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Why regulators in Europe are cracking down on securities lending, Canada’s obsession with home renos and a housing market quiz.

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  • Regulators in Europe are cracking down on securities lending, a practice that sees trustees lending out investors’ stocks to short-sellers for a profit. Larry MacDonald over at CanadianBusiness.com has more.
  • Are you planning any upgrades to your home? If the answer is yes, you’re among the 72% of Canadians who embarking on a home reno project in the next two years, according to a recent survey by Houzz.ca. Some 40% will build an addition or remodel at least a portion of their home for mostly esthetic and functionality reasons—not profit, the National Post reports.
  • How well do you know Canada’s housing market? Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz. Good luck!

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