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  1. April 11, 2014

    Jim Flaherty, former Canadian finance minister, 1949-2014

    Jim Flaherty, the former Canadian finance minister who guided the country through the global financial crisis with a...

  2. March 19, 2014

    Canada’s new finance minister is former investment banker

    A former Merrill Lynch investment banker replaced Canada’s finance minister in a hasty, closed-door ceremony in Ottawa on...

  1. January 13, 2014

    Canada Senate scandal threatens Harper’s re-election prospects

    When he said recently he would welcome a weaker Canadian dollar to help the country’s exports, Jim Flaherty, Canada’s...

  2. September 11, 2013

    General Motors share sales cut US and Canada’s stakes

    General Motors, the US’s biggest carmaker by sales, has taken two critical steps towards shedding its “government motors”...

  3. FT Alphaville

    July 3, 2013

    Canadian politicos, TBTF banks and Carney's success

    This guest post is by Howard Green, anchor of the flagship interview program at Canada’s Business News Network and the...

  4. May 9, 2013

    Austerity should not be abandoned, says Canada’s finance minister

    Canada’s finance minister has weighed into the intensifying debate over austerity, warning that global policy makers must...

  5. June 18, 2012

    Europe’s leaders urged to resolve crisis

    Europe’s leaders came under severe pressure from the rest of the world at the start of the Group of 20 summit to act...

  6. June 17, 2012

    Policy ‘paralysis’ hits global recovery

    The global recovery has stalled again as confidence in policy makers’ ability to provide conditions for growth has slipped...

  7. June 5, 2012

    G7 holds emergency eurozone talks

    Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of Seven leading industrial nations held a conference call on...

  8. April 20, 2012

    IMF secures $430bn to boost firepower

    The International Monetary Fund has won at least $430bn of extra cash to tackle any future crisis in Europe despite...

  9. November 27, 2011

    Canada takes tougher line on bank deals

    Canada plans to tighten supervision of foreign acquisitions by banks and insurance companies as a result of heightened risks...

  10. November 6, 2011

    G20 seeks more talks on eurozone crisis

    The Group of 20 is seeking to meet again, possibly before Christmas, with the aim of resurrecting a deal to provide an...

  11. Money Supply

    November 1, 2011

    Canada sticks with inflation targeting – for now

    The Bank of Canada is one central bank that has flirted with the idea of dropping its inflation target. Perhaps even as soon...

  12. October 25, 2011

    Canada backs away from 2015 budget target

    Canada’s Conservative government has backed away from its pledge to balance the federal budget by early 2015 as prospects...

  13. August 31, 2011

    Canada’s economy hit by global turmoil

    Canada’s economy shrank in the second quarter for the first time since the 2008-09 recession owing to a sharp deterioration...

  14. FT Alphaville

    August 15, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Clive Crook: Fed must fix on a fresh target A prevailing...

  15. June 16, 2011

    Beware sticky summer: no time for the beach

    Are we heading for a sticky summer? That is a question investors would do well to ask. After all, earlier this year, it was...

  16. June 16, 2011

    Canada seeks US tax law exemption

    Canada will push to be exempted from a US tax law that will force global financial institutions to report US clients to the...

  17. FT Alphaville

    May 31, 2011

    Canada 'open' to selling Fiat stake

    Canada is open to selling its 1.7% stake in Chrysler directly to Italy’s Fiat, but will wait to see what price the US...

  18. May 2, 2011

    Resource industry angry at tax increases

    High commodity prices are triggering a fresh wave of resource nationalism around the world as governments impose higher...

  19. March 22, 2011

    Opposition to budget threatens Canada government

    Canada’s minority Conservative government is likely to fall within the next few days, setting the stage for a spring...

  20. January 17, 2011

    Canada tightens mortgage rules

    Canada imposed new curbs on mortgage lending on Monday amid concern about spiralling consumer debt fuelled by high property...

  21. October 22, 2010

    US pushes plan on exchange rates

    Ministers from the world’s leading economies were locked in debate on Saturday over an American proposal aimed at defusing...

  22. June 25, 2010

    Economy: Canada rises above the crisis

    The host of the G8 and G20 summits may be forgiven a smidgen of self-righteousness during the leaders’ forthcoming meetings...

  23. June 25, 2010

    Bank levy: An idea that was hot, but now is not

    There was a moment in the spring when the idea of a uniform global levy on banks was fashionable.The US launched a Financial...

  24. June 25, 2010

    Canada seizes the opportunity to promote itself

    The run-up to the G8 and G20 summits has provided a rare moment of satisfaction for Canada on the world stage.Constantly...

  25. June 7, 2010

    Osborne in push for cuts consensus

    Over a beer in the South Korean port city of Busan on Friday night, George Osborne discussed with his Canadian counterpart...

  26. June 6, 2010

    Osborne seeks consensus over cuts

    Over a beer in the South Korean port city of Busan on Friday, George Osborne discussed with his Canadian counterpart his...

  27. June 4, 2010

    G20 to delay tough bank regulations

    Group of 20 finance ministers are set to delay the implementation of tougher regulations for the world’s banks as splits...

  28. June 4, 2010

    The G20 weighs up fiscal consolidation

    Chris Giles (Money Supply): Here in Busan, South Korea, a port city which seems to double as the Blackpool of Korea, it is...

  29. Money Supply

    June 3, 2010

    The G20 and growth

    Here in Busan, South Korea, a port city which seems to double as the Blackpool of Korea, it is already clear that finance...

  30. April 24, 2010

    Leading nations agree to disagree on bank tax

    The world's leading economies yesterday agreed to disagree for the moment on contentious plans to tax banks to fund future...

  31. April 24, 2010

    Nations struggle to find consensus on bank taxes

    There was little sign ahead of this weekend's meetings of the International Monetary Fund of consensus in a dispute between...

  32. April 24, 2010

    Leading nations struggle to build consensus on bank tax plans

    The world's leading economies yesterday agreed to disagree for the moment on contentious plans to tax banks to fund future...

  33. Money Supply

    April 24, 2010

    Leading by example on bank levies, and other G20 stories.

    A communique that more or less acknowledged disagreement over the great bank taxes debate and a Canadian finance minister,...

  34. April 23, 2010

    Nations disagree over IMF bank taxes

    The world’s leading economies on Friday agreed to disagree for the moment on contentious plans to tax banks to fund future...

  35. April 22, 2010

    Plan fails to change views

    The International Monetary Fund's bank tax proposal may have illuminated the debate but did not immediately change anyone's...

  36. April 22, 2010

    Plan fails to win hearts and minds

    The International Monetary Fund's bank tax proposal may have illuminated the reform debate but it did not immediately change...

  37. April 22, 2010

    IMF bank tax proposal fails to convince

    The International Monetary Fund’s bank tax proposal may have illuminated the reform debate but it did not immediately change...

  38. April 21, 2010

    IMF bank plan fails to change views

    The International Monetary Fund’s bank tax proposal might have illuminated the debate but did not immediately change...

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