Bitcoin skidded below $10,000 US on Wednesday, halving in value from its peak price, with investors gripped by fears regulators could clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency after it rose so much last year.
The Bank of Canada is widely expected to hike its benchmark interest rate for the third time in a year this morning. But what happens after that is anyone's guess.
A spokesman for the Canadian subsidiary of insolvent British construction giant and state contractor Carillion says it's business as usual in Canada despite the parent company's collapse on Monday.
Australia has complained at the World Trade Organization about the rules applied to sales of wine by Canada and various provinces, a WTO filing showed on Tuesday.
General Motors will take a $7 billion US write-down in 2017 tied to the U.S. tax overhaul, but expects strong sales in North America and China to sustain its profit through 2018.
Prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies fell after South Korea's top financial policymaker said a crackdown on trading of cryptocurrencies was still an option.