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Among insiders, only REITs gain popularity as markets slide

Corporate insiders aren't rushing to snap up Canadian stocks after last week's pounding, a sign that even those investors who buy and sell shares within their own businesses are feeling a little sick to their stomach right now.<p>"In general, insiders appear to be signalling that risks are rising," …

Architects Want To Turn A Nigerian Slum Into A City That Floats On Water

Lagos, Nigeria is one of the world's ever-expanding "megacities"—urban centers with populations of more than 10 million.<p>Places like this are increasingly demanding the attention of forward-thinking architects and urban planners who can help address the demands arising from this rapid expansion, …

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Honest Buildings raises $5.5M, expands beyond energy data

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Making buildings better using data isn’t just about making them more energy efficient. That’s why startup Honest Buildings has …

Cash-rich Japanese financial firms are hoovering up Southeast Asia’s life insurance companies

So far this year Japanese companies have spent $6.6 billion in Southeast Asia, much of it on life insurance companies. Judging by reports on Tuesday that Meiji Yasuda is considering a $700 million offer for the unlisted insurer Thai Life, it looks like there’s more to come.<p>Foreign markets have long …

New exchange to take on TSX

Canada is getting a new stock exchange.<p>A group including Royal Bank of Canada and five other large investment firms is launching a competitor to the Toronto Stock Exchange, which handles the most trading in Canada.<p>The new market is designed to attract investors who are upset with what they see as …

Mortgage approvals reach 16-month high signalling upturn in housing market

The number of mortgages approved by British banks rose by a quarter in the 12 months to May, but over the same period the value of outstanding loans …

Lapsed Deadlines: A Silent Growth Killer Of Midsized Companies

I’ve been asked by dozens of CEOs and other senior executives of midsized firms over the years about how to accelerate growth. After I discuss the basics (e.g., do they have a differentiated strategy that produces superior value for their customers?), I typically get quizzical looks when I offer …

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