B.C. wholesale trade up slightly in February: StatsCan

Apr 22, 2014 - Wholesale sales in British Columbia grew by 0.1% in February to $4.8 billion, Statistics Canada announced April 22.    Full Article


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Renewable energy a key Canada-Scotland trade link

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Consumer prices rise slightly in B.C.: StatsCan

Apr 17, 2014 - Consumer prices were up slightly in March in British Columbia compared with one month prior, according to... Full Article

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Wood helps boost manufacturing numbers in B.C.

Apr 08, 2014 - Manufacturing sales in B.C. rebounded in January to stay within the elevated range observed since October.... Full Article



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Infographic: Taxes around the world

Apr 21, 2014 - In time for people's tax deadlines, here is an infographic ranking taxation rates per country. Full Article

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Consumer prices rise slightly in B.C.: StatsCan

Apr 17, 2014 - Consumer prices were up slightly in March in British Columbia compared with one month prior, according to Statistics Canada data released April 17.... Full Article

Bank of Canada overnight rate remains steady at 1%

Apr 16, 2014 - The overnight rate will remain at 1%, the Bank of Canada announced April 16, keeping it at the same level it has been since September 2010.... Full Article

Renewable energy a key Canada-Scotland trade link

Apr 15, 2014 - We aim to generate the equivalent of 100% of our electricity consumption from renewable resources by 2020 Full Article

LNG projects will spur economic growth, Central 1 forecasts

Apr 15, 2014 - Following a disappointing year in 2013, B.C.’s economy is expected to expand at a modest pace this year as it transitions to a higher growth ... Full Article

Urban economy still tethered to fortunes of rural B.C.

Apr 15, 2014 - Extracting more natural resources from B.C. could create thousands of service-oriented jobs in Metro Vancouver, Resource Works study claims Full Article

Labour presses for minimum-wage hike

Apr 15, 2014 - Experts disagree about likelihood of B.C. government following wage-policy lead of cities such as New Westminster Full Article

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Apr 15, 2014 - The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.ís public companies filed the... Full Article

Ontario’s economic woes dragging down the rest of Canada: Fraser Institute

Apr 14, 2014 - The failure of Ontario’s economy to perform well over the past decade-plus is taking a toll not only on its own residents but the rest of... Full Article

Boost in B.C. natural resource extraction creates more Vancouver service-sector jobs: report

Apr 10, 2014 - As highrises blanket Vancouver's downtown and box stores dot the landscape in the suburbs, the significance of the province's natural resource... Full Article

ING Direct Canada rebrands as Tangerine

Apr 08, 2014 - Scotiabank has rebranded its ING Direct Canada unit as Tangerine, as part of its agreement to buy the bank from Netherlands-based ING Group for $3.... Full Article

Canadian bankers expect more credit card delinquencies than Americans: FICO

Apr 08, 2014 - Bankers across Canada are more pessimistic than those in the United States when it comes to the outlook for credit card delinquencies, according... Full Article

British Columbia losing its tax advantage – and its people

Apr 08, 2014 - British Columbians are falling behind compared with other provinces, and compared with ourselves just five years ago. This lack of competitiveness ... Full Article

Top 100 corporate finance deals report: Smaller tech companies leading the way as corporate innovation lags

Apr 08, 2014 - Startups aiming to shake up financial sector as PwC report finds Canadian firms continue to be slow to adopt new technology Full Article

Wood helps boost manufacturing numbers in B.C.

