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Reporter for the @financialpost, business section of the @nationalpost. Write about investing and economics. Based in Toronto.

Bond markets to get rude awakening in 2015: CIBC

nationalpost.com — It's been a good year to be a U.S. or Canadian bond investor, but that could end next year, says CIBC World Market's chief economist. Ten-year notes in Canada currently yield just over 2%, while the 10-year Treasury yields about 2.36%, not far off the record lows seen in 2012 during the height of the European sovereign debt crisis.

How can Wall Street keep winning when the rest of the world keeps losing ground?

business.financialpost.com — NEW YORK - The buzz word "decouple" is making a comeback. In its previous major moment in the sun, the word was used to describe hopes that emerging markets could continue to run despite the damage from the 2008 U.S. financial crisis.

OPEC delegates start output cut chatter

business.financialpost.com — A subtle shift may be taking place within OPEC as it heads into its most important meeting in years, according to delegates with the producer group, as the discussion over whether it needs to cut output to defend oil revenues quietly intensifies.

How close is Russia to a full-blown financial crisis?

business.financialpost.com — As the central bank of Russia appears to be losing control of its currency market, the global financial media is warning about a possible financial crisis there. Some experts have even drawn parallels to August 1998, when a Russian default caused global economic and financial disruptions.

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc to cut 4,000 jobs, cuts earnings forecast

business.financialpost.com — MONTREAL - SNC-Lavalin says it will reduce the company's global workforce by 4,000, or nine per cent of the total, over an 18-month period starting in 2015. The Montreal-based engineering and construction company (TSX:SNC) says the job cuts are part of its ongoing efforts to get out of underperforming business segments.

Buy Canadian, except resource stocks: ‘Good news for everyone else’

business.financialpost.com — If you steer clear of resource stocks, it's a great time to own a Canadian company. A weak loonie and lower fuel prices are propping up the bottom line for everyone from retailers to transport companies in Canada, economists say.

Who wins amid all the market volatility? Active fund managers

business.financialpost.com — The return of market volatility in the third quarter may have scared most investors, but it had one group of fans: active managers. The Russell Investments Canada Active Manager Report, released Thursday, found that 53% of large-cap managers outperformed the benchmark in Q3, up 12 percentage points from last quarter.

Why oil is falling again

business.financialpost.com — Brent crude oil fell towards $85 a barrel on Monday after Goldman Sachs slashed its price forecasts, citing abundant supply and lackluster demand despite a pick-up in global economic growth. The U.S. investment bank said in a research note on Sunday that it had cut its forecast for Brent to $85 a barrel from $100 for the first quarter of 2015 and reduced its projection for U.S.

Netflix Inc is an acquisition target, Mark Cuban says as he snaps up more than 50,000 shares

business.financialpost.com — Mark Cuban, the billionaire investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, is buying Netflix Inc shares because he considers the video streaming company to be an acquisition target. "I'm buying NFLX stock ... Someone will try to buy them," Cuban tweeted on Friday.

10 reasons to be bullish on the global economy

business.financialpost.com — There's no mistake that this week has been a wild one for financial markets, living up to October's billing as the cruelest month for equities. Still, as the week ends, some economists are wondering if things are all that bad for the world economy.
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Nov 27, 2014

RT @baldersdale: #OPEC Venezuela Ramirez storms out red faced. Looked furious.

Nov 27, 2014

RT @WSJ: Breaking: OPEC keeps oil production target unchanged at 30 million barrels a day, says Kuwait oil minister on.wsj.com/1tveZNM

Nov 27, 2014

"Merkel still lives in a rent-controlled apartment in Berlin" The astonishing rise of the world's most powerful woman nyr.kr/15dhKyU

Nov 27, 2014

Her name is Reza Gul? Amazing. RT: @RayHeard Afghan Mother 'Kills 25 Taliban' In Revenge For Murdering Her Son huff.to/1ry9m1z

Nov 27, 2014

Oil prices fall to $72, lowest level in 4 years, as OPEC looks unlikely to cut and fears of a global price war grow. business.financialpost.com/2014/11/27/ope…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @ecb: Draghi: It is clear that, for all its resilience, our union is still incomplete

Nov 20, 2014

RT @TheStalwart: For the first time since 2000, we've had 10 straight weeks of sub-300K initial jobless claims. bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-2…

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