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Less hiring planned after 65% of oil and gas companies trim staff: survey

Recruitment firm Hays Canada said about one third of oil and gas industry employers are expecting another tough year in 2017 after 65 per cent of them were forced to cut staff this year. 207 more words


Local farmers, economy suffer from reduced land value

GREAT BEND, Kan. (KSNW) – American farmland values could be heading to its first significant drop since the mid-1980’s. Kansas has seen the sharpest decline. 290 more words


Walls of Worry

There is an ample supply of angst across the nation: in markets, commodity prices, and among voters. No one lately has self-reported that they are happy across any broad spectrum of life’s many concerns. 580 more words

Market Commentary

Stock markets might not crash. Investors might still lose big.

Our future is being shaped by an unprecedented monetary experiment run by our central bank mandarins, but a happy ending is a mathematical impossibility. The economic imbalances that resulted in the last, 2008 financial crisis are now much worse and we are facing two possible routes of their resolution. 406 more words


Nestle Is the Latest Food Manufacturer to Be Hit By a Global Slowdown

Nestle became the latest company to be hit by the global slowdown affecting food manufacturers after posting its weakest underlying sales growth in more than a decade. 338 more words


14 Oct 2016 (AFR) - Scott Morrison buoyed by first terms of trade tailwind in five years

(14 October 2016, AFR, p4, by Jacob Greber)

‘Scott Morrison may be about to become the luckiest treasurer in at least half a decade if the latest surge in commodity prices is sustained, potentially wiping around a third from his budget deficits almost overnight. 60 more words

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