Export Rally Helps Companies Identify Growth Opportunities

first_imgNova Scotia companies will learn ways to increase sales and revenues at the Export Rally in Cape Breton. Led by the organizations that make up Trade Team Nova Scotia, the Export Rally is a two-day event that provides information on exporting products or services for companies in all sectors, markets and stages of business. “Continual growth of a company relies on finding new markets,” said Denise VanWychen, secretariat of Trade Team Nova Scotia. “The Export Rally is the place to learn what market opportunities exists and to meet the members and partners that can help companies pursue those markets.” The rally will be held at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, 50 Malliard St., Membertou, on Sept. 21 and 22. Export Rally participants can choose from workshops and activities including e-commerce, on-the-spot market research, and networking. Experts will also share advice and information on hot markets, including the Caribbean, the U.S. and Latin America. The Export Rally is not a new initiative — the last rally was held ten years ago with much success. Trade Team Nova Scotia decided to revive the rallies, keeping a similar format, but adding sessions that are relevant to companies in today’s economy. Port Hood-based Galloping Cows Fine Foods participated in the first rally in 1999, and is looking forward to the rally this year. “The first Export Rally helped us think about growing our business in new ways,” said Joanne Schmidt, owner of Galloping Cows. “After the rally, we began exporting to Europe, and even found new opportunities across the Atlantic provinces.” An evening reception will be held Sept. 21 featuring keynote speaker Birgit Matthiesen, senior advisor, U.S. government relations to the president of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association. Matthiesen will speak about U.S. trade issues. The second Export Rally will be held at Acadia University, Wolfville, on Nov. 4 and 5. For more information or to register, visit www.exportrally.ca . Trade Team Nova Scotia is a federal, provincial, and private-sector partnership dedicated to helping Nova Scotia companies export goods and services globally. Trade Team Nova Scotia ensures easy access for potential and active exporters to the wide range of services offered by its members.last_img read more

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Indians arrested for theft at Temple festival

The police said that they also too into custody a van used by the suspects during the theft at the festival of the Malipuram Sri Alwar Temple. The police have arrested three Indians who were involved in stealing chains and other items from devotees at a festival of a Hindu Temple in Point Pedro.The police said that seven people were arrested and among them were five women. Among the seven arrested are two Indian women and an Indian man, the police media unit said. The police said that they recovered 20 gold chains and pendants stolen by the suspects. Further investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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With economy weak low rates needed until at least late 2013 IMF

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 19, 2012 9:59 am MDT OTTAWA – The International Monetary Fund is telling the Bank of Canada to hold off on monetary tightening until the economy performs better.The IMF says in a new report on Canada that the economy slowed in 2012 and will underperform again in 2013 with sub-two-per-cent growth.The Washington-based international financial institution says the best case scenario suggests growth should perk up in late 2013, at which time higher interest rates might be warranted.But it cautions that as modest as its appraisal is of Canadian economic prospects, all the risks are still tilted toward a worse — not better — result.It says if the worst does happen, there is still some space for monetary easing to occur — that is for the Bank of Canada to lower interest rates even further.Similarly, while the IMF says Canadian governments are taking the correct actions in seeking to rein in deficits, they should also be prepared to reverse course to new spending stimulus if an adverse shock were to occur.Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the IMF says Canada’s economy should advance by just under two per cent in 2013 and at about 2.25 per cent in 2014. With economy weak, low rates needed until at least late 2013, IMF tells Canada read more

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