April 2014 Issue 2

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Market Review and Outlook

European and Asian stocks edged higher in choppy trade on Wednesday as increase in US manufacturing boosted optimism about growth in the world’s biggest economy.  European stocks were almost unchanged and  Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday after data showed US companies added workers and China outlined economic stimulus plans.  European stocks edged higher on […]

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Investment options in Indian Tourism sector

Tourism refers to the activity of visitors. A visitor is a traveller taking a trip to a main destination outside his/her usual environment for less than a year, for any main purpose (business, leisure or other personal purpose) other than to be employed by a resident entity in the country or place visited, according to […]

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Commercial Property: Four Canadian Cities To Present Opportunities For Foreign Property Buyers

Jones Lang LaSalle in a new report forecasts rising demand from global investors for commercial properties such as offices, shopping malls and factories in four Canadian cities, such as Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary. The notion of a new wave of investment in commercial properties is troubling to some Canadian real estate players who are […]

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Sales and Average Price Up in March

Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported strong year-over-year increases in TorontoMLS home sales and the average selling price in March 2014. Home ownership affordability, backstopped by low borrowing costs, continued to be a key factor underlying this growth. A total of 8,081 sales were reported in March […]

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Market Review and Outlook

European and Asian stocks edged higher on Wednesday  with mining issues leaping higher after price gains for copper and other metals.  Asian shares edged higher on Wednesday after US consumer confidence climbed to a six-year high, buoying investor optimism about the outlook for the world’s biggest economy. European stocks edged lower in choppy trade on […]

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Peace of Mind is the Corner stone of Your Financial Life

“Peace comes from within,” said Gautama Buddha. “Do not seek it without.” Nobody can give you peace of mind except yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others, but from your willingness to change yourself. When you know you’ve made the right […]

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Investment Options in Indian Education Sector

Education in India In the past few years Indian education sector has witnessed a series of changes, which resulted in a significant increase in market share of the education industry. With economic growth and enhanced technology it has become necessary to develop the Indian education sector. Funds are a major concern in the market to […]

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Money and Marriage. Is Peace Possible?

Any idea what causes more arguments in marriage than anything else? Money. Sure, couples fight about lots of other things, but money is the hot button topic for most marriages. Why is this? Often it’s because one or both spouses worry about money too much. Or not enough. Money is a complicated subject with lots […]

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Jim Flaherty’s Life and Legacy: 1949-2014

Jim Flaherty, one of Canada’s longest-serving finance ministers, who died suddenly Thursday, will be remembered as a man of principle who helped steer the country’s finances through a calamitous global economic crisis. Flaherty resigned in a surprise move last month following an eight-year tenure overseeing the country’s Finance Ministry. He said his decision was not […]

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CREA’s Updated Forecast

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) “The national forecast reflects a combination of recent and projected real estate market trends that can be very different depending on their location due to many local factors,” said Laura Leyser, CREA President. “For that […]

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