Canada Commodities

Bad News For Canada's Economy As Commodity Prices Fall Fast

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Scotiabank's monthly commodity price index lost ground in August, dropping 5.4 per cent from July in a broad-based decline.Four of Scotiaban...

You Might Have Just Bought an Illegally Cut Piece of the Rainforest

David Fogarty | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Impact
David Fogarty

If you've just been shopping at the supermarket or hardware store, chances are you've brought a little bit of tropical rainforest home with you. And chances are some of it was illegally cleared.

Technocrats and the Assault on Common Sense and Civilized Society

Mark Taliano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Taliano

Arguably the most important threat facing the world right now is human-caused global warming. Common sense dictates that this issue be identified and addressed, but the technocrats' obsession with an economic plan is divorced from the reality of increasing planetary disasters.

The Pot of Gold at the End of Your Internet Cable

Bob Stammers | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada Business
Bob Stammers

There may be no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but how about at the end of your Internet cable? As gold prices continue to underwhelm, the emergence of the virtual currency Bitcoin has raised the stakes in the world of commodity investing.

The Secret Benefits of Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Pathogens only make up a fraction of the diversity of germs on Earth and a number of environmental germs have been examined for their financial and environmental benefit. For the most part, these germs are unknown and kept away from the science spotlight.

Oil Prices Fall Below $86 U.S. A Barrel Amid Concern About Europe's Debt Crisis

CP | Pablo Gorondi, The Associated Press | Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada Business

Oil prices fell below US$86 a barrel Monday as OPEC cut its forecast for global oil demand and investor concerns over Europe's debt crisis prompted an...

Loonie Falters on Volatile Commodity Prices

Scott Boyd | Posted 10.12.2011 | Canada
Scott Boyd

In its last statement, the Bank of Canada advised that an interest rate hike later this year was likely, but this may now be on hold given the recent turn of events. Indeed, some quarters are even suggesting that the Bank of Canada may be forced to lower rates, although this seems like a long shot.