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Richard Koo: Canada is at risk of a balance sheet recession

A Q&A with Richard Koo, one of the world’s top economic thinkers on the dangers of debt and deleveraging—and why Canada should watch out<p>Richard Koo, …

Loonie closes higher amid disappointing U.S. economic data

The Canadian dollar closed higher Friday but well off session highs amid some disappointing U.S. economic data.<p>The loonie rose 0.15 of a cent to end at 79.89 cents (U.S.).<p>U.S. gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2.2 per cent in the October-December quarter, down from estimates of 2.6 …

Canada forecast to see two years of tame economic growth amid oil shock

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Friday, Feb. 27, 2015</i>.<p><b>Tame growth seen</b><br>A new forecast suggests Canada is in for two years of just moderate economic growth amid the oil shock.<p>Bank of Nova Scotia projects the economy will eke out average growth of 1.9 per cent this year and 2 per …

Learn from Buffett, but that doesn’t mean investing in Berkshire

<i>Norman Rothery is the value investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here <i>and view his</i> model portfolio here<i>. For more Strategy Lab columns, visit</i> tgam.ca/strategy-lab<p>Value investors are thinking about lives well lived this week. They're looking forward to reading what …