Restructuring GM: Government Bailout a Success!

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General Motors started trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday, a day after its IPO raised US$20 billion. From a starting price of US$33 a share it rose as high as $35.95 in intraday trading before settling at $34.01. It closed at $34.19 on the New York Stock Exchange, a gain of 3.61% in… Read more »

Cashing in: Canada’s CEO salary surge

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Walmart CEO SalaryIn the past 12 years, there’s been a 444 per cent salary increase for Canada’s top CEOs. The top 10 earners collected a total of $60.7 million in 1995—by 2007, that number had jumped to $330.3 million. For example, Paul Desmarais, CEO of  Power Corp, made more than $5 million in 1995; in… Read more »

Taking a Private Company Public……Going Public!

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Why go public? Growing companies constantly search for new capital. Going public is one way to obtain that capital, but it takes time and money—and a lot of both! Your decision to go public should follow from your longer-term strategic objectives—seeking opportunities for growth, value creation, or an exit strategy. It’s a big decision. You… Read more »

The concept of Bankruptcy!

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The concept of bankruptcy is difficult to grasp and understand. Often the causes are due to Greed , Economic Conditions or Mismanagement. In essence Bankruptcy is a capitalistic concept-it is the loss of capital, an inability to pay a person’s or company’s creditors. Accounting is a tool that provides information to management, to identify the potential… Read more »

Four things that will slow Canada’s growth

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The Canadian economy is coming off a “sugar high” and will face four impediments that will slow growth going forward. 1. A weaker U.S. economy 2. Softness in Canadian housing 3. Fatigued consumers and 4. Fading stimulus will all conspire to limit growth to the 1.5% to 2.2% range   U.S. exposure U.S employers have been… Read more »

It’s a Good Time to be an Accountant

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Forget the narrow notion of bean counters and number crunchers. Today’s accountants are an extremely diverse group of professionals whose specialties span an impressive range of financial acumen. And they’re finding that a well-rounded business education capped with significant expertise is making them highly marketable. “It’s certainly an exciting time to be an accountant,” says… Read more »