Two marijuana-related ETFs, two listing decisions

Planting the seeds for the marijuana sector…AP Photo/Mathew Sumner For most sectors where to list a new ETF is one of the easiest of the hundreds of small decisions a provider has to make: Just follow the herd and opt for the TSX. But for ETFs that offer exposure to medical marijuana sector, the decision …

CPPIB looking for bargains amid market selloff, Machin says

Mark Machin, president and chief executive officer of the CPPIB.Cole Burston for National Post The head of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board sounded optimistic Friday about opportunities that may arise out of the recent return of volatility to markets. “I think there was a lot of euphoria coming into the new year, so I …

LCBO picks Shopify to run online cannabis sales

Shopify's technology will also be used inside brick-and-mortar stores to process transactions on iPads and for digital screens displaying product and health information.Canadian Press TORONTO — The Ontario government has inked a deal to use Shopify Inc.’s e-commerce platform for cannabis sales online and in stores as part of its plan to be the province’s …

Business Week: Stock market collapse muddies outlook for economy

Financial markets have faced their first big sell-off scare of the year, but investors might have to endure a few more stock shocks in the coming days, weeks — or perhaps even through 2018. Such is the nature of the beast. At this point, the most recent data show the Canadian economy still rattling along …

Great-West buys $1.6 billion property portfolio in first move into U.S.

The real estate arm of Canadian insurer Great-West Lifeco Inc. is buying Denver-based EverWest Real Estate Partners LLC.Canadian Press The real estate arm of Canadian insurer Great-West Lifeco Inc. is making its first move into the U.S., acquiring EverWest Real Estate Partners LLC to gain access to the larger market and help clients diversify their …

Corporate governance set to share the spotlight during agm season

Corporate governance is becoming a focus in the boardroom, experts say.Postmedia Network The annual meeting season is upon us and this time issues of corporate governance are expected to take centre stage. Be it pressure from institutional shareholders, activists, proxy advisory firms, stock exchanges, governments or regulators there are lots of interested parties that want …