Saddled With Huge Levels Of Debt, Canadians Remain Fearful A Recession Is Looming

From trade war to actual war: How investors should play market volatility in 2020 — and beyond: Larysa Harapyn

Chris Kerlow, portfolio manager at Richardson GMP, talks about the impact tensions in Iran and around the world will have on markets

Apple’s app sales hit record $1.4 billion in the final days of 2019: Bloomberg News

Apple also said App Store spending on the first day of 2020 reached US$386 million, a single-day record and a 20 per cent increase from last year

Alberta risks ‘double jeopardy’ if it exits Canada Pension Plan, leading expert warns: Victor Ferreira

Provincial plan could burden future generations with falling contributions and declining assets

Northleaf Capital Partners is buying liquid storage facility in Belgium: Barbara Shecter

First liquid bulk storage investment in continental Europe

Saddled with huge levels of debt, Canadians remain fearful a recession is looming: Bloomberg News

While economists are forecasting modest growth, Canadians are slowing their spending in preparation for a potential hit

CIBC boosts mortgage sales force after growth faltered last year: Bloomberg News

CIBC taking a more 'diversified' approach to originating mortgages rather than focusing on the greater Toronto and Vancouver areas, CEO says

Justin Trudeau, Chrystia Freeland to skip Davos this year: The Logic

Canada will instead be represented by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains and International Trade Minister Mary Ng

Gold pares gains after topping $1,600, palladium soars amid Iran crisis: Bloomberg News

Earlier, gold spiked above US$1,600 for the first time in nearly seven years after Iran attacked military facilities hosting U.S. troop

From the Middle East to the BoC, Post’s annual outlook lunch tackles the tough questions for 2020: Financial Post Staff

The National Post and the Canadian Club of Toronto held their 43rd annual outlook luncheon in Toronto on Tuesday. Here are some of the highlights

CPA test-takers offered free redo after problem-plagued exam: Barbara Shecter

A handful of candidates who were successful on the final examination expressed relief after receiving their results Tuesday morning, more than a month later than usual due to the circumstances

Competition commissioner Matthew Boswell has his hands full reining in the digital economy: Barbara Shecter

One to watch: In this Q&A, the commissioner reveals where he sees red flags and how he’ll push to promote a 'culture of competition'

Stormy weather: Why DBRS’s founder spent his money backing a Newfoundland musical: James McLeod

Walter Schroeder says he didn’t set out to produce a play about Newfoundland and Labrador’s impending bankruptcy — it just sort of turned out that way

McDonald’s to expand its Beyond Meat burger experiment to more restaurants in Southwestern Ontario: Jake Edmiston

PLT burger will be offered in 27 restaurants in Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph — and will be 50 cheaper

Weak loonie, low borrowing costs to create ‘tug of war’ for business investment in 2020: Deloitte: Colin McClelland

Deloitte expects the Canadian economy to expand by 1.9 per cent this year after estimated growth of 1.7 per cent in 2019

Cold-cut maker Maple Leaf finds the marketing sweet spot with response to cake snafu: Jake Edmiston

Janet Riley, vp communications, started getting emails from Maple Leaf Foods employees, from the corporate treasurer to a facilities manager, all with the same sentiment: Send the kid to a Leafs game

Business group gives CRA a ‘D’ grade in scathing report, citing wait times, wrong information: Vanmala Subramaniam

CFIB audit found 40% chance of receiving incomplete or incorrect information

RCMP seeking to resolve Coastal GasLink crisis without resorting to ‘police enforcement’: Geoffrey Morgan

Photos provided by the company to the Financial Post show dozens of trees felled along a forestry service road in the contested area

TD, CIBC say restructuring possible in 2020 but RBC, BMO say no more cuts: Reuters

Canadian banks turn to controlling costs to drive earnings growth in what is expected to be a tough year

Shopify puts late 2019 swoon behind it as shares hit new all-time high: James McLeod

Shopify shares traded as high as $549.85 on the TSX and one analyst says the stock still has more room to grow

CEO of Canada’s biggest bank calls for caution as Ottawa considers adjusting mortgage stress test: Geoff Zochodne

RBC's Dave McKay says housing demand will continue to rise; bigger challenge is supply

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