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Moving People Will Be Key to Tap Into Highest-Value Services Markets

December 16, 2015

Jacqueline Palladini Jacqueline Palladini
Senior Economist

Canada is a part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement with 11 other nations in North and South America and Asia. The deal matters for many reasons, but one that gets less attention is how it could help Canadian companies sell their services abroad. Several ...

Could a Robot Take Your Job?

December 09, 2015

Kip Beckman
Principal Economist
World Outlook

Concerns about job losses due to technological change are mounting as positions that were considered to be safe from these changes are under pressure. In Australia, for instance, the mining company Rio Tinto uses self-driving trucks and automated drills that require far fewer ...


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