Andrew Kriegler, who helped steer Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce through the 2008 financial crisis, is a leading candidate to succeed Julie Dickson as Canada’s top banking regulator, said a person familiar with the process.
King Juan Carlos, who early in his reign faced down a military coup that threatened Spain’s return to democracy before seeing his family dragged into a corruption scandal last year, said he will abdicate the throne in favor of his son.
Mike Harris swept to power two decades ago with his “Common Sense Revolution,” pledging to boost Ontario’s struggling economy by slashing government spending. Tim Hudak is betting conditions are ripe for the same medicine.
On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, seated in his Ottawa office across from Parliament Hill, took an urgent call from U.S. President Barack Obama. Harper’s advisers were listening intently around a muted speakerphone in an adjoining room.
Barely 26 years old, Zhang Xi has studied at an elite American university, worked for an investment bank in Hong Kong and an oil company in Beijing and now may launch an Internet startup with two friends.