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IMF: U.S. A Drag On Canada's Economy

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The International Monetary Fund says Canada's economy will be a little weaker this year than previously projected, although it will continue ...

Oilsands Not Really As Important As You'd Think

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Business

Many supporters of the Keystone XL have been warning that failing to build the pipeline — or at least some other infrastructure to carry oil — wou...

IMF Urges Canada To Take A Radical Step On Mortgages

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Business

Ottawa should consider phasing out insuring home mortgage through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday.Th...

Divine Right Of Corporations And Their Government Subsidiaries

Mark Taliano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Mark Taliano

The current trajectories of Canada's predominant political economies are increasingly dysfunctional, due in no small part to the fact that we have become, in many respects, a petro state, rather than the much vaunted "Energy Superpower" that we were promised.

Why Should Developing Countries Be Preached To By the G7?

Bessma Momani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Bessma Momani

Post-crisis regulatory reform efforts show that developing countries are rule takers and G7 countries are the rule makers. All this in spite of the fact that the epicentre of the international financial crisis occurred in developed countries. So why should many of the regulators and supervisors in developed countries claim to know best practices for developing countries?

Good News, Canada!

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The International Monetary Fund is upgrading Canada's growth expectations for this year to 1.7 per cent, but warns that overall global condit...

Our Job Deficiency: A Challenge to the IMF-World Bank

Bessma Momani | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Business
Bessma Momani

At the IMF-World Bank meetings this past week, there were plenty of assessments of the state of the global economy that described the post-2008 recovery as anemic. Only a few went so far as to claim that the global economy is comatose. Yet, despite general agreement on the diagnosis, there was little consensus on how to solve the problem.

IMF Warns Canada Against Austerity

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - With global finance ministers gathering in Washington this week, the International Monetary Fund is advising Canadian policy-makers against p...

Why Cyprus Is Not Your Typical Bailout Story

Diane Francis | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

So the Cyprus story is more than just another profligate nation begging for help. This mess may force the unification of this island, and tapping of its resources, at long last for the betterment of all its citizens. It may stop the takeover of a nation inside the EU by Russian bad guys.

IMF To Canada: Whatever You Do, Don't Raise Interest Rates

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The International Monetary Fund is telling the Bank of Canada to hold off on interest rate hikes until the economy improves, and not to disco...

Canada Should Be Model For The World: IMF Chief

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The head of the International Monetary Fund says measures taken to protect Canada's economy should be a model for countries trying to fix th...

Solving the World Economic Crisis

Nemat Shafik | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Business
Nemat Shafik

As the world economy continues to struggle, people are taking to the streets by the thousands to protest painful cuts in public spending designed to reduce government debt and deficits. This fiscal fury is understandable. People want to regain the confidence they once had about the future when the economy was booming and more of us had jobs.But after a protracted economic crisis, this will take planning, fair burden-sharing, and time itself.

The Economics of Europe's Lost Generation

Bessma Momani | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Business
Bessma Momani

At the IMF and World Bank Group annual meetings in Tokyo, the European economic crisis was never off the agenda and often took centre stage in panel discussions. In the streets of Athens, Madrid, and in cities of other fiscal adjusting European states, there is a real belief that this new economic reality will result in a lost generation.

Oil Price Slip Slides Away On IMF's Gloomy Prediction

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Business

LONDON - The price of oil edged down toward US$92 a barrel on Wednesday amid gloomy forecasts for world economic growth.By early afternoon in Europe, ...

Chinese Officials To Skip IMF-World Bank Meetings

CP | Malcolm Foster, The Associated Press | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Business

TOKYO - China's central bank governor and finance minister won't be attending IMF and World Bank annual meetings in Tokyo this week in an apparent snu...

Tit-For-Tat? No Way

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Angela Merkel gave Stephen Harper what he wanted — strong public support for a Canada-European Union trade deal — but not before she gent...

Hey Hudak: You've Got Unions All Wrong

Ken Georgetti | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Ken Georgetti

Our government's heavy-handed interventions in the labour market weaken basic labour rights, and that hurts all middle class Canadians. If workers are left with no outlet to seek fair compensation and working conditions, they will find other means of collective expression. Their frustration could result in spontaneous work disruptions, with a profound effect on productivity.

Greece Must Go -- and Quebec's Students Too

Diane Francis | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Quebec's unruly students are no different than the Greeks. Both have enjoyed free rides for years, both are being asked to pay their share of the tab and both are refusing to do so. The Greeks are going to fall behind the Romanians in living standards in short order while the students are making a fuss over a pittance. That makes the Quebec students, in a sense, even more irresponsible.

Argentina, Bete Noire of the G20

Andrew Cooper | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Cooper

On top of the generalized global interest about Argentina's move to nationalize its largest energy company YPF, the majority owner of which had been the Spanish energy company Repsol, there is a special local twist as the Mexican President Felipe Calderón has been particularly critical of Argentina's move calling it "very regrettable."

Reluctant To Dole Out IMF Funds? You're Not Alone

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2012 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - Canada is far from isolated on the world stage in its resistance to commit more money to the International Monetary Fund's efforts to com...

Canada Joins Call For Veto Over IMF Bailout Of Europe

CBC | Posted 06.20.2012 | Canada Business

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is standing firm in reiterating Canada's position that it will not ante up part of the $400 billion US soug...

IMF: Canada Economic Recovery 'Well Advanced'

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada is benefiting from generally improved global conditions, but there are still plenty of risks external and internal that could derail t...

Pffft: It's Not Like We Wanted to Be #1 Anyway

Scott Boyd | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Business
Scott Boyd

With the release of the latest growth projections from the Bank of Canada and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it appears that Canada's two-year run at the top of the G7 group of countries could be coming to an end. Both the Bank of Canada and the IMF have lowered this year's growth predictions, paving the way for - get this - America to take over the top spot.

IMF Downgrades Outlook On Canada

CP | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's recovery is being dragged down by a cascading crisis in Europe and weakening conditions elsewhere, the International Monetary Fund s...

IMF Warns Canada On Household Debt, Overvalued Housing

CP | Posted 12.22.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The International Monetary Fund says Canada's economy is slowing and faces risks both at home and abroad.The IMF says Canada not only faces h...