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Bring on the muni bonds

Fixing Toronto – Part Seven Municipalities are in dire need of physical regeneration. Yet government budgets are stretched as it is. The capital is there, with a minor change to the tax code that is. The United States will see US$72 billion of new tax free municipal bonds issued this year, a three fold increase

 
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True Growth Capital never takes a holiday

Not that I want to pry you away from the train wreck that may become our comment page, but over the past 24 hours we’ve closed another two financings. All during the Christmas break week. True Growth Capital never takes a holiday! The details of the two specific deals (more than $14 million of new

 
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LSIF funds see another win as Microsoft acquires Opalis

One of the funnier (irony alert) things I heard this year was that “there is too much venture capital” (see prior post “This is Roger Martin, reporting from Mars” Nov 25-08), which as a concept was neatly packaged together with the proposition that the Retail Venture Capital industry doesn’t know how to invest successfully. Wrong,

 
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Canadian bank to fly flag in Dubai

Hard to believe that it took another year, but a Canadian bank has finally set-up shop in the Dubai International Financial Centre. The Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada’s most international of financial organizations, was the first to make the move. I discovered when I was through there in November 2008 that despite having 850 international

 
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Happy holidays

Thanks to all of our readers for spending a moment of your lives with us this year; we don’t deserve your precious time, but we appreciate it nonetheless. I’d also like to thank my colleagues, who put far more into our business than is fair to ask some days; and to their families for being

 
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