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World’s biggest banks are warning that commodity prices have disconnected with reality


The big global banks have started to warn clients the blistering rally in oil and industrial commodities over recent weeks has run far ahead of economic reality, raising the risk of a fresh slump in prices within the summer. Our stock markets are headed for turbulence – and there's nothing Canada can perform about it Joe Chidley: Canada is stuck ...

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Good news is bad news in a world of unprecedented uncertainty for markets


In the topsy-turvy world that\’s been created by years of low low interest rates, what was once good news is now bad news. And vice versa. For central bankers like U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, this can be a problem, as they try to figure out how to return to \”normal\” monetary ...

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It’s a troubled world when oil is a refuge for equity investors


You know the world is within trouble when investors look to the oil industry for safety. Oil stocks, the worst performing shares in the world, are starting to lure investors, with dividend yields the greatest since the financial crisis that began in 2008. Their payouts tend to be more remarkable within this era of record-low interest on cash and zero ...

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Google’s YouTube still an ‘upstart’ in TV world


Google Inc. spent a fair bit of time talking about YouTube during its business call last week. While the data provided paints a really upbeat picture, some questions remain unanswered. Brian Wieser, a brand new York-based analyst at Pivotal Research Group, tried to fill in the blanks, starting with Google’s indication watch time on YouTube has risen 60 percent on ...

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China could push world into recession: Morgan Stanley


Forget about all the shoes, toys along with other exports. China may soon have another thing to offer the world: an economic downturn. That is the prediction from Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, who says a continuation of China\’s slowdown in the next years may drag global economic growth below 2 per cent, a ...

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Amazon.com Inc passes Wal-Mart as world’s biggest retailer by market value as stock soars


Amazon.com Inc. surpassed Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as the world\’s biggest retailer by market value after a surprise second-quarter profit sent the e-commerce company\’s stock into record territory. Amazon shares rose as much as 19 per cent to $573.45 in after-market trading on Thursday, giving the Seattle-based company a value of about $267 billion. That compares with Wal-Mart\’s $233.5 billion market ...

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