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  • MONTREAL/ WASHINGTON, Feb 7- Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft on Sunday as global aviation leaders prepared to adopt new rules that could affect Boeing Co and Airbus Group's production of the largest jetliners and freighters. Proposals being debated in Montreal by the International Civil...

  • BOSTON— Tapping into Canadian hydropower is hardly a new concept in energy-starved New England. Among several plans yet to secure final approval are the $1.4 billion Northern Pass project, designed to bring 1,090 megawatts of Hydro- Quebec power through New Hampshire into southern New England and a 1,000- megawatt transmission line beneath Lake Champlain...

  • TORONTO, Feb 5- BlackBerry Ltd is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said on Friday, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more emphasis on its enterprise software business. The layoffs will affect 75 manufacturing jobs in Sunrise, Florida, a state government website showed.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 18 Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 LOS ANGELES- Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Chair Martin Gruenberg speaks before the 2016 National Inter-agency Community Reinvestment Conference, "Pathways to Economic Opportunity," sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the...

  • The company reported a net loss of C $10 million, or 3 Canadian cents per share, attributable to shareholders for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31. Cameco had a profit of C $73 million, or 18 Canadian cents per share, in the year-earlier quarter. The company took an impairment charge of $210 million related to the Rabbit Lake operation in the fourth quarter compared...

  • Cameco reports 4Q loss Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 6:34 PM ET

    SASKATOON, Saskatchewan _ Cameco Corp. on Friday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $7.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan- based company said it had a loss of 2 cents. Cameco shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • MONTREAL, Feb 5- Canadian investment in the Manhattan commercial property market is expected to stay strong this year after quadrupling to hit a record in 2015, real estate specialists said. Canadians accounted for almost a third of the $25.6 billion in foreign capital that poured into Manhattan commercial properties last year, with investment swelling to...

  • Separate data on Friday showed that in Alberta, where the country's vast oil sands are located, January's unemployment rate rose to its highest level since February 1996. In the Prairies, which include Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, starts in urban areas fell 8.9 percent to 29,273 units. "That makes a lot of sense given we're seeing a pretty dramatic slowdown...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 5- Canada said it was lifting some sanctions against Iran, including a ban on financial services, imports and exports, thereby allowing companies such as plane maker Bombardier Inc to compete against rivals. Dion said last week that if Airbus can to sell to Iran, then Bombardier should be allowed to export there as well. "Canada continues to have serious...

  • MONTREAL, Feb 5- Strong Canadian investment in the Manhattan commercial property market is expected to continue this year after quadrupling and hitting a record level in 2015, real estate specialists said. Canadians accounted for almost a third of the $25.6 billion in foreign capital that poured into Manhattan commercial properties last year, with...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 5- Canada lost 5,700 jobs in January and the unemployment rate edged up to a two-year high of 7.2 percent, in part because of further job losses in the. oil-producing province of Alberta, underlining the economy's. Statistics Canada said Friday that in the year to January, employment increased by an anemic 125,500 jobs, or 0.7 percent.

  • TORONTO, Feb 5- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday in a broad retreat after a weak jobs report and as falling oil prices weighed on energy stocks. At 9:49 a.m. EST, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 96.03 points, or 0.75 percent, at 12,678.47. Canada's jobless rate hit a two-year high in January as the oil-producing province of...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 5- Canada lost 5,700 jobs in January and the unemployment rate edged up to a two-year high of 7.2 percent, in part because of further job losses in the. oil-producing province of Alberta, underlining the economy's. Statistics Canada said on Friday that in the year to January, employment increased by an anemic 125,500 jobs, or 0.7 percent.

  • OTTAWA, Feb 5- Canada lost 5,700 jobs in January and the unemployment rate edged up to a two-year high of 7.2 percent as more people entered the work force, Statistics Canada said on Friday. The jobless rate in the energy-producing province of Alberta rose to 7.4 percent, the highest since February 1996. January marked the first month since December 1988 that the...

  • Colliers International posts 4Q profit Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 7:21 AM ET

    TORONTO _ Colliers International Group Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $35.7 million. On a per-share basis, the Toronto- based company said it had net income of 92 cents. Colliers International shares have fallen 23 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Canadian pension funds worried market overheating. *Funds concerned valuations overlook illiquidity. TORONTO, Feb 5- Canada's biggest pension funds say they are walking away from more and more global infrastructure deals, citing concerns that intense competition for assets has driven valuations too far.

  • Kingsway Financial reports 4Q loss Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 7:15 PM ET

    TORONTO _ Kingsway Financial Services Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $2.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Toronto- based company said it had a loss of 12 cents. Keywords: Kingsway Financial, Earnings Report.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 17 Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 7:00 PM ET

    LONDON- European Central Bank's Supervisory Council member Daniele Nouy to participate in panel discussion at European Banking Authority 5th Anniversary Conference- 1130 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation and Chief Executive Officer of the Prudential Regulation Authority Andrew Bailey to participate in panel...

  • Sierra Wireless reports 4Q loss Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:33 PM ET

    RICHMOND, British Columbia _ Sierra Wireless Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $383,000 in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 10 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Sierra Wireless said it expects revenue in the range of $135 million to $145 million.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 4- Canada will not rush to lift sanctions against Iran, despite calls to scrap the measures quickly so Canadian companies can compete for contracts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday. The United States, the European Union and other major nations have already lifted some of their punitive measures following a deal struck last...