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The Politics of Monetary Tightening

Peter Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

When it comes to elections, timing is critical. This year brings a rash of elections in some of the most important emerging markets: Brazil, India, In...

Global Recovery, Is It Really You?

CP | Harry Dunphy, The Associated Press | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - The global economy is slowly picking up steam, led by advanced economies appearing to turn the corner after five years of financial crise...

What's Weighing Down The Loonie?

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed sharply lower Tuesday as a host of concerns continued to plague the loonie while the greenback strengthened amid ...

Banks Are Playing Russian Roulette With Our Financial Security

Nick Fillmore | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada Business
Nick Fillmore

Today, while regulators struggle with banks to get the derivatives market under control, these gambling instruments are being used just as dangerously as they were leading up to the recession. In fact, the banks and traders are even more aggressive now.

On Bitcoin, the Tulip Mania and Stock Market Booms

Diane Francis | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Bubbles occur all the time, along with financial inventions. The most recent, and controversial, launched in 2009: A virtual currency called Bitcoin that enabled holders to trade directly and to hide their assets from governments.

How Do Governments "Create" Money?

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

How do governments "create" money? That is the very relevant question a Sun reader asked me after reading one of my columns. Well, physical cash is only a tiny portion of existing money. Most of it nowadays simply exists as digits in computers. Granted, monetary economics is one of the most boring and technical topics in the field of economics. But given what is at stake in this risky experiment, we all have an interest in better understanding what is going on.

Out of the Mouths of Babes: 12-Year-Old Money Reformer Tops a Million Views

Ellen Brown | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Business
Ellen Brown

The contention that governments, not banks, should create and lend a nation's money has rarely even made the news, so this is a first. Either the times they are a-changin', or Victoria finally managed to frame the message in a clear, simple way.

What Does Allan Greenspan Think of the Eurozone Crisis?

Diane Francis | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

For nearly 20 years, Alan Greenspan was the most powerful banker in the world as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board until 2006. Here, Greenspan speaks with National Post Editor-at-Large, and Huffington Post contributor Diane Francis regarding the eurozone crisis.

TSX's 21-Per-Cent Drop Since Spring Makes This A Bear Market

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Business

Investors are often warned about October, a month that is notorious for market slides and crashes, and this October is off to an early start. With ...

TSX, Loonie Plunge As Fear Grips Markets

CP | John Valorzi, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Fears that a suffocating debt crisis could choke the life out of the world's delicate economic recovery battered the world's stock markets T...

World Stock Markets Hit The Skids On Fed's Warning

CP | Sarah Dilorenzo, The Associated Press | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Business

PARIS - The U.S. Federal Reserve's tacit acknowledgment that America's economic slowdown is likely to persist for quite a while sent global stock mark...

Bernanke Offers No New Help For U.S. Economy

AP | Posted 10.26.2011 | Canada Business

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is proposing no new steps by the Federal Reserve to boost the economy while hinting that Congress may...

Jittery Traders Await Bernanke Speech

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was higher Friday as U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke tried to reassure markets about economic prospects while...

Gold Plummets $200 From Record High

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.25.2011 | Canada Business

The price of gold plummeted some $200 in Thursday trading from its record highs earlier this week, taking the steam out of a commodity that has been b...

Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 TRILLION In Secret Loans

Bloomberg | Posted 10.22.2011 | Canada Business

Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke’s unprecedented effort to keep the economy from plunging into depression included lending banks and other companies as ...

Yet Another Day Of Downward-Bound Stock Markets

CP | Colleen Barry, The Associated Press | Posted 10.19.2011 | Canada Business

MILAN - Global stocks slid again Friday as fears of a possible U.S. recession combined with ongoing worries over Europe's debt crisis, which is stokin...

Canada's Interest Rates 'Hostage' To U.S., Analyst Says

Reuters | Posted 10.18.2011 | Canada Business

Desjardins Securities expects the next Bank of Canada rate hike will not come until mid-2013, saying the Federal Reserve's pledge to hold U.S. rates n...

Markets Slide On Fears Of U.S., EU Recession

CP | Sunny Freeman, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed nearly 400 points lower Thursday amid a global selloff sparked by weak economic reports that spooked already...

Canada Can Weather This Storm, Flaherty Says

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada Politics

WAKEFIELD, Que. - Canada's economy remains stable and growing despite a volatile situation on global markets, but Finance Minister Jim Flaherty acknow...

World Markets Bounce On Fed

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada Business

UPDATE: The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 400 points in its first 90 minutes of trading Wednesday, promising another highly volatile day on t...

Fed Promises Two More Years Of Low U.S. Interest Rates

CP | Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve sketched a dim outlook for the economy Tuesday, suggesting it will remain weak for two more years. As a result, the F...