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February 25, 2011 - Issue 9 | National Finance Students Association | Your NFSA Bi-Weekly Newsletter

Obama address focuses on economy January 26, 2011 - Aljazeera

The US president has been focusing on jobs and the economy as he addressed the public in his annual State of the Union speech. In his first such address since his Democrat party lost the majority in Congress, Barack Obama said that what matters is creating jobs, not who wins the next election. “At stake right now is not who wins the next election - after all, we just had an election. At stake is whether new jobs and industries take root in this country, or somewhere else,” he said on Tuesday. He pledged investments in green energy and to stop subsidising “yesterday’s energy”. “With more research and incentives, we can break our dependence on oil with biofuels, and become the first country to have one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015,” Obama said. >>Read More

Second Annual TD Bank Group Networking Night

Don’t buy high and sell low February 4, 2011-Financial Post

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The National Finance Students Association (NFSA) & York University Finance & Industry Club(YUFIC) has proudly teamed up with TD Bank Group, North America’s sixth largest bank by market capitalization and deposits, and employer of over 81,000 employees across the globe, to bring YOU a night with TD representatives!

Personal Finance

They’re back! After fading from sight for several years, those tantalizing fund ads trumpeting rocketing returns are in the media again. It’s no wonder. Last year, a number of mutual funds that focus on Canadian small-company stocks sported returns in the 40%-to-50% range. Some hedge funds did even better — several more than doubled in value.

February 7, 2011-CBC News

Calgary-based WestJet announced Monday it has signed an interline agreement with Delta Air Lines.

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The deal allows fliers on WestJet and Delta flights to purchase connecting flights on one ticket, receive boarding passes for all segments at their first check-in, and tag bags through to their final destination. Canada

2nd Annual Edward Jones case competition Date: March 24th, 2011 Time: 10AM – 3PM Location: 90 Burnhamthorpe West, Sussex Center 7th Floor, Mississauga, Ontario Event Overview: A rare opportunity for 1st to 4th year business undergraduates to understand the landscape of the financial advising and wealth management industry of North America. This event grants you the chance to perform an in-depth analysis of the external and internal forces of the business environment that Edward Jones is currently operating in. Feel free to utilize any strategic management theories and case analysis techniques that you have learned in your undergraduates studies and courses.

China not manipulating currency: U.S. February 4, 2011-Globe and Mail

The Obama administration on Friday declined to cite China for manipulating its currency to gain trade advantages against the United States.

You will be presenting your findings in a team of up to 4 individuals to a panel of experienced judges from the Edward Jones Leadership Team. Two rounds of presentations with a duration of 15 minutes each as well as 5 minutes for Q&A from the judges each time will be the pathway to claim the ultimate prize.

The Treasury Department noted that China last June said it would begin allowing its currency to rise against the dollar. The agency said the pace of revaluation has been too slow ...

*exceptions regarding number of team members can be made, please email us at World

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Event Overview: We will bring together finance students from all over Ontario to learn about TD’s business strategy, culture andAssociate Finance and Accounting Rotational program. Students will have an opportunity to meet and network with business professionals to further discuss TD Bank Group. The night will consist of: * A keynote speaker * A panel comprising of members of TDBG (willing to share personal experiences, insights, and further answer any possible questions/concerns) * Conclude with an exciting Networking Session amongst a variety of TD representatives within different scopes of finance. There will be one representative to five students.

WestJet, Delta in interline deal

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Date: March 22nd, 2011 Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm Location: 66 Wellington St., 54th Floor TD Tower, Downtown Toronto

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Entrepreneurship and the Gen Next Entrepreneurship is no longer as intimidating as it once was. Thanks to the internet revolution, people have access to the production and resource possibilities of the world. All you need to succeed is to be creative about how you use that new power!

YUFIC is the oldest and most prestigious student club at the Schulich School of Business. The club serves as the bridge between the academic and corporate communities. YUFIC’s areas of focus are leadership, financial acumen, career awareness and professionalism. Our methodology is simple but effective:

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The Certified Management Accountants of Ontario (CMA Ontario) will hold its 6th annual Case Competition on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at McMaster University. This is a competition where you compete against teams from every university in Ontario: 140 students, organized in 35 teams, from 18 Ontario universities; to win a grand prize of $5000! Students are invited to put their management leadership skills to the test, and with the use of a computer-based, decision-driven simulation, and strategically advise a fictional company’s senior management on a change management plan given limited resources of time and money. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis once the on-line registration system opens on Wed. Dec. 1st. To learn more and to find out if you are eligible, please visit NOTE: The CMACC is exclusive for CMA Student Members. If you or your desired team-mates are not already a CMA Student Member, be sure to visit to sign-up today

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