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September 11, 2019

Imagine 2025 – Gearing Up for the Next Industrial Revolution

Following up on our Landmark Imagine 2025 Study and Additional Imagine 2025 Research, our Global Industrials Research team collaborated to provide a roadmap for investors and industry leaders alike to...

September 11, 2019

Is the Trade War the Prelude to the Main Event

The U.S.-China trade war is the undercard to a much broader geopolitical faceoff that investors will have to get used to dealing with.

September 10, 2019

The Rise of Diversity-Focused Venture Capital

Michael Carter, Global Head of Technology Investment Banking, outlines how funds like Plexo Capital are embracing diversity and unlocking profitability in the venture capital space.

September 9, 2019

Building a temperature-controlled future

Americold has more than 115 years of implementing temperature-controlled supply chain solutions. Fred Boehler, talks to RBC about how the company is investing to build the platform of the future, how ...

September 6, 2019

Good times, bad times for Australian major bank funders

Australia’s big-four banks are at a fascinating juncture, as their wholesale funding strategies adjust to comply with new Loss Absorbing Capacity regulations locally, and the ever present challenges o...

September 5, 2019

OPEC Watch List: Dual Mandate

This week, the World Energy Congress and the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMMC) will meet in Abu Dhabi. Helima Croft, Global Head of Commodity Strategy provides her views on the upcoming meeting, the c...

August 26, 2019

Canada - A country poised to reap the benefits of algorithmic FX trading

What factors are driving buyside demand for a new generation of FX trading? Zachary Felshman, Head of eFX Sales for North America provided his view on the Canadian FX market in the latest copy of

August 20, 2019

The George Davis Report: August 2019 Edition

A monthly video series on the trajectory of the Canadian dollar

August 20, 2019

How Would an Aramco IPO Come Together?

Helima Croft describes the "challenging" price environment in crude oil today and the broader diversification imperative facing Saudi Arabia with CNBC.

August 19, 2019

Ensuring Success in a Merger of Equals

With a recent rise in strategic mergers between similarly-sized organizations, RBC's Vito Sperduto, Co-Head, Global M&A, and Larry Grafstein, Deputy Chairman, Global Investment Banking discuss what it...

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