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Budget 2017: What exporters need to know

Budget 2017: What exporters need to know

While Budget 2017 was generally a stay-the-course document, it emphasized innovation and clean technology and offered a few goodies for entrepreneurs.Responding to business concerns, the budget focuses on innovation...

Onward Singapore: EDC opens its first financing branch outside of Canada

Onward Singapore: EDC opens its first financing branch outside of Canada

For the first time in its corporate history, Export Development Canada (EDC) has officially opened a financing branch outside of Canada, in Singapore. The new branch will serve the...

Thinking about doing business in South Africa? Here are the First 5 Calls any company should make before taking the leap

Thinking about doing business in South Africa? Here are the First 5 Calls any company should make before taking the leap

South Africa is a major gateway to several African markets including Canada’s most significant commercial partners in Africa. South Africa’s major imports include petroleum products, machinery and equipment, and...

“Partnerships and meeting face-to-face – that’s critical”: Export insights from Bladetech Hockey’s Anthony Morra

“Partnerships and meeting face-to-face – that’s critical”: Export insights from Bladetech Hockey’s Anthony Morra

Bladetech Hockey, a Toronto-area company, has developed flexible skate blades using proprietary Flex-Force technology. Anthony Morra is the CEO of the company, which has more than 30...

NHL players help Bladetech Hockey establish its export potential

NHL players help Bladetech Hockey establish its export potential

Anthony Morra and Jeff Azzolin admit they haven’t taken the traditional route to exporting. What other Canadian startup can boast having 30 National Hockey League players on eight different...

Singapore is on the Move!
Weekly Commentary | Peter G. Hall | March 23, 2017

Singapore is on the Move!  

That title should grab some attention! Why? In a world where most are convinced that we are straining to generate so-so ‘new normal’ growth, anything that’s ‘on the move’ is an eye-catcher. And when... 

Top 10 Risks
Weekly Commentary | Peter G. Hall | March 16, 2017

Top 10 Risks

Last June’s Brexit decision and the US presidential election result came as shocks to businesses around the world. However, since those developments, markets have generally moved on and up with the Dow Jones reaching...