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Sep 18 2014

Is France Europe's problem child?

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Airline yields were down 2% in July for Air Canada and West Jet, but Porter Air is the line McCreath is worried about most. Also Moody's has downgraded France's debt; McCreath says France and Italy are dragging Europe down, now that problem spots like Greece and Portugal have restructured.
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Frances Horodelski
Sep 18 2014

Watch how the wind blows

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The news chase will be dominated by Scotland’s referendum today (and tomorrow) where the turnout is expected to be large and the results tight.
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Frances Horodelski
Sep 11 2014

September 11: Remember

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
In the news, it is all about Canadian company earnings. Lululemon posted second quarter results of $0.33 per share versus $0.39 last year and the street’s $0.29 estimate. Revenue came in above estimates as well at $390.7M versus $377M. In an additional bit of good news for LULU bulls, the company raised its full year outlook by one cent for a new range of $1.72-$1.77 (was $1.71-$1.76 and the street’s $1.74).
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Frances Horodelski
Sep 02 2014

Crystal celebrations

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Crystal celebrations. This month marks the 15th anniversary of the Business News Network. Join us at noon for a retrospective (with a few special guests).
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Aug 26 2014

It's official: Brazilians bid for a Timbit

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew McCreath goes over the stories of the morning, including Putin and Poroshenko’s meeting to discuss Ukraine and Russia, the Brazilian billionaires behind 3G Capital’s bid for Tim Hortons, and why he doesn’t buy the tax inversion or product diversification pitches behind the Tim Hortons-Burger King deal.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 22 2014

Dumb, dumber, dumbest

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Earnings season has begun for the Canadian banks. Royal Bank reported results of $1.64 per share versus an estimate of $1.56. The dividend was boosted by 4 cents to 75 cents per quarter (as expected by the consensus). According to Canaccord’s bank analyst, the beat reflected better trading revenues, advisory revenues and a one-time actuarial gain. The street often doesn’t “pay-up” for trading beats but we’ll see. Of note also is the return on common equity which was reported at 19.6% down from 21.3%.
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Aug 21 2014

Economies are stuck in a funk

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew says part of the reason why yields have remained so low is because economies are not delivering the goods as flash PMIs released today mostly disappointed. Plus, a look at recent deals in the resource sector.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 14 2014

Keep nimble and focused

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Here’s the news focus today. German 10-year bonds slipped a tick below a 1% yield this morning (an historic low) as traders focused on the softening economic trends across the regions. The region posted 0% growth in the quarter versus the first quarter while Germany saw activity contract (-0.2%).
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