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May 16, 2014

GLOBAL 10 YEAR BOND YIELDS – MORE ECONOMIC STIMULUS ON THE WAY? Country Highest Yield Since 2008 Current Yield United States 4.06% 2.50% Canada 3.76% 2.25% Germany 3.50% 1.33% France 4.75% 1.70% Spain 7.75%… Read More

May 9, 2014

ALBERTA Alberta’s exports to the rest of the world rose 17% (to $10.3 billion) in March M/M and 11.9% Y/Y. Energy product exports rose 16.1% in March M/M. The record for Alberta’s exports is… Read More

May 2, 2014

WARREN BUFFET – ALTALINK Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is buying AltaLink from SNC-Lavalin for C$3.2 billion AltaLink delivers 85% of electricity in Alberta and has about 12,000 kms of transmission lines and 280 substations.… Read More

Apr. 25, 2014

UKRAINE – ‘IT’S COMPLICATED’ Ukraine’s presidential election will be on May 25th. 80,000 Soviet Red Army soldiers were killed in the battle of Berlin in 1945, freeing Germany from the Nazi’s. 49% of Germans… Read More

Apr. 17, 2014

CHINA Q1 GDP rose 7.4% Y/Y vs the target of 7.5%. Premier Li said he would not adopt “short-term and strong stimulus policies in response to temporary fluctuations in the economy.” 3.44 million new… Read More

Apr. 11, 2014

JIM FLAHERTY AND HIS IMPACT ON CANADA On Thursday Canada lost a dear friend and arguably our best finance minister, Jim Flaherty. This week we have chosen to honour his memory by highlighting his… Read More

Apr. 4, 2014

EMPLOYMENT DATA CANADA Canada added 43,000 jobs in March driven by a 33,000 increase among youths age 15-24. The unemployment rate declined to 6.9% from 7%. For the past 12 months, Canada has added… Read More

Mar. 28, 2014

Breaking News Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly called US President Barack Obama late Friday afternoon to discuss a proposal for diplomatic resolution to the Ukraine. Bank of Montreal – 5 year mortgage rate… Read More

Mar. 21, 2014

NORTH AMERICAN ECONOMICS CANADA Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz, said he can’t rule out an interest rate cut if the economy worsens. Canada’s February inflation rate was 1.1% Y/Y vs 1.5% in January.… Read More

Mar. 14, 2014

UKRAINE AND RUSSIA Crimea is set to hold a referendum on March 16 to decide if the territory should cease to be part of Ukraine. If the vote is to leave the Ukraine, Crimea… Read More