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CRA Audit Activity: The Calm Before The Storm?

Trump's tax cuts and deficit spending will increase CRA's vigorous audit activities
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Oil crash explained: How are negative oil prices even possible?

On Monday, oil futures’ contracts ended the day at -US$37
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Is socialism coming back under Covid-19?

Government intervention is unprecedented in the current crisis
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How to avoid a coronavirus debt crisis?

Issue a new type of government bonds linked to GDP, says Costas Milas
Transfer Pricing

Transfer pricing & APA considerations during an economic disruption

Mark Kirkey of Gowling WLG on transfer pricing in the new economic reality
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Corporate debt is in serious trouble — here’s what it means if the market collapses

Companies are entering a period of uncertainty at high levels of corporate debt, says Jefferson Frank
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Pandemic bonds: The financial cure we need for COVID-19?

Some healthy skepticism is warranted when considering the social value of catastrophe bonds
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Coronavirus: A simple way to keep workers — and the economy — from getting sick

Governments have an economic tool to use against COVID-19: Unemployment Insurance
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Stocks are plummeting — could coronavirus cause a recession?

Economies with strong ties to China could be in for a rocky road ahead

Canadian accountants sign global climate change statement

CPA Canada aligns with global accounting bodies to address climate change
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Three financial firms could change the direction of the climate crisis

And few people have any idea, say three researchers of popular passive investment funds known as ETFs
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Ottawa should forget about limiting interest expense deductibility

Allan Lanthier on the OECD's proposal to limit excessive debt leveraging
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Carbon pricing may be overrated, if history is any indication

History proves radical technological change can be achieved by state intervention

What risk does coronavirus pose to Canadian auditors?

Securities regulator issues statement following UK, US audit watchdogs
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€55 billion cum-ex trading scandal has scary parallels with Enron

The robbery of the century in Germany resembles the Enron accounting case
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Coronavirus: The blow to the Chinese economy could be felt for years

Coronavirus is disrupting global supply chains and the Chinese manufacturing sector, says Chusu He.
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Canada-U.K. free trade: A post-Brexit opportunity

CETA provides a model for a U.K.-EU deal, it can also be the template for a Canada-U.K. deal, says economics professor Eugene Beaulieu
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France-US skirmish over Amazon digital tax

Shows why the century-old international tax system is broken, says Professor Ruth Mason

Paletta et al v. the Queen, case study

Was a big Hollywood movie investment deal just make-believe?
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Why money laundering thrives on Canada’s West Coast

Illicit capital moves through the underground Vancouver model, says Robert Diab
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Quantitative easing now looks permanent

And has turned central banks into pseudo governments, says Valerio Cerretano

No Canadians detained in Central American tax evasion bust

Canada Revenue Agency to review files for Canadian connections
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We need to modernize how we measure national wealth

It’s time to start measuring our economy differently

The top 10 global accounting stories of 2019

Audit regulation tops the list in our annual review of accounting news headlines

Rectification strikes back: B.C. Court Of Appeal allows rectification of tax mistake

BC Court of Appeal upholds rectification of miscalculated capital dividend account