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It’s no surprise that headlines in world news have been all about the European sovereign debt crisis—a downgraded credit rating here, a country’s austerity measures there. But wouldn’t it be nice if the eurozone’s leaders followed the advice of Richard Portes, economics professor of the London Business School and founder and president of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

  • November 16, 2011 August 21, 2018
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As the eurozone crumbles before the eyes of global citizens and U.S. economic growth is slow to none, investors should start to look at emerging markets for comfort.

  • November 10, 2011 August 21, 2018
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A globally diversified portfolio provides investors with “the broadest possible opportunity set,” said Gerald Smith, chief investment officer at Baillie Gifford, speaking recently at the Pension & Benefits Summit in Toronto. Baillie Gifford—an Edinburgh-based investment management firm that has been investing in global equities since 1909—has learned a few lessons over the past century. First, […]

  • April 29, 2011 August 21, 2018
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2010 was a good year for the Canadian economy. “Canada was one of the first G7 nations to climb out of the recession,” said Mark Fieldhouse, principal, investment consulting practice, with Mercer, speaking today at Mercer’s 2011 Fearless Forecast at The Toronto Board of Trade.

  • January 13, 2011 August 21, 2018
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Consumer confidence remained steady for most of 2010 in Canada, according to the Harris/Decima-Investor’s Group Index of Canadian Consumer Confidence. The overall measure was steady for the last six months after reaching a post-recession high of 89.0 in February. It closed at 82.8 in November. “Nationally, this year has seen Canadian consumer confidence dip for […]

  • December 29, 2010 August 21, 2018
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Canadians are generally optimistic about the economy in 2010. According to POLLARA’s survey of more than 4,200 Canadians, 54% expect that the Canadian economy will improve this year, compared with only 20% in 2009, said Michael Marzolini, chair of POLLARA, speaking at the Economic Club of Toronto (ECOT) recently. But while Canadians might be optimistic, […]

  • January 13, 2010 September 6, 2018
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Canadians are generally optimistic about the economy in 2010. According to POLLARA’s survey of more than 4,200 Canadians, 54% expect that the Canadian economy will improve this year, compared with only 20% in 2009, said Michael Marzolini, chair of POLLARA, speaking at the Economic Club of Toronto (ECOT) recently. But while Canadians might be optimistic, […]

  • January 7, 2010 June 16, 2018
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British Columbia’s 2009 budget supports infrastructure projects to create jobs and build opportunities in the province while providing stability and confidence for British Columbians by investing in health, education and social services, Finance Minister Colin Hansen announced. “Budget 2009 builds on B.C.’s Economic Plan to help families, communities and business alleviate the effects of the […]

  • February 18, 2009 June 16, 2018
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