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Fears of bankruptcy, debt ease after COVID-19 shock, poll suggests

Fears of bankruptcy, debt ease after COVID-19 shock, poll suggests

CALGARY — Canadian consumers are more upbeat about their personal debt than they have been for three years, despite the recession brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, a poll has found.
Analysts split over $45-million drilling partner consolidation by Ensign Energy

Analysts split over $45-million drilling partner consolidation by Ensign Energy

CALGARY — Analysts are split on the wisdom of Ensign Energy Services Inc.'s US$33.4-million move to buy out partner Halliburton Co.'s stake in an international drilling joint venture.
Wattpad investigating possible data breach, won't say how many may be impacted

Wattpad investigating possible data breach, won't say how many may be impacted

TORONTO — Wattpad Corp. is investigating whether there has been a breach of its user data. The online storytelling platform says it has become aware of recent reports suggesting some user data has been accessed without authorization.
Yamana Gold seeks London stock listing to increase access to European investors

Yamana Gold seeks London stock listing to increase access to European investors

TORONTO — Canadian precious metals miner Yamana Gold Inc. says it is in the advanced stages of listing its shares on the London Stock Exchange. It is currently listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Stirring in the oil patch, Chevron buys Noble for $5 billion

Stirring in the oil patch, Chevron buys Noble for $5 billion

NEW YORK — Chevron will take over Noble Energy for $5 billion in the first big deal announced since the coronavirus pandemic shook the energy sector.
Aurora to lay off more staff in restructuring of European operations

Aurora to lay off more staff in restructuring of European operations

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. is reorganizing its European operations and cutting some jobs.
Separatists protest Spanish royals' visit to rural Catalonia

Separatists protest Spanish royals' visit to rural Catalonia

L’ESPLUGA DE FRANCOLI, Spain — Hundreds of Catalan independence supporters protested the visit of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on Monday to the northeastern region as part of a royal tour across Spain that is meant to bolster spirits amid the cor
UAE's Amal spacecraft rockets toward Mars in Arab world 1st

UAE's Amal spacecraft rockets toward Mars in Arab world 1st

TOKYO — A United Arab Emirates spacecraft rocketed into blue skies from a Japanese launch centre Monday at the start of a seven-month journey to Mars on the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: May retail trade Statistics Canada will release retail trade figures for May on Tuesday. The agency said retail sales fell by a record 26.4 per cent to $34.

Open houses resume, but the home-buying pastime has drastically changed

TORONTO — Leave the doors open and all the lights on. That's one of the many new guidelines for people opening their homes — perhaps for the first time in months — so real estate agents can host open houses.