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  • First Carillion task force meeting ‘constructive’ The group will co-ordinate efforts to support business and workers affected, government says Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • ATM shake-up could leave many without cash, consumer group warns People in remote areas could be left with little or no access to cash, says consumer group Which? Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Feds Trigger NAFTA Measures Over Softwood Lumber, Bombardier Disputes OTTAWA — The federal government has filed requests for panel reviews under NAFTA Chapter 19 to appeal final U.S. decisions to impose duties on imports of Bombardier C Series aircraft and softwood lumber from Canada.The notices follow the U.S. Dep… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Fli Charge demonstrates its charging pad with Craftsman power tools  Don’t call Fli Charge wireless charging. Fli Charge is conductive charging. It’s just like plugging something into a wall but uses powered surfaces to distribute power. And thanks to proprietary tech, it’s safe to the touch and … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • The BecDot is a toy that helps teach vision-impaired kids to read braille  Learning braille is a skill that, like most, is best learned at an early age by those who need it. But toddlers with vision impairment often have few or no options to do so, leaving them behind their peers academically and socially. BecDot is a t… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • The Guardian view on a caring capitalism: healing an unhappy society | Editorial It is time to base the economy on a more rounded view of human nature than that one that just considers individuals as selfish calculators of utilityThe zero-sum game of competition for money and status that has gripped societies over the past 30 years… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • SEC cools traders’ hot plans for cryptocurrency-based exchange traded funds  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has serious concerns about the securities industry’s plans to create exchange traded funds around cryptocurrency. In a strongly worded letter to the heads of the Securities Industry and Financial … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative. By Andy BeckettWork is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society w… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Oil specialist Westbeck to launch electric vehicle hedge fund LONDON (Reuters) – Oil-focused hedge fund firm Westbeck Capital will enter new territory next month with an equities fund designed to tap into growing excitement over electric vehicles, according to… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Morgan Stanley raises targets, but Wall Street wants more (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley raised key profitability and efficiency targets on Thursday, but those loftier goals failed to impress Wall Street analysts, who repeatedly asked Chief Executive Officer… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • U.S. fund investors pull most cash from ‘junk’ in two months: Lipper NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. fund investors pulled $3.1 billion from high-yield “junk” bonds during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, offering new warning signs about risk appetite… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Families can pool resources for disabled in ABLE accounts CHICAGO (Reuters) – TJ Rodriguez is 36 and cannot walk without a walker, but horse riding helps him build his strength. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new ...
  • Factbox: Big U.S. banks’ fourth-quarter results muddied by new tax law (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley reported quarterly results on Thursday, rounding off an earnings season for big U.S. banks marked by across-the-board hit to profits from the U.S. tax overhaul. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new ...
  • Ex-Bank of America executive Malik to launch fund advisory firm NEW YORK (Reuters) – Omeed Malik, a former Bank of America Merrill Lynch executive, is preparing to launch an advisory firm for hedge funds and other so-called alternative investment managers,… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Thadaney to leave Toronto Stock Exchange owner TMX Group (Reuters) – TMX Group’s head of equity capital markets, Nicholas Thadaney, is leaving Canada’s biggest stock exchange operator after a reorganization of the company, Chief Executive Officer Lou… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new ...
  • Exclusive: Blackstone’s Hill hands hedge fund reins to McCormick BOSTON (Reuters) – After nearly two decades of growing Blackstone Group into the world’s biggest hedge fund investor with some $74 billion in assets, J. Tomilson Hill is passing the baton. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • Your estate plan needs an update, even if it is new NEW YORK (Reuters) – Got a dusty old binder with your will and estate plan? Even if you had your paperwork set up a few years ago, all of your documents are now out of date, thanks to new tax laws… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • UK’s largest estate agent Countrywide issues profit warning Shares plunge at owner of Bairstow Eves and Hamptons brands as number of UK property sales fall Shares in the UK’s largest estate agent, Countrywide, tumbled 18% as the group warned that profits would fall short of forecasts after a “disappointing” fou… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Nursing home study raises questions on Medicare managed care networks CHICAGO (Reuters) – Managed care is the hot trend in Medicare, with the number of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans projected to soar over the coming decade. These plans offer simplicity… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • Sears Canada Paid Hundreds Of Millions In Dividends As Pension Fund Suffered TORONTO — The court appointed monitor for Sears Canada’s insolvency says it is reviewing millions of dollars the company paid in dividends while its pension fund fell short.FTI Consulting Canada Inc. filed a report Monday with the Ontario Superio… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Burger King Denies Foreign Workers Sleeping In Basement Of Alberta Location Burger King’s parent company is denying reports that foreign workers were found sleeping in the basement of a location in Alberta.An order from Alberta Health Services, dated Jan. 10, said inspectors found evidence of “sleeping/living accommodations fo… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Cboe gets nod to challenge NYSE, Nasdaq for closing stock orders NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday approved a proposal from No. 2 U.S. stock exchange operator Cboe Global Markets Inc to compete for end-of-day orders for… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • Bank of America takes tax hit, vows longer-term boost (Reuters) – Bank of America Corp’s quarterly profit was nearly chopped in half by tax-related charges but the lender’s management promised the new U.S. tax system would eventually benefit… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new ...
