Royal Bank loses $50-million

Previously disclosed charge pulls Canada's biggest bank into the red; results meet expectations when the charge is factored out

Canadian dollar on a roll

Loonie tops 90 cents off as U.S. currency loses favour; traders shrug off sketchy Canadian economic picture

WestJet aims to close gap with Air Canada

Larger rival is ‘on the ropes,' CEO says; Alberta-based carrier wants to add 18 new destinations over next four years

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Macquarie snaps up Tristone for $130-million

Acquisition of Calgary-based energy investment bank will give Australian group broader geographic reach

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Arctic contains 13 per cent of remaining oil

U.S. Geological Survey also updates natural gas deposits as Canada and its polar neighbours pursue competing claims in the region

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Economic data boosts hopes of recovery

Japanese factory output posts biggest monthly gain since 1953; Indian economic growth holds up better than expected

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Copper bounces to three-week high

Copper headed for 7.7 percent rise in May, fifth in a row

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Oil surges above $65

Crude hits six-month high, riding wave of optimism over economic recovery

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Top CPPIB officials take pay cut

Four executives of pension plan investment board saw compensation drop 31 per cent last year

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Gold jumps above $970/oz as dollar weakens

Precious metal climbs to firmest level since late February

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Black applies to Supreme Court for bail

Lawyer argues that media baron is no flight risk and should be released while court reviews his conviction

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Markets set to end May on a better note

Month has been marked by volatility; Currency and oil outlooks pose threats

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Summer driving will be cheaper than last year: NEB

Oil prices expected to remain in the $50 to $60 ranges over the next few months, National Energy Board predicts

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Fiat boycotts Berlin meeting on Opel

Company's Italian-Canadian CEO calls German government's search for new owner ‘complicated and uneven'

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Canadian taxpayers to hold GM shares

Ottawa, Ontario get stake in battered auto maker in return for financing