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Tech innovations transform trade finance and risk

As data-centric technologies like blockchain, the Internet of Things and autonomous vehicles promise to revolutionize the logistics of trade, the

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Shortage of shipping containers a critical concern

Soaring freight rate hikes, delays for goods purchased from China. Shipping containers are a...

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...

MEC members sound off on co-op’s ‘gutless’ sale to U.S. firm

Some longtime members and former employees of Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), the largest co-operative in Canada,...

Which retailers have taken the hardest financial hits from COVID-19?

Lost sales, burned cash, new debt — even healthy retailers have become more vulnerable...

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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

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Country Report USA 2021

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Country Report Romania 2020

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

EDC

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Country Report Turkey 2020

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Shortage of shipping containers a critical concern

Soaring freight rate hikes, delays for goods purchased from China. Shipping containers are a rare commodity these days. Those who

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Cowan Insurance Group on Business to Business Show

Jason Roberts, Trade Credit & Political Risk Specialist at Cowan Insurance Group was a guest on the Business to Business

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Euler Hermes Canada Recognized as One of McGill University’s Master of Management in Analytics (MMA) Consulting Partner-Client of the Year

Montreal, January 14, 2021  “The McGill MMA Analytics Consulting initiative is an 8-10 month Experiential Learning engagement where we aim

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Country Report India 2021

The repercussions of coronavirus have hit an already weakening economy. Political situation Government still in a strong position, but social

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Recovering from a Business Disruption: 4 Crucial Steps

Being prepared for a business disruption is not a nice-to-have, but a necessity for your operation. Whether it’s severe weather,

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Risk: Friend or foe?

Risk is swirling around us everywhere. Risk is rarely ubiquitous, but now is clearly one of those moments. COVID-19 has