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U.S. Further Tightens Regulations On Dealing With North Korea

On September 21, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order (yet to be numbered) (“EO”) imposing additional sanctions on North Korea. It took affect the next day. The general press has quoted Treasury Secretary Mnuchin as stating: “Foreign financial institutions are now on notice that go ...

Top 100 Dividend Stocks of 2018

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Canadian Companies Should Be Aware Of President Trump’s Executive Order Imposing Sanctions on North Korea AND Those Who Do Business With North Korea

On September 21, 2017, President Trump signed “Presidential Executive Order on Imposing Additional Sanctions with Respect to North Korea“.  This Presidential Executive Order blocks U.S. assets of persons to be identified by the Secretary of State.  The perameters that the Secretary of State m ...

CETA Is Not NAFTA: 7 Things That Are Different In CETA

Today, September 21, 2017, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (the “Canada-EU CETA”) entered into effect provisionally.  Importantly, the customs duty reductions and eliminations took effect today.  The rules of origin took effect today.  The customs proced ...

Will the Fed start normalization this week?

The dials of geopolitical and monetary risk are spinning in different directions across the globe. Of note in the U.S., markets are wondering whether glimmers of political bipartisanship bode well for reform legislation, and the Federal Reserve (Fed) is gearing up for what may be one of its most im ...

What is Pat’s commentary for the week of September 19, 2017

Dear Inner Circle member, Donald Trump, the most widely reviled U.S. president in 80 years or more, seems to have made at least one smart move last week. He reached agreement of sorts with the top Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. This could speed passage of legislation on ...

100,000 Canadians may be affected by Equifax hack

TORONTO — Equifax Canada says approximately 100,000 Canadian consumers may have had their personal information compromised in the massive cyberattack on the credit data company made public earlier this month. The company said Tuesday the investigation is ongoing and it appears that the breached d ...

First Nations leaders should stop listening to activists who unfairly target Canada’s oilsands

Author: Joseph Quesnel Four indigenous groups support construction of $20.6 billion mine north of Fort McMurray.   Read more about First Nations leaders should stop listening to activists who unfairly target Canada’s oilsands Tags:  oilsands oil and gas aboriginal economy first nat ...

PVS.PR.F Soft on Modest Volume

Partners Value Split Corp. has announced (although not yet on their website; maybe not ever on their website, since the lazy turds haven’t even published the new issue announcement yet): the completion of its previously announced issue of 6,000,000 Class AA Preferred Shares, Series 8 (the “Ser ...

Tech Talk for Monday September 18th 2017

  The Bottom Line We were wrong! Despite a series on negative events last week, equity prices in most markets in the world moved higher including all-time highs set by the S&P 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ Composite Index. Consider the events last week: · North Korea fired a ...