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Streetwise newsletter: CIBC unveils own digital bank; Fidelity plots move into Canadian ETF market

A CIBC sign is seen outside of an Ottawa branch in 2016.

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Starting on Nov. 1, CIBC will create a branchless banking brand, Simplii Financial, and move about two million clients from President's Choice Financial, a low-cost banking subsidiary run jointly with grocery behemoth Loblaw Cos. Ltd. Story (James Bradshaw)

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The Canadian arm of U.S. mutual fund giant Fidelity Investments is gearing up to enter the crowded market for exchange-traded funds, with the company on the hunt for an executive to develop ETFs to sell in this country. Story (Clare O'Hara)

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General Motors Co. is delisting its shares from the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada effective at the end of November. Story

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Hedge fund Elliott Management has upped the stakes at BHP , gaining powers to push for change by raising its holding in the miner's London-listed arm to 5 per cent. Story

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Mashable Inc. is exploring strategic options including the sale of all or part of the online media company, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Bloomberg

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