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Finance Featured Stories:

    • Proactive Corporate Governance Equals ROI

      by Danielle Doll

      Clients often ask me what’s the ROI on corporate governance; i.e., how does good corporate governance affect “the bottom line”?  Good corporate governance can improve operational performance. It’s not just a compliance system, it’s the philosophy of governing the organization through proactive management from the top down. Good corporate governance transcends basic governance practices (legal […]

    • ICT Revolution: Access For All in the FX and Commodities Markets

      by David C. Ballantine

      According to Investopedia, a market is defined “As a medium that allows buyers and sellers of a specific good or service to interact in order to facilitate an exchange. The price that individuals pay during the transaction may be determined by a number of factors, but price is often determined by the forces of supply […]

    • Productivity – Newfoundland and Labrador and the Future of Canada

      by Geoff Cochrane

      Canada is among the least­ ­productive of the ­Organisation for ­Economic Co-operation and ­Development (OECD) nations, and while our oil and gas ­sector ­outperforms other countries, ­productivity in the sector has ­generally been negative. Much of that can be attributed to high levels of investment in recent years, which skew results downward. As the fruits […]

    • A Case For Strategic Partnerships

      by Geoff Barrett

      Why The Best Thing For Your Business May Be To Refer Your Clients Somewhere Else In everyday life, we may refer to someone as a “Jack-of-all-trades,” to highlight their wide-ranging skills. However, all too often we forget the original ending of that phrase: namely, “master-of-none.” When we try to be all things to all people, […]

    • Future Direction – What is the Next Direction of Oil?

      by David C. Ballantine

      Going into the fourth quarter of 2012, any substantial decrease in the temperature could increase demand for oil during the colder seasonal changes, increasing the price of oil. The current oversupply of 0.5–0.8 mbpd may be offset by an increase in the last quarter demand, potentially in the regain of 1.1 mbpd on average, which would lead to an overall increase in price. Due […]

    • Save Cash and Attract More Customers with Barter

      by Aaryn Lambert

      In today’s marketplace, the slowing economy has had its effect on many small businesses. To survive and remain competitive, businesses need to think outside the box and consider leveraging barter as a marketing alternative to help lure new customers and save money. Businesses can now join a barter network to move excess inventory in exchange for goods and services. In […]

    • European Investors Eager for Canadian Oil and Gas Production

      by Graham Chandler

      European investors getting nervous about domestic investments reap generous returns from Canadian producing properties funds. As turmoil and market uncertainties dominate European economies, many Euro investors are growing uneasy. Typically in times like these, savvy investors turn to hard assets—traditionally ‘bricks and mortar’. But with many Euro area countries teetering, eyes are being cast overseas in […]

    • Do You Measure Up?

      by Aaryn Lambert

      “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. And if it isn’t being measured, it isn’t being managed.” That’s the thinking of BDC Consulting Manager Mike Green. “Tools for measuring, such as those of the International Standards Organization (ISO), are like a scoreboard,” says Green, and are essential for objectively evaluating how a company […]

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