Apr 08, 2014 - Manufacturing sales in B.C. rebounded in January to stay within the elevated range observed since October. Shipments reached a seasonally adjusted ... Full Article

Insider trading

Apr 08, 2014 - The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.ís public companies filed the... Full Article

B.C. unemployment rate plummets after province adds 18,000 jobs in March

Apr 04, 2014 - Unemployment levels in British Columbia went down significantly between February and March following more than a year and a half of little job... Full Article

B.C. Lottery Corporation cuts jobs, budget

Apr 04, 2014 - Luck has run out for some workers at the British Columbia Lottery Corporation workers as the gaming organization cuts jobs and slashes operating... Full Article

A handful of Canadians controls a third of the country's wealth: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Apr 03, 2014 - There are 86 residents in Canada who control the same amount of wealth as more than 12 million other Canadians, according to a Canadian Centre for ... Full Article

Exports and imports up in February: StatsCan

Apr 03, 2014 - Merchandise exports were up 3.6% in February, according to Statistics Canada data released April 3. Full Article

Multi-family drop stalls February housing starts

Apr 01, 2014 - The provincial decline was led by Metro Vancouver, where starts fell nearly 22% on fewer multi-family units Full Article

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Apr 01, 2014 - The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.ís public companies filed the... Full Article

French, U.K. officials outline B.C. business connections, opportunities

Mar 31, 2014 - Energy, innovation among areas of common business interest, Globe attendees say Full Article

Multibillion-dollar class-action lawsuit against credit card fees approved by B.C. Supreme Court

Mar 28, 2014 - A multibillion-dollar class-action lawsuit against fees that credit card companies charge to merchants has been given the go-ahead by B.C.'s... Full Article

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Mar 25, 2014 - The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.ís public companies filed the... Full Article

Victoria, Kelowna lead Canadian cities in investment income

Mar 21, 2014 - Two West Coast cities are leading the way in Canada when it comes to income derived from investments. Full Article

Consumer prices in B.C. down, but Canada as a whole sees 1.1% inflation

Mar 21, 2014 - British Columbia was the only province to see consumer prices drop in the 12 months to February, Statistics Canada announced March 21.... Full Article

Costs of lower Canadian dollar may outweigh the benefits: Fraser Institute

Mar 20, 2014 - The lower Canadian dollar may not be good for Canadians after all, a new Fraser Institute report released March 20 suggests.... Full Article

Canada could become one of world’s top food exporters: Conference Board

Mar 20, 2014 - While Canada is currently in the list of the top 20 food exporters in the world, it could move into the top five in the next five years, according ... Full Article

B.C.'s economy to “shift into higher gear” in 2014: RBC

Mar 19, 2014 - The economy in British Columbia has seen modest growth over the past two years, but 2014 will be a good year for the province, according to a... Full Article

B.C.’s business tax regime needs a competitive jump-start

Mar 18, 2014 - Our best estimate is that 40% of the government’s $5.6 billion in PST revenue is from sales tax on business inputs Full Article

Canada's trade confidence on the rise: HSBC

Mar 18, 2014 - A majority of Canadian firms expect trade volumes to increase in 2014, according to the results of an HSBC survey released March 18.... Full Article

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Mar 18, 2014 - The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.ís public companies filed the... Full Article

Urban B.C. leads population growth as most regions shrink

Mar 18, 2014 - Sub-provincial population estimates are out for 2013, and weak growth was the norm for most areas of B.C., with gains largely concentrated in... Full Article

Coast Capital members to vote on directors' pay

Mar 14, 2014 - Round two is coming up in the ongoing issue over how much Coast Capital Savings board members deserve in compensation.... Full Article

P3s contributed over $51b to Canadian economy over the past decade

Mar 13, 2014 - Public-private partnerships, or P3s, generated over $51 billion for the Canadian economy between 2003 and 2012, according to a Canadian Council... Full Article

Another financial crisis could cause serious damage to Canada’s banks: study

Mar 13, 2014 - Although Canada weathered the recent financial crisis relatively well compared with other countries such as the United States, another similar... Full Article

B.C. businesses have higher job vacancy rate than Canadian average: CFIB

Mar 12, 2014 - Businesses in British Columbia have a higher rate of job openings per capita than the national average, according to a Canadian Federation of... Full Article

Former prime ministers detail impact, lessons learned from 2008 recession

Mar 11, 2014 - Trio of international politicians highlights city’s 2014 Surrey Regional Economic Summit Panel discussion Full Article

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Mar 11, 2014 - The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.ís public companies filed the... Full Article

Study forecasts massive benefits to B.C. economy if shipbuilding industry returns to province

