Commodities

As profit plunges, the only thing Britain's Tesco is earning is a reputation for rubbish results

Forget cleanup in aisle one. Every aisle of Britain's Tesco PLC, the world's second biggest supermarket company, needs the mop and pail treatment.Tesco has been delivering bad news to investors for more than a year. Philip Clarke, the chief executive officer, lost his job in July. A real shocker came two months later, when the company revealed a profit overstatement of & 250million ($450-million), later increased to & 263-million. The shares plunged and investor confidence shattered like dropped eggs.   Friday, October 24, 2014

Junior miner Euromax raises eight times its market value

Junior mining companies aren't having much fun - or luck - raising money for exploration and development. Commodity prices are down, banks and investors are wary and the appetite for political risk is about zero. Plus the stock markets are, suddenly, terribly volatile.   Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Slow and steady wins the dividend race

jheinzl@globeandmail.comDid you see the recent correction coming? I didn't. I'm terrible at predicting what the stock market will do.Half the people out there will tell you they're terrible at it, too. The other half? They're lying.   Wednesday, October 22, 2014

THE RING OF FIRE FAILURE TO IGNITE

Ontario's ''Ring of Fire'' mineral belt was supposed to be a $60billion natural resources treasure trove that would bring employment and economic prosperity to a remote part of the province's north. It hasn't worked out that way.   Wednesday, October 22, 2014