Canadian business sentiment drops from high levels: central bank survey

Canadian business sentiment drops from high levels: central bank survey
OTTAWA — A new Bank of Canada survey says business sentiment has fallen from elevated levels, with companies underlining uncertainty around global trade, the housing sector and the energy industry. The central bank’s measure for business sentiment dropped from its near-record heights last year into negative territory for the first time since the third quarter of 2016. The more-upbeat reading in the previous report was based on a November poll taken... Read More

Companies rush to produce pot products, without the cannabis plant itself

Companies rush to produce pot products, without the cannabis plant itself
TORONTO — Canadian companies are racing to get an edge in the new frontier of the cannabis industry — which does not involve the leafy green plant at all. An increasing number of licensed producers and biotechnology firms are moving towards synthetic production of THC and other cannabinoids in a lab, using ingredients such as sugar and yeast, eyeing the... Read More

First genetically modified salmon to hit Canadian stores as Ottawa gives its OK

First genetically modified salmon to hit Canadian stores as Ottawa gives its OK
HALIFAX — Genetically modified salmon raised in Prince Edward Island are poised for the leap to grocery shelves, a Canadian first that has left traditional producers concerned about setting their farmed fish apart. Environment Canada recently gave notice it has approved U.S.-based AquaBounty to grow the salmon at its site about 74 kilometres east of Charlottetown. AquaBounty said in a release... Read More

CBD-Infused Beverages Achieve Quality and Clarity Breakthrough Utilizing Pressure BioSciences’ Ultra Shear Technology Platform

CBD-Infused Beverages Achieve Quality and Clarity Breakthrough Utilizing Pressure BioSciences’ Ultra Shear Technology Platform
New Video Demonstrates Revolution in Soft Drinks, Sports Drinks, and Beer with Vanishing Water-Soluble CBD Oil for Enhanced Quality and Absorption Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (“PBI” and the “Company”), a leader in the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure-based instruments, consumables, and platform technology solutions to the life sciences and other industries, today released a new, short video... Read More

China sets robust growth target to shore up cooling economy

China sets robust growth target to shore up cooling economy
BEIJING — China announced a robust annual economic growth target and a 7.5 per cent rise in military spending Tuesday as it convened an annual legislative session overshadowed by a tariff war with Washington. Seeking to defuse U.S. and European complaints the Chinese system is rigged against foreign companies, Premier Li Keqiang promised in a speech to the National People’s... Read More

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 (up 150.10 points to 16,567.42, a record close) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down three cents, or 0.55 per cent, to $5.40 on 7.9 million shares. Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Down 12 cents, or 2.61 per cent, to $4.47 on 5.7 million shares. Prometic Life Sciences... Read More

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,417.32, down 131.40 points) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up three cents, or 0.56 per cent, to $5.43 on 14.3 million shares. JetBlue Airways Corp. ordered 60 of the Airbus A220-300 aircraft, formerly named C Series, for delivery starting in 2020 with the option of another 60 starting... Read More

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (up 96.38 points to 16,548.72, a record high) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 14 cents, or 2.66 per cent, to $5.40 on 11.6 million shares. Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 22 cents, or 4.92 per cent, to $4.69 on 5.3 million shares. Neovasc Inc. (TSX:NVC).... Read More

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,314.42, down 14.54 points) Prometic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Biotechnology. Up two cents, or 3.28 per cent, to 63 cents on 30.3 million shares. Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 24 cents, or 1.94 per cent, to $12.14 on 12.9 million shares. Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail... Read More

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,133.80, down 10.99 points) Nemaska Lithium Inc. (TSX:NMX). Miner. Down 18 cents, or 15.25 per cent, to $1.00 on 13.4 million shares. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up nine cents, or 1.07 per cent, to $8.47 on 10.02 million shares. Neovasc Inc. (TSX:NVC). Medical devices. Up half-a-cent, or 11.11... Read More