Top 10 most influential brands in Canada

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Description: Ipsos Reid announced the ten most influential brands in Canada. It lists brands such as MasterCard, Walmart, Tim Horton’s and Apple. The number one brand on the list is Google. Source: CBC Date: Jan 28, 2014 Link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2433488781/ Questions for Discussion: What are some of the interesting facts that spring out from this list?… Read more »

TSX takes a big fall as fears over emerging markets grip the investors

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Description: The TSX saw its largest one day fall in the last seven months—it fell 215.21 points on Friday Jan. 24. Investors seem to be worried about the growth prospects of the emerging markets and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to scale back its stimulus program. Source: BNN Date: Jan 24, 2014 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/News/2014/1/24/TSX-tumbles-as-emerging-market-fears-grip-investors.aspx Questions… Read more »

How does the falling lonnie help the economy?

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Description: The falling Canadian dollar can be a good thing for the economy. The Canadian dollar has fallen by 10% since this time last year.  Jeannie Lee presents some of the benefits of a lower Canadian dollar Source: CBC Date: Jan 16, 2014 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2430382277/ Questions for Discussion: How does a lower Canadian dollar… Read more »

Target gets off to a bad start in Canada

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Description: Target is struggling to attract Canadians to its stores. A recent research suggests that most Canadians view Target in same league as Sears—one of the weakest retailers in Canada. Source: CBC Date: Nov. 22, 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2420124056/ Questions for Discussion: What does the research suggests about Target’s image in Canada? Why do you… Read more »

Promoting NHL in the U.S. market

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Description: U.S. is a crowded market for professional sports. While NHL is the number 1 professional sport in Canada, it is ranked 4 in the U.S. Source: CBC Date: Oct. 04, 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2410484343/ Questions for Discussion: Why have the southern teams not been able to make money? Suggest some measures to promote NHL… Read more »

Bombardier launches CSeries—the quietest commercial jet in the sky

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Description: Bombardier Inc. launched its next series of commercial jets – the CSeries. It’s been described as the quietest commercial jet in the sky. It continues the recent trend set by Airbus and Boeing towards manufacturing quitter commercial planes Source: Financial Post Date: September 21, 2013 Text and video link: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/09/21/bombardier-cseries-ushers-in-new-era-of-super-quiet-jets/ Questions for Discussion: What… Read more »

China Imports Large Amounts of Gold

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Description: Despite the consistent slide in the price of gold, China’s gold imports have increased substantially. At its present rate, by the end of this year, China will hold 35% of world’s total supply of gold. Source: Financial Post Date: July 5 2013 Link:  http://business.financialpost.com/2013/07/05/chinas-gold-imports-remain-massive/ Questions for Discussion: In your view why is China importing… Read more »

Canadian Dollar Losing Ground

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Description: Loonie has fallen to its lowest level in the last two years against the U.S. dollar. Economists predict that the loonie is likely to fall even further. Source: The National Date: July 4 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2395784893/ Questions for Discussion: How does the sliding loonie impact the Canadian economy? How will this slide impact… Read more »

Major North American Retailers Refuse to Sign Bangladesh Safety Accord

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Description: In the wake of the recent tragedy at a factory in Bangladesh that killed more than 1000 workers, a new Bangladesh safety accord was set-up. While a large number of European retailers signed the accord, several large North American retailers, such as Wal-Mart and Gap Inc., abstained from signing the accord. Source: The Huffington… Read more »

Barrick Gold Corp’s continuing problems with their Chile project

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Description: Chile files serious violations against Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corporation (world’s largest gold miner) dealing a blow to their Pascua-Lama mine project. The Pascua-Lama mine is believed to house nearly 18 million ounces of gold reserves. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: May 24 2013 Text link:  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/chile-freezes-barricks-pascua-lama-orders-urgent-measures/article12129034/ Questions for Discussion: What are some of… Read more »