AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Toronto Stock Exchange makes tiny gain as crude prices settle at five-year low The fading name on the building in Toronto that used to house the Toronto Stock Exchange is pictured on August 18 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 5, 2014 7:03 am MDT TORONTO – The Toronto stock market eked out a small gain on Friday as crude oil prices settled at a five-year low.The S&P/TSX composite index closed relatively flat, up 3.75 points to 14,473.70. The TSX was down 1.8 per cent for the week.The Canadian dollar ended at 87.47 cents US, down 0.44 of a cent, after a slight increase in the country’s unemployment rate in November.TSX energy stocks pulled back 0.1 per cent as January’s crude oil contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell 97 cents at US$65.84 a barrel — its lowest level since May 2009.Crude oil prices have plunged about 38 per cent since mid-summer because of lower demand and a glut of supply, due in large measure to greatly increased production in the U.S. Midwest.Economists and traders have questioned how much further the price could decline in the coming months.“From my experience, the market overshoots to the upwards or downside,” said Allan Small, a senior adviser at HollisWealth.“So it wouldn’t surprise me if the price of oil fell a lot more and became something ridiculous before it snapped back to a more reasonable level.”Helping keep the TSX positive were mining stocks, which rose 1.2 per cent, and the information technology sector, which climbed 2.5 per cent following a deal by OpenText (TSX:OTC).The Waterloo, Ont., business software company announced it was buying software analytics company Actuate Corp., based in Silicon Valley, for US$330 million. OpenText intends to fund the takeover with cash on hand, and said the agreement has already been approved by boards at both companies. Shares of OpenText rose 2.9 per cent, or $1.91, to $68.Financial stocks on the TSX were 0.09 per cent lower, weighed by a selloff in banks, as the country’s biggest financial institutions wrapped up a disappointing earnings season.Profits at Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) weakened in the fourth quarter as it recognized severance expenses for a recently announced downsizing and other items. The bank’s net income fell 14 per cent from last year to $1.438 billion. Its shares fell $1.38 to $66.20.National Bank (TSX:NA) boosted its profits a modest three per cent to $330 million and said its quarterly dividend will rise by four per cent to 50 cents per common share with the next payment. Its shares were off 70 cents to $49.70.In commodities, February bullion dropped $17.30 to US$1,190.40 an ounce, while March copper declined about a penny to US$2.90 a pound.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials gained 58.69 points to 17,958.79. The Nasdaq picked up 11.32 points to 4,780.76 while the S&P 500 index inched ahead 3.45 points to 2,075.37.U.S. employers added 321,000 jobs in November, the biggest burst of hiring in nearly three years. The U.S. Labor Department also said Friday that 44,000 more jobs were added in September and October combined than the government had previously estimated.Meanwhile, Canada’s unemployment rate nudged up in November to 6.6 per cent as 10,700 jobs were lost last month. However, Statistics Canada said the decline was within its survey’s margin of error and noted that it followed two months of strong employment growth.In other corporate news, the merger between Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX:THI) and Burger King Worldwide Inc. was approved late Thursday by the federal government, with a list of stipulations that include a five-year promise on jobs for employees at its restaurant locations and a continuation of its current community support levels. Tim Hortons shares gained 1.7 per cent, or $1.58, to $96.97.Follow @dj_friend on Twitter.
Concentrating on completing the Leaving Cert is a difficult task for mist students.But for one Donegal student it’s even more difficult.Patrick McBrearty is finishing his exams at Carrick Vocational School today along with the rest of his classmates. But he certainly won’t have time to paint the town red.Not unless he wants a severe talking-to from Donegal GAA boss Jim McGuinness!The 18 year old is set to feature at some stage tomorrow when Donegal take on Derry in the Ulster Championship at MacCumhaill Park.Paddy had been tipped to travel to Australia for a period after his Leaving Cert with several Australian Rules clubs looking to sign him up. But it would appear now that Jim McGuinness has won the battle to keep him playing for Donegal. DONEGAL STAR MCBREARTY ISN’T ‘LEAVING’ – AND THAT’S A ‘CERT’! was last modified: June 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarrickLeaving certpatrick mcbrearty
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China on Tuesday reported another 27 domestically transmitted coronavirus cases in Beijing, where a fresh cluster linked to a wholesale food market has sparked WHO concern and prompted a huge trace-and-test program.The new cases bring the number of infections confirmed in the Chinese capital over the past five days to 106, as city officials locked down almost 30 communities in the city and tested tens of thousands of people.Authorities shut down another market on Tuesday — Tiantaohonglian in the central Xicheng district — after one employee there was diagnosed with COVID-19, state broadcaster CCTV reported. Seven residential estates surrounding the market were also locked down.The World Health Organization said the new cluster was a cause for concern, given Beijing’s size and connectivity.”A cluster like this is a concern and it needs to be investigated and controlled — and that is exactly what the Chinese authorities are doing,” WHO emergencies director Mike Ryan said.Beijing officials said they will give virus tests to stall owners and managers at all of the city’s food markets, restaurants and government agency canteens. All indoor sports and entertainment venues in the city were ordered to shut on Monday, and some other cities across China warned they would quarantine those arriving from Beijing.The National Health Commission also reported four new domestic infections in Hebei province, which surrounds Beijing. Another case reported in southwestern Sichuan province was linked to the Beijing cluster, health officials said.Officials had said Sunday that all cases of infection up until then had been linked to the Xinfadi market, which 200,000 people had visited since May 30.More than 8,000 workers from the market have been tested and sent to centralized quarantine facilities.Until this recent outbreak, most of the cases in recent months have been Chinese nationals returning home as the pandemic spread to other countries.China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that the virus strain found in the Beijing outbreak was a “major epidemic strain in the European countries”.While the virus was detected on chopping boards used to handle imported salmon at Xinfadi, “it does not clearly or definitely indicate it’s from imported seafood”, Wu Zunyou, the body’s chief epidemiologist, said in a CCTV interview.”Ever since new cases suddenly emerged in Beijing, we have tried to figure out the reasons for the outbreak since there were no COVID-19 cases found over the past two months,” Wu Zunyou said.”We came up with several possibilities, and the most likely one is that the carrier of the novel coronavirus comes from outside China or other parts of China and brought it here.” On Tuesday, another eight imported cases were reported. Topics :