Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,151.13 down 6.16 points):Uranium One Inc. (TSX:UUU). Miner. Unchanged at $1.89 on 28,797,743 shares.Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L). Grocery chain operator. Up $4.60, or 13.69 per cent, at $38.20 on 10,353,277 shares. The giant grocery operator’s stock shot up to a level not seen since early January on the announcement that it will create one of the largest real estate investment trusts in Canada. The REIT which would operate as a subsidiary of Loblaw, would see Canada’s biggest supermarket operator contribute real estate assets with a current market value of more than $7 billion to the venture.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up five cents, or 1.52 per cent, at $3.33 on 6,827,105 shares. Bombardier has secured an order for up to 70 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets from Delta Air Lines valued at US$1.85 billion based on current list prices.Phonetime Inc. (TSX:PHD). Telecommunications. Down a penny, or 15.38 per cent, at 5.5 cents on 6,780,500 shares.Talison Lithium Ltd. (TSX:TLH). Miner. Up 44 cents, or 6.40 per cent, at $7.31 on 5,370,663 shares. The directors of Talison is recommending the Tianqi Scheme to its shareholders and considers it as a “superior proposal” over its deal with Rockwood Holdings Inc. Tianqi has offered $7.15 per share for the Talison shares it does not already own in a bid that values the company at about $792 million, while the Rockwood offer is worth $6.50 per share or about $720 million.Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Down two cents, or 0.96 per cent, at $2.06 on 5,366,261 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,186.70 up 2.16 points):PetroFrontier Corp. (TSXV:PFC). Oil and gas. Down 19.5 cents, or 63.93 per cent, at 11 cents on 14,612,425 shares.TransGaming Inc. (TSXV:TNG). Electronic entertainment. Up 2.5 cents, or 45.45 per cent, at eight cents on 3,882,086 shares.Companies reporting major news:Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL). Discount retailer. Down $1.51, or 2.41 per cent, at $61.09 on 323,148 shares. The discount retailer saw its third-quarter profit jumped to $51.5 million from year-earlier $41.8 million while revenue soared 14.4 per cent to just under $458 million. The improvement was due to higher sales at established locations and additional stores in its network.Lululemon Athletica Inc. (TSX:LLL). Yoga-wear retailer. Up $4.85, or 7.13 per cent, at $72.89 on 466,951 shares. The company forecasted a slower sales growth in the final quarter of the year amid a 48 per cent increase in third-quarter profit. Revenue totalled $316.5 million, up from $230.2 million.Rona Inc. (TSX:RON). Home improvement retailer. Up 30 cents, or 2.96 per cent, at $10.45 on 202,993 shares. Canada’s largest home-improvement retailer says it’s preparing to sell non-core assets and make other strategic moves to improve its profitability. No details were provided.TD Bank Financial Group (TSX:TD). Bank. Down $1.46, or 1.77 per cent, at $81.12 on 2,232,170 shares. TD, one of North America’s biggest retail banks, is buying U.S.-based money manager Epoch Holding Corp. for US$668 million in cash. The bank also booked fourth-quarter income of $1.6 billion, up from $1.59 billion in the same period last year with revenue of $5.89 billion versus $5.66 billion. by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 6, 2012 7:42 pm MDT read more

Ten years after Hariri assassination Ban reasserts UN support for Lebanon

“A decade on, the message remains that impunity will not be tolerated,” said Mr. Ban in a statement issued by his spokesperson earlier today, which underscored the Organization’s commitment to supporting the work of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, with the continued support and cooperation of the Lebanese Government.The statement went on to reiterate the long standing commitment of the UN to the people of Lebanon on this occasion. “As Lebanon faces renewed challenges, the United Nations continues to work with the Government…alongside all Lebanese partners, to support the country in its efforts to strengthen stability and security, in line with relevant resolutions of the Security Council.”The Hague-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon, which officially began its work in 2009, is mandated to hold trials for those accused of carrying out the 14 February 2005 bombing near the St. George Hotel in downtown Beirut that killed 23 people, including Mr. Hariri, and injured many others. The blast was so powerful that it left a crater at least 10-metres wide and two metres deep on the street, according to the Tribunal. Following a series of other killings and bombings in Lebanon, the Lebanese Government requested that the UN create a tribunal of “international character.” The UN Security Council acknowledged the request on 15 December 2005 in its resolution 1644.The UN and the Lebanese Government signed an agreement for the Special Tribunal on 23 January 2007 and the court opened on 1 March 2009 in Leidchendam, near The Hague, the Netherlands. The also court has offices in Beirut and operates as an independent judicial organization, not a UN court. read more