Special Reports

  • Thanks, US economy!

    The price of U.S. oil prices rose to a one-month high Wednesday after a government report showed a large drop in crude stockpiles.

  • Boomer exodus to hit economy

    Apparently, according to Royal Bank economist Nathan Janzen, the coming baby boom retirement shock is already a factor in the economy.

  • Tough times for Quebec

    Time to get serious in Quebec.

  • Canadians predict higher home prices

    The number of Canadians predicting higher home prices in their neighbourhood remained above 40% in the latest polling by Bloomberg and Nanos Research.

  • Traders attempt currency manipulation

    Also in Germany: BaFin, the German securities regulator, said it found “concrete evidence” that traders attempted to manipulate the global currency market.

  • Real estate creating global risk

    A member of the German central bank is warning that a combination of generous central bank policies and investors’ search for yield in a low-interest rate environment is creating risks.

  • China and Russia strike gas deal

    In other Chinese-related investment news a decade-long negotiation over natural gas supply results in a major new deal signed between China and Russia.

  • Chinese Market riles investors

    This morning: The mysterious “floor” in the Chinese stock market, a decade of negotiations over natural gas, German securities regulators worry about low interest rates, currency market manipulation, Canadian consumers revel in low interest rates.

  • Morning Newswire: What's Lowflation? | Canadians bearish on economy | Spanish lynchpin pulled |
    Morning Newswire: What's Lowflation? | Canadians bearish on economy | Spanish lynchpin pulled |

    Canadians are overestimating the weakness of the economy; Bank of England is worried about redemption risk; rising interest rates could sink housing sector in the UK; Financial Times picks up on new term, “lowflation”; Andrea Horwath wants a debate on the Ontario economy; Spain may actually be in recovery

  • New Dundee strategic alliance

    PPI, a national marketer of insurance solutions, and Dundee Goodman Insurance Agency Ltd. announced a strategic alliance yesterday.