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  • OTTAWA, Aug 2- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was set to call a parliamentary election for Oct 19 on Sunday, kicking off a marathon 11- week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish economy and his decade in power. Harper's office said in a statement he is due to visit Governor General David Johnston- the representative of Queen Elizabeth,...

  • OTTAWA, Aug 2- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was set to call a parliamentary election for Oct 19 on Sunday, kicking off a marathon 11- week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish economy and his decade in power. Harper's office said in a statement he is due to visit Governor General David Johnston- the representative of Queen Elizabeth,...

  • July 31- The man who was instrumental in blocking a foreign takeover five years ago of Canada's Potash Corp, the world's No. 2 producer of the crop nutrient potash, says Germany need not fear Potash's move to buy German potash miner K+ S AG. In 2010, Brad Wall, premier of the Western Canadian province of Saskatchewan, campaigned against Anglo-Australian miner BHP...

  • VANCOUVER, July 31- TransCanada Corp is still committed to building the Keystone XL pipeline despite stubborn opposition in the United States that has thrown the C $8 billion project into regulatory limbo, the chief executive of the Canadian company said on Friday. Girling spoke after the company reported that profits from existing Keystone operations...

  • July 31- The premier of Saskatchewan, the Canadian province with some of the world's richest reserves of the crop nutrient potash, says upcoming changes to potash-mining taxes will be revenue-neutral for its treasury, and will maintain capital-spending incentives. Wall, who successfully urged Canada's federal government to block a 2010 attempt by...

  • VANCOUVER, July 31- Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline company, said additional testing on its Sarnia, Ontario, to Montreal project should wrap up by the end of the year, allowing the company to finally start up the delayed Line 9 oil pipeline. Canada's energy regulator, the National Energy Board, in June imposed new conditions on the 300,000 barrel-per-day...

  • Gildan misses Street 2Q forecasts Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 9:18 AM ET

    MONTREAL _ Gildan Activewear Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $99.4 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 44 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $764.9 million.

  • July 31- Imperial Oil Ltd, Canada's No.2 integrated oil producer and refiner, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by the slump in crude prices. Imperial, majority owned by Exxon Mobil Corp, said on Friday that its capital expenditure fell about 41 percent to C $819 million in the second quarter. Excluding a C $320 million charge related to an...

  • Orbite Aluminae reports 2Q loss Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 8:33 AM ET

    MONTREAL _ Orbite Aluminae Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $3 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Montreal- based company said it had a loss of 1 cent. Keywords: Orbite Aluminae, Earnings Report.

  • Imperial Oil posts 2Q profit Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 8:33 AM ET

    CALGARY, Alberta _ Imperial Oil Ltd. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $97.6 million. Imperial Oil shares have fallen 13 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Imperial Oil, Earnings Report.

  • Imperial Oil's profit plunges 90 pct Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 8:06 AM ET

    July 31- Imperial Oil Ltd, Canada's No.2 integrated oil producer and refiner, reported a 90 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by the slump in crude prices and a tax-related charge. The company, majority owned by Exxon Mobil Corp, took a C $320 million charge in the second quarter due to an increase in Alberta's corporate tax rate. Imperial's net income fell to C...

  • July 31- Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline company, reported a higher-than-expected rise in quarterly adjusted profit, helped by increased throughput as producers moved more oil by pipes than on rail. Enbridge said on Friday it had completed projects worth about C $3 billion so far this year and expects to complete projects worth another C $5 billion by...

  • The Calgary- based company's adjusted earnings rose to C $505 million, or 60 Canadian cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from C $328 million, or 40 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Nevsun misses 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 7:13 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ Nevsun Resources Ltd. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $9.4 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 9 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Fairfax Financial Holdings posts 2Q loss Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 6:21 PM ET

    TORONTO _ Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $185.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Fairfax Financial Holdings shares have decreased nearly 7 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Fairfax Financial Holdings, Earnings Report.

  • July 30- Barrick Gold Corp agreed on Thursday to sell 50 percent of its Zaldivar copper mine in Chile to copper miner Antofagasta Plc for $1 billion in cash, and both parties stressed that this was just the start of more cooperation. Both Barrick and Antofagasta said the deal was a launch pad for future co-operation, likely in Chile where Barrick owns large, unbuilt...

  • July 30- Barrick Gold Corp said on Thursday it had reached an agreement to sell 50 percent of its Zaldivar copper mine in Chile to Chilean-based copper miner Antofagasta Plc for just over $1 billion in cash. Antofagasta would become the operator of Zaldivar and would be overseen by a board consisting of three nominees from each company. "There are many potential...

  • If it acquires K+ S, Potash Corp, the world's biggest fertilizer producer, would finish building K+ S's Saskatchewan mine and operate it, selling its potash offshore through its Canpotex marketing arm, Chief Executive Jochen Tilk said during a conference call. Potash Corp said it intends to talk with K+ S management, despite K+ S's rejection this month of Potash...

  • Cenovus beats 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 11:39 AM ET

    CALGARY, Alberta _ Cenovus Energy Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $102.5 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 1 cent per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Timmons Gold posts 2Q profit Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 10:51 AM ET

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ Timmons Gold Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $629,000. The Vancouver, British Columbia- based company said it had profit of less than 1 cent on a per-share basis. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.