Mar 10, 2014 - A study recently done by the Columbia Institute suggests that outsourcing the construction of BC Ferries' ships to foreign companies is a bad... Full Article

Unemployment rate unchanged in February

Mar 07, 2014 - The unemployment rate in British Columbia remained at 6.4% in February, according to Statistics Canada's latest Labour Force Survey, released... Full Article

Overnight rate unchanged: Bank of Canada

Mar 05, 2014 - The Bank of Canada is keeping its target overnight rate at 1% – the same level it has been since September 2010.... Full Article

Central 1's profits down almost 8% - but still "outstanding"

Mar 04, 2014 - Central 1 Credit Union had a profit of $68.5 million in 2013 – 7.6% lower than 2012's profit of 74.1 million.... Full Article

Canada’s technology sector has a venture finance problem

Mar 04, 2014 - Searching for ways to kick-start Ontario’s tech sector, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has regrettably chosen to invest public funds into... Full Article

Small businesses are banking on Surrey

Mar 04, 2014 - Business financing on the rise while banks and credit unions look to increase lending volumes in fast-growing Metro Vancouver city Full Article

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Mar 04, 2014 - The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.ís public companies filed the... Full Article

RRSP deadline just around the corner

Feb 28, 2014 - Anyone still planning to make contributions to a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) for the 2013 tax year had better hurry.... Full Article

British Columbians earning 22% less than Albertans

Feb 27, 2014 - Employees in British Columbia earned an average of $895 per week in December 2013 – almost 22% less than those in Alberta – according... Full Article

Vancouver only major city to see jump in consumer debt: TransUnion

Feb 26, 2014 - Consumer debt levels in Vancouver jumped by more than 7% at the end of 2013's fourth quarter when compared with the same period one year ago,... Full Article

Exports must replace consumer spending as Canada’s economic driver: HSBC

Feb 25, 2014 - When it comes to the engine powering future economic growth in Canada, prepare for a fuel switch: the indebted Canadian consumer is tapped out and ... Full Article

British Columbians have Canada's highest net worth: StatsCan

Feb 25, 2014 - Families in British Columbia have the highest median net worth in Canada, Statistics Canada announced February 25.... Full Article

Former world leaders to speak at economic summit in Surrey this week

Feb 25, 2014 - Past prime ministers of Australia, Greece and Israel are joining a list of business and government leaders at the Surrey Regional Economic Summit... Full Article

Insider trading

Feb 25, 2014 - The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.ís public companies filed the... Full Article

Canadian middle class income stagnates, debt rises: report

Feb 24, 2014 - Middle class Canadians are increasingly indebted, have seen their wages stagnate and are unlikely to move into higher income brackets, a report by ... Full Article

Province continues to see zero inflation

Feb 21, 2014 - For the second month in a row, British Columbia recorded no year-over-year inflation in January, announced Statistics Canada February 21, while... Full Article

B.C. Budget 2014: Government forecasts small surplus, creates LNG tax model

Feb 18, 2014 - British Columbia Finance Minister Mike de Jong presented a budget that contained little in the way of policy, spending or taxation changes, but... Full Article

B.C. Budget 2014: “A happy state of boring” – what industry and political leaders are saying

Feb 18, 2014 - "The budget in one or two words? I came up with three — a triple-b budget — boring, balanced budget. But we're one of only two... Full Article

B.C. Budget 2014: Medical Services Plan premiums will continue to increase

Feb 18, 2014 - The British Columbia government will increase Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums by 4% in January for the sixth consecutive year while it... Full Article

B.C. Budget 2014: Smokers hit with tax; money earmarked for cancer research

Feb 18, 2014 - B.C. smokers got a tongue lashing from the province's finance minister today in addition to a $0.72 increase on a pack of smokes.... Full Article

Insider Trading

Feb 18, 2014 - The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.ís public companies filed the... Full Article

Credit union votes on board of directors’ future compensation

Feb 12, 2014 - It’s up to members of Coast Capital Savings to decide whether they want to change the way its board of directors is compensated.... Full Article

