One of our key impediments in Canada is that we seem to have a natural aversion to the risks, perceived or real, of dealing in Asian markets.
Is a new model of the economy in the works, and if so, what does it look like?
The stakes are high, elevating this to one of the top Canadian – and global – international trade concerns. No one knows this better than both the U.S. and China. So, will it end well?
What if our key growth issue isn’t demand, but capacity?
Is this key cause of US populism insurmountable?
Are interest rate hikes too much for the economy to handle?
Mexico’s future hangs in the balance
Canada’s economic traffic may be slowing…but there is a fast lane
The world economy will have a number of hurdles to overcome in 2019
Canadian exporters confidence: from surge to dirge?
Globalization is under attack…or is it?
CUSMA: Bumpy road to ratification?
With the challenges China faces, what’s the prognosis?
Is the US market really Canada’s only long-term trade bet?
Some surprising export stories at provincial and industrial levels
Oz: An Asian hot-spot for Canada?
Can opportunity be a crisis for Canada’s fishing industry?
The outlook is bright, but big parts of the global economic puzzle need to come together.
With the new North American free trade deal, Canada has a green light for export growth.
Populism is challenging international trade axioms – but is it in decline?
Politics isn’t the only thing that’s hot south of the border
Note to exporters: riskier deals are getting more expensive.
Is the trade tussle causing Canadian tourists to bypass the US?
Are machines taking over our lives?
Asia is the world’s hot-growth zone. And it’s likely to heat up more in the near term, as global growth ramps up.
It's summer, and everyone's feeling good; will it last into the autumn?
Seaborne shipping costs are soaring; is it crunch-time again?
In today’s tightly-knit global economy, it’s hard to go rogue.
When a little inflation is not a bad thing.
EDC’s Peter Hall shares economic insights with business owners during Canada-wide Let’s Talk Exports tour.
Canadian exporters are feeling good…but for how long?
How will AMLO steer the Mexican economy?
What if the popular elixir is actually…poison?
Is the developed-market revival leaving the emerging world behind?
There is indeed an industrial revolution going on.
The economy’s small but mighty “David” rises again!
Check out the provincial export growth standings!
Time to join the Canadian exporters having the ride of their lives.
Canada’s exports heat up again
Will sales be up, down or sideways?
When it comes to forecasting, ‘Don’t look back’ is a bad adage.
Industries under attack are turning out the best performances
Tightening sounds frightening; this time, it’s actually good news.
Peter Hall, Vice-president and Chief Economist at EDC took part in a webinar on Canada’s newest trade deal. Here’s his take.
Canada and Peru have a lot of great reasons to connect
Is the world giving up on globalization? Well, the CPTPP partners aren’t.
Does the data revolution spell disaster for smaller companies?
Inflation seems to be heating up – should we worry?
Four years of weak sales to China: A problem?
Red hot US auto sales are not without their problems.
EDC’s Chief Economist Peter Hall argues that history guides the current optimistic economic outlook.
Growing international operations by investing in the U.S. gets you closer to clients and helps with logistics.
NAFTA is key to Mexico’s economic future.
Can shipping support world growth? No problem.
Can the economy sustain more growth? Prices say so.
2017 has not been international trade’s best year. Oh, growth is having a good run alright; the problem is political. Just how is trade confidence doing?
Exports grew 8% in 2017, faster than the economy. The 2018 forecast is good for Canadian businesses with sales opportunities in the U.S., Europe and globally.
Known as the "Wonder Down Under", Australia has surprised the world with its economic and trade success in some of the toughest locations.
In the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis, the global cleantech industry flourished. What is Canada's share of this rapidly growing global market?
NAFTA renegotiations has Canadians transfixed, as a majority of exports go to the US. What does this mean for Canada's provinces? How exposed are we?
Even though some predict sluggish growth, key indicators show that European economic growth is coming. With CETA, this is great news for Canadian exporters.
When it comes to future agri-food sales to China, Canada is a top contender. We have the resources and the know-how, but are we up to it?
Amid unsettling trade talks between Canada and the US, there is a glimmer of hope. Canada is turning more attention to smaller but faster-growing markets.
Despite some risks and weaknesses, global growth is back. But where are the opportunities for Canadian companies, and what do they need to consider?
Signs point to a long-awaited global economic recovery. Now is the time to make key decisions and investments for export success.
Can Canada's agri-food sector keep up with the growing demand for first-world food, especially as emerging-world populations grow and get richer?
In line with recent global economic growth, metals might again be on the rise in international markets, and not like the false alarm in 2010.
The state of global trade may be concerning, but there are fundamental indicators - like export performance - that signal a wave of growth in emerging markets.
Physical business investments have been low for a long period. What does this mean in terms of their capacity during a period of economic growth?
Interest rates are rising and so is the cost of borrowing. While these may be stress points to manage, they are also a signal that growth is normalizing.
Swamped by the 2008 trade collapse, global shipping activity is finally on the rise with enough demand to sustain growth over the long term.
What's next? With the help of technology, services is growing to take over as the dominant economic sector from primary and manufactured goods.
Exporters are worried that the Canadian dollar is making its way back to the parity-plus zone. But what are the currency drivers telling us?
Political rheotric and NAFTA re-negotiations have Canadian exporters worried about the U.S. These concerns are real, so it's important to do your homework.
Since 2008, global trade flows plunged, revived, and then went into a holding pattern. It may be taking a long time, but is a comeback possible?
Do rising prices mean inflation is back? While there may be cause for concern, this is happening for good reasons: pent-up demand and long-term growth.
There is lots to discuss with Canadian exporters across the country, including U.S. politics, hot domestic topics, and the outlook for various industries.
The anti-trade rhetoric and the political turmoil of 2017 are a prescription for lower trade confidence. However, surveys of Canadian exporters say differently.