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Down to Business

What you need to know about Canadian business this week in under 30 minutes. Hosted by the Financial Post's Gabe Friedman.

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How Shopify is 'arming the rebels' as Amazon builds its empire (with COO Harley Finkelstein)

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are here, along with the onslaught in advertising. We know these shopping holidays, and the holiday season in general, are massive events for major retailers. But what about the entrepreneurs navigating e-commerce? Shopify Chief Operating Officer Harley Finkelstein joins host Emily Jackson to discuss how Shopify is helping businesses in the new direct-to-consumer retail world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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How Canada’s online grocery market could grow to $30 billion a year (Goodfood CEO Jonathan Ferrari)

Canadians buy almost everything online these days, yet we have lagged behind other countries when it comes to purchasing groceries over the internet. This week host Emily Jackson talks to Goodfood CEO Jonathan Ferrari about how that trend is turning, shown by his meal subscription and grocery delivery company growing 90% last year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22mins

5 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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How Canada's economy fared in 2019

This week on Down to Business, Financial Post national business columnist Kevin Carmichael joins host Emily Jackson to discuss Canada’s economic performance in 2019 and what it says about 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Stock market bonanza due for ‘interruption’ of 5% to 10% (Manulife chief economist Frances Donald)

The stock market is on fire this year even as economic indicators remain on the shaky side. Exuberance on one hand, skepticism on the other. Manulife chief economist Frances Donald talks to host Emily Jackson about how she sees the year unfolding for the markets and economy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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The inside story of Bombardier's asset sales (CEO Alain Bellemare)

Bombardier chief executive Alain Bellemare joins host Emily Jackson on this week’s Down to Business to talk about why the one-time Quebec manufacturing giant sold off major assets to focus exclusively on business jets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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One trillion reasons investing will change in the new decade (BMO’s Joanna Rotenberg)

On this week’s Down to Business, Joanna Rotenberg, group head of BMO wealth management, talks to host Emily Jackson about three sweeping changes coming in the next decade, how investment strategies will evolve and where the smart money is going in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Just how bad will the coronavirus pandemic be for Canada’s economy? (BMO chief economist Doug Porter)

BMO Financial Group chief economist Doug Porter joins host Emily Jackson to talk about the unprecedented turmoil the Canadian economy is already going through from the impact of coronavirus shutdowns and what it faces ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18mins

18 Mar 2020

Rank #7