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COVID-19 leaves tourism industry reeling

Report May 26, 2020 With international travel shut down and consumers struggling with financial hardships, this sector has suffered a severe blow. Read this EDC Economics overview to discover when the industry could bounce back.

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Staying connected with the U.S. during COVID-19

Article May 26, 2020 EDC representatives in Atlanta and Chicago share COVID-19 impacts on their markets and outlooks for the future

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Managing your cash flow during COVID-19—and beyond

Blog May 25, 2020 EDC’s Jennifer Cooke shares insights on how Canadian businesses can manage cash flow during the pandemic

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COVID-19: EDC survey finds 10 key impacts on Canadian businesses

Blog May 22, 2020 EDC Research Panel survey outlines how the pandemic is affecting Canadian companies in domestic and international markets.

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19 and the auto sector

Weekly Commentary May 21, 2020 Things were looking good for the global automotive sector entering 2020

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Market insights: Monitoring the business impact of COVID-19 on Africa

Blog May 19, 2020 How markets in Africa have been impacted by COVID-19

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COVID-19 causing unprecedented setbacks for cleantech industry

Report May 15, 2020 Expected to be a major driver of Canada’s future economic growth, clean technology is being hit hard by the global pandemic. Get more insights by reading this EDC Economics overview.

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Country Risk Quarterly—Spring 2020

Guide May 14, 2020 In these uncertain times, EDC is keeping a close eye on how COVID-19 is impacting Canada and the global economy. Stay on top of changing country risks, so you can make more informed decisions.

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Market insights: Monitoring the business impacts of COVID-19 on the Middle East

Blog May 13, 2020 EDC’s chief representative shares his first-hand account of the market challenges in the Middle East

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COVID-19: Manage your cash flow and ramp up for business

Webinar Learn the cash-flow management strategies your company can use to survive now and ramp up for business post-COVID-19.

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EDC helps Canadian businesses equip COVID-19 front-line personnel

Article May 12, 2020 Front-line workers are facing a global shortage of PPE to fight COVID-19. EDC has joined that fight.

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COVID-19 puts the brakes on the auto industry

Report May 08, 2020 With assembly operations shut down and supply chains stalled, this sector has been hit hard by the pandemic. Read this EDC Economics overview to find out how it will rebound.

Stephen Tapp, EDC

EDC’s COVID-19 survey

Weekly Commentary May 07, 2020 Until official data are posted, surveys are our best view of reality. What does EDC's survey say?

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Going the distance: 5 ways to build a virtual team

Blog May 07, 2020 Building a high-performing remote team takes a special skill-set. Here’s how to do it.

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COVID-19: Insights on the impact on Canadian businesses

Report May 07, 2020 EDC Research Panel survey outlines how the pandemic is affecting Canadian companies in domestic and international markets.

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Construction company finds pandemic relief with BCAP

Article May 06, 2020 When COVID-19 made a promising bank loan fall apart, BCAP and EDC helped get it back on track.

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5 ways EDC can help your business get through COVID-19

Blog May 06, 2020 Five ways EDC can provide financial support to those in need

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COVID-19: Planning for today’s survival and tomorrow’s growth

Blog May 01, 2020 Resources of support for Canadian companies impacted by the pandemic

Peter Hall, EDC

We’re not through the worst bit…yet

Weekly Commentary April 30, 2020 EDC Economics is in perpetual forecast mode until further notice. Here is our latest Global Economic Outlook.

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Market insights: Monitoring the business impact of COVID-19 on Colombia

Blog April 30, 2020 EDC’s Camilo Bresciani gives an inside look at the economic impacts of COVID-19 on Colombia

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Market insights: Monitoring the business impacts of COVID-19 on Peru

Blog April 30, 2020 EDC’s regional manager shares his first-hand account of the challenges in Peru.

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COVID-19: United States export forecast with Peter Hall

Webinar Watch our webinar to learn how Canadian companies exporting to the U.S. can deal with the impact of COVID-19.

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Monitoring the business impacts of COVID-19 on the United Kingdom

Blog April 27, 2020 EDC’s regional vice-president gives a first-hand account of the challenges in the U.K.

