All of the World’s Stock Exchanges by Size

There are 16 exchanges that are a part of the “$1 Trillion Dollar Club” with more than $1 trillion in market capitalization. This elite group, with familiar names such as the NYSE, Nasdaq, LSE, Deutsche Borse, TMX Group, and Japan Exchange Group, comprise 87% of the world’s total value of equities.

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Ebates: A great website that actually pays you Cash Back every time you shop

Ebates.caEvery time you shop online at your favourite retailers, you earn back a percentage of every purchase. From niceties to necessities, Continue reading Ebates: A great website that actually pays you Cash Back every time you shop

Rental Income and Housing Affordability Highlight a “New Normal” for Young Canadians in the Mortgage Market

Canadians who purchased their first home within the past two years reflect a “new normal” in the Canadian housing market, according to Mortgage Professionals Canada’s fall 2016 survey. Thirty-four per cent of recent first-time buyers think it is important to generate income from their properties, and 13 per cent of those who undertook renovations on their homes did so to add space for a rental unit. Half of 18-34 year-olds do not own a home, primarily because they are saving for a down payment.

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Canadian home prices expected to increase by two per cent in 2017 as demand remains high

High demand and low supply continued to characterize Vancouver’s and Toronto’s housing markets throughout 2016 as competition from buyers for limited inventory of single-family homes pushed prices higher. The average residential sale price increased 13 per cent in Greater Vancouver to approximately $1,020,300 and rose 17 per cent in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to an estimated $725,857. Although demand remains high in both urban centres, limited inventory in the freehold market, the new 15 per cent foreign-buyer tax in Vancouver and the recent tightening of mortgage rules by the federal government are expected to soften market activity in the short term. In 2017, RE/MAX estimates average residential sale price will increase by two and eight per cent in Greater Vancouver and the GTA respectively.

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$15 minimum wage: The 25 RCMs where jobs are most at risk

Labour Minister Dominique Vien will soon announce Quebec’s minimum wage for the year 2017. The MEI would like to remind the government that a dramatic increase would threaten thousands of jobs in the province. Moreover, an Economic Note published today shows that such a policy would have a disproportionate effect on jobs in rural regions, and accelerate the rural exodus.

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Collectors Edition HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY HBC Barbie

The HBC Barbie was released in stores across the country as well as online last month. The joint partnership with Mattel and the Hudson’s Bay Company Collection has the fashion icon, and children’s toy, wearing an HBC striped coat with a matching pencil skirt. She is also sporting a black turtleneck, a knit tuque, and classic ankle boots.
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Toronto Real Estate Firm Picks Up Where Honest Ed Left Off: Gives Public Gift of 9000 lbs of FREE Turkeys

Freeman Real Estate Ltd. will give away 500 turkeys to those in need on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 12 noon from the realtor’s location at 988 Bathurst Street, just four blocks north of where the iconic retailer started the tradition.

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The Spa at the Four Seasons Toronto (Up to 41% Off)

Massage or Advanced Firming Facial with Access to Spa Amenities at The Spa at the Four Seasons Toronto (Up to 41% Off)

Receive a relaxing aromatherapy massage or natural advanced firming facial at this luxurious spa oasis, with sunlit indoor pool & whirlpool

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