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B.C. Trade Missions Fail To Deliver The Bang For The Buck

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

For those not counting, there have been eight B.C. trade missions to China alone in the last 18 months. Forests minister Steve Thomson is set to leave on a ninth mission this Friday. Trade missions aren't cheap, they set the B.C. government back $767,000 in 2014 and that doesn't include the bill for local governments, universities and other agencies.

Canada's Merchandise Trade Deficit Shrinks Drastically

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Business

The trade deficit was far less than the $3.4 billion gap in May, according to Statistics Canada's latest revision.

The Many Consequences of a Falling Loonie

Salman Sakir | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

The Canadian dollar has been declining against the U.S. dollar for the last several months. The depreciation of the Canadian dollar has corresponded with the fall in oil price. Overall, the depreciating Canadian dollar would have different effects on various sectors of the economy.

Canada Sends Bovine Semen Where?!

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Business

What do bed sheets, binoculars and bovine semen have in common? Besides having vastly different uses (we hope), they cost and score Canada millions...

Bad News On The Trade Front

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's merchandise trade deficit widened to $1 billion in February, disappointing markets and economists who had been anticipating better e...

Fast Facts on Trade in 2012

Peter Hall | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Normally, this column is forward-looking, but occasionally, it pays to reflect on recent events. Annual merchandise trade data for 2012 are hot off th...

What's Up and Down With Canadian Exports

Peter Hall | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Canadian exports rose by 1.0 per cent in October led by a stunning increase in agricultural exports. The combination of this year's bumper harvest with high global food prices was expected to yield significant gains, but many analysts were surprised by the extent of the rise in international sales.

Canada Trade Deficit At All-Time High

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada Business

Canada’s trade deficit with the rest of the world rose to an all-time record high in July, Statistics Canada data shows. Canada bought $2.3 billi...

Canada's Trade Deficit Doubles

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's trade performance with the rest of the world worsened for the third consecutive month in June, providing fresh evidence of the globa...

Canada Falls Back Into Trade Deficit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the country suffered a $367 million trade deficit with the rest of the world in April.It was the first deficit in six ...

Are We Selling To Aliens? World Economy Runs $331 Billion Trade Surplus

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada Business

According to numbers compiled by The Economist, the global economy exported $331 billion more than it imported in 2010. There are only two possible...

Canada Posts First Trade Surplus Since January

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada continued to defy the global slowdown as recently as September, posting a surprisingly strong expansion in exports that gave the count...

Canada's Trade Deficit Grows Larger

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's merchandise trade deficit widened in August as import growth outpaced exports in response to softening U.S. demand and a strong loon...

Loonar Eclipse

Andrew Pyle | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada
Andrew Pyle

For snowbirds looking to make their annual sojourn to southern U.S. climates, this recent weakness in the canuck buck couldn't have come at a worse time. My advice for those who are going to be looking to convert Loonies for greenbacks is to stagger those purchases over the next few months.

Canada's Non-U.S. Trade Deficit Hits All-Time High

CP | Posted 10.11.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says merchandise exports fell 1.7 per cent in June while imports decreased 0.2 per cent. The agency says the country's t...

Canada Trade Deficit Sparks Worries Economy Is Slowing Down

CP | Posted 08.10.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - There are more signs that Canada's economy is slowing down, as exports buckle under the strain of a strong dollar and s...