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Brian Milner

Senior Economics Writer and Global Markets Columnist

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Economy the top concern among Canadian voters

One-third of poll respondents say standard of living has deteriorated, undercutting some of Stephen Harper’s strongest selling points, including the risk of damage if the NDP or Liberals take the reins

Sep 14, 2015

India a shining star of struggling BRICs

Steady expansion of the Indian economy in the teeth of worldwide economic struggles is a testament to the value of the country’s burgeoning service sector and growing domestic consumer market

Sep 01, 2015

Alberta and Norway: Two oil powers, worlds apart

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

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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.

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