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Could a Greek Tragedy Destroy the Euro?

May 25, 2010

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate,
Economic Services

A recent article in a German publication asserted that Germany should withdraw from the euro and re-establish the mark as its currency. Why should German workers have to bailout countries like Greece where out-of-control government spending and the threat of default has ...

Parity of the Dollar: Good or Bad?

May 04, 2010

Louis Theriault
Director, International Trade and Investment Centre

The Canadian dollar is trading close to parity with its U.S. counterpart and is expected to remain strong for a long period of time. In a recently published Conference Board report, Dollar Volatility: Who Should Care?, we argue that a firm that ...

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