Stocks Set for Sharp Drop with Commodities

Equities in Canada’s largest centre were set to open lower on Wednesday on weakness in crude and gold prices, with investors awaiting economic growth data that influence the central bank’s rate-hike plans.

The TSX withered 323.22 points, or 1.6%, to close Tuesday at 19,512.90.

Futures were down 0.2% Wednesday.

On the economic front, Statistics Canada reported real gross domestic product rose 0.8% in the second quarter, driven by increased business investment in inventories, non-residential structures, machinery and equipment, and household spending on services and semi-durable goods.


The TSX Venture Exchange dropped eight points to finish Tuesday at 635.33.


Stock futures were slightly higher Wednesday after Wall Street’s losing streak stretched into its third day and endangered the market’s recent summer rebound.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrials fell 41 points, or 0.1%, early Friday to 32,227.

Futures for the S&P 500 dipped 10.75 points, or 0.3%, … Read more

Staff at nine train companies to stage 24-hour walkout in September, TSSA union says

Staff at nine train companies will take part in a 24-hour strike starting at midday on 26 September, the TSSA union has said.

The industrial action is over pay and working conditions, the union said, and will also include Network Rail, the owner of Britain’s train infrastructure.

TSSA said it remained in discussion with National Rail over the possibility of a settlement that would avoid the strike.

But union boss Manuel Cortes blasted Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Wednesday morning, saying that he was getting in the way of real progress.

“The dead hand of Grant Shapps is sadly stopping DfT train operating companies from making a revised, meaningful offer,” Mr Cortes said.

“Frankly, he either sits across the negotiating table with our union or gets out of the way to allow railway bosses to freely negotiate with us, as they have done in the past.”

The train companies likely … Read more

Moving Supplies Checklist

If you’re getting ready for a move-out, I’m sure you’re already feeling the excitement and butterflies fluttering in your stomach.

Relocations are always a happy event to look forward to, but the packing stage might bring feelings of frustration due to the overbearing workload you may have to complete.

The good news is that a move-in supplies checklist will be what you need. Full moving services will make creating a packing supplies checklist a breeze. But, if you’re considering a DIY approach, you’ll want to create your list as soon as possible.

Purchase Packaging Kits

Before packing up your home, you want to think of ‘protective organization’, especially for your fragile wares. These protective gears are what we call the packing supplies. They offer cushioning effects and serve as a safe haven to prevent damage to your belonging from environmental factors.

Some packing kits you need to consider include:… Read more

François Bopp: Creating Improved and Advanced Orthopedic Surgical Solutions

To offer award-winning products and exceptional customer service, earning the trust of surgeons and their patients in 40+ countries globally, takes a leader with visionary ideas, which is what François Bopp does as the President of United Orthopedic Corporation.

The company has created high-quality, versatile products and provides greater responsiveness to surgeons’ needs and, in turn, improves the clinical outcomes for their patients. Insights Success caught up with François in our endeavour to find “Most Ambitious Leaders of the Year 2022” and talked about the efforts rooted in care.

Below are the highlights of the interview:

Briefly describe your professional journey up until now.

With United, a 29-years old company listed on the stock exchange in Taipei, I started the European branch in 2016 only; We are now the biggest branch in the group, active all over Europe, soon even in Russia, and have just started in the Middle East … Read more