TSX Concludes Week of Heavy Losses

Precision, Iamgold in Focus

The TSX Composite tumbled 521.7 points, or 2.8%, to finish the week at 18,490.98. Over the last five sessions, the index lost its grip on 905 points, or 4.67%.

The Canadian dollar sank 0.63 cents to 73.59 cents U.S.

Energy stocks weighed heavily on the market, with Precision Drilling caving $8.02, or 10.5%, to $68.28, while Paramount Resources lost $2.73, or 10.5%, to $23.33.

Gold fell, as Iamgold handed back 15 cents, or 9.9%, to $1.37, while Seabridge Gold dipped $1.60, or 9.6%, to $15.13.

Among materials, Capstone Mining docked 31 cents, or 9.6%, to $2.92, while Lundin Mining lost 56 cents, or 8%, to $6.47.

On the economic slate, Statistics Canada reported retail trade decreased 2.5% to $61.3 billion in July, the first decline in seven months.

Sales were down in nine of 11 subsectors and were driven by lower sales at gasoline stations and … Read more

The Chancellors’ winners and losers

High earners will benefit most from today’s mini budget announcement.

Speaking to Business Matters Paul Haywood-Schiefer, Senior Manager at leading tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg said: “The reversal of the recent increase to NIC rates will provide savings to all earners, where their income is above around £10,000 per annum (and assuming similar reductions are made in the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales).

“Whilst the reduction provides welcome relief, the additional borrowing required to fund this, and the other introduced measures could cause substantial headaches for future governments.”

He added: “High earners will particularly benefit following the abolishment of the additional rate of tax, effective from April 2023, meaning that income over £150,000 will no longer incur a further 5% tax charge and instead be taxed at 40%. This measure itself only affects 629,000 taxpayers out of a total of 34 million in the UK, but the tax … Read more

Essential Characteristics Recruiters Look for in an Awesome Executive Assistant

When recruiters interview candidates for an executive assistant position, they not only need to ensure that the interviewees have the right skills, experience, and qualifications for the role. They also need to make sure the person that’s hired has the right characteristics.

Here’s a look at some of the most important characteristics that the best executive assistants should possess.

An Exceptional Level of Organization

Every assistant needs to be highly organized, but executive assistants need to have exceptional organizational skills that go above and beyond what’s expected of them.

Executive assistants will almost always work in fast-paced environments, and they will be responsible for organizing a wide variety of operations and attending to given tasks to support company executives. Therefore, an awesome executive assistant needs to be able to work in a highly organized manner so that tasks are completed correctly and speedily.

A great executive assistant will be able … Read more

How To Make a Flower Box

A flower box is a container used to grow and display flowers. Flower boxes are often made of wood, plastic, or metal. They can be hung on walls, fences, or railings or placed on windowsills, patios, or balconies. Flower boxes typically have drainage holes to allow excess water to escape and may also have a liner to prevent soil from spilling out.

If you’re looking for a way to add curb appeal to your home, a flower box is a great option. Flower boxes are relatively easy to create and maintain and can brighten up your home’s exterior. Plus, they’re a great way to show off your green thumb.

Quick Guide on How to Make a Flower Box

If you’re looking for a creative way to spruce up your outdoor space, why not try making your own flower box? You can easily transform an ordinary planter into a beautiful floral … Read more