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OTTAWA, June 20- Costlier energy unexpectedly pushed Canada's annual inflation rate to a 27- month high of 2.3 percent in May from 2.0 percent in April, while a rise in the core rate also put pressure on the Bank of Canada to tone down its low-inflation concerns.
*Ratio 163.2 pct in Q1 and 163.9 pct in Q4. *Ratio hit a record 164.1 pct in Q3; rose through recession. In relative terms, the decline in the first quarter was tiny for a measure that jumped from 108.5 percent in early 2000 to 129.2 percent in 2006, and then rose inexorably in the following years as Canada avoided the real estate crash that afflicted the United States.
TORONTO, May 22- Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank topped second-quarter estimates on the back of low loan-loss provisions and stronger retail lending and wealth management income, spurring shares of Canada's top two banks to all-time highs on Thursday.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 29- Western Canadian farmers still stuck with last year's harvest are turning to the government for credit help in record numbers, and insiders fear problems could cascade through the agricultural economy as the new planting season gets under way.
LONDON, April 16- When U.S. firm ConocoPhillips spun off its refining assets in 2011 to focus on more profitable oil production, it seemed only a matter of time before one of the oil majors followed suit. Europe's oil refining guru, Marcel van Poecke, believes the move will be repeated one day. They say:' We can buy BP for upstream and Valero for downstream.
*Economy grows 0.5 pct in Jan; fell 0.5 pct in Dec. OTTAWA, March 31- The Canadian economy bounced back more strongly than expected in January from a weather-induced decline in December but failed to regain all the output that was lost in the final month of 2013, Statistics Canada said on Monday.
OTTAWA, March 19- Joe Oliver, Canada's former energy minister and champion of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, was appointed the country's new finance minister on Wednesday, signaling a stay-the-course approach to fiscal and economic policy.
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NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Oct 26- Moody's Investors Service warned on Friday it could cut its ratings on five top Canadian banks on concerns about a softening economy and volatile capital markets, a blow to a banking system named the soundest in the world four years in a row.
NEW YORK-- Moody's Investors Service warned Friday that it could downgrade its debt ratings on the U.S. subsidiaries of two Canadian banks, Toronto-Dominion Bank and Bank of Montreal, after the parent companies' ratings were placed on review.
HONG KONG, Oct 26- Adam Gazal trained for six months to stand in the ring for six minutes of live boxing. The managing partner of National Australia Bank was one of 14 contenders who took part in Hong Kong's sixth annual IronMonger Hedge Fund Fight Night, a fundraising event that is now a staple of the city's financial community.
HONG KONG, Oct 26- Adam Gazal trained for six months to stand in the ring for six minutes of live boxing. The managing partner of National Australia Bank was one of 14 contenders who on Thursday took part in Hong Kong's sixth annual IronMonger Hedge Fund Fight Night, a fundraising event that is now a staple of the city's financial community.
TORONTO, Oct 12- Toronto's main stock index pulled back on Friday and marked its worst weekly performance in four months as worries about the euro zone's crisis strategy, the upcoming U.S. election and slowing global economic growth limited the appeal of riskier assets. 0.5 percent at C $53.22, and Bank of Montreal.
Oct 10- Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd on Wednesday sold C $200 million of 10- year debt, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters. The 5.84 percent notes, due Oct. 14, 2022, were priced at 99.963 to yield 5.845 percent, or 403.9 basis points over the Canadian government benchmark. The investment dealer arm of Bank of Montreal was the bookrunning manager for the sale.
*After almost a year of waiting, Canada has formally joined major Pacific Rim trade talks- negotiations that will put pressure on Ottawa to ratchet back protections sheltering Canadian dairy, egg and poultry farmers from foreign competition.
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Oct 4- Toyota Credit Canada Inc on Thursday sold C $300 million of five-year notes, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters. The 2.20 percent notes, due Oct. 19, 2017 were priced at 99.901 to yield 2.221 percent, or 92 basis points over the Canadian government benchmark, according to the term sheet.