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OPEC’s ‘victory’ against rivals comes at heavy price


So this is what winning looks like. Jackie Forrest: Why the OPEC price war will rage on November 27th marks the one year anniversary since Saudi Arabia made the watershed decision to pivot from protecting oil price to maximizing market share. The members of the cartel will meet again, to …

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Metal price meltdown opens door for private equity to walk in


No matter how you look at it, 2015 was an awful year for metal prices. But if the majority of experts are correct, 2016 is going to be worse. Maybe a lot worse. Put simply, market sentiment for commodities has not been this bad in at least 15 years. Nearly …

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Oil price collapse named Business Story of the Year for second year in a row


CALGARY — The price of oil — and its far-reaching impact on the Canadian economy — has once again been voted The Canadian Press Business Story of the Year. np_storybar title=”Canada’s challenge is how to make money selling the world’s cheapest oil — but it can be done” link=”http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/canadas-challenge-is-how-to-make-money-selling-the-worlds-cheapest-oil-but-it-can-be-done?__lsa=7c02-804f”%5D The …

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Why the price of oil will recover faster than you think


It no doubt feels like a new paradigm for oil investors with the price of oil falling 72 per cent since 2014, the second-largest peak-to-trough decline in more than 30 years. Many are pointing fingers at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries for the monster wave of oil now …

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CIBC downgrades Calfrac as oil price rout set to eliminate oilfield services dividends


CALGARY — To survive the prolonged downturn in oilfield activity, many energy service companies are poised to cut their dividends to zero. “Despite two-thirds of our coverage universe having already made sizable dividend cuts over the past year, we believe more are on the horizon in the coming quarters,” CIBC …

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Oil price slide casts shadow over Canada’s banks, despite solid quarter


Canada’s big banks wrapped up the first quarter of the fiscal year with increased profits and widely expected dividend hikes. But the early impact of the oil rut was evident, with increased provisioning and reports of growing credit card and loan delinquencies in the hardest hit provinces, primarily in Western …

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Food inflation has deepened the price gap at discount grocery stores, and Loblaw Cos is set to cash in


TORONTO — A spike in food prices has widened the price divide between Canada’s grocery stores and their discount divisions — a factor that could play out in Loblaw Cos.’ favour. “Looking at identical items, the discount channel does not appear to have increased shelf prices to any significant degree, …

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