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  Learning to fly
Derek DeCloet  

Friday, February 28, 2014

The best-performing large company on the TSX last year was Air Canada. An investor who took a punt on 1,000 shares would have seen her $1,750 investment turn into $7,400 within 12 months. That can happen when a company that's nearly dead shows a pulse; the promising turnaround earned Calin Rovinescu this magazine's nod as CEO of the year.
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Smart about the phone
Derek DeCloet  

Friday, November 29, 2013

John S. Chen Interim CEO BlackBerry Ltd. 2200 University Ave. E Waterloo, ON, Canada Dear John:Welcome to Canada! Or rather, welcome to the Region of Waterloo International Airport, as I understand you're going to be flying in from California on a regular basis to your new job.
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Introducing a powerful investing toolkit for Globe Unlimited subscribers
Derek DeCloet  

Monday, November 04, 2013

Today we are proud to bring you a powerful set of investing tools to help our valued subscribers spot investing opportunities, identify market trends and help their portfolios grow.Our readers have told us they want customized, easy-to-use tools for managing their money. We're responding with a host of new features. These include a portfolio tool that presents news and analysis from our award-winning newsroom on the companies you own. We also provide robust data to measure your portfolio's performance and give you an at-a-glance report into the value of your wealth.
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Free-market makeover
Derek DeCloet  

Friday, September 27, 2013

James Moore, the country's fifth industry minister in seven years, wasted no time establishing his priorities. ''Our policy has been clear and remains unchanged,'' he said, shortly after getting the job in late July. ''Greater competition and liberalized investment has meant more choices at lower prices for Canadian families.'' He then outlined a series of bold reforms to the banking sector, the dairy industry, the postal monopoly...
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Welcome to Fantasy Island
DEREK DeCLOET  

Friday, May 31, 2013

Some fantasies are hard to give up, even in the face of evidence that they will never, ever come true. The victorious Vancouver Canucks lifting the Stanley Cup. Getting a date with Megan Fox. Freedom 55.
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The 0% solution
DEREK DECLOET  

Friday, March 29, 2013

Business revolutions often start quietly. There's one coming to Bay Street, and it's likely to upend a key part of the country's financial industry over the next few years.
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As good as it gets
DEREK DeCLOET  

Friday, February 22, 2013

They are the three wise men of Bay Street. Each has been around for so long that we've almost forgotten who came before. Each is now in the final stages of his career.
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FROM THE EDITOR
Derek DeCloet  

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

It's the time of year when many of us are thinking seriously about our investments. The stock market is up, the RRSP deadline is fast approaching, and tax season is not far behind. Readers are asking: Is it time to get into equities - or is it better to wait? What kind of RRSP investment is the best fit? What about tax-free savings accounts? Is it okay to borrow to boost my retirement savings?
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Hockeynomics
DEREK DECLOET  

Friday, January 25, 2013

Speaking during the National Hockey League lockout, Winnipeg Jets forward Olli Jokinen said, ''It is very frustrating that it is such a big business right now.'' Relax, Olli. Now that the games are back, you can focus on improving your backchecking, and leave it to the mouth- breathers of talk radio to perpetuate myths about the ''big business'' of our national obsession.
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Furious George
DEREK DECLOET  

Friday, November 30, 2012

As corporate blunders go, BCE Inc.'s fumble of the Astral Media Inc. takeover was a whopper. Ma Bell struck the agreement in March, then breezed through public hearings as though it was a fait accompli - only to be stunned when the federal broadcast regulator said no. At press time, the two companies were still trying to rescue their deal; if they can't, BCE will pay a $150-million breakup fee. Arrogance has a high price tag.
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The mortgage monster
DEREK DeCLOET  

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. was created in 1946 with the best of intentions. Soldiers were returning after liberating Europe from Hitler's grip; a grateful nation wanted to ensure they could afford their own four walls. The Crown corporation's job was to see that they got it.
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THE 'DIRE' FALLOUT OF POLITICAL INACTION
DEREK DECLOET  

Friday, October 26, 2012

The United States is in danger of lapsing into recession if its politicians cannot agree on how to avoid a ''fiscal cliff'' of tax increases and spending cuts, warns the head of the International Monetary Fund.
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Globe Unlimited
Derek DeCloet  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Globe and Mail on Monday launched Globe Unlimited, a new digital subscription service for our website and mobile apps. We have also made exciting changes to Report on Business.
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Globe Unlimited digital subscription service launches today
Derek DeCloet  

