• More SMEs looking beyond the US for trade

    May 4, 2011 by PLANT STAFF

    Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are still dependent on the US for the bulk of their business emerging markets are attracting more of their efforts, according to the latest HSBC Trade Confidence Index.

  • Another claim staked on Asia-Pacific LNG exports

    March 21, 2011 by PLANT STAFF

    Encana is acquiring a 30% stake in the planned Kitimat liquefied natural gas export terminal on BC’s coast, which will provide a gateway to the promising Asia-Pacific markets.

  • Exporting: Ensuring success in new markets

    December 10, 2010 by Mark Drake

    Success in a new market often depends on making a correct decision on how best to enter it. Having targeted one or more markets, completed desk research and outlined a marketing plan, how will you promote, sell and distribute your company’s wares, and will you be flying solo or entering into some kind of partnership?

  • Missing the boat

    December 8, 2010 by Joe Terrett, Editor

    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.

  • Taking trade to the next level

    July 6, 2010 by Joe Terrett

    An RBC provincial outlook offers a note of interest. The western provinces that suffered the most during the recession are projected to grow the fastest in 2010, which is a good omen for Alberta. The recession caused its economy to

  • Automotive products drive imports and exports

    February 10, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    OTTAWA: Automotive products gave Canada’s trade a boost in December, accounting for nearly two thirds of exports and more than half of the month’s imports. Statistics Canada reports (see TABLE 1) exports were up 1.7% to $32.2 billion over November