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One-Stock Portfolio Diversification: American Capital Ltd.
To pay a management fee to someone to buy the contents of the S&P 500, without exercising any independent investment judgment, is particularly concerning when it's certain that their results will, at the end of the day, lag the S&P 500.
China's CNOOC to buy Nexen for $15.1-billion
That came after Sinopec struck a deal to buy Daylight Energy Ltd. for $2.2-billion last fall. In another recent major Asian takeover, Malaysian giant Petronas moved to buy Progress Energy Resources Corp.
Nexen deal puts Ottawa on the spot  National Post
Mercosur RIP?
Bernadino Hugo Saguier, the country's ambassador to the Organisation of American States, said: “if we took a poll, 90% of Paraguayans would vote to quit” Mercosur.
Another fine mess
AMID all the name-calling in America's presidential campaign, a serious subject has begun to emerge: what role should government play?
Mitt Romney would restore 'Anglo-Saxon' relations between Britain ...  Telegraph.co.uk
Little Voter Discomfort with Romney's Mormon Religion  The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Minority-Owned Businesses Come Up Short in Access to Capital: It's Time to ...
Guest post written by Timothy Bates and Alicia Robb. Timothy Bates is distinguished professor of economics emeritus at Wayne State University.
The "Sustainability" Paradox-Interview with Paul Ehrlich
They propose an interwoven web of goals including population rescaling, social equity across gender, and buffering against global shock waves through resilience and natural capital planning. According to Ehrlich, the currently limited reach of ...
In Latin America, nationalism stumps Canadian mining companies
Bolivian President Evo Morales has revoked the mining rights of Vancouver-based South American Silver Corp., the latest blow to foreign miners operating in Latin America amid a growing wave of resource nationalism.
An unconventional bonanza
Shale gas—an “unconventional” source of methane, like coal-bed gas (in coal seams) and tight gas (trapped in rock formations)—has rapidly transformed America's energy outlook. At the same time discoveries of vast reserves of conventional gas from ...
Mitt Romney: the wrong man for the Right
The American electorate fell starry-eyed in love with Barack Obama, but is now on the rebound. It should be ripe to pick up a tough, more practical choice of chief executive.
Obama Swings the Swingers  RollingStone.com (blog)
Everything Obama has done — and wants to do — on taxes in one post  Washington Post (blog)
Inheriting money from abroad? Understand the rules
Though the inheritance itself won't face taxation in Canada, the returns that capital yields if it is invested will lead to a stinging tax bill every year.