Relax, Harper tells investors

PM urges focus on “fundamentals,” not volatile stock markets

The plummeting stock markets are distracting investors from what’s really important, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said at a business conference in Brazil Tuesday. “We put too much emphasis on this stuff,” he said. “You know, it’s way too easy to focus on the trillions that seem to be made or lost from movements on the markets.” Instead, he said policy makers and business leaders should focus on “a clear, long-term strategy to create jobs and wealth.” The prime minister is in Brazil to strengthen ties and boost trade as part of a four-country tour of Latin America.

Winnipeg Free Press


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