Canada mulls setting rules for crypto platforms

(Reuters) – Canadian regulators are looking to create new rules for crypto trading platforms, months after the death of the founder of digital platform Quadriga CX that led to about C$180 million ($135 million) in frozen cryptocurrencies. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) said bit.ly/2Fffz2V on Thursday they are considering a set […]

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures flat as investors focus on U.S.-China trade talks

March 14 (Reuters) – Futures on Canada’s main stock index traded flat on Thursday, as uncertainties clouded U.S.-China trade talks, weighing on oil prices. U.S. President Donald Trump said he was in no rush to complete a trade pact with China and insisted that any deal include protection for intellectual property. June futures on the S&P/TSX index inched down 0.01 […]

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Canadian province Manitoba forecasts C$360 mln deficit in 2019-20

TORONTO, March 7 (Reuters) – The western Canadian province of Manitoba on Thursday forecast a C$360 million ($267.50 million) deficit in its 2019-20 budget as Premier Brian Pallister’s Progressive Conservatives move the province closer to a long-term goal of balancing the books. Manitoba, which has an economy that depends on farming, manufacturing and mining, proposed cutting its retail sales tax […]

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UPDATE 1-Bank of Canada holds rates, says pace of hikes now more uncertain

(Releads with rate decision, quotes, details) By Julie Gordon and David Ljunggren OTTAWA, March 6 (Reuters) – The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady as expected on Wednesday amid a slowing economy and said there was “increased uncertainty” around the timing of future rate increases. The central bank said it expects the Canadian economy will be weaker in the […]

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