Monday’s market mayhem with China at its centre doesn’t mean we’re about to pay a visit to the dark days of 2008-09 or the disastrous Asian market crisis of the late 1990s
Aug 24, 2015
A spate of recent data signal that the residential market may be headed toward a more sustained recovery
Aug 24, 2015
Decades ago, the governments of Norway and Alberta had similar long-term visions for turning vast resource riches into public prosperity. Now, a global plunge in oil prices has revealed stark differences in their paths – and the size of their rainy-day funds. How Norway’s trillion-dollar juggernaut has left Alberta in its dust
Aug 14, 2015
The central bank of central banks says easy monetary policies could worsen economic malaise
Jun 28, 2015
China has sailed past the U.S. as leading destination for foreign capital, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development says annual assessment of world investment trends.
Jun 24, 2015
With banks leading the parade and gold bringing up the rear, the rout in energy has yet to hit corporate Canada’s bottom line
Jun 23, 2015
Halfway through 2015, with the liquidity taps wide open, the desired outcome remains as elusive as ever. Exports are faltering despite a devalued yen; household spending is still unenthusiastic; and the spectre of economy-crippling deflation is once again casting a dark shadow over the landscape
Jun 21, 2015
The the global index provider decided last week that China’s A shares aren’t yet ready to play on the world stage
Jun 14, 2015
Country’s economic outlook has veered between bleak and hopeless since revolution
Jun 09, 2015
Analysts say a wide variety of concerns are bringing instability into a once-stable market
Jun 04, 2015
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.