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U.S. duties on softwood lumber brings price surge, profit to Canada

WINNIPEG—Donald Trump’s policy on trade since becoming U.S. president has been all about putting “America First.” But in one corner of the commodity world, his actions are having the opposite effect. In a move intended to protect the domestic lumber industry, the U.S. this year slapped duties of as much as 31 per cent on imports of timber from Canada, which …

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What does the future of online transactions look like?

One of the most exciting things about the future looming over us is the ability to use what we know now to predict what could happen. The autonomic revolution is already underway – with self-driving cars, and automated machinery on the rise. But what does the future look like in way of making payments? We’ve seen evidence that change is possible …

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