  • Carillion: Are pensions on the brink? How many pensions are in deficit and does it matter? Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • U.S. investors’ love affair with bonds unshaken by rising yields NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. fund investors stampeded into bonds and world stocks during the latest week, ignoring warning signs about stretched prices, according to the Investment Company Institute… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new ...
  • Gender pay gap ‘widens as women get older’ The ONS finds the gender pay gap increased from 40 onwards, peaking between 50 and 59. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ ...
  • Are the days of loyalty cards numbered after Tesco’s change? Tesco’s decision to alter its Clubcard scheme may be a sign of more change ahead, experts predict. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • This small robotic stingray could be the future of biological bots  What do you get when you smush a bunch off live heart cells, specialized biomaterials, and electrodes into a tiny, stingray-shaped package? If you said “lunch” than you’re wrong. Instead, you get the first example of bioinspired… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Nintendo’s bringing DIY robots and more to the Switch using cardboard  Nintendo’s big new surprise interactive experience for the Switch is now official, and it’s basically a maker kit for the portable console that uses cardboard component pieces to allow people to build a range of different creations an… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Loblaws Accused Of Using Barbados Bank Subsidiary For Tax Avoidance TORONTO — Loblaw Companies Ltd. and the Canada Revenue Agency faced off in a Toronto court today, the latest in an ongoing battle involving allegations that the grocery giant’s Barbadian banking subsidiary was misused for tax avoidance.The case i… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Wells Fargo’s chief risk officer to retire (Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co said on Wednesday Chief Risk Officer Mike Loughlin will retire, and a successor will be appointed in the next few months. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Women-In-Business Group Created By Trudeau, Ivanka Trump Shares 1st Report WASHINGTON — A Canada-U.S. women-in-business group created by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ivanka Trump released its first set of recommendations Wednesday, proposing more affordable child care and a new binational procurement initiative.It’… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Sovereign investor 2017 deal values down 24 percent at $72 billion LONDON (Reuters) – Sovereign investor deal-making fell 24 percent in 2017 to $72.5 billion as megadeals such as China Investment Corp’s (CIC) bumper $13.8 billion buy of warehouse firm Logicor, which… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • Apple Supplier Catcher Technology Co. Denies Charges Of Unsafe, Unclean Working Conditions SHANGHAI — An Apple Inc. supplier in eastern China has denied allegations by a New York rights group that its workers toil for ten-hour shifts in loud, polluted conditions, without proper overtime pay or adequate safety protections to make MacBoo… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • The IMF has choked Tunisia. No wonder the people are rioting | Jihen Chandoul Since the 2011 uprising, the IMF – backed by the G8 – has imposed economic reforms on Tunisia, at a cost to ordinary peopleTunisia has been facing protests across the country at price and tax rises since 3 January – the anniversary of the “bread riots”… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Now Is The Best Time To Become A Freelance Writer The work-from-home lifestyle of a professional writer offers benefits that most professionals working in an office can only dream of. The reality is it requires late nights editing content, researching mundane topics and learning the latest trends to s… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Rex Tillerson Calls Out Russia, China For Helping North Korea At Vancouver Summit VANCOUVER — North Korea may have been the main target, but China and Russia were also in the crosshairs Tuesday as Canada huddled with some of its closest partners to discuss how best to put an end to Pyongyang’s nuclear aspirations.The main comp… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • NYSE to launch new NYSE National exchange in second quarter NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Stock Exchange parent Intercontinental Exchange Inc (ICE) plans to launch its fourth U.S. stock market, NYSE National, in the second quarter, according to a recent… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • U.S. companies list blockchain ETFs as bitcoin proposals languish NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors looking to profit from excitement surrounding bitcoin technology will get a new opportunity this week. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Canadian Cities Must Start Using Open-Loop Transit Systems Were you stuck in traffic today? Yesterday? Expecting the same tomorrow?Whether jammed into a bus or streetcar, or turtling along in a car, the transit woes of big city residents continue to handcuff governments, businesses and commuters. Putting the b… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Pimco doubts U.S. will enact infrastructure spending, welfare reform in 2018 NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investment firm Pimco thinks it is unlikely that Washington will enact welfare reform or a major spending plan to improve bridges, roads and other infrastructure in 2018, Libby… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • NAFTA’s Chapter 11 Mechanism Defended By Canada Is Costing Taxpayers: Report A progressive group says it’s baffled that the Canadian government has worked at the NAFTA negotiating table to protect a dispute resolution system that allows companies to sue governments, estimating it has cost Canadian taxpayers $314 million.The Can… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Toronto Rental Rates Now Exceed Vancouver’s, As Housing Shortage Persists In a sign that Canada’s largest city continues to grapple with a housing shortage, rents in Toronto have now climbed above those of Vancouver, the long-running (and now former) champion of pricey apartments in Canada. A one-bedroom apartment in Toronto now rents out for an average of $2,020, a 15.4-per-cent jump in the space of a ...
