Brics

Do the BRICs need a Bank?

Salman Sakir | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

The BRICS countries have recently started a new bank called the New Development Bank. Starting with an initial capital base of US $50 billion that is predicted to increase to US $100 billion, the bank's responsibility will be to finance infrastructure needs in the BRICS countries as well as other developing countries.

How Growing Trade Alliances Among Middle-Power Countries Will Harm the Dollar

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Qais Ghanem, MD

The acronym BRICS stands for the group consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. If predictions are true, Iran and Turkey may soon join, creating BRICSIT. Increasing trade among these economies may be bad news for the U.S. dollar.

Canada: A World Leader in 2012 Foreign Investment Rankings

Peter Hall | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

These flows provide us with access to key resources, fast-growing markets and allow for production systems that are better aligned to country or regional economic attributes owing to the efficiencies of global supply chains. As such, it is essential to keep a close eye on global investment movements. What can we say about recent activity?

Great Nations Don't Share Embassies, Harper

Andrew Cooper | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Andrew Cooper

Canada has long been a country with a high degree of sensitively -- and astuteness -- about status in the world. The sharing of some embassy services between Canada and the U.K. has already received a lot of attention. In geo-political hierarchical terms, the main risk of Canada cutting rather than building diplomatic infrastructure is that it plays to an image of decline that is contrary to the desire of the Harper government. An agreement with the U.K. then risks displaying not strength but a double image of weakness.

Obama's G20 Troubles

Andrew Cooper | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Cooper

The first day of the French G20 is a good indication the U.S. is losing its dominant role -- and even strong interest -- in the G20. By way of contras...

Stephen Harper and Brazil: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

Andrew Cooper | Posted 10.17.2011 | Canada
Andrew Cooper

Emerging economies have numerous leaders visiting them in efforts to hitch onto success and it is a very good sign that Canada is in the mix. Yet when the troubles hit, Canada will likely to return to established friends -- even when those friends have precipitated risky economic activity.

Yao Ming: Breaking the Celebrity Activist Mould

Andrew Cooper | Posted 09.21.2011 | Canada
Andrew Cooper

Yao Ming's legacy will be a double barrier breaker: as a catalyst for basketball's global appeal and as a non-Western star who is willing to commit himself to not only the pursuit of private gain but issues aimed at the enhancement of the public good.