Golden Opportunities Abound Way Up in North Quebec: Eric Lemieux

As a former exploration geologist and now a mining analyst for Laurentian Bank Securities, Eric Lemieux likes to walk the ground and see for himself the companies he researches. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Lemieux brings us up-to-date on exploration activities in the James Bay and Northern Quebec areas of . . . → Read More: Golden Opportunities Abound Way Up in North Quebec: Eric Lemieux

Movement at SEBI towards principles-based regulation

A milestone for SEBI in its rule-making function

SEBI is a modern financial regulator in that it issues `subordinate legislation’ (i.e. regulations) which constitute law. These laws embed intricate domain knowledge where Parliament does not have the capacity for detail. This separation — where Parliament sets up SEBI and gives it the power to . . . → Read More: Movement at SEBI towards principles-based regulation

Loans Aren’t the Solution

Apparently microcredit has not lived up to its hype:

There has been enough time and evidence now to explore the full impact of microcredit in depth, and, set against its vaunted reputation, my verdict is dour: Microcredit rarely transforms lives. Some people do better after getting a small business loan, while some do worse . . . → Read More: Loans Aren’t the Solution

Economic Events on March 12, 2012

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for February will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for that month.