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Aug. 2, 2013

NBF GLOBAL REPORT HIGHLIGHTS US continue to outpace Europe: European car sales are the lowest since 1996 and Germany’s are the lowest since 1990. US car sales are the highest since 2008. Electricity prices… Read More

Jul. 26, 2013

PROVINCE OF ALBERTA “HAND UP PLAN” The “Hand-up Plan” is a partnership between the province and financial institutions to get loans into the hands of small business or not-for profit organizations. Firms with gross… Read More

Jul. 19, 2013

OIL AND GAS The spread between Brent Crude and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) has essentially been eliminated due to increased pipeline capacity in the US. The spread had been as wide $25 in December… Read More

July 12, 2013

BERNANKE GOES ON THE OFFENSIVE “Highly accommodative monetary policy for the foreseeable future is what’s needed in the US economy” according to Ben Bernanke in his speech this week in Cambridge, Mass. He went… Read More

July 5, 2013

NORTH AMERICAN EMPLOYMENT DATA CANADA Canada lost 400 jobs in the month of June. The unemployment rate remains at 7.1%. Alberta’s June unemployment rate rose to 5% from 4.8% and does not reflect the… Read More

Jun. 28, 2013

IMPACT OF FLOODING IN ALBERTA Flooding has occurred from Fort McMurray in northern Alberta to Medicine Hat in the south. Flooding has affected about 12% of Calgary residential real estate. Alberta Health Services is… Read More

June 21, 2013

OIL AND GAS Exxon Mobil and Imperial Oil have submitted a proposal to process 30 million tonnes of Liquefied Natural Gas for export through British Columbia. Chevron, Shell, and Petronas have already submitted proposals.… Read More

Jun. 14, 2013

CANADIAN GOVERNMENT TO TARGET SICK DAYS IN NEXT ROUND OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING Canadian government employees can use up to 15 paid sick days and 5 family days per year. On average, Canadian government employees… Read More

Jun. 7, 2013

NORTH AMERICAN EMPLOYMENT DATA CANADA Added 95,000 jobs in May, of which 76,700 were full time jobs and 18,200 were part-time. This was the largest monthly increase in a decade. May unemployment rate 7.1%… Read More

May 31, 2013

PIMCO – MAY 29TH CONFERENCE CALL – ‘SAFELY DELEVERAGING IS THE NEW NORMAL’ Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian (PIMCO) are focused on the next 3-5 years, they believe ‘safely deleveraging is the new normal’.… Read More