Global Economy

Pro-GMO Crusaders' Efforts To Silence Critics Won't Solve Hunger

Colin Todhunter | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Living
Colin Todhunter

The massive wealth of the biotech/agribusiness industry has been translated into political clout within the media, science and governments. The smear campaigns engaged in by pro-GMO crusaders are intended to denigrate all criticism of GMOs in the eyes of the public, from wherever it comes.

Canadian Envoy Warns Brexit Could Cause 'Generational' Impact

CP | Mike Blanchfield | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Business

Gordon Campbell says the British public needs to confront the fact that if they vote to leave the EU, it will disrupt not only their country, but the world at large, wreaking havoc on the global economy for a generation.

Trudeau Encouraged By G7 Promises, But Experts Don't Feel The Same

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Some of the pledges mirror old commitments.

Studying Abroad Is The Key To Success In A Global Workforce

Maria Boublil | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Living
Maria Boublil

International education is more accessible now than ever before, yet only a margin of North American students pursue this option. Other than it having the obvious appeal of travel, fun and new experiences, how valuable is it to a student's educational and career goals?

World Faces 'Gathering Storm' Over Excessive Borrowing, Bank Warns

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Business

"We may not be seeing isolated bolts from the blue, but the signs of a gathering storm that has been building for a long time."

IMF Warns Of 'Highly Vulnerable' Global Economy

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Business

The institution advised countries to prepare contingency plans.

U.S., Chinese Factories Are Tanking, And World Is Getting Nervous

CP | Christopher S. Rugaber And Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON — Fears escalated Monday that the global economy could struggle more than expected this year — a prospect that contributed to a plunge ...

We Can Empower Women Through Education

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

What can G20 leaders do to economically engage and empower girls and women? Put simply, they need to invest in the re-structuring of the educational, business and political systems which are set up to inhibit female empowerment. Education is the essential catalyst for this process. Education is essential if a girl is to become independent.

Full Employment Can be Achieved Without Destroying the Planet

Development Unplugged | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

Few make the connection between preserving and sustaining our global environmental commons and growing our common wealth. The only way we can sustainably improve the standard of living for all is by expanding the collective public goods and services that we share, instead of through profit-driven production.

Education Can Make All the Difference in the Lives of Refugee Children

Deborah Ellis | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Impact
Deborah Ellis

A school says to a refugee child, "You have somewhere to go each day. You have someone who believes you can learn and who makes you sit up straight. You have an important job to do with your life and you are worth someone's time to see that you do it."

Why Canada Should Cautiously Monitor Greece's Financial Crisis

Gerry Som | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Business
Gerry Som

A Greek crisis cannot be good for the world right now, and we cannot/should not be mute spectators. Here are some reasons why we in Canada in particular, and the rest of the world in general, have to cautiously monitor the current events in Greece, and should try to guide or help Greece get out of the crisis before it becomes contagious. Canada already has internal financial stresses, just like many other countries around the world do, at this moment; this Greek crisis can add to external stress for many countries, and this really is bad timing, and an unwanted occurrence for the world economy.

How Will the Federal Budget Affect Our Lives?

Salman Sakir | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Salman Sakir

The federal budget announced recently has interesting policies that are expected to affect Canadians. Economic Action Plan 2015 has different components that may affect the lives of Canadians differently. An important aspect of the budget is that it would be balanced in 2015-16 with a projected surplus of $1.4 billion.

It's Time to End Our Dependence on Oil

Bessma Momani | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Business
Bessma Momani

Periods of instability that punctuate oil price history, highlight the importance of energy sector reform, which can be made all the more effective if paired with climate change considerations. To avoid climate change pitfalls created by falling oil prices it is necessary to approach environmental reform in new and innovative ways.

World Finance Leaders Feeling Jittery

CP | Harry Dunphy, The Associated Press | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON -- The world's financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery with U.S. and European...

Key Ideas From the New World Forum For a Better Global Future

Adam Moscoe | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

How are technological innovations shaping global futures? What could the next industrial revolution look like and who and what might bring it about? H...

Global Economic Projections

Salman Sakir | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

The world economy has been going through rapid changes for the last few decades. The emerging economies, led by China, have grown at a rapid pace. Thi...

Can Canadians Handle the Economic White Water Ahead?

Peter Hall | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

Canada will see timely benefits as global trade picks up. Prospects for the domestic economy are not strong, but exports are already rising nicely. Domestic weakening should help to free up capacity for exports, which is running pretty tight in some industries. In others, there is capacity to absorb growth.

Global Recovery, Is It Really You?

CP | Harry Dunphy, The Associated Press | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - The global economy is slowly picking up steam, led by advanced economies appearing to turn the corner after five years of financial crise...

Is the Economy Really "Different This Time"?

Peter Hall | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

There's a clever-sounding phrase that has repeatedly wreaked havoc with the macro economy: "It's different this time." It's all over the place now, couched in neatly nuanced narrative about our "new normal." Is it once again misguided advice, or is there good reason to believe that this time really is different?

Should the Global Economy Brace for Another Middle Eastern Oil Crisis?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada
Jeffrey Rubin

The U.S. military has targets picked out in Syria and President Obama is trying to convince Congress that America needs to intervene. If the U.S. does go ahead with tactical strikes against the Assad regime, oil markets will be caught in the middle. Any significant reduction in exports will be felt in the rest of the world.

Will the Summer Shine on or Sour the Economy?

Peter Hall | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

There's a sour seasonality that has become entrenched in recent global economics. In the past few years, summer has become a disarmingly punctual momentum-killer of global production. Perhaps the most critical question in EDC's Summer 2013 Global Export Forecast is whether we are in for yet another summer drubbing, or whether this is the year we break with that sorry tradition.

What's Asia's Bellwether Economy Saying?

Peter Hall | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Just when the Western World was worried about a serious double-dip recession, the unthinkable happened: Asia faltered.

Global Standards and International Industries

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada
Ian Lifshitz

We often hear the expression "global village", however the many differences from one region to another mean very different legal frameworks from count...

Buyers Control the Bucks. What Are They Saying?

Peter Hall | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Is business growing? Ask the buyers. Want a hot gauge of economic activity? It's probably best to go to the front lines. There are many indicators of economic activity, but they don't all tell the same story. One of those is the purchasing managers' index, now collected for a wide array of countries. What are these "buyers" telling us?

Grab Your Goggles, We're Swimming in Oil

Peter Hall | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Surprise of the year: World oil production is rising more than was forecast. A shock? No, that's what happens when prices spike. What is surprising is that it's occurring right in our backyard -- in the good ol' USA. The bottom line? How quickly we have gone from running out of oil to being awash in the stuff. Maybe the surprise is that we are surprised that history is merely repeating itself!