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Ontario one step closer to regulating financial planners

A new consultation paper invites comments on proposals that would restrict the use of the title “financial planner” to those with the necessary proficiency or…

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Energy sector helps boost Toronto stocks

Loonie lower for a fourth day

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Burlington, Ont. promoter charged with fraud

The allegations relate to the sale of more than $1 million worth of securities of A4 Diamonds Inc. to Ontario investors

  • March 16, 2018 March 16, 2018
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CSA mulls pilot study of trading fee rebate payments

The U.S. announced a similar pilot earlier this week

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Manufacturing sales fell 1% in January

Canadian factories had a rough start to the year

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CME in talks to acquire NEX

Chicago-based CME now has until April 12 to announce whether it intends to proceed with a takeover offer for the U.K. firm

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European regulators weigh risks of big data

Legislative intervention at this point would be premature, ESAs conclude

  • March 16, 2018 March 16, 2018
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No optimal level for household debt: feds

There’s no way to know if the debt-to-income ratio has climbed too high, analysis says

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Toronto stocks move higher

Wall Street markets mixed; Canadian dollar falls

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Quebec proposes amendment to new law allowing sale of insurance online

The change would clarify that insurance firms must have a registered rep available to assist clients when they buy an insurance product online

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Co-operators acquires full ownership stake in CUMIS

Co-operators and Central 1 say the deal was made to strengthen each firm’s respective core business

Insurers gradual adoption of SRI is net credit positive: Moody’s

Several insurers are increasing their use of SRI strategies and incorporating ESG considerations into their investment guidelines

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Bank branches retain their appeal

While baby boomers and millennials are frequenting their neighbourhood branches, their reasons for doing so are quite different

  • March 15, 2018 March 15, 2018
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BMO stops credit and debit card purchases of cryptocurrencies

The bank’s decision follows a similar move by Toronto-Dominion Bank last month

  • March 15, 2018 March 15, 2018
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Complaints rise in 2017: OBSI

The dispute resolution service aims to reduce the time it takes to resolve investment and banking complaints

BMO launches Facebook, Twitter chatbots

The chatbots have been fed with the top customer questions received at BMO’s call centre and the bank’s websites

Silicon Valley Bank pursues expansion in Canada

Barbara Dirks to lead Canadian team

Women advancing in the workplace, but barriers remain

A significant percentage of women remain concerned about the impact starting a family would have on their careers

Nasdaq Canada names directors

Independent director Michael Foulkes appointed chairman

Invesco to rebrand investment funds

The company is moving to a unified global brand and retiring the Perpetual, PowerShares and Trimark names

MD Financial announces alternative investment product

MD Platinum provides institutional-level investment strategies to Canadian discretionary retail investors

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  • March 15, 2018 March 15, 2018
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RBCGAM announces ETF maturity date

The portfolio structure of RBC Target 2018 Corporate Bond Index ETF results in a duration profile similar to that of an individual bond

OSC to leave regulatory fees unchanged

Higher revenues and lower cost will produce a surplus for the regulator in fiscal 2018

SEC proposes transaction fee pilot program

U.S. securities regulators are planning to test trading fee limits

MFDA calls for nominations to regional councils

The councils provide industry personnel to preside over the self-regulatory organization’s disciplinary hearings

Household debt-to-income ratio edges lower in Q4

Total household credit market debt amounted to $2.13 trillion

Quebec budget to be tabled on March 27

Debt reduction will be the focus

TSX closes higher, while U.S. markets end mixed

Loonie slips lower