To Russia with Parts: Magna's Frank Stronach is Hell-bent on Conquering the Russian Auto Market

    Interview Opportunities from the October Report on Business magazine.

    TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - An iconic Canadian company tackles the Russian
economy. Foreign guest workers pour into Canada to fill thousands of jobs.
Reflections from Paris on how to succeed as a middling economic player. The
October issue of Report on Business magazine ranges from far afield to
close-to-home to offer fresh perspectives and engaging insights on business.

    Interview opportunities from this month's issue:
    -  Paul Webster's cover story looks at Frank Stronach's efforts to break
       into the Russian car industry. Just last spring, GAZ Group invested
       $1.6 billion in Magna. Today Magna is trying to help turn GAZ's
       Soviet-era manufacturing facilities into state-of-the-art car plants.
       And in record time. Who's really in charge here?

    -  Susan Bourette profiles the sharp increase in guest workers in Canada.
       A booming economy in Western Canada and a tight labour market has
       employers hiring foreign labourers by the thousands. But they're not
       here to stay. How are their Canadian dreams becoming nightmares?

    -  Report on Business magazine columnist Doug Steiner takes a
       lighthearted look at the pros and cons of rationality in investing.
       Many Canadians just now are receiving their investment statements and
       seeing the impact of the August market tumble. Steiner provides advice
       for staying rational in irrational times.

    -  In this month's Big Idea column, Charles Montgomery writes about the
       newest productivity trend: fostering happiness in the workplace.
       Does your company have a CHO (Chief Happiness Officer)?

    -  Eric Reguly's monthly column from Europe. This month he looks at
       lessons Canada can learn from France and its new president,
       Nicolas Sarkozy. He offers strategies for a middling economic power.

    Report on Business magazine is Canada's most-read business publication.
Published monthly in The Globe and Mail, Report on Business magazine offers
readers insightful, award-winning coverage of Canadian and global business and
economics. The Globe and Mail is a division of CTVglobemedia, a dynamic
multimedia company that also owns CTV, Canada's leading private broadcaster.

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