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Canada Budget 2015: Striking a Balance in an Election Year

Gowlings National Tax Group comment on the 2015 Canadian fiscal budget

Finance Minister Joe Oliver faced formidable challenges, both economic and political, in delivering his first Budget.

myhomemove comments on the anniversary of the mortgage market

Doug Crawford, CEO of myhomemove, comments on the anniversary of the mortgage market review

China stimulus rolled out as growth stalls

Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist at Schroders, comments on the Chinese data announced over the weekend:

Merger and acquisition is off to a strong start in the second quarter

By Michael Stanes, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management

Royal Dutch Shell’s announcement to acquire BG for £47 billion makes it the largest deal in the oil and gas sector since Exxon Mobil’s acquisition of XTO in 2009.

Moving towards less bad taxes

The proper mix and balance of taxes within a jurisdiction has been a topic of considerable debate in the international tax community over.

The return of the patient investor

By Michael Stanes, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management

In a recent speech, the Chief Economist of the Bank of England, Andrew Haldane

The Fed against the Markets

We all have been waiting for the Fed exiting the most aggressive easing program undertaken since its 100-year inception, embarked upon as a result of the worst recession since the great depression

ACCA reacts to ‘political budget from political Chancellor’

According to ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), this was a political Budget focused on a range of populist measures, as was to be expected this close to the General Election.

A Strong Dollar Is Being Forged in Frankfurt and Beijing

The recent US dollar surge may owe more to policy-makers in Europe and China than to the efforts of central bankers in the US.

Greece: the lead for the EURUSD parity?

Europe is still in the highlight of world economic news. Greece’s ASE stock index was down 4.2%, reaching a three week low, three-year Greek bond yields rose 1.91% points to15.95 on Monday, March 9

US vs. the world, will USD dominate the world economy?

It was an eventful week with a considerable amount of market moving fundamental releases from all over the world.

Will corporate Japan save Abenomics?

By Michael Stanes, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management

Japan is presenting a paradox: the stock market continues to rise (+7% in February, local currency) at the same time as growth disappoints.