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Michael Coates

Michael Coates is president and CEO of the Americas region at global communications consultancy Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

Michael Coates is global vice chairman at communications consultancy Hill+Knowlton Strategies.
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What Was Really Being Talked About in Davos

To be sure, the Forum once again generated news and social content about business trends, societal needs, industry insights and new voices in the global economy. But the real conversations in the hallways were that global business leaders are more concerned over the threat of Euro collapse than debating problems of income inequality.
02/02/2015 04:48 EST

We Need More Than Slogans to Bring Investment to Canada

At a recent seminar in Tokyo designed to generate investment in Canada's natural resource sector, the interest among Japanese investors was evident. But it was equally clear that Canada faces stiff competition to woo investors. Simply repeating that "Canada is open for business" and expecting the investment dollars to roll in won't work.
06/14/2013 05:37 EDT

Canada Isn't Discriminating Against China. It's Just Growing Up

Governments with an eye on the national interest pursue policies that enhance the power and wealth of their citizens. That's what the new State Owned Enterprise guidelines are designed to do. They're not anti-China or anti-foreign investment as much as they are pro-Canadian.
01/30/2013 05:35 EST