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Two-speed global economy

September 13, 2019

In our contentious world, consensus is hard to find. But one thing that most seem to agree on is today’s two-speed economy. Central banks are saying it as often as they can. Other public officials are singing in unison, and the financial world is chiming in on the chorus. What’s the main refrain? Things at home are generally strong, and it’s the external stuff that’s weakening.

Second CBP Test of Blockchain to Focus on IPR

September 11, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expecting to conduct this month a second test of the agency’s potential use of blockchain technology, focusing on intellectual property rights. Other tests are also in the works.

Feds, industry spend big on Canada's ports in race to keep congestion from choking east-west trade

September 9, 2019

A longshore crane operator sits in front of a screen in the control room at Canada’s largest container terminal and moves a joystick ever so slightly to the left, remotely guiding a 40-foot container with a video-game-like interface...

Dominic Barton, Canada’s New Ambassador to China

September 4, 2019

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, [has] announced the appointment of Dominic Barton as Canada’s Ambassador to China.

Business Barometer®: AB small business confidence begins to wane

August 29, 2019

The latest monthly Business Barometer® results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ (CFIB) show Alberta’s small business confidence index dropped by 2.9 points in August, the second month of decline after five consecutive months of increases.