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Sep 17 2014

Worries in Asia: From wages to uranium

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew McCreath sees no reason to get excited about the People's Bank of China increasing liquidity, since it is only a three-month plan. Most companies in Japan are too small to comply with government encouragement to raise wages; and the cost of electricity and delivering it is on the rise in Japan. As well, McCreath is neutral on uranium since the Japanese public is still largely against its use.
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Frances Horodelski
Sep 17 2014

Waiting for what's behind the morning

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Today we have the facts of the Fed (statement and economic projection release at 2 p.m. ET and press conference at 2:30 p.m. ET). Remember, often times, the first reaction is the wrong one. We also get oil inventories (a 1.5 million barrel drop is expected. Inventories have fallen in 10 of the last 11 weeks).
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Frances Horodelski
Sep 16 2014

Full circle

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The chase list is full today. First, has the first step been taken in pursuing the fourth national wireless carrier? Globalive, along with a consortium of private equity, are buying the stake and assuming the debt of WIND Mobile from Vimpelcom in a deal worth about $300 million (terms weren’t disclosed).
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Larry Berman
Sep 15 2014

The liquidity trap! Thriving in a post-QE world

By Larry Berman, Berman's Call
The fiscal stimulus introduced to combat the 2008/2009 financial crisis has propelled markets to all-time highs –rewarding equity investors and pushing everyone in need of income to take on more equity risk.
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Frances Horodelski
Sep 15 2014

A big (hopefully not cruel) week

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
On BNN we have executives from a variety of oil companies that are presenting at the First Energy conference in London including Tourmaline, Parex and Bankers. We’ll be talking dividends and top U.S. picks and commodities as the day unfolds.
Filed in: U.S. » Continue Reading
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Sep 12 2014

Who makes more jobs, small or big business?

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
With markets mixed across the board, Andrew McCreath says the focus is on the anticipated action from the FED next week. Labour markets and inflation in the U.S. are trending towards normal, but not monetary policy. Because the U.S. has failed to redistribute wealth, McCreath says, the FED is unlikely to be as hawking as markets seem to believe. As well, with Ottawa announcing EI cuts yesterday, McCreath questions whether these measures are enough to make any real change for Canadian business.
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Frances Horodelski
Sep 12 2014

Every day is a holiday

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
On BNN today we have biotech, bucks, bullion, burgers, underfollowed REITs and even a look at the business of comedy with Russell Peters. Join us.
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Amber Kanwar
Sep 11 2014

Did BlackBerry just outsmart Apple?

By Amber Kanwar, Anchor, Reporter
Remember when Apple teamed up with IBM to sell iPhones to corporate customers? When that was announced in July, BlackBerry’s stock dropped 12 percent. Everyone thought this was the BlackBerry killer.
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