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Business Canada


  • No Canada? Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 9:35 AM ET
    Canadian flag

    When an Olympics comes to a country, they try their hardest to get to the top of the medal count.

  • Fast And Curious Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 8:49 AM ET
    Lindsey Vonn of the Unites States looks on after a training run for the Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

    The Spyder skiwear company would love nothing better than to arrive in Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics this week amidst a little controversy.  Enter the  "slippery suit."

  • Games Go Mobile With Broadband Backbone Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 11:41 AM ET
    A Bell Canada technician at work at Whistler Olympic Park.

    Bell Canada Enterprises' and Avaya's IP network will be powerful and versatile, c overing everything from logistics to communications to security.  And, yes, you can watch the games on your phone.

  • The Money Pit That's Become Hosting Olympic Games Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 11:40 AM ET
    View of the BC Place Stadium which will host the Winter Olympics opening and closing ceremonies in downtown Vancouver.

    "The cost of hosting an Olympic Games in the 21st century has escalated to such astronomical heights that it is almost certainly a losing proposition," says one sports business expert.

  • Opportunities in Greece, Spain: Portfolio Manager Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 8:44 AM ET

    It is certainly time to watch out for investment opportunities in Greece, Kingsley Jones, international portfolio manager at Macquarie Funds Management Group, told CNBC on Wednesday.

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    The winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, are supposed to be a distraction from harsh economic realities and lift our spirits. Instead, it may itself be a victim of these brutal times.

  • Busch: Canada Sounds A US Warning Bell Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 11:48 AM ET

    Over the last two years, many government officials have critiqued the United States for their handling of the crisis. The problem with most of the comments is that they come from countries that are engaging in similar behaviors. Therefore, the validity of their analysis is similar to a family advice column by a golfer.

  • M&A in Oil & Gas? Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 6:37 PM ET

    Yes, if you head north of the border. Cramer offers up his top pick in the group.

  • Gold Bars

    While not being comfortable with the current gold trade, Dennis Gartman told CNBC that the price of the precious metal will "continue to go up until it stops."

  • BP CEO: Dollar's Fall Is Major Factor in Oil's Rise Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 11:29 AM ET

    The CEO of oil giant BP believes the drop in the dollar in recent months is a major factor behind oil prices breaking through $75 a barrel.

  • CEO of NC-Based RBC Bank to Retire Next Month Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 11:54 AM ET

    The chief executive of North Carolina-based RBC Bank is retiring. The U.S. subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada spacer announced Thursday that 51-year-old Scott Custer will retire at the end of October

  • Regulator Tried to Steer Stanford Assets to Ally: Court Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 6:38 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    The top financial regulator in Antigua—who allegedly took hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford in exchange for hiding the fraud—improperly tried to steer Stanford's assets to a British liquidation firm, according to a ruling by a Canadian court.

  • Canadian Circus Billionaire Blasts into Space Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 4:19 AM ET
    Circus billionaire

    Canadian circus billionaire Guy Laliberte blasted off in a Russian Soyuz spaceship from Kazakhstan on Wednesday to become the world's seventh space tourist.

  • Canada: Is the Recovery Sustainable? Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 10:43 AM ET
    Maria with Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper

    Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke with Maria Bartiromo at the New York Stock Exchange, in a “First on CNBC” interview. Harper’s biggest concern was the sustainability of this recovery.

  • PetroChina to Take Oil Sands Stake for $1.7 Billion Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 7:42 PM ET

    PetroChina, Asia's largest oil and gas company, is making a $1.7 billion investment in the Canadian oil sands.

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    The House version of a Health Care overhaul bill will not stand up well in the August heat. It makes for scary reading and if the powers that be could have muscled it through it wouldn't be hanging in the wind for all of us to take shots at it. But there it is and it makes for head scratching moments. My friend, Sydney Williams, who writes one of the best investment letters I get to read, passed along some highlights that were extracted by a buddy of his, Peter Fleckenstein.

  • Canada’s Top Pipeline Play Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 8:41 PM ET

    When American stocks fail to deliver, Cramer urges investors to head north of the border.

  • Don’t Bet On USA Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 6:21 PM ET

    Better not tell Ben Franklin but some traders may not be terribly patriotic this Independence Day. In fact, they’re betting against the USA!

  • China's Sinopec to Acquire Addax Petroleum Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 12:08 PM ET
    Oil Refinery

    Chinese refiner Sinopec agreed to acquire oil and gas exploration company Addax Petroleum Corp. in a deal valued at $8.27 billion Canadian (US$7.2 billion), gaining access to reserves in West Africa and the Middle East.

  • The leader of Canada's east coast province of Newfoundland has announced a tentative agreement to develop an offshore project estimated to contain 223 million barrels of oil.