
WASHINGTON — As NAFTA talks enter their most sensitive phase, a fever of speculation has broken out about whether Donald Trump might soon announce his intention to withdraw from NAFTA — and it’s likely to last a while. With only couple of months left in the currently scheduled rounds of talks, Canada will be keeping an ever-closer eye on the U.S. president,... Read More

Financial firm outsourcing increasing risk of cyber-attacks: IIAC

Financial firm outsourcing increasing risk of cyber-attacks: IIAC
TORONTO — The head of the Investment Industry Association of Canada says the risk of cyberattacks is being amplified by the significant outsourcing done by investment dealers and asset managers. Ian Russell told attendees at an Empire Club of Canada luncheon on Thursday in Toronto that firms’ financial integrity and cybersecurity may not be matched by third-party vendors hired to enhance efficiencies,... Read More

Shaw Communications reports $114M Q1 profit, adds 34,000 wireless subscribers

Shaw Communications reports $114M Q1 profit, adds 34,000 wireless subscribers
CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc. reported a first-quarter profit of $114 million as it ramped up its Freedom Mobile wireless business. The company (TSX:SJR.B) says the profit amounted to 22 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Nov. 30, up from $89 million or 18 cents per diluted share a year earlier. Revenue totalled $1.25 billion, up from $1.22 billion.... Read More