Give tuition grants to public, and accountable, schools: Editorial

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It’s a well-documented problem that the rising cost of a post-secondary education is leaving thousands of Ontario students struggling with massive debt. So Ontario’s decision to give university and college students a few breaks on fees, along with better tuition deadlines, is a good improvement, however incremental. It shows that Colleges and Universities Minister Brad Duguid is at least listening.

Give tuition grants to public, and accountable, schools: Editorial | Toronto Star.

Canadians expect CPP, lottery to fund retirement

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A majority of Canadians figure they will need a part-time job after they retire — but many are also pegging their hopes on an inheritance or a lottery win to fund their golden years, a new survey shows.

Canadians expect CPP, lottery to fund retirement | Toronto Star.

Canadian dollar will fall to 85 cents this year, says TD Economics

Posted by Ravi Gulati | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 31-01-2014

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Watch for the loonie to lose more of its luster this year, according to two well-known bank economists.

Craig Alexander, chief economist for TD Economics, said Thursday that consumers could see the Canadian dollar slide as low as 85 cents (U.S.) by mid-year if the current environment continues

Canadian dollar will fall to 85 cents this year, says TD Economics | Toronto Star.

Emerging Market Rout May Signal ‘Sudden Stop’: Cutting Research

Posted by Ravi Gulati | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 31-01-2014

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Brazil, South Africa, Turkey and Ukraine are the emerging markets most at risk of a “sudden stop,” in the view of Morgan Stanley.

That’s defined as a halt or even a reversal in capital flows into a country, slashing access to international financial markets for an extended period and weakening the economy. The term is often linked to 1995 work by Rudi Dornbusch, the late international economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.

Emerging Market Rout May Signal ‘Sudden Stop’: Cutting Research – Bloomberg.