Commodities

China may be key to Canada's stalled business spending

If we've been having trouble finding a satisfactory explanation for Canada's frustratingly lacklustre business investment, maybe it's because we haven't been looking far enough. Maybe we need to look all the way to China.   Friday, September 19, 2014

Cliffs seeks an exit from Ontario's Ring of Fire

A major player in Ontario's Ring of Fire is considering selling a key property in the mineral belt, adding more uncertainty to a stalled project that was supposed to help boost the province's northern economy.   Thursday, September 18, 2014

Poloz says controlling loonie 'is off the table'

Stephen Poloz wants the world to know that manipulating the loonie is not in the Bank of Canada's playbook.Any efforts to orchestrate currency devaluation would destabilize the Canadian economy, Mr. Poloz said Tuesday.   Wednesday, September 17, 2014

MONDAY'S MARKETS

Commodities drag down TSX Canada's main stock index fell as weakness in commodity prices and worries about the pace of growth in China's economy weighed on sentiment, pulling down shares in every major sector. Financials gave back 0.2 per cent, with Royal Bank losing 0.3 per cent and Manulife Financial down 0.9 per cent.   Tuesday, September 16, 2014