TransCanada expects healthy annual growth in dividends

‘Our $94-billion portfolio of energy infrastructure assets are expected to generate record financial results in 2018’

TransCanada expects healthy annual growth in dividendsCalgary-based TransCanada Corp. expects its dividend to increase eight to 10 per cent annually through to 2021, the company announced in a news release on Tuesday. The announcement came before the company hosted its annual Investor Day in Toronto, where it was providing an financial update and reviewing strategic plans for its natural gas pipelines,…

Canadian executives taking a pause on M&A activity

Confidence is there, but deal intentions are lacking

Canadian executives taking a pause on M&A activityCanadian executives are feeling optimistic about the country’s economy – as well as the global economy – but they’re not that keen on making acquisitions, says a new report released Tuesday by EY. The 19th edition of the Global Capital Confidence Barometer found that 73 per cent of Canadian executives see corporate earnings as improving…

Shaking things up and raising the profile of clients

Diana Ruff, founder of She Devil Productions, talks about how to make an impact in an increasingly visual world

Shaking things up and raising the profile of clientsDiana Ruff is founder of She Devil Productions. What’s She Devil Productions and when did you start the company? Ruff: In 2012, I was heavily involved in broadcast, media production and documentary work. Most of this was for various other production companies and I said to myself it’s my turn. I’ve done well for others,…

IKEA Canada reports strong sales growth

Sales totalled $2.39 billion across the country and e-commerce grew by almost 19%

IKEA Canada reports strong sales growthIKEA Canada announced on Friday that company sales of $2.39 billion across the country for the financial year ending Aug. 31 were an increase of eight per cent on the previous year. It said it experienced “accelerated growth” online as web visitation on IKEA.ca jumped to 104 million customers, contributing to $241.5 million in e-commerce…

Crude oil and equivalent products production up 9.6%

Alberta (82.6%), Saskatchewan (10.3%) and Newfoundland and Labrador (4.7%) accounted for the vast majority of Canadian production

Crude oil and equivalent products production up 9.6%Canadian production of crude oil and equivalent products continued at a robust pace in August as production totalled 23.6 million cubic metres (148.6 million barrels), up 9.6 per cent compared with the same month in 2017, says Statistics Canada. And Alberta produced a record 19.5 million cubic metres of crude oil and equivalent products in…

What a great brand can do for your organization

Author Denise Lee Yohn talks about developing an emotional, meaningful, valuable connection with customers and employees

What a great brand can do for your organizationDenise Lee Yohn is a brand leadership expert, speaker and author of the bestselling book What Great Brands Do and the new book FUSION. Why is building a great brand important? Lee Yohn: In today’s cluttered, competitive marketplace, you need to stand out, get noticed and be perceived as different from others like you. You…

Sticking with a successful growth model

Andrew Witkin of StickerYou talks about how and why an e-commerce venture can succeed with a storefront

Sticking with a successful growth modelAndrew Witkin is founder and president of StickerYou. What is StickerYou and can you give me a history of the company? Witkin: StickerYou is an online platform for ordering custom die-cut products – notably stickers, labels, decals, temporary tattoos, etc. We launched in 2010 in Toronto with the first e-commerce technology that empowered people with…

Bombardier slashing 5,000 jobs

Massive restructuring program also includes sale of non-core assets and new emphasis on technology

Bombardier slashing 5,000 jobsMontreal-based Bombardier, an aerospace and transportation giant in the industry, announced on Thursday that it was slashing 5,000 jobs from its global workforce. In a news release reporting its third quarter financial results, the company said the reduction in staff will take place across the organization over the next 12 to 18 months, “leading to…

Imperial Oil developing $2.6-billion Alberta oil sands project

Project will include the first major commercial application of technology to lower greenhouse gas emissions and water use

Imperial Oil developing $2.6-billion Alberta oil sands projectImperial Oil says it’s proceeding with the development of its $2.6-billion Aspen oil sands project, about 45 kilometres northeast of Fort McMurray. The company said the project, which is expected to produce about 75,000 barrels of bitumen per day, will include the first major commercial application of next-generation oil sands recovery technology. The technology is…

Buying, enhancing and holding real estate

Anthony Giuffre of Avenue Living Asset Management talks about learning to succeed by running under the feet of the giants

Buying, enhancing and holding real estateAnthony Giuffre is founder and CEO of Avenue Living Asset Management. Tell me how Avenue Living started. Giuffre: In the mid-2000s, my business partner and I were reviewing multi-family real estate investment. There were already some major success stories in the buy, enhance value and hold arena, like Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust, Mainstreet Equity…
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