Russia is among countries looking to sell off chunks of big-name state companies to bolster a depleted treasury
Feb 03, 2016
Jury still out on whether change will have any meaningful impact on business or consumer confidence
Jan 29, 2016
The chairman of Calgary-based Mawer Investment Management sticks closely to the firm’s value investing playbook. It may be boring, to use Hall’s own description, but it works
Jan 29, 2016
A leading authority on the complex, opaque world of financial derivatives, the Sydney-based risk consultant sounded the alarm about the dangers they posed to the global system years before the Great Meltdown
Jan 29, 2016
Author and professor Lief Wenar says Western consumers are bankrolling authoritarian regimes that steal from their own people
Jan 27, 2016
Possibility of further hikes in the near future recedes as central bank sticks to its careful massage of monetary policy
Jan 26, 2016
When oil fell through the $27 (U.S.) floor Wednesday, Russia’s currency crashed to a record low against the U.S. dollar.
Jan 24, 2016
Even relative bulls on the punditry scale are hard-pressed to find the bright spots amid the spreading fears over the world’s financial markets
Jan 17, 2016
Despite the Saudi currency’s decline to record lows, experts say it’s unwise to gamble on its decline
Jan 12, 2016
U.S. gun and ammo sales always shoot up after a murderous rampage
Jan 05, 2016
Brian Milner is a senior economics writer and global markets columnist. In a long career at The Globe and Mail, he has covered diverse business beats, including international trade, the automotive industry, media, debt markets, banking and the business side of sports. He spent two years as an associate managing editor in the Report on Business, before becoming The Globe's New York bureau chief in 1994. From his vantage point in the world's financial capital, he covered the greatest economic and stock market boom in modern history, as well as a raft of U.S. political, cultural and social topics.
Mr. Milner began writing a markets column called Taking Stock in late 2000, before joining the editorial board in 2003. He resumed writing the column on a weekly basis in 2007 after returning to the ROB early in the global financial crisis. He is the author of a best-seller, The Hidden Establishment (Viking, 1991), which profiled secretive, wealthy immigrants. He is an award-winning magazine writer and has also written a history of Toronto for a popular guide book. In his spare time, he has ghost-written and edited books on economic, social and sports subjects. The best known is Shifting Gears (Harper Collins 1993), one of the first books to examine the impact of the technological boom on the economy. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television.