Which Countries Are Damaged Most by Low Oil Prices?

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Oil is by far the world’s most-traded commodity, with $786.3 billion of crude changing hands in international trade in 2015.

While low commodity prices can hurt any major producer, oil prices can have a particularly detrimental effect on oil-rich economies. This is because, for better or worse, many of these economies hold onto oil as an anchor for achieving growth, filling government coffers, and even fueling social programs.

If those revenues don’t materialize as planned, these countries turn increasingly fragile. In the worst case scenario, an extended period of low oil prices can cause the fate of an entire regime to hang by a thread.
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Toronto Zoo: Save up to 15%

Toronto Zoo: Save up to 15%

Toronto Zoo has been a Canadian leader in saving and protecting species as Canada’s largest Zoo. Sprawling over 710 acres within the heart of the Rouge Valley, it is home to over 5,000 animals representing more than 450 species. Including Canada’s only giant panda cubs, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue and the Zoo’s playful Indian rhino calf Nandu. The first rhino born at the Zoo in over sixteen years. Catch a daily animal Keeper Talk or the Amazing Animal Show, then cool off at Splash Island, the Toronto Zoo’s two acre splash pad (open daily until Labour Day), and all free with Zoo admission.

  • Size: Open year-round, one of the largest Zoo’s in the world with over 10 kilometers of walking trails and over 340,000 square feet of indoor tropical pavilions to enjoy the Zoo rain or shine.
  • Don’t Miss: Home to Canada’s only giant panda cubs, mom Er Shun and Da Mao.
  • Eye Catchers: Visit polar bear cub Juno in the Tundra Trek, and four white lion cubs in the African Savanna. Plus meet the first born Indian rhino calf in over 16 years at the Toronto Zoo.
  • Must Sees: Animal keeper talks year-round, the Zoo’s Amazing Animal Show or 2-acre splash pad “Splash Island” this summer.
  • What to See Under The Sea: With over 100 species of fish throughout the Zoo, explore the Zoo’s Great Barrier Reef exhibit filled with moon jellies and seahorses and more.

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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

Sephora Canada: 4% cashback

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Hudson’s Bay: 10% Cash Back

Known as North America’s oldest company, Hudson’s Bay now offers a wide variety of brand names with a focus on stylish, high quality merchandise in apparel, accessories, home décor and more. Shopping at Hudson’s Bay means you’ll benefit from their dedication to great value and customer service excellence. Find discount prices and save with the latest Hudson’s Bay coupons and coupon codes plus online rebates when you shop through Ebates.ca.

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The MoneyShow: The All Stars of Options Trading

Building on the success of The All Stars of Options Trading in the US, we’ve arranged another “can’t-miss” options educational event—this time together with The Montréal Exchange, which will be co-located at The MoneyShow Toronto.
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