CANADA STOCKS-TSX expected to reopen after stall

Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:56am EST
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TORONTO Dec 18 (Reuters) - All eyes will be on Toronto's main stock index, the S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE, when it is expected to open on Thursday for normal trading after the broader exchange and its small-cap counterpart were halted in the previous session due to a technical glitch.

Here is some of the news that may affect the market:


Shares of TMX Group Inc could see action after the exchange operator shuttered the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange on Wednesday due to technical glitches with its data feeds. [ID:nN18376387]


Telecom giant BCE Inc has sued its would-be buyers in a failed C$34.8 billion takeover agreement over the collapsed deal's C$1.2 billion break-up fee. [ID:nN17349465]


The Canadian government predicted for the first time on Wednesday that the nation's economy would contract and Ottawa would run a budget deficit next year -- its first in more than a decade. [ID:N17321668]

RETAIL SALES   Continued...