currency

Columnists
Jul 3, 2018
Dollars in a piggy bank. Photo: OTA Photos/Flickr

Donald Trump and the U.S. piggy bank

World commercial expansion is dependent on payments made in the U.S. dollar, a currency that all nations -- except the U.S. -- have to earn through export surpluses, or go into debt.
Columnists
Aug 31, 2012

Another look at oil prices and the loonie

The dollar rising with the oil price is merely a confirmation that most financial traders think the same way -- not confirmation that Canada's "fundamentals" have been enhanced by higher oil prices.
Blog
Jun 14, 2012
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Dutch disease on the Rideau

Erin Weir
A report recently released by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute claims Canada does not suffer from Dutch disease. Unfortunately, the studies the authors draw on for this conclusion are riddled by it.

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