Sep 01 2016

B.C. First Foreign Government to Issue Masala Bond

The Province of British Columbia has successfully issued an Indian Rupee denominated bond on the London Stock Exchange today, making it the first-ever foreign government to issue a bond in the Indian offshore market and strengthening increasingly important trade and investment ties with India, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

Aug 18 2016

The Economist ranks Vancouver as the 3rd Most Livable City in the World

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Ranking, which scores 140 cities on five lifestyle categories, six of the top 10 livable cities in the world are in Australia and Canada. Melbourne ranked first, Vienna was second and Vancouver third, with Toronto, Calgary, Adelaide and Perth rounding up the top seven, though the scores differentiating the quality of life in the top 15 to 20 cities were marginal.

Jul 19 2016

Vancouver’s Strengths as a Global Financial Centre

A comprehensive report by the Conference Board of Canada has shown that Vancouver stands out within Canada as a centre for wealth management activity, higher than any other financial activity in the city.

Jul 14 2016

Mizuho Bank Canada and AdvantageBC - MOH Signing

Mizuho Bank Canada, AdvantageBC, The Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC) and HQ Vancouver are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

Jul 12 2016

Better Together: Building On The Strengths Of Canada's Four Global Financial Centres

Canada has four main global financial centres—Montréal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver—each with its own unique strengths. A new Conference Board of Canada report suggests that the cities complement each other, allowing Canada’s financial services sector to have a depth and breadth beyond what any one financial centre would be able to provide.

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Did you know?

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