The foundations on which Vladimir Putin built his 15 years in charge of Russia are giving way. The meltdown of the ruble, which weakened to a record low this week, is endangering the mantra of stability around which Putin has based his rule.
TORONTO -- The rise in online shopping may have raised concerns for retail property owners, but the chief executive at First Capital Realty says he doesn't foresee the day brick-and-mortar shops vanish from cities.
... * Business morale rises for 2nd consecutive month in Dec. * Ifo says firms are more upbeat about future prospects. * Engineers expect faster output growth of 2 pct next year (Adds economist quotes, detail, context).
OTTAWA - Canadian oilsands exporters narrowly survived a vote in the European Parliament on Wednesday that could have once again penalized Alberta bitumen as dirty oil.
TORONTO�The Hudson's Bay Co. , owner of the upscale Saks Fifth Avenue chain, named mass-market retail veteran Gerald Storch as its next chief executive.