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Trends in Real Estate in Canada

Real estate is a popular asset class for investors right now, especially unsophisticated investors who are sitting on a lot of cash. We discuss recent trends in retail, multifamily (residential real estate rented out for commercial purposes) and hotels and some of the drivers behind why they are moving in

No Bubble in Vancouver and Trends in Real Estate in Canada

Real estate is very important relative to the size of the Canadian economy, in no small part due to longstanding robust foreign investment in a country perceived to be politically stable with strong legal frameworks and the country’s low population density. Real estate is an especially attractive vehicle to park

Chinese Energy Companies in Canada

PetroChina Canada PetroChina Canada opened its doors in 2010 as Dover Operating Corporation, a joint venture between PetroChina and Athabasca Oil Corporation. Dover was focused on two oilsands operations in the region of Fort McMurray, Alberta. After amalgamating with Phoenix Energy Holdings, the company now holds a portfolio of six assets in

Investment Banking Meal Allowance and Taxi Chits (or UberX)

Investment banking meal allowance is the daily stipend that the junior staff receive for food for days where they have to work past a certain hour (which is often). Also, after a certain time later than the meal allowance checkpoint, bankers are allowed to expense reasonable transportation home. Previously, investment

Weekly Movers Sep 15, 2017 – Empire Co, Tahoe Resources, Yellow Pages Ltd, Hurricane Irma, Movie Theatre Stocks, Car Rental Stocks

Top Weekly TSX Gainers (Week of September 15, 2017) Empire Company Ltd (TSX:EMPa, Chg:24.3%) Industry: Consumer & Retail EMP.A has consistently underperformed the Canadian grocer comp since the messy $5.8bn takeover of Safeway Canada. Sobey’s SAP software led to technical integration hurdles and frustrated employees. Logistic problems led to many out-of-stock products and

Canadian M&A Roundup Sep 15, 2017 – Polaris Materials

Our previous Canadian Mergers & Acquisitions roundups can be found here. Our previous global M&A roundups can be found here. Target: Polaris Materials Corporation (TSX:PLS) Industry: Basic Materials - Construction Materials Acquirer: Unknown US Buyer Target: Polaris Materials Corporation Size: $301 million Consideration: 100% Cash Source of Funds: Not Disclosed Sell Side Advisors: Canaccord Genuity Corp.

Weekly Movers Sep 8, 2017 – Centerra Gold, Dollarama, Pacific Insights Electronics, New Gold, Aimia, Hudbay Minerals, Hurricane Irma

Top TSX Weekly Gainers (Week of September 8, 2017) Centerra Gold Inc (TSX:CG, Chg:17.2%) Industry: Metals & Mining - Gold The political tension between the Kyrgyzstan government and CG, the majority-owner and operator of the largest gold mine (Kumtor) in Kyrgyz Republic, has been high. For more than two years, CG and the

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