Uncertainty

Canada, Mexico urge quick NAFTA talks to end uncertainty | Reuters

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Mexico

The 4 Keys to Learning Anything

I’ve been studying how to learn, as I try to teach myself new skills … and absolutely love learning new things. But I keep running up against a few …

Self-improvement

Economic uncertainty at an all-time high – PwC

The current political and economic climate has contributed to some of the highest levels of uncertainty seen for decades, say PwC economists in their …

News (South Africa)

President Trump Is Causing More Economic Uncertainty Than the 2008 Financial Crisis

Donald Trump's election has led to greater uncertainty than the Financial Crisis of 2008.<p>That's according to the Economic Policy U.S. Uncertainty …

Donald Trump

NAFTA renegotiation brings uncertainty to oilpatch

Experts fear prolonged renegotiation could hurt energy industry<p>Energy industry experts fear a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade …

NAFTA

PODCAST: 'Hanging in the balance': Uncertainty looms following historic B.C. election

On CBC's election podcast The One Thing reporter Richard Zussman looks ahead to May 24.<p>It was an election result unlike any other in recent B.C. …

Western Canada

EU hails growth but warns of uncertainty in UK over Brexit

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Thursday that the bloc's economic recovery is continuing, with steady growth expected this year and next, though it warned of uncertainty in Britain due to its departure from the bloc.<p>In its spring economic forecast, the European Commission said that economic …

Brexit

Home Capital's profit falls amid 'material uncertainty' about funding

Home Capital Group Inc. reported a decline in first-quarter profit on Thursday and said the damage to its reputation that the business has sustained in recent weeks had resulted in “material uncertainty” about its ability to secure funding in the future.<p>The alternative mortgage lender’s profit fell …

Mortgages

GE shares to drop 20% as uncertainty about stock greatest in 'decades,' JPMorgan says

JPMorgan analysts cut the 12-month price target to $22, representing a 20 percent drop from Wednesday close at $27.35.

Markets

B.C. resource projects face uncertainty after election

The future of key resource projects in British Columbia has been thrown into disarray after a squeaker in the provincial election left the BC Liberals politically weakened.<p>BC Liberal Premier Christy Clark’s reduced mandate will place pressure on her to appeal to BC Green supporters as she tries to …

Canada

The Real Uncertainties of Climate Science

In his controversial first op-ed for the <i>New York Times</i> last week, neoconservative writer Bret Stephens argued that there’s great uncertainty about …

Climate Change

Husky withholds dividends due to uncertainty despite $71M profit in first quarter

Company is just the latest to report a return to black in Canada's oilpatch<p>Husky Energy says the company will continue to delay reinstating its …

Oil

Pfizer Must Learn to Live With Uncertainty - Bloomberg Gadfly

One of pharma's biggest potential M&A players doesn't seem to want to leave the sidelines.<p>On its earnings call on Tuesday, Pfizer Inc. sounded averse …

Markets

Understanding Uncertainty

People who don’t understand the process of science — or what scientists do — often expect such study to provide black-and-white solutions. At least …

Science

Let’s Stop Pretending Estimates Are Exact

Some days I feel like estimates and plans are worthless. Other days I find myself idly speculating that <i>if only we were better at planning and</i> …

Project Management

Colgate-Palmolive warns on global uncertainty

Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) reports organic revenue increased 0.5% in Q1.<p>Sales in North America fell 5% Y/Y. Unit volume was down 0.5% and pricing …

Business

Riyadh’s new financial hub struggles with ownership uncertainty

A glitzy $10 billion financial district in Riyadh hopes to open its first phase for business this year but is struggling with red tape and …

Saudi Arabia

Teaching Kids To Be Comfortable With Complexity and Uncertainty

<i>When we guess what’s inside a mysterious box, we notice how it feels when we’re asked a question and don’t know the answer.</i><p>My grown son tells me that …

Parenting

Government backflip ‘late in the piece’ as uncertainty forces community centres to let lawyers go

Community legal centres say they have already had to let lawyers go in anticipation of budget cuts now reversed by the Turnbull …

Government

3 Things All Great Leaders Know

Use uncertainty as a tool!<p><i>This article is the third of a 3-part series where I explore scale, transparency and uncertainty. These are 3 key determinants necessary to achieve a mindset that allows for more innovative flow.</i><p>How comfortable are you with ambiguous environments? If you are like most of …

Leadership

The Reluctant Memoirist: Moving from Fiction in Uncertain Times

I never set out to become a memoirist. It wasn’t that I was one-sided in my creative aspirations. I longed to write fiction – novels and short stories, scripts for the stage and screen. Some of my personal life invariably winds up in those fictional worlds. I’m also not a particularly private …

Authors

The Main Reason Changing Your Life is Tough

Many of us have things we’d like to change: our exercise and diet habits, procrastination and productivity habits, patience and mindfulness habits, …

Happiness

Americans univesting in their businesses because of political uncertainty

What lifts the S&P to 2,700? "Fast Money Halftime Report" traders discuss the bull run with Mike Wilson, Morgan Stanley chief strategist, on how tax …

Tax Reform

Building a Resilient Business Inspired by Biology

Many global enterprises today have succeeded by following a simple recipe: procure, manufacture, and assemble in the lowest-cost locations; link …

Economics

Wittgenstein and the Dangers of Certainty

<i>The following notes on the politics of rising uncertainty and the future of democracy were prepared for the inaugural CISS global forum, Peace and</i> …

Democracy

How to Keep Your Team Focused and Productive During Uncertain Times

Uncertainty is uncomfortable for everyone. Whether it’s political turmoil or a reorganization at your company, employees who are concerned about their future are likely to be distracted and unproductive. What should a manager do? How can you keep people focused while also helping them cope with the …

Harvard Business Review

The 9 underlying causes of anxiety and how to deal with them

Underlying much of what we do is an uncertainty, an anxiety, a fear, doubts, dissatisfaction …<p>And we react to these anxieties, dissatisfaction and uncertainty in so many unhelpful ways: We seek distraction, we eat unhealthy food, we procrastinate, we get caught in a cycle of anxiety and …

How to Deal

A Survival Guide to the Trump Era: Embrace Uncertainty

A week before the inauguration of Donald Trump, I was on an airplane going to Florida. There was a tremendous amount of turbulence on the trip so I …

Donald Trump

To survive in an increasingly unpredictable world, we need to train our brains to embrace uncertainty

We don’t like experts to express uncertainty. Imagine a politician running for president who promises “I’ll <i>try</i> to make good decisions most of the time. Our policies will <i>probably</i> improve the economy.” Would you vote for them? Probably not. We also want doctors devoid of any doubt over treatments and …

Big Ideas

ICU Medical - Pfizer Deal Gets Cheaper For The Wrong Reason, Not Appealing Yet Amidst Elevated Uncertainty

ICU Medical is getting a discount on the Pfizer deal, for the wrong reasons.<p>The discount, which not only reduces the price but allows ICU to avoid …

Investing