KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2014-2-28

web-search-greyEvery week we share news stories, blog articles and other interesting stuff from around the web that received the most views, shares, comments and overall interest on various KeatsConnelly social media outlets.This week we offer a mix of articles discussing economic crime,  winter as an economic scapegoat and the Canadian economy.

Economic crime down, but threats persist: PwC (www.advisor.ca) While economic crime has risen globally, Canada has reported fewer instances in recent years, according to a PwC survey. The trend may be due to Canadian organizations being more diligent in establishing robust anti-fraud regimes, including fraud risk assessments and whistleblowing systems…

Has a truly awful winter become our economic scapegoat? (http://business.financialpost.com)  A passing comment about “the weather” by JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s chairman sent Wall Street analysts in a flurry, quickly blaming a slump in the bank’s trading revenue on the seemingly unending season of harsh polar winds and arctic cold pummelling parts of the Canada and the U.S. as of late…

Canadian economy beats forecasts but analysts see ‘mixed bag’  (www.theglobeandmail.com) Shaking off a storm-battered December, the Canadian economy managed to grow at a better than expected  2.9 percent annual pace in the final three months of the year. That was in spite of a 0.5-per-cent monthly contraction in December, due mainly to the effects of a massive ice storm that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes in central Canada.

Come back next week for more interesting news and articles. Enjoy your weekend!

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