Canadian dollar on a roll

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

Magna poised to take wheel at Opel

Tentative deal comes after Fiat pulls out; process to rescue German auto maker ‘taking on the air of a Brazilian soap opera,' Marchionne says

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

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CanWest skips interest payment to conserve cash

Media company says $10-million breach not expected to trigger loan-repayment demands


U.S. economic slump eases

GDP declines less than estimated; analysts see signs of improvement


Gold jumps above $970/oz as dollar weakens

Precious metal climbs to firmest level since late February


Macquarie snaps up Tristone for $130-million

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


Oil surges above $65

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


UK data signals worst of downturn may be over

House prices up for second time in three months in May; consumer confidence holds steady


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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Buy the good companies when they're cheap


Economic data boosts hopes of recovery

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


Copper bounces to three-week high

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


Tiffany's profit falls, but meets expectations

Luxury jewellery retailer made $24.3-million in the first quarter


Highstreet Canadian's manager flags some long term finds

Melanie Blue finds some stocks with higher earnings growth rates than the benchmark and lower valuations