Canada “Smashed Expectation” By Adding 79,500 Jobs In November

Canada has experienced its lowest rate of unemployment in nearly a decade due to a huge boost in job creation in November, according to Statistics Canada. Last month, 79,500 new jobs were generated, driving the jobless rate down 0.4 percent to 5.9 percent. The unemployment rate hasn’t been this low … Read More

Expats in the Gulf States are now flying premium economy

In mid-June it will be three years since the oil price hit its most recent peak, at US $115 a barrel for Brent Crude. It fell all the way below US $30 at one point over those three years and is presently hovering around $52. How have the Gulf States — … Read More

The Canadian Economy in 2012

It’s not news to report that 2011 was a tough financial year on the international front. China, this decade’s promised capitalist wave-maker, saw its economic growth continue to cool, despite inflation coming (relatively) under control. Europe started and ended the year a mess, with the bottom expected to fall out … Read More

New Year’s Eve For Free

Even if the economy weren’t in freefall, there are better ways to blow your money than on exorbitant tickets to a New Year’s party. Luckily, this town knows how to have fun for free. Herewith, the city’s best parties that won’t cost you a dime. Fireworks: Start your soirée with … Read More

Mazda CX-7 GT: Room to Compromise

Crossovers are about compromise. But if you’re looking to buy a car with your girlfriend, the Mazda CX-7 GT crossover may be a compromise worth investigating. For the performance lover, it’s as sporty as Mazda gets this high from the road. There’s a turbo-charged 2.3-litre four-cylinder beneath the hood with … Read More

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