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Feb 4, 2013

Canadian Pacific hires Canadian National executive as COO

TORONTO, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Hunter Harrison, brought in to
engineer a turnaround at Canadian Pacific Railway, has
tapped a former protege as the company’s president and chief
operating officer.

CP said on Monday that Keith Creel would join on Tuesday
from Canadian National Railway,, the railroad that
Harrison had previously run.

Jan 31, 2013

Backpacker-photographer shows China through unfiltered lens

TORONTO (Reuters) – Tom Carter found himself homeless, jobless, with little money and 6,000 miles (9,656 km) from home after answering a job posting on Craigslist that turned out to be a scam.

But rather than return to San Francisco, Carter found a teaching job along China’s Yellow River Delta, which is a world away from Beijing and Shanghai.

Jan 31, 2013

Book Talk: Backpacker-photographer shows China through unfiltered lens

TORONTO, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Tom Carter found himself
homeless, jobless, with little money and 6,000 miles (9,656 km)
from home after answering a job posting on Craigslist that
turned out to be a scam.

But rather than return to San Francisco, Carter found a
teaching job along China’s Yellow River Delta, which is a world
away from Beijing and Shanghai.

Jan 23, 2013

Canada 2013 growth outlook cut on exports, housing -Reuters poll

TORONTO, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Canada’s growth outlook dimmed
over the last quarter, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday, with
soft export demand, a strong currency, and a cooling housing
market combining to weaken economic expectations.

Economists now expect Canada’s economy to expand just 1.8
percent this year, down from the 2.0 percent rate predicted in
the previous poll published Oct. 11.

Dec 17, 2012

Urbana buys portion of Canadian exchange operator CNSX

TORONTO, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Financial investment company
Urbana Corp said on Monday it is seeking to acquire up
to 49 percent of CNSX Markets Inc, the operator of Canadian
National Stock Exchange.

Urbana said on Monday it bought a 20 percent stake in CNSX
for C$1.6 million ($1.63 million).

Dec 11, 2012

Carney carries Canadian lessons to the Bank of England

TORONTO (Reuters) – The Bank of Canada’s Mark Carney mused about priorities in reply to a question about the lessons he would take to his next job in London, but said he would only discuss Britain’s needs when he talks to a House of Commons committee next year.

Asked about lessons he would take to his next position, as the head of the Bank of England, Carney stressed the importance of speedy, transparent action to address potential flashpoints.

Dec 11, 2012

Bank of Canada-Household debt could spur higher rates

TORONTO, Dec 11 (Reuters) – The Bank of Canada may need to
raise interest rates higher than would be normal in order to
curb household debt, although its talk of higher rates has
already encouraged more prudent borrowing, Governor Mark Carney
said on Tuesday.

In his first speech since being appointed as the next Bank
of England governor, Carney repeated the bank’s mildly hawkish
line on the likelihood of a modest withdrawal of stimulus
measures. That stance, maintained since April, has made Canada’s
central bank an outlier among the central banks of developed
countries.

Dec 11, 2012

More Canadian employers seen hiring in 2013 1st qtr -Manpower

TORONTO, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Canadian employers have a
brighter outlook for adding jobs in the new year, with
transportation and public utility companies the most bullish,
but a cautious mood on the economy still prevails, according to
a survey released on Tuesday.

In a quarterly survey of more than 1,900 Canadian employers
by staffing firm Manpower Inc, a net 13 percent expected
to add new jobs in the first quarter of 2013.

Dec 6, 2012

Canada’s Ivey PMI index unexpectedly fell in November

TORONTO, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Purchasing activity in Canada
unexpectedly fell in November, according to Ivey Purchasing
Managers Index data released on Thursday, the latest report to
suggest economic weakness has carried into the fourth quarter.

The seasonally adjusted index fell to 47.5 in November from
58.3 in October. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected an
adjusted reading of 58.6.

Dec 3, 2012

Canada’s OSC takes Ernst & Young to task on Sino-Forest

TORONTO, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Canadian regulators said on
Monday Ernst & Young had conducted improper audits of
Sino-Forest Corp in the years before fraud allegations brought
down its client, and the accounting firm said it reached a
settlement in a class-action suit by Sino shareholders.

Dimitri Lascaris, a partner at Siskinds LLP and co-lead
counsel for the investor class action, said he believes the
auditor settlement, at C$117 million ($118 million), was the
biggest of its kind in Canadian history.

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      "I am a Canadian transportation, retail and markets correspondent. I occasionally moonlight in entertainment and lifestyle news. I was formerly a homepage editor for Reuters.com, and an online news editor for Reuters.com, .co.uk and .ca. Life before Reuters included working in China and freelancing in California."
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