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It's a market rally ripple

Jul 13, 2007
Following Wall Street's record-setting day yesterday, markets around the world went up, up, up today. But some folks are still worried about the weak dollar and inflation... and one of them might be Ben Bernanke, says money manager David Buik.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Gazprom picks French firm as partner

Jul 12, 2007
Russian energy giant Gazprom announced a deal with French company Total to help develop Shtokman, a huge gasfield in the Russian Arctic. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

New peace brings need for an overhaul

Jul 12, 2007
Northern Ireland officials are worried their economy relies too much on public spending. Ashley Milne Tyte reports on the changes they're considering.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

CEO puts Web'd foot in mouth

Jul 12, 2007
News that Whole Foods chief John Mackey has been criticizing rival Wild Oats in an online forum for investors has stirred up controversy, but that's not what might sink the organic grocery chain's bid to buy its competitor, reports Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

A better deal for Alcan

Jul 12, 2007
It's official: mining giant Rio Tinto has agreed to buy Canadian aluminum group Alcan. And the deal worth than more $38 billion easily tops the unwelcome offer from U.S. rival company Alcoa. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Investors' global appetite growing

Jul 12, 2007
With worldwide investments expected to double to almost $300 trillion by 2015, institutional investors must now think Turkey and China. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at the growing importance of emerging markets.
Posted In: Canada, Investing

China's feeling squeezed

Jul 12, 2007
China is worried about its reputation, and rightly so, as importers throw up trade barriers. Responding to worldwide concern over the safety of its products, the government banned the use of a dangerous chemical in toothpaste. Scott Tong has more.
Posted In: Canada

Alcan may be able to foil Alcoa bid

Jul 11, 2007
Canadian aluminum maker Alcan has been in a bind for the last two months, fighting off a hostile takeover from U.S. rival Alcoa. Today there's word that Alcan may have found a willing partner in London-based Rio Tinto. Michael Hlinka gives us the back story.
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Mortgage meltdown, shrinking dollar

Jul 11, 2007
The subprime mortgage fallout just keeps on coming as the U.S. dollar hits another all-time low against the euro. And that could spook international investors as well as would-be American tourists. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Paying a high price for bribery

Jul 10, 2007
China today executed Zheng Xiaoyu, former head of its food and drug agency, for taking payoffs from drug companies to OK untested medicines, one of which led to the deaths of 10 people. Scott Tong tells us what else China's doing to improve safety.
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