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5 Minutes for Business

Every other Tuesday, we release 5 Minutes for Business, a publication written by Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy. In these publications, Hendrik briefly describes current issues that affect the Canadian economy and provides insight on what it will mean for Canadians today and the future.

5 Minutes for Business: Rise of the Trumps – Why Populism Is All the Rage (February 9)

This brief looks at the economic roots of why populism is on the rise all over the world.

5 Minutes for Business: Gathering Storm: Why Markets Are in for a Wild Ride in 2016 (January 26)

This brief looks at how portfolio rebalancing is pulling money out of riskier investments and the effects that is having on global markets.

5 Minutes for Business: Dealing with Downturn - Is Infrastructure Spending the Answer? (January 12)

This brief looks at whether the federal government’s plan to speed up its infrastructure spending is the solution to stimulate our troubled economy.