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Canada: Potash Snub Stirs Protectionist Fears

MILESTONES: CANADA By Denise Bedell Harper: Potash decision prompts concerns When Canada's government blocked Australian mining firm BHP Billiton's $39 billion bid for fertilizer giant Potash of Saskatchewan, it did more than put a dent in the Canadian ...


United States: Can Consumers Rescue The US Economy?

NEWSMAKERS: UNITED STATES By Gordon Platt Spending again: US shoppers head to the mall Surprisingly strong US retail sales in September virtually ruled out the possibility of a double-dip recession. Consumer spending, which accounts for two-thirds of US ...


The Great Recession Lives Up To Its Name

MILESTONES: UNITED STATES By Gordon Platt It's official. The US recession that came to be known as the Great Recession is over. In fact, it's been over for more than a year, having officially ended in June 2009, ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Features: The Americas – Nafta

CAN NAFTA FILL THE GAP? For gaps in Nafta to be plugged, it may take smaller bilateral agreements rather than wide-ranging change to the original FTA. By Denise Bedell Renegotiating Nafta: (from left to right) US president ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Former Foes Tighten Ties

VIETNAM By Thomas Clouse Clinton: Comments on marine conflicts upset China Vietnam and the United States participated in joint military exercises last month for the first time since the war between the two countries ended 35 years ago. The ...


HP’s Hurd Gets Golden Parachute

UNITED STATES By Gordon Platt Who me? Hurd’s multi-million dollar payoff riles investors Mark Hurd received a $20 million Golden Hello when he joined as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard in 2005, and a Golden Handshake that could be ...


The Fed Adopts Transparent Policy

UNITED STATES By Gordon Platt Taking a new tack: Ben Bernanke, Fed chairman Fed watchers around the world were surprised in August when the Federal Open Market Committee announced a decision to target the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet, ...


Midsize Companies Going Global — But Not Too Global

NEWSMAKERS: UNITED STATES/ GLOBAL By Gordon Platt Midsize companies in the US are increasingly turning to overseas markets to boost their sales, but they are sticking to what they see as safe markets—those they understand, such as Canada ...