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    • EDC REPORTS: Good news for Canadian Exporters

      by Tina Olivero

      2017 was a remarkable year for Canadian exporters with 8% export growth, led by massive gains in the commodity space. The energy sector had the greatest impact on the value of Canada’s merchandise exports in 2017. Standing at CAD 77 billion and forecast to grow by an astounding 31%, energy is the key driver of […]

    • The world’s largest free trade agreement is now in effect

      by Tina Olivero

      The world’s largest free trade agreement, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), comes into effect today. (September 21, 2017) CETA will result in new opportunities for Newfoundland and Labrador businesses as well as other Canadians, who will benefit from the immediate elimination of 98 percent of all tariffs on Canadian goods as […]

    • The search for the cure for Cancer

      by Tina Olivero

      Health is our most treasured possession. It does not last forever, yet most of us make the mistake of living like it will. It is not until we lose our health that we seek diligently to regain it. Sadly at that point, it’s most often too late, and it always has a cost of time, […]

    • Ben van Beurden Interview (Shell Chief)

      by Tina Olivero

      Van Beurden and his colleagues might well have been in need of a drink after the gruelling nine-and-a-half month takeover campaign. While that day’s vote by BG shareholders – waved through with more than 99 percent approval – had never been a concern, van Beurden had faced a tough battle to convince his own shareholders […]

    • Bullish On Canada: The Energy Powerhouse

      by Tina Olivero

      If you have a view on something, how do you invest in that view? That is the prevailing question that marks an opportunity in the alternative trading and investing space. Spawned from the knowledge revolution, investments these days are more about taking what you know, your research, your hunches, your views and your values and […]

    • Business Tip: Accounting QuickBooks Online ROCKS!

      by Tina Olivero

      At a time when companies are downsizing and looking to cut costs, every technological efficiency is welcome. The majority of small businesses are looking for faster, smarter business solutions especially where it counts the most – accounting solutions! That’s why cloud-based software catching on like wildfire. And why wouldn’t it, accounting in the clouds means […]

    • The Price of Oil US $50: Is it time to invest?

      by Tina Olivero

      Every smart investor knows that the time to buy is when the economy tanks, and there’s nowhere to go but up. That’s been the case in 2016 where in February the price of oil sank to an all-time low of US $27 a barrel. At that price, the industry went flat. This year, companies couldn’t […]

    • NOIA: Addresses Oil Industry Under Pressure

      by Tina Olivero

      The oil industry is under as much pressure as the oil they take out of the ground.  Industry is responding in new and creative ways. The Newfoundland Oil Industry Association (NOIA) in St. John’s, this week held it’s annual conference but it had a distinctly different conversation. The NOIA conference was less about vision, exploration […]

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