Sep 20 2017

CETA Provisionally Comes into Effect September 21

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) provisionally comes into force. CETA is an economic partnership – free trade agreement – negotiated between Canada and the European Union (EU) over the last eight years.  It is seen as a gold standard, 21st-century agreement that addresses the full range of issues that involve trade in goods, services, and investment.  It is the most comprehensive agreement ever negotiated and signed by either party.

Mar 27 2017

Vancouver Climbs Global Financial Centre Index Ranking #17

Vancouver is rapidly climbing the ranks of the world’s financial centres – from 33rd on the Global Financial Centre Index in 2008 to 17th in 2017. Three Canadian cities rank among the top 20 of the 2017 Global Financial Centre Index – Toronto (#10), Montreal (#14) and Vancouver (#17).

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Did you know?

  • All five of Canada’s largest banks have significant operations in BC.
  • According to latest GFCI, Vancouver is the 5th most powerful financial centre in North America.
  • Vancouver is among the top-10 wealth management centres in the world.
  • Vancouver ranked third most livable city in the world by the EIU.