March 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and British Prime Minister Theresa May exchanged congratulatory messages Monday on the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level between China and Britain.
Over the past 45 years, mutual integration of interests between China and Britain has kept deepening, with plenty of achievements made in mutually beneficial cooperation, while people-to-people and cultural contacts between the two countries have become increasingly closer, practically in the interest of the two peoples, Li said in his congratulatory message.
Currently, China-Britain relations stand at a new starting point and have a solid foundation for cooperation and a broad space for growth, Li said.
China is willing to make joint efforts together with Britain to further consolidate mutual trust, pursue new achievements in bilateral pragmatic cooperation, and push bilateral ties to advance further and steadily on the track of mutual trust, mutual complementation and mutual benefit, in the greater interest of the two peoples, he said.
Theresa May expressed good wishes to the Chinese government and people in her congratulatory message.
The Britain-China partnership is in sustained development, with frequent high-level exchanges and contact, with fruitful high-level dialogue, with increasingly closer trade and investment links, and with people-to-people and cultural exchange keeping deepening, which has greatly promoted the well-being of the two countries, she said.
The British prime minister expressed the belief that Britain-China cooperation will surely score more achievements in future.
TORONTO, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Canada's main stock market in Toronto ended Wednesday trading marginally lower, paring steeper losses after minutes of the latest U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting offered a balanced view on when it may hike U.S. interest rates.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's benchmark Standard & Poor'sTSX Composite Index lost 5.84 point, or 0.04 percent, to close at 14,697.60 points. Three of the TSX index's eight main sub-sectors were lower.
Oil prices rallied for a fifth straight session Wednesday as official data showed U.S. crude stockpiles dropped last week.
The West Texas Intermediate for September delivery increased 0.21 U.S. dollar to settle at 46.79 dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent crude for October delivery gained 0.62 dollar to close at 49.85 dollars a barrel on the London ICE Futures Exchange.
Weighed by earlier fall of crude prices, TSX energy group inched down 0.61 percent, as major producer Suncor Energy fell 0.71 percent to 36.33 Canadian dollars (28.26 U.S. dollars) and pipeline company TransCanada Corporation slipped 0.44 percent to 61.10 Canadian dollars.
Among gold plays, Barrick Gold shed 2.23 percent to 26.78 Canadian dollars and Goldcorp Inc. lost 1.74 percent to 23.76 Canadian dollars.
Brookfield Asset Management fell 0.33 percent to 44.66 Canadian dollars. The company has signed a preliminary contract to buy a majority stake in water and sewage group Odebrecht Ambiental.
Health care stocks showed the most bounce on the day as Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. advanced 12.64 percent to 38.51 Canadian dollars after Morgan Stanley raised its rating and price target on the stock.
Performance Sports Group Ltd. slumped 14.81 percent to 2.30 Canadian dollars after the sports equipment maker said it was facing an investigation by U.S. and Canadian securities regulators, two days after it said it was conducting an internal probe into its financials.
The Canadian dollar traded lower at 0.7778 U.S. dollar, compared with Tuesday's closing rate of 0.7780 U.S. dollar.
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