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TSX Venture Exchange overrun by more than 900 'zombie' companies, critic says

TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange is overrun with more than 900 “zombie” companies with negative working capital, according to a new study.

The research comes from Tony Simon, co-founder of the Venture Capital Markets Association and a frequent thorn in the side of TMX Group Inc.’s management team. 486 more words


EU History 42 - Problems began the moment the UK joined the European Community

Almost from the moment Britain joined the European Community things went wrong. Food prices rose, along with the cost of living, then Britain floated their currency, meaning there was no more European regional fund to help their depressed industrial regions. 759 more words


Proposed $1B class action alleges Scotiabank and other banks rigged silver price

A trio of Canadian law firms is seeking to certify a second class action lawsuit involving alleged manipulation of precious metals pricing over 15 years by large financial institutions including Bank of Nova Scotia. 400 more words

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Making Africa work - The Economist Apr 16th 2016

The continent’s future depends on people, not commodities

“IS ANYONE here actually hoping to make any money, or are you all just trying to minimise your losses?” The question, asked at a dinner in London for investors who specialise in Africa, showed how the mood has changed in the past year. 410 more words

Point Of Interest

Entering planting season, markets unsteady

CERRO GORDO CO., Iowa – Kevin Pope is surveying his fields. He plans to start planting Friday and is thankful to be getting back out. 255 more words


Another Energy Company Just Went Belly-Up

U.S. oil and gas producer Energy XXI, which has operations in Louisiana, Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, said on Thursday it has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming one of the biggest casualties of the oil rout to date. 309 more words


14 Apr 2016 (TheAge) - Surging commodity prices and strong exports by FMG lead Australian shares higher

(14 April 2016, The Age, BusinessDay, p21, Peter Ker, Resources reporter, View more articles from Peter Ker)

‘Stronger commodity prices and better-than-expected exports from Fortescue Metals Group put the Australian market in a bullish mood on Wednesday, with the resources sector lifting the ASX 200 1.6 per cent. 14 more words

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