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TransCanada Corp says more layoffs on the way after cutting 10% of its staff in Q4


CALGARY C TransCanada Corp. said Thursday more layoffs are expected as the energy sector grapples with plunging oil prices, after confirming it let go 10 % of workforce in the fourth quarter. The Calgary-based pipeline company let go staff in November, but did not provide numbers until Thursday’s earnings call to discuss fourth-quarter results. Chief financial officer Don Marchand said ...

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Canadian investor sentiment worsens to levels not seen since crisis, Manulife says


TORONTO – One of Canada’s biggest insurance and financial services companies says nervousness among Canadian investors has risen to levels not seen because the financial crisis. Manulife Financial says that Canadian investors have lost confidence in mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and balanced mutual funds in the last 6 months. It also suggests that housing is viewed as a less attractive ...

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Merus Labs stock tanks 16 per cent after acquisition


Merus Labs International Inc.’s stock sunk 16 per cent Tuesday carrying out a $140 million deal to purchase the cardiovascular drug portfolio of the Belgium speciality pharma company. The Toronto-based company saw its shares fall 36 cents to $1.89, even as most analysts raised their price targets and maintained a buy rating around the stock. While analysts said the deal would ...

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What to watch out for in Warren Buffett’s annual letter to investors, coming this Saturday


Here’s a theory from Charles Munger on why uncle Warren Buffett has been so successful building Berkshire Hathaway Inc. into one of the world’s most valuable companies: “He has considerable time to consider,” Munger told investors in Los Angeles on Feb. 10. “Warren is sitting on top of a business now, and you look at his schedule sometimes, and there’s ...

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Goldcorp Inc downgraded at Citi


Goldcorp Inc. was downgraded to neutral from buy at Citi Research following disappointing fourth quarter earnings along with a weak production outlook. Analyst Brian Yu noted that Goldcorp has faced several obstacles in recent quarters, the most recent setback being the reclassification of their Cochenour project in Red Lake, Ont. This late-stage project is once more in the advanced exploration ...

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Few positives seen for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc ahead of March 15 conference call


Michael Pearson may still be considered by some because the best person to run Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. moving forward, but that doesn’t mean the proportion price has room to operate higher in the near future. Investors and analysts expect Valeant will lower its 2016 revenue guidance if this holds a rescheduled conference call on March 15. However, the pharma ...

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Canadian ETFs do record business in 2015 and more of the same expected in 2016 as mutual funds opt to join in


While global stocks markets and economies will be in the doldrums recently, exchange-traded funds or ETFs did a booming business in 2015 and expect to make further inroads into the far older mutual fund business in 2016. ETFs still have no more than 10% of mutual fund assets but there are many signs Canada’s mutual fund industry in Canada is ...

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How to escape the market meltdown mentality


As I write, the world’s financial markets are experiencing their worst start to a new year ever. As is a fact of life throughout the most turbulent times, there’s truly nowhere to cover. Not in China. Not in Europe. Not within the U.S. And most not at all in Canada. ‘Ocean of fear’: Canadian investors located on record cash pile ...

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