Daily Archives: October 19, 2017

Saudi Aramco’s IPO is a mess

THE proposal to sell shares in Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil company, stunned the financial markets last year. Muhammad bin Salman, now Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, promised that it would be the biggest initial public offering (IPO) of all time, valuing Aramco at $2trn. It was to be the centrepiece of his plan to transform the Saudi economy, reducing ...

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YouTube star Casey Neistat slams video sharing site's ad strategy

File photo – YouTube star Casey Neistat has slammed the video sharing platform’s ad strategy (REUTERS/Brian Snyder). YouTube star Casey Neistat has slammed the video sharing site’s ad strategy, saying that the platform’s content creators are suffering. Neistat, who has more than 8 million subscribers on YouTube, is a prominent video blogger. In a video posted on the platform Tuesday, ...

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Bill Morneau tries to divest himself of a controversy: Aaron Wherry

Just before question period, the finance minister summoned reporters to a small media room in Centre Block’s basement to explain that he would be divesting himself of a million shares in his family business. In the House of Commons, the opposition would attempt to divest from Bill Morneau its pound of flesh. “The finance minister hid his offshore company in France, until he got ...

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Gord Downie's muse: 4 topics that influenced his songs

It’s all there in the lyrics. In interviews, Gord Downie was sometimes halting and introspective, always trying to find the right words. He could be maddeningly vague when asked directly about his artistic intent, but listeners could find most of what they needed to know in the album sleeves of the Tragically Hip’s 13 full albums and Downie’s four side projects. Downie, who died ...

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Glioblastoma, brain tumour that took Gord Downie's life, tough to treat, doctors say

The death of Canadian singer-songwriter Gord Downie from glioblastoma is a grim reminder of the daunting nature of the invasive brain tumour, which has one of the poorest survival rates of any cancer. Scientists and brain tumour patient advocacy groups also say his passing puts a spotlight on the need for more funding for research into the deadly cancer — a charitable ...

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