TORONTO, June 16- Sales of existing homes in Canada jumped in May from April driven by a sharp increase in listings and a deferred start to the spring buying season after a long winter, the Canadian Real Estate Association said on Monday. Actual sales for May, not seasonally adjusted, were up 4.8 percent from May 2013.
OTTAWA, June 13- Jeremy Rudin, an assistant deputy minister at Canada's Department of Finance, has been named head of the country's banking watchdog, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Friday. He played an important role in Canada's response to the global financial crisis.
*B2Gold drops after plan to acquire Australia's Papillon. TORONTO, June 3- Canada's benchmark stock index rose for a third straight session on Tuesday, driven by gains in the share prices of energy producers and financial companies, as positive economic data from China boosted sentiment.
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.
TORONTO, May 22- Toronto-Dominion Bank said on Thursday that its quarterly profit rose 16 percent as recent credit card and wealth management acquisitions boosted Canadian and U.S. retail lending.
TORONTO, May 22- Toronto-Dominion Bank said on Thursday that its quarterly profit rose 16 percent on the back of strong Canadian and U.S. retail lending. Canada's second-largest bank earned C $1.99 billion, or C $1.04 a share, in the second quarter ended April 30, compared with C $1.72 billion, or 89 Canadian cents a share, a year earlier.
NEW YORK, April 23- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday won an asset freeze against a former Banco Santander SA executive it accused of insider trading ahead of a proposed 2010 takeover of Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc..
Fed objects to capital plans of RBS, HSBC, Santander. The U.S. central bank started scrutinising foreign banks' emergency plans only this year but its tough verdict on RBS, HSBC and Santander- three of Europe's largest banks- as well as U.S. giant Citigroup throws down a gauntlet to the European Central Bank as it readies its own bank stress tests this year.
"I just named Joe Oliver Canada's new finance minister," Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper wrote on his official Twitter.
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.
TORONTO, March 13- Toronto-Dominion Bank hopes to expand its U.S. wealth management business, targeting a million people with at least $100,000 in liquid assets who already are customers of its growing U.S. retail bank, said a senior executive of Canada's second-largest lender.
TORONTO, Feb 27- Toronto-Dominion Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce both posted better-than-expected quarterly profits and raised their dividends on Thursday, benefiting from recent acquisitions and strong wholesale banking income.
TORONTO, Feb 27- Toronto-Dominion Bank said on Thursday its first-quarter profit rose 15 percent on the back of stronger wholesale banking and U.S. retail banking income, and the lender boosted its dividend by a robust 9 percent.
TORONTO, Feb 27- Toronto-Dominion Bank said on Thursday its first-quarter profit rose 15 percent on the back of stronger wholesale banking and U.S. retail banking income, and the lender boosted its dividend by 9 percent.
Canada's largest bank said on Wednesday it had earned C $2.09 billion, or C $1.38 a share, in the first quarter ended Jan. 31, compared with C $2.05 billion, or C $1.34 a share, a year earlier. Excluding C $92 million in charges from the sale of Jamaican operations announced last month as well as restructuring charges in the Caribbean, earnings were C $1.47 a share.
TORONTO, Feb 25- Bank of Montreal reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Tuesday on strong wealth management and domestic banking profits, and executives said they expect the uneven performance of BMO's U.S. unit to eventually improve.
TORONTO, Feb 25- Bank of Montreal reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Tuesday after a strong performance in its wealth management business and growth in domestic banking profits in spite of worries about a slowing housing market.
*Shares hit a high of $26.45, valuing company at $9.19 bln. Jan 23- Shares of Santander Consumer USA Holding Inc, the auto-finance unit of Spanish bank Santander SA, rose as much as 10 percent in their U.S. market debut as investors expect the company to benefit from rising auto sales. As of Sept. 30, about $850 billion of auto loans were outstanding in the United States.
Volatile trading in stocks and bonds could continue as investors sort out what's going on with the Fed and whether markets have come to some sort of inflection point.
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