Monday, October 22, 2012

Today, The Globe and Mail launches Globe Unlimited, a new digital subscription service for our website and mobile apps. We're also making some exciting changes to Report on Business, Canada's leading source for business, financial and economic news.
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A NOTE TO READERS
Derek DeCloet  

Monday, October 15, 2012

Next week, The Globe and Mail will launch Globe Unlimited, a new digital subscription service for our website and mobile apps. At the same time, we'll be making some exciting changes to Report on Business, Canada's leading source for business and financial news.
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A NOTE TO READERS
Derek DeCloet  

Monday, October 15, 2012

Next week, The Globe and Mail will launch Globe Unlimited, a new digital subscription service for our website and mobile apps. At the same time, we'll be making some exciting changes to Report on Business, Canada's leading source for business and financial news.
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Reverse psychologist
DEREK DeCLOET  

Friday, September 28, 2012

Mark Carney has never been more powerful. Canada's Mensa central banker seems to gain influence every month; last year, he became head of the G20's Financial Stability Board, and if you believed the British press this summer, he may have been a candidate to run the Bank of England. The financial world oozes respect for him. In Global Finance magazine's latest report card, Carney was one of only six central bankers to merit an ''A.'' Take that, Ben Bernanke - yes, you, the one with the ''B.''
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New columns and features coming to ROB starting today
Derek DeCloet  

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dear readers,For decades, Report on Business has led the way in coverage of Canadian finance, business and economics. Starting today, we're enhancing that coverage with new columns and features.
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Fear of flight
DEREK DeCLOET  

Friday, August 31, 2012

What an insecure nation this can be. Canada is blessed with some of the biggest oil reserves this side of Saudi Arabia, a vast trove of metals and natural gas, a stable financial system and arguably the brightest economic outlook in the G8. We aren't driving toward a debt cliff (United States, Japan), haven't fallen back into recession (Britain), aren't responsible for the chocolate mess called the euro zone (Italy, Germany, France) and aren't governed by kleptomaniacs (Russia). We've even passed the Americans in average household wealth.
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Japan syndrome
DEREK DECLOET  

Friday, May 25, 2012

In what year will China pass the United States to become the world's largest economy? To the economic cognoscenti, it really is a matter of when, not if. The Economist even has an online game: Enter your assumptions for growth, inflation and currency, and the website spits out an answer. The magazine's default settings have the Big Event occurring in 2018.
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Free bird
DEREK DeCLOET  

Friday, April 27, 2012

When the book is finally written on how Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) found itself in this mess, it will be a story of miscalculation and delusion. The first mistake - the original sin, if you like - was the false belief that the competition was light years behind. That seemed true until about 2007, and then suddenly it didn't.
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Money squawks
Derek DeCloet  

Friday, March 30, 2012

When Ralph Klein came to power in 1992, he stopped at nothing to fulfill his promise to fix Alberta's deficit. Infamously, he offered free one-way bus tickets to welfare recipients if they would leave the province. Some took him up on the deal, to the annoyance of politicians in Ontario and British Columbia, who had their own financial problems to worry about. Klein didn't care. His province came first, and voters loved him for it.
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Stumbling with the stars
DEREK DECLOET  

Friday, February 24, 2012

Why didn't RIM hire a high-profile CEO to turn itself around? Because superstar executives often screw up - spectacularlyIt was inevitable, really. Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis had to go - had to give Research In Motion Ltd. to somebody else, someone who could bring fresh tactics to the fight against Apple. And from the moment the company disclosed that its choice was Thorsten Heins, an unknown German-born physicist who had been chief operating officer, it was just as inevitable that a lot of people were going to hate it.
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Ultimate spending championship
DEREK DECLOET  

Friday, January 27, 2012

For the CBC, conflict is a winning business. The public broadcaster's biggest cash cow, Hockey Night in Canada, is based on conflict: war on the ice, fury during the first intermission, the epic two-month struggle of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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Priced to clear
DEREK DeCLOET  

Friday, December 30, 2011

To: Angela Merkel (chancellor@bundesregierung.de)From: Wolfgang Schauble (financeminister@bundesregierung.de)Subject: Plan B for the euro zoneFrau Merkel,Funny how life goes, isn't it? Our neighbours agreed to join us in the great project of Europe because they wanted to keep German economic power in check. And look what has happened: We're calling all the shots again. You are the most powerful politician on the continent. The financial markets hang on your every word. Mine too.
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