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Business Insurance after COVID-19: Are You Protected?

Across almost every industry, companies have modified the way they conduct business in response to COVID-19. Despite making substantial changes


Country Report Morocco – April 2021

The economy is forecast to grow about 5% this year. The scope of recovery...

Race to the post Covid-19 recovery: 7 obstacles to overcome

The global recovery is on the right track albeit conditional on key differentiating elements...

Economic outlook: U.S. in for banner year

Forecast brighter for Canada, Japan, United Kingdom Is this just a spring thing? A...

The not so merry adventures of the Robin Hood generation in financial markets

The recent US equity market rally, which saw some stock prices multiplied by 10x...

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Be bold. Be brave. Be informed.

Since 2016, there has been a steady increase in geopolitical risk at the system level due to the competition between

Allianz, Front Page, Uncategorized

Falling off a savings cliff?

Excess savings compared to consumption in Europe and the US are still substantial, with the highest levels in the UK

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40 Black-Owned Canadian Businesses You Can Support All Year Round

When you spend money, you are casting a vote for the type of world you want to see. So why

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Granting credit has never been this difficult

RIAC member Elevate has found it hard to grant credit – find out why here: this year, learn more

Canada, EDC, Front Page

Global Export Forecast: Trade growth slows sharply

While global trade grew sharply in the early months of 2022, it has started to slow sharply. Find out why

EDC, Front Page

Tracking Canada’s economic recovery from COVID-19

EDC’s Canadian Economic Recovery Tracker highlights key trends in Canada’s economic performance. In these challenging times, Export Development Canada (EDC)

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Australia: companies anxious amid cascade of troubles

High levels of unpaid debt prompt stronger credit controls among Australian businesses as they battle it out for survival in

EDC, Front Page

The less visible victims of the war

Energy, agriculture supply disruptions threaten stability of developing markets Much of the talk about the global outlook these days is

Allianz, Front Page

Frying pan to fire: Will inflation spark a wage-price spiral in 2022?

Executive Summary Record-high inflation in advanced economies is turning up the heat on central banks. With average wages set to

Allianz, Canada, RIAC

Economic outlook: Don’t look up!

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Global growth should remain robust but uneven, with rising divergence between advanced and emerging market economies. We expect omicron-related

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Trade confidence powers on

Challenges aside, Canadian exporters hold bright view of 2022 t’s nice to wind down 2021 with a bit of good

Canada, EDC, Front Page

COVID-19: Some industries still submerged

Growth may be testing capacity limits, but not for all. By now, we should be over this. COVID-19 shipwrecked the

Cowan Group, Front Page

Closing the Gender Gap in Financial Health

November 19th, 2021 / By Shelly Redwood Gender roles have significantly changed in the last 50-60 years. Once, women were expected

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Growing through global value chains

For many women-owned and -led enterprises in Canada, entering global value chains can be the catalyst for major growth and

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Cowan Insurance Group | Managing Risk. Propelling Growth

  Cowan Insurance Group is a prominent independent Canadian insurance brokerage and consulting operation providing insurance and risk management to

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More than 18 months after the global recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic started, the economic recovery continues. This trend

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If supply chains are a mess, why is global trade booming?

Gloomy economic headlines make for mixed messages Scan the headlines and you could be forgiven for thinking that global trade

Canada, EDC, Front Page, Going Global

The robots are coming!

Mechanization is an answer to a lot of the economy’s structural puzzles Humanoid robots are only a year away. So,

Coface, Front Page


The metals used in electric vehicles, such as lithium, cobalt and copper, are at the heart of the revolution currently

Canada, EDC, Front Page

Price pressures in a post-pandemic world

Is inflation getting out of control? Price pressures seem to be everywhere these days. The pandemic lulled us into a

Atradius, Front Page

Country Report Germany – May 2021

German industries performance: metals and steel up one notch, but still elevated credit risk for many automotive and machines businesses.

Canada, Front Page, Going Global

Is my business ready to export?

