Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,143.99, down 5.15 points):Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Miner. Up eight cents, or 6.20 per cent, to $1.37 on 8.3 million shares.IC Potash Corp. (TSX:ICP). Agriculture. Down half-a-cent, or 14.29 per cent, to three cents on 6.8 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 17 cents, or 1.48 per cent, to $11.65 on 6.2 million shares.Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Oil and gas. Up five cents, or 1.52 per cent, to $3.33 on 4.9 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down two cents, or 0.22 per cent, to $9.22 on 4.7 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up eight cents, or 2.77 per cent, to $2.97 on 4.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B). Convenience stores. Up $2.25, or 3.74 per cent, to $62.40 on 1.5 million shares. The Quebec-based convenience store operator capped its fiscal year with a strong fourth quarter as its Canadian operations got a boost from the full impact of its acquisition of Esso convenience stores. For the full year, the company earned US$1.21 billion on US$37.9 billion of revenues, compared to US$1.19 billion on US$34.1 billion a year earlier.Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX:HCG). Financial Services. Down 20 cents, or 1.37 per cent, to $14.39 on 853,485 shares. A veteran of the Canadian financial services and mortgage industry has been appointed the next CEO of the Toronto-based alternative mortgage lender, which is working to restore investor and customer confidence after it appeared to be on the brink of collapse earlier this year. Yousry Bissada, 57, will join Home Capital on Aug. 3, replacing interim CEO Bonita Then.Vermilion Energy Inc. (TSX:VET). Oil and gas. Up 81 cents, or 2.09 per cent, to $39.55 on 591,161 shares. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board will pay nearly C$1.4 billion to become the largest partner in the Corrib offshore natural gas field, 83 kilometres off the coast of Ireland. After that deal closes, CPPIB plans to transfer a 1.5 per cent interest in the project to Vermilion for C$32.2 million and the Calgary-based company will have a 20 per cent interest in Corrib and be its operator.
ATHENS, Greece – About 15,000 people have gathered in central Athens to support the newly elected government’s push for a better deal on Greece’s debt.Protesters are carrying banners denouncing economic austerity and Greece’s creditors.Similar rallies are taking place in several Greek cities and about forty other solidarity gatherings are planned across Europe and in Australia, Brazil and the US.The Greek government has enthusiastically welcomed these rallies while insisting that they are spontaneous affairs, organized through social media.On Monday, a gathering of Eurozone finance ministers will consider Greece’s proposal for short-term “bridge financing” without the onerous terms previously imposed on the country, until a longer-term solution to Greece’s crushing debt is found.So-called technical level talks with creditor representatives ended Saturday, Greek officials say. Thousands rally against austerity across Greece ahead of Monday’s Eurozone meeting Backdropped by Britain’s National Gallery in central London, protesters hold placards during a rally to show solidarity with Greece, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. Hundreds of protesters gathered in support of the new government and the anti-austerity movement in Greece. Greece’s new left-wing government is pressing for a short-term “bridge” agreement with eurozone lenders and a longer-term debt relief deal later this year. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) by The Associated Press Posted Feb 15, 2015 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email