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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

January 25, 2011

Kip Beckman Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate,
Economic Services

The world economy is currently chugging along at a pace of between 3-4 per cent. Yet, like a surfer paddling along in shark-infested waters, trouble could be brewing beneath the surface. The positives for the global economy heading into the new year ...

Do Canadian Investments Abroad Detract From Activities At Home?

January 19, 2011

Danielle Goldfarb
Associate Director
International Trade and Investment Centre

Canadian companies investing abroad are often criticized for “shipping jobs and investment overseas”. Common wisdom holds that while companies benefit from “direct investment abroad”, not so the economy as a whole.

new Conference Board study challenges this common wisdom. According ...

What Happens to The Global Economy if China Slumps?

January 07, 2011

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate,
Economic Services

Could the global economy survive a sharp slowdown in Chinese economic growth? According to most experts the answer is emphatically no. The world economy desperately needs the Chinese economy to keep chugging along at a 10 per cent clip in order to ...


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