Teck Resources Ltd. (''TCK.B-TSX) Close: $12.85, down 15centsWith the exception of higher commodity prices and potential mergers and acquisitions, Raymond James analyst Alex Terentiew does not see any near-term catalysts to drive higher the share price of Teck Resources Ltd.   Tuesday, June 30, 2015

BIS warns against 'easy' rate cuts

The Bank for International Settlements has fired a new broadside against ''exceptionally easy'' monetary policies that it blames for worsening financial distortions, jacking up debt and making it tougher for the global economy to get back on a track of sustainable growth.   Monday, June 29, 2015

The Quick And The Dead

The letter that Crescent Point Energy Corp. fired off to oil-field service companies in November, 2014, landed with a thud.The missive, from Crescent Point's chief executive, Scott Saxberg, and chief operating officer, Neil Smith, asked suppliers for 30% cuts in rates for drilling wells and a host of other services in the field. At first, it looked like a pressure tactic by the busiest oil developer in Saskatchewan, where it drills the Canadian portion of the prolific Bakken shale formation. But the letter would prove to be a lifeline from the company as crude prices cratered.   Friday, June 26, 2015

This is victory?

Carl Icahn sent a shock wave through downtown Calgary when he trumpeted via Twitter that he had amassed a position in Talisman Energy, a perennial oil-patch underachiever. Talisman's stock shot above $13 a share as investors wagered the famous U.S. activist investor would force a breakup, sale or other drastic action. Within weeks of the tweet on Oct. 13, 2013, Icahn had struck a deal with Talisman's board to jointly search for solutions to the producer's long-running problems.   Friday, June 26, 2015