Vancouverites lead nation in cutting consumer debt

Feb 11, 2014 - West Coast residents are leading the way when it comes to reducing average consumer debt compared with a year ago.... Full Article

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Canada has nothing to learn from Australia’s pension reforms

Feb 10, 2014 - If Canadian employers will not accept a 1.55% rise in contributions, how will they ever accept 12% contributions? Full Article

Exports from B.C. increased 7% in 2013 over previous year

Feb 07, 2014 - International exports of B.C.-made goods and resources increased nearly 7% in 2013 over 2012, driven mainly by China and India, according to... Full Article

B.C. creates 7,000 new jobs in January

Feb 07, 2014 - Seven thousand new jobs were created in B.C. in January, according to Statistics Canada.... Full Article

B.C. lags most provinces in wage increases: Statistics Canada

Feb 05, 2014 - The average Canadian made $928 per week in November 2013, an increase of nearly 1% compared with the previous month, Statistics Canada reports.... Full Article

Living wage laws donít help the needy

Feb 04, 2014 - Aside from failing to help the poorest workers, living wage laws can also lead to higher municipal taxes Full Article

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Feb 04, 2014 - The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.ís public companies filed the... Full Article

Canadian economy inches upward in November

Jan 31, 2014 - Canada’s economy posted its fifth consecutive monthly gain in November, according to Statistics Canada. Full Article

British Columbians earn less than Canadian average, more than 20% less than Albertans: StatsCan

Jan 30, 2014 - The average worker in British Columbia took home almost 4% less than the average Canadian employee and more than 20% less than their Albertan... Full Article

Corporate taxes punish individuals, not corporations: Fraser Institute

Jan 30, 2014 - Increases in corporate taxes hurt people and not "faceless corporations," according to a commentary published by the Fraser Institute Thursday.... Full Article

Canadian M&A deals down in 2013

Jan 29, 2014 - The total value of Canadian mergers and acquisitions in 2013 was $162 billion, down 26% from 2012, according to new report by... Full Article

Investment advisers “bullish” on stocks

Jan 29, 2014 - Investment advisers in Canada are optimistic about stock performance over 2014’s first quarter, according to an adviser sentiment survey... Full Article

Regulatory burden sinking junior capital market

Jan 28, 2014 - Better enforcement of existing regulations rather than new rules needed, brokers say Full Article

Loonie’s loss could be B.C. tourism’s gain

Jan 28, 2014 - The Canadian dollar has remained strong versus the U.S. greenback for much of the past five years as global investors sought safe markets to park... Full Article

Insider Trading

Jan 28, 2014 - The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.ís public companies filed the... Full Article

B.C. sees zero inflation in 2013

Jan 24, 2014 - While the rest of Canada saw inflation of 1.2% between December 2012 and December 2013, British Columbia was the lone province to report no change ... Full Article

British Columbians optimistic about job market, economy

Jan 24, 2014 - Workers in British Columbia are some of the most optimistic in Canada when it comes to job market prospects and the state of the economy.... Full Article

British Columbians are Canada’s biggest savers: BMO

Jan 23, 2014 - British Columbians are planning on boosting their savings accounts in 2014. Full Article

Bank of Canada overnight rate unchanged

Jan 22, 2014 - The Bank of Canada has kept its key interest rate unchanged at 1%. Full Article

B.C. wholesale trade falls in November: StatsCan

Jan 21, 2014 - Wholesale trade in British Columbia fell 1.3% in November to $4.76 billion, according to Statistics Canada data released January 21.... Full Article

Consistency key to B.C.’s 2014 economic opportunities

Jan 21, 2014 - Investors can adjust to almost any tax regime and regulatory environment. What they have real trouble with is uncertainty and unexpected changes Full Article

Insider trading

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Older British Columbians carry highest proportion of personal debt

Jan 20, 2014 - A higher proportion of British Columbians over the age of 55 are carrying debts in excess of $50,000 when compared with their younger counterparts,... Full Article




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