What you need to know about Canadian business this week in under 30 minutes. Hosted by the Financial Post's Emily Jackson.
Oil and Blood: Saudi Arabia's crown prince poses a challenge for the West (with journalist and author Justin Scheck)
This week, on Down to Business, Justin Scheck, a reporter at the Wall Street Journal and co-author of Blood and Oil, a new book about Saudi Arabia, discusses how the oil-rich nation is trying to diversify its economy. The book takes a closer look at Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who has been making huge bets on tech companies with money from the country's oil revenues.
How consumer behaviour has changed during COVID-19 (Economist Anindya Sen)
The last recession gave birth to the gig economy, in which companies like Airbnb and Uber convinced people to monetize their houses and cars. COVID will make changes too, in commerce and beyond. This week, on Down to Business, Anindya Sen, an economist at the University of Waterloo, talks about how consumer behavior has changed during the pandemic and how that in turn could change our economy.
Why the world’s resource king is so interested in Saskatchewan
BHP Group, one of the world’s largest mining corporations, is known for iron ore and copper, petroleum and coal, not potash. But that may be changing. This week on Down to Business, host Gabriel Friedman talks to BHP’s new chief executive Mike Henry about the mega-miner’s interest in mining potash in Saskatchewan and how climate change is changing the commodities game.
Conflicting data show this recession is anything but normal
Despite a record drop in economic activity, 2020 is set to be a bumper year for growth in disposal income — what gives? This week on Down to Business host Gabriel Friedman talks to Conference Board of Canada chief economist Pedro Antunes about the unusual nature of this recession and the speed and quality of the economic recovery so far.
What Chrystia Freeland brings to the table as Canada’s finance minister
Canada’s finance minister Bill Morneau abruptly resigned last week in the middle of one of worst economic crises since the Second World War. His replacement, deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland, has strong experience on Parliament Hill but less on Bay Street. To help break down the news, Down to Business interviewed Rebekah Young, director of fiscal and provincial economics at Scotiabank, who has been keeping a close eye on the state of Canada’s recovery.
What record high gold prices mean for mining companies in Canada (with Agnico Eagle Mines CEO Sean Boyd)
On this week’s Down to Business, host Gabriel Friedman speaks with Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. CEO Sean Boyd about what it’s been like to run a gold company amid a pandemic and record gold prices.
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