Converting Corporate Bank Statements to Financial Statements: A last-resort, spreadsheet-based method

The purpose of this document is to illustrate a spreadsheet-based method to assist in compiling financial statements from corporate bank account data. Use of this method may be appropriate in cases where a corporation has fallen behind on its accounting responsibilities; is undergoing a corporate tax or trust exam audit with lost, incomplete or erroneous records; or when an inactive corporation has few transactions in a reporting period and requires financial statements in short order.

Hardening the Xen Hypervisor Debian 9 DomU: A review of default packages and libraries

The threat of running unnecessary services on a system bloated with extra software is a less commonly discussed security concern. Yet enabled and listening services weaken the server’s defences by creating potential entry points for the attacker, as well as by providing resources for the attacker to use against other machines. The server hardening maxim we’re interested in today goes as follows: “Install only necessary software; delete or disable everything else.” With this topic in mind, our task is to examine how this technique applies to a Xen Project hypervisor DomU virtual machine running a paravirtualized Debian 9 operating system.

Is there correlation between prices in residential and commercial real estate markets?

The simplest answer is affirmative: since prices in both residential and commercial real estate are controlled by identical supply and demand drivers, they are correlated. Low interest rates, low unemployment, increased trade, population growth, and stagnated innovation in transportation technology are some of the many factors influencing growth in real estate demand. Their opposites…

A government experiment in intervention: Views of the current real estate market

Notwithstanding the fact that housing resales numbers are an illustrative measure of market supply and demand, it’s not growth in resales that has the government so afraid. The scary statistic they’re face to face with is home price growth. And failing to recognize the significance of unsubstantiated price growth – spurred on by ultra-low interest rates and heightened speculation…

The economy in general: A Bank of Canada perspective

Growth in exports, if true, are likely to soften the impact of forecast declines in household spending (aka consumption) due to increased household debt-service costs. Calling into question the probability of increased US exports, however, the BOC report also cites NAFTA renegotiations, or “protectionist global trade policies”, as the “most important risk…