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Five tips to help manage global supply chains disrupted by COVID-19

Article April 27, 2020 Technology is key to overcoming COVID-19 disruptions

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Currency exchange risk: How to handle the ups and downs during COVID-19

Blog April 24, 2020 Currency exchange fluctuation is an even bigger risk during COVID-19. Here’s how to make sure your company comes out on top.

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COVID-19 grounds aerospace industry

Report April 24, 2020 With air traffic at a standstill, this sector is in for a wild ride. Read this EDC Economics overview to discover how it could take years for this industry to recover.

Peter Hall, EDC

The oil industry and COVID-19

Weekly Commentary April 23, 2020 Today’s oil patch woes are inconceivable – and not entirely caused by the virus.

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COVID-19: Navigating the turmoil in Canada’s energy sector

Report April 17, 2020 Read this insightful report by EDC Economics for an overview of the global oil and gas crisis and its ramifications for Canadian producers.

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19: The impact on industry

Weekly Commentary April 16, 2020 The need for business support is universal, but not uniform; some need more than others.

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COVID-19: Get financing and support for your business

Webinar Our new webinar will show Canadian companies how to access the financial relief available to you.

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Market insights: Monitoring the business impacts of COVID-19 on India

Blog April 15, 2020 Regional managers gives a first-hand account of the challenges in India due to COVID-19

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COVID-19: The sectoral and regional economic fallout in Canada

Blog April 14, 2020 Oil, gas and cleantech, transportation, manufacturing and service sectors experiencing severe challenges

Peter Hall, EDC

The coronavirus policy response

Weekly Commentary April 09, 2020 In global government stimulus programs, there’s an urgent need for speed

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How to make it through COVID-19 with your business intact

Blog April 08, 2020 10 principles on getting through the COVID crisis from an EDC customer.

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Market insights: Managing COVID-19 business risks in Southeast Asia

Blog April 07, 2020 Get an inside look at the challenges Southeast Asia facing due to COVID-19.

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Market insights: Monitoring the business impacts of COVID-19 on South America

Blog April 06, 2020 EDC regional managers give a first-hand account of the challenges in Brazil and Chile

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Market insights: Monitoring the business impacts of COVID-19 on Australia

Blog April 03, 2020 EDC’s Teresa Nizzola gives an inside look at the impacts of COVID-19 on Australia

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Market insights: Managing COVID-19 business risks in China

Blog April 03, 2020 Get an inside look at the challenges China is facing due to COVID-19.

Peter Hall, EDC

Coronavirus and the consumer

Weekly Commentary April 02, 2020 If consumers aren’t overwhelmed with the huge but temporary decline, they’ll be the motor of a solid recovery.

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Running your export business remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic

Article March 30, 2020 Tips and resources for your business.

Peter Hall, EDC

The coronavirus crunch

Weekly Commentary March 26, 2020 Coronavirus is rocking the world. How much, and for how long?

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UPDATED FAQs: What Canadian exporters need to know about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Article March 25, 2020 Frequently asked questions on COVID-19

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Making virtual business connections during a global health crisis

Blog March 23, 2020 Seven tips to keep doing business in times of isolation.

Peter Hall, EDC

The coronavirus and business investment

Weekly Commentary March 19, 2020 How will business investment be affected by the coronavirus?

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How to manage business risk during the COVID-19 crisis

Article March 18, 2020 Canadian exporters need a solid strategy to manage impacts of COVID-19

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EDC supports Canadian exporters during COVID-19

Blog March 16, 2020 EDC is here to help Canadian exporters navigate the impact of the coronavirus on their business.

Peter Hall, EDC

The expanding coronavirus (COVID-19) threat

Weekly Commentary March 12, 2020 No business is untouched by the Coronavirus; how is this global issue going to play out?

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Managing the impact on global supply chains

Webinar Watch our webinar to learn how the coronavirus is affecting global trade and how your company can be protected.

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Demand for Canadian exports drops with virus outbreak

Blog February 10, 2020 Economists are tracking what impact coronavirus will have on global trade.