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Blockchain stock listings set to explode in Canada: GMP Capital (Financial Post)

Canada is emerging as a hub for bitcoin and cryptocurrency stocks amid "a virtuous circle" of expertise and business, backed by a capital markets ecosystem that supports small companies... Read…
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A ‘Big Four’ accounting firm is accepting bitcoin payments (Business Insider)

PwC, the consultancy and "Big Four" accounting firm, announced Thursday that it accepted its first payment in bitcoin. The announcement, which was reported first by The Wall Street Journal... Read…
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Trudeau to put trade high on agenda in visit to China next week

Trade will be high on the agenda when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits China next week in a bid to boost business ties with the world’s second-largest economy. Read…
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France Ran Out of Money Last Tuesday, And Within Days, So Will The Rest of Europe (Financial Post)

Analysis: European countries are being forced to borrow well before the year ends — and sooner or later, that debt will catch up with them.... Read more here
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Oil prices on the rise after OPEC points to 2018 supply deficit as market tightens (Financial Post)

OPEC raised its forecast on Monday for demand for its oil in 2018 and said its deal with other producers to cut output was reducing excess oil in storage, potentially…
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Shoppers Optimum And PC Plus Programs Will Be Merged In February 2018 (Huffpost)

Customers at Shoppers Drug Mart or any of Loblaw Companies Ltd.'s grocery stores will soon use a new, unified loyalty program that replaces Optimum and PC Plus points. Loblaw (TSX:L)…
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More than 3,000 Canadian names in the Paradise Papers (CBC News)

A supermarket giant, an NHL hockey team, several billionaires and a yacht captain. These are just a few of the roughly 3,300 Canadian companies, trusts, foundations and individuals whose names appear…
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Canadian CPA bodies sign Mutual Recognition Agreement with U.S. and Mexican counterparts (Newswire)

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Professional accounting bodies from Canada, the United States and Mexico today signed a trilateral Mutual Recognition Agreement. It renews the agreement originally signed in September 2002 by the legacy body... Read more here
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Watchdog hits offices of Canadian grocery retailers in bread price-fixing probe (Financial Post)

TORONTO — The Competition Bureau says it has raided the offices of certain companies in a criminal investigation tied to alleged price fixing following statements released by some of the…
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Understanding the new Canada Child Benefit and other tax tips for parents (Financial Post)

In this week’s Fall Economic Statement, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced an increase to the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) payments, indexing them to inflation as of July 2018. This comes a…