  • Uber to introduce limit on drivers’ hours Drivers who do not take a long enough break will not be able to log in to the app and take trips. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in ...
  • Ontario Minimum Wage: Two-Thirds Of Voters Support Hike, Forum Research Poll Shows A majority of Ontario voters are in favour of the province’s recent minimum wage increase, but opinion is split on its effect on the economy.A Forum Research poll showed 62 per cent of Ontario voters said they approve of the provincial government incre… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Stock ‘fear index’ snaps out of extended snooze, jumps to six-week high NEW YORK (Reuters) – A widely followed gauge of expected near-term stock price gyrations perked up on Tuesday to a six-week high as traders took to the equity options market to pick up some… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Your House Price Vs. The Markets: Which One Did Better In 2017? Sorry, Toronto homeowners, but chances are you didn’t beat the markets on your house this year. In fact, a nice stock or bond portfolio would have given you better returns over the past year than Toronto real estate. Not so for residents of Vancouver, where real estate handily beat stocks and bonds over the past year. ...
  • How To Keep Personal Data Safe When Companies Can’t (Or Won’t) Organizations came under fire in 2017, a year of reckoning for businesses on how they managed corporate and personal data. The increase in cyberattacks, and in particular the use of ransomware, has become so pervasive that an underground ransomware mar… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Greenlight’s Einhorn bets on Brighthouse, makes money on GM BOSTON (Reuters) – Hedge fund manager David Einhorn told investors on Tuesday that he made several new bets, including a “large” one on Brighthouse Financial, late last year and that he made money on… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Canada Sees Huge Spike In Available Jobs. Wages, Not So Much. If you needed any more evidence that Canada’s job market is on fire these days, look no further than Statistics Canada’s latest survey of job vacancies.The number of available jobs in Canada soared by 15.1 per cent over the past year, to a total of 468… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • 6 Canadian Banks Accused Of Manipulating Interest Rate Benchmark For Profit WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A class-action lawsuit filed in a U.S. court alleges six Canadian banks and three others conspired to increase the profitability of their derivatives trading business by manipulating an interest rate benchmark for about seven… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Be a money superhero and cosplay on a budget NEW YORK (Reuters) – If you ever happen to run into Burbank’s Mark Chu-Lin, he might not respond if you call out to him by name. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • 5 Changes You Need To Know Before Filing Your Income Tax Are you getting more mail than usual? You may be disappointed to notice that it’s not your monthly issue of Fashion Magazine, or Ed McMahon (R.I.P.) with that million dollar cheque.Tax season is approaching and tax slips for 2017 will begin to roll in…. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Freedom Mobile Triples New Subscribers In Effort To Take On Big 3 Telcos The arrival of Apple devices at Freedom Mobile last month has transformed the way it’s competing against Canada’s three big national wireless carriers, Shaw Communications said Thursday after it reported a big boost in wireless subscribers in the quart… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Round Hill, investor in Beatles and Bruno Mars songs, raises new fund (Reuters) – Round Hill Music Royalty Partners, a private equity firm which invests in the copyright of songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bruno Mars, said on Tuesday it… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Activist fund Elliott urges changes to Bezeq Telecom board TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Activist investor Elliott called for sweeping changes to the board of Bezeq Israel Telecom as it disclosed it has a 4.8 percent stake in the company, which has been under… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Walmart Boosts Pay For Some U.S. Workers, But Cuts Thousands Of Jobs NEW YORK — For some Walmart employees, the day brought news of a pay raise. Others learned they were out of a job.Walmart said Thursday that it is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers and handing out bonuses. The announcement came as the… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • The Tragically Hip, Weed Millionaires, Back Cannabis Merger TORONTO — Newstrike Resources Ltd. says the Tragically Hip are backing the company’s deal to be acquired by CanniMed Therapeutics Inc.The band is a creative partner and shareholder in Newstrike, the company says.According to a report in the Globe… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • 16/01/2018 News and insight from the business world with Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • Tim Hortons Breakfast Prices Increased At Some Locations After Ont. Minimum Wage Hike TORONTO — The parent company of Tim Hortons says restaurants in select markets have increased prices on certain breakfast