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Canadian home sales rise for fifth straight month in December: CREA
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Resales of Canadian homes rose 4.5 percent in December from November, the fifth straight monthly rise, likely because activity was pulled forward to avoid mortgage rule changes that hit in January, the Canadian Real Estate Association said on Monday.
Trade options for UK financial services after Brexit
LONDON (Reuters) - A stand-off between Britain and the European Union over the future of London's vast financial services industry is shaping up as one of the key Brexit battlegrounds of this year.
Canada set for multi-pronged assault in Pyeongchang
LONDON (Reuters) - Canada's speed skating team for the Winter Olympics in South Korea is much stronger than four years ago and will offer medal threats in multiple distances, according to the country's Dutch coach Bart Schouten.
South Korea's speed skaters face tough competition on home ice
(Reuters) - Picking up medals on the fast ice of the Gangneung Oval at the Winter Olympics could be a tall order for South Korea's speed skaters, according to Dutchman Bob de Jong, who is assistant coach of the hosts' national team.
Bobsleigh: Germany rightfully eye medals again - Hoppe
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany can rightfully expect bobsleigh medals at next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games, Olympic champion and German youth coach Wolfgang Hoppe said, with the sport's powerhouse looking to reclaim gold in the four-man event.
Bank of Canada to start 2018 with a hike, despite NAFTA risks
OTTAWA/BENGALURU (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada will kick off 2018 by hiking interest rates, buoyed by robust job growth, even as uncertainty around the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement lingers, a Reuters poll found.
Olympics-Speed skating-Danish inliners take budget route to Winter Olympics
Jan 15 (Reuters) - For most countries the battle for supremacy begins in earnest at next month's Winter Olympics, but when Denmark's trio of speed skaters line up for the mass start in South Korea they will already have achieved their dream.
Olympics-Speed skating-Canada set for multi-pronged assault in Pyeongchang
LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Canada's speed skating team for the Winter Olympics in South Korea is much stronger than four years ago and will offer medal threats in multiple distances, according to the country's Dutch coach Bart Schouten.
WRAPUP-HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Australian Open day one
MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Top-seed Rafa Nadal and world number three Grigor Dimitrov progressed to the second round of the Australian Open with easy victories on Monday while top American contenders were sent packing after shock defeats in the first round.
Golf: James starts another long drive to success
(Reuters) - Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy have the potential to compete in long drive competitions, but would have to focus exclusively on the discipline for a year or so to be competitive, according to world champion Justin James.
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