Ensure that these three pillars of your business can support its international growth Canada is a relatively small market and

Allianz, Euler Hermes, RIAC, Uncategorized

European households: the double dividend of excess savings

In 2021, the glut of excess savings could generate a double dividend for the Eurozone: first, a consumption boom of EUR170bn, or 1.5%

Atradius, Business, Canada, Front Page

Country Report Morocco – April 2021

The economy is forecast to grow about 5% this year. The scope of recovery in Europe as Morocco’s main export

Allianz, Business, Canada, Front Page

Race to the post Covid-19 recovery: 7 obstacles to overcome

The global recovery is on the right track albeit conditional on key differentiating elements across countries. Global GDP is expected to

Allianz, Canada, Front Page

Show me the money: debunking a couple of myths about excess liquidity

The reflation trade that has engulfed capital markets is largely based on the idea that a lot of money has

Canada, EDC, Front Page

Vehicle demand is hot

Supply chain disruptions major headache for auto producers It shouldn’t be this way. A pandemic-obsessed public, uncertain about the economy’s


Doing business in Turkey

With a population exceeding 83 million and an economy ranked in the world’s Top 20, Turkey is rapidly emerging as

Business, Euler Hermes, Front Page

The not so merry adventures of the Robin Hood generation in financial markets

The recent US equity market rally, which saw some stock prices multiplied by 10x to 15x within a week, highlights

EDC, Front Page, Going Global

COVID-19 impacts vary across countries

If it’s darkest before dawn, then in much of the world, the first few months of 2021 are likely to

Canada, EDC

Plunging infections: Success, or just another wave?

New coronavirus infections are plunging globally. This hasn’t happened yet in this yearlong odyssey, except for brief moments. Currently, the

Atradius, Going Global

Country Report USA 2021

8th February 2021 A robust economic rebound expected in 2021, but major downside risks remain Political situation Policy uncertainty has

Canada, EDC, Front Page

U.S. housing market: Sign of global revival?

In the world of economic adjectives, “hot” has had a very lonely year. In frustration, we’ve also ditched standard leading

EDC, Front Page

Global outlook: Hope deferred

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. 2020 began on an optimistic note with the promise that a fresh start

Canada, Front Page

Commercial landlords and tenants need to work together

As the economy reopens, the use of commercial buildings and spaces face change Commercial landlords and their tenants will need

Aon, Canada, Front Page

Aon reports Canadian employers explore new ways to deliver better retirement outcomes to employees

Aon reports Canadian employers explore new ways to deliver better retirement outcomes to employees Report shows many employers appear to

Canada, EDC, Front Page

How Canadian businesses can ride China’s economic wave

The remarkable growth of China’s economy and emergence of a burgeoning middle-income class over the last two decades has presented

Atradius, Front Page

Latin America: one of the worst affected by Covid-19

Heavy dependence on informal labour markets and tourism exacerbates the Covid-19 shock Of all emerging market regions, Latin America and

EDC, Front Page

Rewards & risks of export payment terms

Offering flexible payment terms can give you a competitive edge in your international business, but if you choose the wrong


COVID-19: The surprise of the year

2020 had barely begun when the surprise of the year hit. Typically, December sees the EDC Economics team debating the

Canada, EDC

Export to multiple markets and protect against risk: FCC Trade Report

FCC Releases its 2020 Trade Rankings Report While many businesses have suffered during the pandemic, the agri-food sector has seen incredible

Canada, EDC, Front Page

Canada’s organic sector just keeps growing

According to a recent Export Development Canada report, Canadians will buy about $7 billion worth of organic food in 2020.


Country Report Romania 2020

A rather modest economic rebound expected in 2021 after a marked slowdown Political situation  Political uncertainty remains a major issue

Canada, EDC

Boost your business’ resilience by diversifying your markets

It’s easy to feel hesitant about exporting given the impacts of COVID-19 and the rising tides of economic protectionism. But


Faster and smaller: Ottawa company delivers major efficiency gains

Based in Ottawa’s technology corridor, GaN Systems is an Export Development Canada 2020 Cleantech One-to-Watch. In the 1990s, the creation

EDC, Front Page

To market, to market: Find new customers with Market Finder by Google

As many small- and medium-sized companies found when the pandemic hit, keeping your eggs in one market isn’t all it’s

Atradius, Front Page

Country Report Czech Republic 2020

The Czech economy remains highly vulnerable to foreign trade losses Political situation Minority government to remain in place until October


Rising COVID-19 numbers prompt calls to bring back hazard pay for retail workers

Companies offered pay bumps in March and April but stopped in the summer. Calls for the return of hazard pay


