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Corporate Selfies and Changing Company Reporting

A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.

    This week’s unexpected move by Google to create a new parent company called Alphabet and to split the core Google operations from a variety of other internal businesses under that umbrella has been widely dissected this week (my own take is…

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Media

New rules to raise the profile of intangibles

By Martin Brassell, co-author of Banking on IP and Inngot CEO, on the new financial reporting standard and its implications for intangible assets

The new… 448 more words

SMEs

Oil prices fall below $45 US a barrel; stock markets in the red

The misery continues for Alberta’s beleaguered oilpatch.

Oil prices are down again Thursday, with the near-month futures contract for benchmark grade U.S. light crude trading at just $44.68 US per barrel, down 47 cents on the day, as of about 3:28 pm EDT. 214 more words

Edmonton

Rig contract termination fees lift Trinidad Drilling revenues

Early termination and standby fees paid by U.S. customers who had contracted a rig but didn’t want to drill in view of low commodity prices provided a revenue lift for Trinidad Drilling Ltd. 442 more words

Energy

Loblaw plans to close 52 unprofitable stores across a range of banners

Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) says it plans to close 52 unprofitable stores across a range of its banners and formats in a move that will cut sales but boost its operating profit. 111 more words

Local News

Cathy Knuchel

Title: Owner, Consultant

Company: Gestion Noko

Location: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

Ms. Knuchel is a fluently trilingual finance professional with experience in business planning, audits, systems implementation, portfolio management and corporate reporting. 196 more words

Financial Management

Canadian railways expected to temper 2015 outlook

By Ross Marowits

Canada’s sluggish economy and lower volumes of coal, grain and energy-related products could undermine the lofty 2015 earnings goals for the country’s two largest railways, say industry analysts. 328 more words

Business