PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Aug 7
Aug 7 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
* Canadian companies are facing higher pension costs after the Canadian Institute of Actuaries published new research that suggests workers are living longer than previously thought. The numbers matter to business because most corporate pension plans use the institute's mortality tables as a starting point when calculating the future cost of pensions. ()
* The federal government's push to reduce the number of Roma refugees from Hungary appears to be working, with a drop of hundreds to only dozens of Hungarians filing for asylum since the crackdown late last year. The number of Hungarian asylum seekers declined to just 33 between January and March this year, compared with 724 for the same period last year. ()
Reports in the business section:
* Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp is limiting guarantees it offers banks and other lenders on mortgage backed securities. The measure comes amid the federal government's efforts to protect taxpayers from financial risks in the housing sector, further cool lending and add upward pressure to mortgage rates. () Continued...