Money (Canada)

Canada Post rural workers to get hefty pay increase, arbitrator rules

OTTAWA — An arbitrator has released a ruling in a long-standing pay equity dispute at Canada Post that gives rural carriers a hefty pay increase.<p>A …

Business (Canada)

Nissan recalls nearly 20,000 vehicles in Canada over fire risks

DETROIT – Nissan recalled nearly 240,000 cars and SUVs worldwide due to a fire risk and is advising people to park the vehicles outdoors in rare …

Business (Canada)

Hong Kong dollar jumps most since 2003 as liquidity tightens

HONG KONG: The Hong Kong dollar surged the most in 15 years, with analysts citing the prospect of higher rates in the city, stop losses and upcoming …

Hong Kong

Canada Inflation: Price Growth Should Begin To Slide

<i>By</i> <i>James Smith, Developed Markets Economist</i><p><b>Cast your mind back to last month, when inflation caught markets off-guard. Headline CPI spiked on higher</b> …

Bank of Canada

TFSA Investors: 3 Top Canadian Stocks to Own for 30 Years

Canadians are using their Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) to hold top-quality stocks as a part of their long-term retirement savings plan.Ideally, …

Bank of Canada

Canadian dollar strengthens to three-week high as greenback broadly slides

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar strengthened to its highest in more than three weeks against its U.S. counterpart on Thursday as the greenback broadly fell and investors awaited clues on the prospect of a deal to revamp the NAFTA trade pact.<p>At 9:22 a.m. (1322 GMT), the Canadian dollar …

Trade Pact

AFN chief voices concern over uncertainty about NAFTA’s Indigenous chapter

OTTAWA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is raising concerns that a promised Indigenous chapter in a renewed North American Free …

Business (Canada)

More Canadian banks measuring carbon risk as clients demand more analysis

CALGARY — Investors are paying closer attention to the environmental footprint of Canada’s publicly-listed companies, and major banks are responding …

Investing (Canada)

Envision’s US$5.05bn loan marks jumbo buyout trio

NEW YORK (LPC) - The US$5.05bn term loan for Envision Healthcare is the third massive leveraged loan to hit the market since September and also looks set to benefit from huge institutional demand which has already seen multibillion buyout loans for Thomson Reuters’ F&R business, Refinitiv, and Akzo …

Investing

Global economic growth ‘may have now peaked,’ OECD says — for Canada, too

A prominent think-tank says overall economic growth is set to slow down — and that includes Canada.<p>In its September outlook, the Paris-based …

Business (Canada)

Coinsquare moves into ETF business with two new funds

Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinsquare is moving into the exchange-traded fund business as its investment management division launches two new technology funds.<p>Coin Capital Investment Management Inc., a portfolio management subsidiary established in July, has become the 30th ETF provider in …

Blockchain

DIARY-Top Economic Events to Nov 28

© Reuters. DIARY-Top Economic Events to Nov 28<p>Sept 21 (Reuters) -<p>For other diaries, please see:<p>Top Economic Events<p>M/DIARY<p>Emerging Markets Economic …

Federal Reserve

Entrepreneurial Spirit Strong with Majority of Canadians Thinking About Owning a Business: RBC Poll

<b>Forty per cent of non-business owners demonstrating entrepreneurial behaviour</b><p>TORONTO , Sept. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and …

Entrepreneurship

At midday: TSX flat despite jump in bank, marijuana stocks

Canada’s main index sat flat on Thursday despite rises in the heavyweight financial sector and shares of cannabis producers.<p>At 11:30 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 9.06 points, or 0.06 per cent, at 16,159.27.<p>Five of the index’s 11 major sectors were higher, led …

S&P 500

CAP sponsors not satisfied with retirement products in Canadian market

Canadian plan sponsors aren’t satisfied with the retirement products available for capital accumulation plans and aren’t especially confident their …

Personal Finance (Canada)

RRSP Investors: Grow Your Wealth With These 3 Top Growth Stocks

An RRSP is a great investment vehicle for investors to save for their retirement, as every cent of dividend income and of capital gains is tax …

Mergers & Acquisitions

Ticket Platform Eventbrite Soars in New York Trading Debut

Online meeting and planning service Eventbrite Inc. rose as much as 68 percent after raising $230 million in its initial public offering.<p>The San …

Eventbrite

Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe rheumatoid arthritis drug

Pharmaceutical giant AbbVie illegally plied doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world’s bestselling drugs, Humira, despite …

Personal Finance (Canada)

Akzo Nobel loans break for trading

© Reuters. Akzo Nobel loans break for trading<p>By Yun Li<p>NEW YORK, Sept 20 (LPC) - The US$6.44bn in term loans backing Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) and …

AkzoNobel

Bond traders see 2019 as battleground over Federal Reserve's rate path

For the world’s biggest bond market, 2019 is turning into a battleground for bets on the path of U.S. monetary policy.<p>Investors in recent weeks have …

Trading

Registered vs. Non-Registered Accounts: Factors To Consider

Some readers of this blog have asked me on different occasions what investment accounts they should invest in and when to utilize a registered vs. a …

Retirement (Canada)

Pension plans turning to alternatives for steady returns amid ultra-low bond yields

Alternative asset funds are adapting to keep pace with the significant and growing demand from investors, according to new research by the …

Personal Finance (Canada)

Thursday’s Insider Report: CEO trades over $3.7-million worth of stock

Featured below are companies that have experienced recent insider trading activity in the public market through their direct and indirect ownerships, including accounts they have control or direction over.<p>The list features insider transaction activity; it does not convey total ownership information …

Bank of Canada

15 companies in Los Angeles this month hiring for $100K positions like crazy

Well La La Land may have lost the Oscar (after a major mixup) but that doesn’t mean it isn’t winning when it comes to jobs. In addition to the film …

Los Angeles

National Bank launches a new transaction site

<b>The new online bank gives clients a 360-degree view of their bank accounts, including those held at other financial institutions</b><p>MONTREAL, Sept. 19, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - After launching a new version of its website nbc.ca, National Bank is continuing to enhance its digital experience by rolling out a …

Bank of Canada

New mortgages up 63% among Canadians aged 73-93: TransUnion

The volume of new mortgages across Canada has been slowing down in recent months, amid rising interest rates and tougher federal regulations, a new …

Business (Canada)

40% of employers support a compressed work week: survey

Forty per cent of Canadian advertising and marketing managers said a compressed work week would increase employee productivity, according to a new …

Personal Finance (Canada)

Blue Chips Rise; JPMorgan, Goldman Lead Dow; Oil Stocks Strong Again

Blue chips in the Dow Jones held solid gains in afternoon trading Wednesday, while technology stocks lagged. <b>JPMorgan</b> (JPM) and <b>Goldman Sachs</b> (GS) were …

Business

Arcadia Data Receives Editors' Choice Honors in Third Annual Datanami Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards

SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Arcadia Data, provider of the first native visual analytics software native to Apache Hadoop® and the cloud, has been recognized in the third annual Datanami Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards, presented during the Strata Data Conference. …

Awards

At the open: Tilray, marijuana producers soar in early trading

Canada’s main stock index opened flat on Wednesday as gains in the healthcare sector, led by cannabis producers, were offset by losses in the energy sector.<p>The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 9.86 points, or 0.06 per cent, at 16,186.18.<p>The U.S.-listed shares of marijuana …

Trade Pact