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Burning bright or burned out? The outlook for coal and natural gas markets.

This blog is the third in a series of ten blogs on commodity market developments, elaborating on themes discussed in the latest edition of the...

Canada's Crude Crisis Is Accelerating.

Authored by Haley Zaremba via Oilprice.com, Canadian oil producers are in an increasingly tough predicament. With high and increasing oil demand around the globe over...

Chinese inquiries up for Calgary's residential real estate.

Inquiries by Chinese buyers into the Calgary real estate market have jumped dramatically over the past year, according to figures compiled by the Juwai.com website,...

Planet earth to Mario Draghi - AEI - American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise.

In July 2008, on the eve of the Lehman bankruptcy, the European Central Bank decided to hike European interest rates. Today, Mario Draghi’s ECB seems...

A Market for Votes?.

Michael Sandel and Joe Stiglitz discuss why selling votes is bad for democracy, and how individual self-interest doesn’t always serve the public good In this...

It's Not a Problem When the Chinese Don't Spend Their Dollars Here.

What if you found out that the Chinese are burying dollars under the Great Wall of China? What would your reaction be? Would you be...

The Startup Bubble Is A Derivative Of The Stock Market Bubble.

Authored by Jesse Colombo via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, TechCrunch recently posted a fascinating chart of the monthly count of global VC deals that raised $100 million or more since...

Zimbabwe's Inflation Rate Balloons To 20.85%: The Unofficial Rate Is Likely Higher.

Via TechZim.co.zw, Following a spate of recent price hikes that had a 2008 feel and even included price control threats from the government it comes as no...

Just Released: A Look at Borrowing, Repayment, and Bankruptcy Rates by Age.

Household debt balances increased in the third quarter of 2018, a 17th consecutive increase. Total debt balances reached $13.51 trillion, a level more than 20...

Scientists’ Long Wait to Redefine the Kilogram Is Finally Over.

For decades, the kilogram has had a weight-loss problem. For decades, scientists have known that the kilogram has a weight-loss problem. And yes, they know...

Libyan fund: 5 EU countries released Gaddafi’s frozen money.

Despite sanctions, Libyan Investment Authority says UK, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Belgium all released cash. Libya’s sovereign wealth fund said five EU countries paid out...

'Amazon will fail. Amazon will go bankrupt': Jeff Bezos makes surprise admission about Amazon's lifespan.

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Jeff Bezos told Amazon employees that he predicts "one day Amazon will fail," according to a recording of an internal...

When Currency Crashes There's No #metoo — You Do What You Have to Do.

The New York Times reminded us that two things which go together are a currency crisis and prostitution. The featured story on October 28 was...

Opinion: Taxpayers on the hook for over-budget upgrader.

In the last several years, the North West Redwater Sturgeon Refinery has been under construction about 35 kilometres north and east of Edmonton. Albertans might...

Blain: "GE’s Credit Meltdown Is Coming At Just The Right Time To Ruin Everyone’s Day".

Blain's Morning Porridge, submitted by Bill Blain “Reversion to the mean is the iron rule of markets..” Let’s have a Brexit Free morning.. see how...

WSJ Agrees With Trump: Fed Should Stop Hiking.

When President Trump proclaimed that "The Fed has gone crazy," the elites were stunned. When President Trump exclaimed, The Fed "is making a big mistake...

IMF Sounds The Alarm On Leveraged Lending.

Five months after the IMF sounded the alarm over junk bonds, it has now moved on to the credit market bogeyman du jour and overnight...

U.S. Treasury Market Borrowing & Global Foreign Savings.

We were curious about how much U.S. Treasury market borrowings have increased relative to global foreign savings and whipped together the table below. We define global...

Australian Home Prices Could Collapse 30%: UBS.

A new analysis by UBS concludes that housing prices in Australia could fall as much as 30% in a deep recession scenario. UBS analyst Jonathan Mott...

Men Who Work in Construction and Mining Have the Nation’s Highest Suicide Rate, Says CDC Report.

Measured by occupation, librarians and teachers have the lowest suicide rates. For females, the highest suicide rate of any occupational group in the United States...

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