Global Leaders

Brexit uncertainty could last for another 21 months

The latest installment of the Brexit drama offers good and bad news for investors in U.K. assets and beyond: The good news is the risk of a “no deal” Brexit has receded, but the bad news is it’s still a possibility and the timeline toward resolution is now more extended. This means that persi ...

PSP, QuadReal Invest in London's Cherry Park?

PSP Investments put out a press release yesterday, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield forms partnership with PSP Investments and QuadReal for a €750Mn (£670Mn) Private Rented Sector scheme in London:Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield announces today that it has signed a conditional agreement with a wholly owned s ...

Politicization: A growing threat to central banks

The United States has always had a difficult, complicated relationship with the concept of central banks. Early on, critics sought to prevent the establishment of a U.S. central bank, while today, politicians in the U.S. and around the world seek to use central banks as tools to further their polic ...

Change is in the air as the Fed, BOC and ECB pivot on policy

There is an old Chinese proverb that states, “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” In other words, some people embrace change while others fear it. I’ve come to the conclusion that the speed of the change has much to do with how a change is recei ...

How a business prime minster might have handled SNC-Lavalin

Author: William Watson Canada would benefit from a stricter separation of business and state. Read more about How a business prime minster might have handled SNC-Lavalin Tags:  snc-lavalin prime minister business canadian governance ...

How a business prime minister might have handled SNC-Lavalin

Author: William Watson Canada would benefit from a stricter separation of business and state. Read more about How a business prime minister might have handled SNC-Lavalin Tags:  snc-lavalin prime minister business canadian governance ...

Populist, nationalist movements are on the rise: What could this mean for the global economy?

An informal Invesco poll of North American institutional investors recently revealed that geopolitical risk was a top concern for 2019. And they’re not the only ones worried: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi recently noted that the risks to the downside have increased, blaming, among ...

SNC Lavalin: What would Sir Wilfrid do?

Author: William Watson A permanent responsibility of the prime minister of Canada is to avoid dust-ups between its two founding peoples. Read more about SNC Lavalin: What would Sir Wilfrid do? Tags:  democracy canadian governance corruption ...

Enough is Enough: Bains Proposes CRTC Policy Direction Grounded in Competition, Affordability, and Consumer Interests

It would appear that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains has had enough. Enough of incumbent telecom giants claiming that more competition would be bad for consumers. Enough of CRTC Chair Ian Scott dismissing consumer concerns about the state of communications servic ...

Canada's Experts on Sustainable Finance?

Benefits Canada reports, Pension plans just one component in transition to lower carbon economy, says PIAC:While Canada’s public and private pension plans are a vital player in the transition to a lower carbon economy, they’re only one component, with other financial market participants, such a ...