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BlackBerry Ltd planning share buyback to offset employee incentives


BlackBerry Ltd. plans to buy back and cancel as many as 12 million shares, or 2.6 % of its public float, to offset a brand new employee share purchase plan. The employee stock plan, that will increase the amount of shares readily available for compensation, will be provided for approval at the company\’s annual general meeting on June 23, BlackBerry ...

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Big Canadian investors push for more say in director nominations


An organization backed by the country\’s biggest pension funds and cash managers is looking on Canada to adopt U.S.-style rules to make it easier for large shareholders to appoint directors for election to company boards. The Canadian Coalition permanently Governance, whose members include the Canada Type of pension Investment Board and CIBC Asset Management Inc., is urging Industry Canada to ...

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Canadian Natural Resources Ltd delaying spending plans over Alberta government uncertainty


CALGARY – Canadian Natural Resources Ltd is delaying aiming detailed future spending plans because of uncertainty about the energy policies of Alberta\’s New Democratic Party government, the organization said on Wednesday. Premier Rachel Notley\’s rookie NDP government swept to power earlier this month, ending 44 many years of Progressive Conservative party rule inside a win that unsettled many oil industry ...

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Interest rate hike coming this year, Fed chair Janet Yellen says in upbeat speech


Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she still expects to boost interest rates this year if the economy meets her forecasts, having a gradual pace of tightening to follow along with. The DIY investor\’s help guide to portfolio building It\’s hard enough for the experts to manage a stock portfolio let alone a novice, so most do-it-yourself investors should consider ...

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‘Stay wary, alert and very, very nimble:’ Markets could face a big test at 1 p.m.


At 1 p.m. ET on Friday, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen will speak around the U.S. economy.? And this could be a big test for the market. In his morning note on Friday, Art Cashin of UBS said Yellen can use this speech as a way to see how the market responds to some stronger implication the Fed is near ...

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What you need to know before the TSX opens


Expect a quiet begin to the week of trading as U.S. markets remain closed today for the? Memorial Day holiday. The TSX opens at 9:30 a.m. European equities fell today, using the Spanish and Greek stock markets hit by investors\’ concerns over Greece\’s debt problems along with a poor local election result for that Madrid government.Crude oil futures edged lower ...

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Canadian bank earnings begin: What you need to know before markets open


U.S. stock index futures are higher today as the dollar retreated from the largest grow in two years and as worries about Greece receded. In early European trading, the dollar was down around another of one percent against a basket of currencies, after jumping 1.3 percent on Tuesday, its biggest rise since July 2013.Greece and its European creditors also have ...

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BMO profit beats estimates — but analysts see shortcomings in core Canadian division


Bank of Montreal\’s latest earnings results were high enough to beat estimates, support a dividend increase, and give investors a break from fretting about the impact weaker oil prices may be having on Canada\’s biggest banks, however they weren\’t perfect. BMO\’s bottom line got a big increase in the second quarter from its U.S. personal and commercial operations and also ...

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Why the share buyback frenzy isn’t over


Given the ongoing interest in share buybacks, it’s understandable that investors really are a bit worried about their outsized impact on earnings. Since 2012, share repurchases have contributed 25 % of EPS for S&P 500 companies, and buybacks make up a disproportionately large percentage of expected earnings for 2015. But that’s due to lower profits within the energy sector, not ...

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Millennials are the next big investment trend — here’s how to play it


One of the most maligned generations may be one of the best investment plays in the next few decades. Millennials, those born from 1980 towards the early aughts, are set to overtake the infant boomers as the largest living generation within the U.S. this year, while they already form the largest generation globally, numbering two billion strong. Boomers still have ...

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