financial regulation

Sep 6, 2016
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Ontario payday loan reforms: A drop in the bucket

Tom Cooper
The Ontario government has announced some modest reforms to lower the outrageous interest rates charged to customers of payday loan companies. It's a step in the right direction, but is it enough?
May 15, 2012

Banks and the derivatives scam

Those who believe the financial meltdown was a one-off fluke and that lessons have been learned to prevent a re-occurrence, need to think again. Derivatives operations bedevil the world economy today.
Apr 3, 2012

Stock market swindles galore in Canada

Bruce Livesey
Sino-Forest is just the latest in a long line of stock market calamities that have plagued Canada's capital markets. And yet, there is little done to clean up the markets.
Dec 2, 2011

Of bailouts and liquidity shakedowns

The banks were absolutely stabilized, and possibly saved, by extraordinary government interventions. Whether you call that a bailout or a "liquidity injection" is all in the semantics.
Nov 10, 2011

The inflation-control target

Andrew Jackson
So, the 2 per cent inflation target has been renewed as it now stands. (Take that, House of Commons Finance Committee, which is holding hearings on the issue next week.)
Aug 13, 2011

Market mayhem

Andrew Jackson
The wild swings in the markets this week serve as another reminder of the weakness of linkage between levels and changes in financial asset values and levels and changes in real economic variables.
Jan 26, 2010

Defeating capitalist fanatics

By now it should be obvious that American capitalism is not working for the benefit of its "middle" class let alone the minority who are being crushed by poverty, including the growing suburban poor.
Oct 14, 2009

How to rein in the loonie

It's a financial mood swing, not economic reality, that explains the loonie's rocketing ascent. To rein in the loonie, we must rein in the oil export juggernaut squeezing out all other exports.


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