Depreciation is rarely a path to sustainable growth, particularly in an economy so dependent on imported energy
Mar 07, 2014
A minor solar company’s missed payment wouldn’t be news, if it weren’t indicative of the country’s opaque credit market
Mar 07, 2014
Releasing supply from U.S. strategic reserve and persuading Saudis to boost output a far more effective tool than trade sanctions
Mar 05, 2014
By dropping the request for government funds, chief executive Sergio Marchionne changed the game
Mar 05, 2014
Bond market giant halved exposure to Canadian market in third quarter
Mar 03, 2014
State’s approval of bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers vetoed after Corporate America joins debate
Feb 28, 2014
While segments of the U.S. economy appear to be getting back on track, consumers certainly haven’t been leading the charge
Feb 26, 2014
The collapse of Tokyo's Mt. Gox may have ended the digital currency’s mainstream flirtation
Feb 25, 2014
Want to depress the value of local companies while ensuring they’ll be poorly run for years to come? The PQ’s got a policy you’ll love
Feb 24, 2014
Company has pledged better returns and higher dividend, but activist is not relenting on his bid to split drinks and snacks giant in two
Feb 21, 2014
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.
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.