Hong Kong is too big to fail, even as protests and police violence rock the city to the core

Hong Kong is too big to fail, even as protests and police violence rock the city to the core

HONG KONG—Storefronts closed for weekend demonstrations are now shuttered, for weeks or even permanently. Protesters are occupying major roads, rail tracks, bridges and tunnels, cutting off critical thoroughfares for commuters and commerce on a daily basis. Universities are telling students not to come back for the rest of the semester. Nearly six months into the […]

Markets hope for positive signs from Trump trade speech

Markets hope for positive signs from Trump trade speech

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday took aim once again at the Federal Reserve for its interest rate policy in a highly anticipated speech that offered no fresh details on his administration’s long-running trade war with China. With financial markets from frothy stocks to jittery bonds eager for word about the state of talks between […]

A Canadian company wants to build Brazil’s largest open-pit gold mine. Now that Bolsonaro is in power, it just might succeed

A Canadian company wants to build Brazil’s largest open-pit gold mine. Now that Bolsonaro is in power, it just might succeed

On the morning of the annual Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, in February 2017, a group of samba dancers stood solemnly in front of a massive parade float depicting five venomous snakes, their forked tongues protruding from the back of a bearded man with bloodshot eyes. The gruesome display was a publicity stunt — a […]

Beyond Meat eyes production in Asia before the end of 2020

Beyond Meat eyes production in Asia before the end of 2020

Beyond Meat Inc. aims to start production in Asia before the end of next year, as it gets closer to selling its popular plant-based meat products in China, executive chairman Seth Goldman said. While Beyond Meat sells its products in Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong, the company and rival Impossible Foods are racing to expand sales […]

Toronto businesses should be paid for construction disruptions

Toronto businesses should be paid for construction disruptions

The leaves may have just turned colour in the city, but Toronto business owners are already a little sick of seeing orange, as another construction season winds down. For most Torontonians, the seemingly neverending construction is a headache. An extra detour adding a few more minutes to the daily commute. For the small business owners […]

Keystone pipeline shut after spilling 9,120 barrels of oil in North Dakota

Keystone pipeline shut after spilling 9,120 barrels of oil in North Dakota

The Keystone crude pipeline was shut Wednesday after leaking thousands of barrels of crude in North Dakota, the third spill along the pipeline’s route in less than three years. TC Energy Corp.’s 590,000 barrel-a-day pipeline that carries crude from Alberta to refineries in the U.S. Midwest and Gulf Coast ruptured October 29 and caused a […]

Google parent company falls short on 3rd quarter profit

Google parent company falls short on 3rd quarter profit

Google parent company Alphabet reported mixed third-quarter results Monday that beat analyst expectations for revenue, but fell short on profits. The stock fell almost three per cent in after-hours trading. The company reported a profit of $ 7.1 billion US, or $ 10.12 per share. Alphabet says quarterly revenue rose 20 per cent to $ 40.5 […]

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