Guest Column

Guest Column

July 1, 2013

A Murky Future for BRICS

Once thought to be the next power combine of emerging economies, they now seem to be lost in bickering.

The BRICS acronym was invented in 2001 by a London-based analyst for Goldman Sachs to label the five major emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and, more recently, South Africa. The group met for […] Read More

March 1, 2013

Canadian Manufacturing

Productivity will be crucial to growth in 2013.

The Canadian manufacturing sector ended 2012 in a sluggish state, posting an annual sales decline of 2.6%. It was the worst year for Canada’s factories since the 2008–2009 recession, mostly because of what happened outside […] Read More

November 1, 2012

How to Think About Manufacturing in Mexico

Assessing the full range of costs and risks

There are several conditions that affect new investment and business development in foreign countries. These include the quality of infrastructure, location, potential added-value capabilities for production, logistics and business support services. Yet researchers from the […] Read More