Business Profile: Winning at the Carney-val

May 28, 2012 4:23 pm
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Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney was called a “hot commodity” by Postmedia News in April and has been credited with shielding Canada from the worst effects of the 2008 global financial meltdown, when the United States’ and Europe’s financial systems nearly collapsed. By 2009, Carney’s response to the financial meltdown had earned him recognition by the Financial Times and TIME magazine as a superstar in the world of high finance.

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Broken and Bankrupt: Greece Stares into the Abyss

May 24, 2012 8:24 am
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Before the turn of the twentieth century, America’s premier financier, John Pierpont (JP) Morgan, famously remarked that, “If you have to ask how much it costs, you can’t afford it.” More than a century later, Morgan’s comments could be used to characterize the ongoing disorderly unraveling of the Greek economy.

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The Uncertain Future: France’s Socialist Resurgence

May 18, 2012 9:00 am
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All is not well in Europe. The surprising results from both the French and Greek national elections last week have the potential to make any further coherent economic policy-making an impossibility, thereby derailing future hope for the stabilization of the EU’s economy and the lifespan of the euro as a viable currency.

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Queen In Disgrace: Canadian Task Force in Ukraine

May 17, 2012 6:01 pm
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With a peasant-braided hairstyle that she wore as a crown, Yulia Tymoshenko led mass protests that swept Ukraine in 2004. She was a leader of the Fatherland Party. In 2010, she became the first female to run in presidential elections. But shortly after losing to Victor Yanukovich, the queen of the Orange Revolution has fallen into disfavor, to put it mildly.

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The Natural: Laureen Harper Talks Family, Fitness and Canadian Pride

May 14, 2012 8:48 am
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There is more to Laureen Harper than meets the eye. OLM’s Alexandra Gunn caught up with the on-the-go mom at 24 Sussex Drive to talk about raising a family in the spotlight, her no-fuss fitness regime and what makes Canada the best place to live in the world.

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The Price of the Word: It’s Time for a Change in Kazakhstan

May 10, 2012 9:33 am
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Journalism and fear never go well together. Just one day before I interviewed CBC foreign correspondent Nahlah Ayed, who has been covering the Middle East for over a decade, I learned that somebody tried to kill my colleague in Kazakhstan, journalist Lukpan Ahmediarov.

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Polling Déjà vu in Wild Rose Country

May 3, 2012 9:01 am
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The recent unexpected defeat of Alberta Wildrose leader Danielle Smith by incumbent Progressive Conservative (PC) Premier Alison Redford in the Alberta provincial election demonstrates that the same reasoning which led to the unanticipated American presidential election victories in 1936 and 1948 is alive and well in Canada.

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