GM says it will phase out cars without air bags
Follows assessment of its Chinese-made Sail which earned zero stars in latest tests.
India a big opportunity for Canadian companies: EDC head
Growing middle class amongst emerging markets is propelling demand for “value-added” goods.
Global water demand set to increase 55% by 2050: UN
Growing requirements will strain energy resources around the world, report says.
12 leaders named to new Alberta Economic Development Authority board
Premier Redford says the smaller board will sharpen Alberta’s focus on diversifying its economy and expanding into new markets.
Nissan looks to no frills China brand to drive revival
The Japanese automaker hopes its Venucia brand will build its share of China’s crowded auto market from 6% to 10%.
Emerging countries will soon control half of the world economy
US, Europe growth is too slow to keep up with economies in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Manufacturing confidence outpaces other sectors
But we need to be more sophisticated about trade with the US: Grant Thornton.
BRICs face growing competition as globalization creates new players
Ernst & Young report suggests growth in globalization is led by technology and cross-border flow of ideas.
Emerging market challengers outpacing Western multinationals
BCG report says they’re spending $1.7 trillion a year to fuel growth.
Canadian aerospace needs cash to compete: review
Aerospace report calls for more aggresive promotion of Canada’s industry abroad.
VistaJet goes Global with $7.8B order
Bombardier jets will make business travel to emerging markets more accessible.
Honda aims to double auto sales in 5 years
Targeting 6 million vehicles, fuel cell vehicle in 2015.
Energy leads Canadian M&A activity: PwC
It may be the slowest quarter in 10 years for mergers and acquisitions, but Canadian deals are up from Q4 of 2011 with transactions worth $48.7 billion, says a PwC Canada report.
Women in emerging markets: clandestine competitive advantage
Booz & Co. suggests leading companies are growing through the educated women in emerging markets
SMEs warming to emerging markets
Although most of Canada’s SMEs prefer to operate close to home, some are looking at emerging markets for export opportunities to supplement trade with the US, according to UPS Canada study.
Bombardier targets emerging markets to avoid job losses
Plane-maker will campaign in countries like China and India to side-step layoffs and production slowdowns.
Missing the boat
Several months of weak global car sales ended in September with the strongest year-over-year increase since May and Scotia Economics is forecasting sales this year will top 56 million units, a 5-million unit improvement over 2009.
Exporting: Develop a detailed marketing plan
Mark Drake In a recent special report, The Economist…