items.Restaurant Brands International (TSX:RBI) of Oakville, Ont., says regular price adjustments are “a normal part of the … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Canada Debt Survey: A Third Of Canadians Can’t Make Their Monthly Payments As Canadians prepare for a possible interest rate hike from the Bank of Canada this week, a new study is warning that the country’s indebted consumers are increasingly struggling to keep up with their expenses.One-third of Canadians say they are no lon… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Carillion’s Liquidation Threatens 6,000 Jobs In Canada, 40,000 Worldwide LONDON — U.K-based construction and services giant Carillion has gone into liquidation, putting thousands of jobs and millions of pounds’ worth of British government contracts at risk.Carillion employs more than 6,000 people in Canada and 40,000 … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Debt fears for poorer households A quarter of very low-income households have high debt repayments or are behind on bills or repayments. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Canadians Trust Their Media More Than People In Most Countries: Pew Center Study Canadians are generally happy with their news media, and that could be thanks to their trust in the federal government and faith in the country’s economic performance.A Pew Research Center study into global attitudes on media showed out of 38 countries… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Home Sales, Prices Rose In December As Canadians Raced Against New Mortgage Rules: CREA TORONTO — National home sales rose 4.5 per cent in December from the month before as buyers scrambled to nab homes ahead of stricter mortgage regulations coming into effect, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Monday.The organization’s mont… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Quarter of UK’s poorest households are getting deeper in debt, IFS warns Poorest households are spending 25% of monthly income servicing debts as UK borrowing rocketsOne in four of Britain’s poorest households are falling behind with debt payments or spending more than a quarter of their monthly income on repayments, accord… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Best Canadian Cities For Millennials, According To Point2 Homes For Canada’s millennials, it’s the best of times and the worst of times. Canada’s job market is the strongest it has been in recent history, with the unemployment rate falling to its lowest level in at least 41 years in December. But earning a paycheque doesn’t go as far as it used to. Home affordability in ...
  • Canadian Marijuana Jobs: Companies Looking To Fill Roles Ahead Of Legalization VANCOUVER — Canadian marijuana companies are on a hiring spree, looking to fill an array of roles as they gear up for the legalization of recreational cannabis later this year.The workforce is booming, said Alison McMahon, who runs Cannabis At Wo… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Pacific Mall Among World’s Most Notorious Sources Of Pirated Goods: U.S. MARKHAM, Ont. — A U.S. government report says a Toronto-area mall is among the most notorious sources of pirated and counterfeit goods in the world.Pacific Mall, a predominantly Chinese-Canadian shopping centre in Markham, Ont., is one of 18 bric… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Researchers find that one person likely drove Bitcoin from $150 to $1,000  Researchers Neil Gandal, JT Hamrick, Tyler Moore, and Tali Oberman have written a fascinating paper on Bitcoin price manipulation. Entitled “Price Manipulation in the Bitcoin Ecosystem” and appearing in the recent issue of the Journal… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • What I learned about capitalism from running a stall on Portobello market Bargains were snatched from the shoppers who needed them in order to make bigger profits from people with fatter wallets. It was the trickle-up effect at work – much like our system nowI once had a stall in the Portobello Road market, when it still had… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Chrystia Freeland: Trump’s Newfound Patience On NAFTA Talks ‘Sensible’ WASHINGTON — A string of calming comments from U.S. President Donald Trump about NAFTA has proponents of the agreement breathing some relief that his trigger finger is far from the button that would blow up the deal.He made about a half-dozen of … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • RBC, TD Raise Mortgage Rates, And Experts Warn This Is Just The Beginning Two of Canada’s largest banks raised its mortgage rates this week, and experts say this could be just the beginning of a new period of rising lending rates — and even tougher “stress tests.” The Royal Bank of Canada hiked its official posted five-year mortgage rate by 0.15 percentage points this week, to 5.14 per cent ...
  • Hedge funds intensify bearish dollar, U.S. bond bets: McGeever LONDON (Reuters) – The direction fast money is flowing at the start of the year could not be clearer as hedge funds and speculators ramp up their bets on a lower dollar and higher U.S. bond yields. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Post-Christmas debt help sought on ‘Blue Monday’ Charities are braced to help those whose credit card bills have arrived after the festive period. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ ...