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Apr. 27, 2012

NEW FEDERAL IMMIGRATION RULES TO ADDRESS CANADA’S PERSISTENT LABOUR SHORTAGES Employers must prove that they cannot find skilled Canadian workers to fill positions. Ottawa will now respond to employer requests for highly skilled workers… Read More

Apr. 20, 2012

GLOBAL DROUGHT Wheat prices in 2010 increased 47% due to the Russian and Ukraine restriction on exports after drought destroyed crops. In 2011 wheat prices fell 18% while the global harvest expanded to a… Read More

Apr. 13, 2012

BROADEST US BULL MARKET RALLY This is the broadest US market advance since 1990. Apple has surged 653% since March 9, 2009, making it one of the largest ever influences on the S&P500. The… Read More

Apr. 5, 2012

NATURAL GAS/COAL INVENTORIES ON A COLLISION COURSE – Credit Suisse Power generators are being forced to burn expensive coal because of contract obligations and the lack of storage space for coal. Both coal &… Read More

Mar. 30, 2012

CHINA – HEALTH AND LABOUR Larry Jeddeloh says “the next phase for China is building out a national health care system…the construction of hospital and clinics, acquiring equipment, software and skilled medical people is… Read More

Mar. 23, 2012

ENERGY Russian companies were 10 to 20 times less energy efficient than their foreign rivals in 2008; they wasted enough energy to power Britain for a whole year. 17 Chevron and Transocean executives have… Read More

Mar. 16, 2012

ECONOMIC DATA Canada’s national net worth increased by 0.8% to $6.6 trillion, $182,100 per person. Canada’s Q4 household debt-to-income ratio declined to 150.6% from 151.9%. US February CPI increased 0.4%, as expected. Energy prices… Read More

Mar. 9, 2012

NORTH AMERICAN UNEMPLOYMENT Canada Because 38,000 fewer people were looking for work, the unemployment rate fell to 7.4% in February vs 7.6% in January. Youths aged 15 – 24 have an unemployment rate of… Read More

Feb. 24, 2012

Oil and Gas International Atomic Energy Agency offices failed to defuse tensions in Iran over their alleged nuclear weapons program, the talks “couldn’t finalize a way forward”. By Britain, Netherlands and France abstaining, there… Read More

Feb. 17, 2012

Ontario faces funding challenges Ontario’s budget deficit is $16 billion and could climb to $30.2 billion in 2017-2018 without tough changes. Don Drummond, former federal finance officer, released a report with more than 360… Read More