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  • CALGARY, Alberta, March 5- Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, the country's No. 2 oil and gas producer, said on Thursday it expects to spin off its Western Canada royalty lands this year as it reported unexpectedly strong fourth-quarter results and boosted its dividend. It has trimmed the budget by another C $150 million to C $6.04 billion, it said on Thursday, as it...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, March 5- A year ago, one of the hottest parts of Canada's red-hot housing market was Alberta's oil capital of Calgary, where cash-rich consumers fought for the fanciest home on the block. While realtors in Calgary are loathe to admit the tide has turned, sellers are no longer in the drivers' seat and buyers are biding their time in hope of a real estate...

  • Derailment blocks CN Rail main line in northern Ontario Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    TORONTO, March 5- A derailment has blocked Canadian National Railway Co's main line in northern Ontario, the railway said in a service bulletin on Thursday. CN said traffic running both directions along the route, which links Toronto and Winnipeg, Manitoba, could be delayed by 24 hours or more. Several crews, including CN's dangerous goods department, are...

  • City Office REIT reports 4Q results Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:57 AM ET

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ City Office REIT Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, said it had funds from operations of $3.3 million, or 26 cents per share, in the period. The real estate investment trust, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, posted...

  • Transglobe reports 4Q loss Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:57 AM ET

    CALGARY, Alberta _ Transglobe Energy Corp. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $50.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Calgary, Alberta- based company said it had a loss of 77 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $11.5 million, or 2 cents per share.

  • Canadian Natural Resources posts 4Q profit Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:48 AM ET

    CALGARY, Alberta _ Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.03 billion. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 65 cents per share. Canadian Natural Resources shares have climbed slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Great Panther reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:13 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ Great Panther Silver Ltd. on Wednesday reported a loss of $21.5 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Vancouver, British Columbia- based company said it had a loss of 15 cents. Keywords: Great Panther Silver, Earnings Report.

  • Points International posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    TORONTO _ Points International Ltd. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.5 million. Points International shares have declined 22 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Points International, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- The dollar climbed to a fresh 11-1/ 2- year high on Wednesday, boosted by strong U.S. private-sector jobs growth ahead of the launch of quantitative easing by the European Central Bank. The dollar hit its highest since September 2003 against a basket of currencies and was last up 0.6 percent at 95.958. Separately, the Institute for Supply...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York Sen. Charles Schumer is asking federal regulators to set a strict standard for the volatility of crude oil shipped by rail to help reduce destruction from accidents like a fiery derailment in West Virginia last month. Schumer says Wednesday he's particularly concerned about oil from the Bakken Shale formation in North Dakota and Montana...

  • Ecuador, seeking investment, buffs up mining sector image Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:35 PM ET

    TORONTO, March 4- Rebranding itself as a mining-friendly jurisdiction, Ecuador has high hopes that incentives and tax benefits will polish its tarnished image and attract $5 billion worth of investment over the next five years, a senior minister told Reuters. "We have made the decision that mining constitutes a central axis of our development plans," said Rafael...

  • FOREX-Dollar rallies to new high as euro sags below $1.11 Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    *Euro sinks below $1.11 to new low. NEW YORK, March 4- The dollar climbed to fresh highs on Wednesday, getting lift from solid U.S. jobs and business data, as the euro sank below $1.11 to an 11-1/ 2 year low ahead of the launch of quantitative easing by the European Central Bank. Separately, the Institute for Supply Management said its services index was 56.9 in February, up...

  • LONDON, March 4- Britain agreed to sell its 40 percent stake in the Eurostar rail link for 585 million pounds to a consortium of Canadian public pension fund Caisse de Depot du Placement du Quebec and British asset manager Hermes. The government announced the deal for its stake in the high-speed rail link between Britain and continental Europe on Wednesday...

  • TORONTO, March 4- The oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta will spend its C $6 billion contingency fund in six months and risk its credit rating unless it moves quickly to shore up its finances, Alberta Premier Jim Prentice said in an interview with the Globe and Mail newspaper. Alberta is the only Canadian province without a sales tax. Dropping oil prices have...

  • LONDON— The British government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London with Paris and Brussels through a tunnel under the English Channel, for 757 million pounds, a move that's prompted accusations that it is selling the family silver. The Treasury said Wednesday that a group of international investors,...

  • TORONTO, March 4- When the world's miners head for Toronto each year to attend their industry's annual conference, they arrive with certain expectations. But this year's gathering of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada is a more subdued affair, with lavish spreads and grand lodgings increasingly giving way to cheese platters and Airbnb...

  • Pretium Resources reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:54 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ Pretium Resources Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $1.7 million in its fourth quarter. Pretium Resources shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Pretium Resources, Earnings Report.

  • Aptose Biosciences reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:45 PM ET

    TORONTO _ Aptose Biosciences Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $3.6 million in its fourth quarter. Aptose Biosciences shares have declined roughly 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Aptose Biosciences, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, March 3- The dollar touched an 11- year high against a composite of major currencies on Tuesday but gave up those gains ahead of major U.S. economic reports and the coming European Central Bank meeting later this week. The U.S. dollar index of a half dozen currencies traded against the greenback was last off 0.06 percent at 95.407 after peaking at 95.570, a...

  • FOREX-Dollar eases after touching 11-year peak Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 3- The dollar softened on Tuesday after touching an 11- year high against an index of other major currencies as dealers awaited details of Europe's massive bond-buying program and a key U.S. jobs report. The dollar surrendered early gains against the euro on widening interest-rate differences and was last flat against Europe's shared currency...