Justin Trudeau, the new Prime Minister of Canada, has ruled out any possibility of new stimulus funds as new budget deficit is expected to be C$30 billion ($22.5 billion). Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau will present the budget on 22nd of March 2016.
The London City Airport has now new owners as a group of investors led by Canadian pension plan acquire the facility for £2 billion. Some expressed a concern over the airport’s plan to expand the service, also over the high price that could cause the new owners to increase airport charges.
BDC Capital, a subsidiary of Business Development Bank of Canada, has launched IT Venture Fund II with corpus of C$150 million. With an objective of bridging gap in the mid-stage funding, the new fund will support new generation of IT entrepreneurs in Canada.
Clean air shortage in China forces wealthy residents to buy jars of it from a British entrepreneur. The company's name is Aethaer, a Greek word for 'pure, fresh air' and described the product as 'Louis Vuitton or Gucci' of fresh air. Each 580 ml jar of clean, fresh air costs around $115 or £80.
Over the recent weeks, Canada has been seen quietly disposing of its gold reserves, so much that the reserves now stand at 0.62 tons. The decision to sell the yellow metal is said to be issued straight from the Finance Minister, Bill Morneau's office.
GM is about to roll out yet another recall program, this time affecting 47300 vehicles in North America. The leading automaker has found issues with the brake nut that could lead to failure of this vital function. This is nowhere close to the first time the company called back its cars for some fix, and seems it won't be the last either.
Qube Holdings have come up with a more tempting offer than its competition, Brookfield, in acquiring Asciano. A greater cash component thrown into the deal has tipped the scales in their favor, which Brookfield has only five days to match.
The Queen's University Capital Club focuses on fueling the Canadian students entrepreneurial ecosystem. This year, they determined to foster more student startups with this competition where selected applicants can meet venture capitalists and accelerators that could help them develop their startups. All Canadian students are welcome to apply via the club's website.
Canadian Finance Minister has clearly stated that he strongly supports the central bank's recommendation of featuring Canada's iconic woman or women on paper currency. The petition for recognition of women, led by by hhistorian Merna Foster since 2013, seems to be slowly moving towards a positive decision.
Starbucks Corp is banking on gift card strategy to boost business volume this holiday season. The American Coffee company is expecting a record number of gift-card purchases on Christmas Eve. The gift-card business is propelling more traffic and loyalty to Starbucks cafes.
The continuous oil price fall is one side of the coin. The other side is showing rosy picture as six major oil companies have more than enough funds to snap up competitors. It's estimated that world's top six listed oil companies have over $0.5 trillion in stocks and cash enough to fund takeovers plans. ExxonMobil lead the pack, while Chevron, BP Plc, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Total are in the top-six positions.
The stock market crash this summer drove US investors towards safe haven investment. The US investors started buying gold bars and coins in the wake of August meltdown.
Microsoft's convertible laptop, Microsoft Surface Book, has six months delay on its launching in the U.K. While its pre-order in the U.S. has been available since Oct. 26, the device will not be available in the U.K. until March or April 2016.
Denver-based Molson Coors Brewing Co is in advanced stage of buying rest of the stake of SABMiller in Miller Coors LLC for $12 billion. This buyout will make the way clearer for $106-billion merger of SABMiller Plc and Anheuser-Busch InBev NV.
Target, one of America largest retail stores is closing 13 stores across the United States that has been performing badly over the years. The management blames decreasing profit in these stores as the main reason for the closure.