COVID-19, recovery, and inflation

Are price hikes lurking around the corner, or are these fears unfounded? Inflation concerns are mounting again. That might seem

Canada, EDC, Eurozone, Front Page

COVID-19 and CETA’s third birthday

Does this anniversary bring hope for better outcomes on the other side of the current maelstrom? Hard to believe that

Business, Canada

5 steps to manage your operations for the COVID-19 recovery

The COVID-19 crisis has been difficult for entrepreneurs, most of whom have been forced to slow down, or stop entirely, their activities

Aon, Canada, Front Page

Aon’s Canadian Insurance Market Report Highlights Industry Challenges and Client Impact in 2020 and Beyond

TORONTO, September 8, 2020 – Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of

Canada, EDC, Front Page

Complying with CUSMA: What Canadian exporters, importers need to know

Nearly two years after it was finalized, the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) came into force July 1, 2020, replacing the

Atradius, Front Page

Country Report Turkey 2020

A major insolvency increase expected, and further lira depreciation would increase pressure on the highly indebted corporate sector Political situation

Atradius, Front Page

US: business environment strained by cash flow issues

Pandemic-induced cash flow pressure on US businesses is reflected by widespread deterioration of B2B customer credit risk Introduction The US

Canada, Front Page

A mountain to climb: MEC was struggling before COVID-19. Now the pandemic threatens its survival

In early June, three weeks before MEC’s annual general meeting and hours before scrutineers were set to tally the votes

Canada, Front Page

Even in a pandemic, TCS helps IT company tap into new markets

When the COVID‑19 pandemic forced businesses around the world to temporarily pause much of their operations and send staff to

EDC, Front Page

Up-front payment worries eased for Canadian pottery supplier

If you’ve seen orchids for sale at your local grocery store, there’s a strong possibility the ceramic pots holding the

Front Page

Managing Property Closures During Covid-19

To contain the spread of COVID-19, governments are encouraging or enforcing social distancing and movement control policies and requiring many

TradeSecurely Podcast

Episode 18: The Evolving Economic Impact of COVID-19

Enjoy our podcast with Ruben Nizard, Coface economist for the North America region provides an economic overview of the impact

Atradius, Business, Front Page, RIAC

Coronavirus: an unwelcome guest at a bad time

The coronavirus outbreak arrives at a time when global growth is already expected to slow and negatively impacts growth and

Allianz, France, Front Page

Olympic Games: The economics of hosting the biggest sporting event in the world

The golden era of global trade may be behind us. Until recently, tariffs were decreasing and free-trade agreements were increasing.

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Risks automakers face as they reimagine their business

The automotive industry is experiencing significant transformation. With increasing demand from consumers and governments for environmentally friendly transportation, manufacturers are

EDC, Front Page

Canada’s shadow trade sector

Canada’s trade activities now extend far beyond the traditional exchange of goods and services across borders. With the expansion of

Coface, Front Page

Misconceptions about Trade Credit Insurance

Managing credit risk inhibits sales One aims to safeguard their business, while the other seeks to expand into new markets.

Atradius, Front Page

Machines and Engineering Industry Trends June 2024

Global Engineering Outlook: Modest Growth in 2024, Driven by Asia Pacific We anticipate a 0.5% increase in global mechanical engineering

Coface, Eurozone, Front Page, Going Global

Will the Turkish economy benefit from the authorities’ U-turn towards greater orthodoxy?

In mid-2021, Türkiye introduced the Turkish Economic Program (TEP) to boost production, investment, employment, and exports. To support these goals,

Allianz, Front Page, Going Global

Mid-year Economic Outlook 2024-25: Games wide open?

The upcoming political developments will again challenge resilience. While global growth hit its lowest point in the first half of

Allianz, Front Page, Going Global

Industrial policy: old dog, new tricks? 

Industrial policies and subsidies are making a strong comeback, particularly in major economies like the US, China, India, Germany, and

Atradius, Front Page

Electronics/ICT Industry Trends June 2024

Computer and office equipment output and sales are expected to rebound in 2024 and 2025 as devices purchased during the


Climate change and the double impact of aging

Climate change will exacerbate the increase in health expenditure already anticipated due to aging populations. The number of people aged