Building Trust and Driving Business Value with Explainable AI Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic as companies and governments explore ways that computers can crunch data and perform tasks faster and better than humans. But do we really know how AI “thinks” and whether it’s reliable? The answer comes from Explainable AI, which brings transparency and [...]
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution has made value chains increasingly complex, and geopolitical trends combined with the new economic reality has shaped a winning environment for forward-looking and trade-ready nations. While Canada and ASEAN enjoy a growing relationship – with ongoing exploratory FTA discussions adding momentum to the partnership – now is the time for [...]
The Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) is conducting the Canada-ASEAN Business Outlook Survey 2019 and would like to invite CABC members and members of the public to participate in the survey. This research project is a collaboration between CABC, University of British Columbia's School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, with the support from the International Development Research [...]
Net Exports 2017 Canada: 0 MTPA ASEAN: 48.6 MTPA While Canada has a robust location advantage when it comes to serving the North Asia LNG market, it will enter the market as a lightweight, competing with incumbent heavyweights, Australia, Qatar and eventually the United States. To compete, its value proposition must maintain competitive pricing [...]
Interested in starting or expanding a business in Canada? When starting or expanding a business in Canada, there are many things that you need to know and do. Osler’s Doing Business in Canada guide provides practical information about what you need to know and do with links to useful resources. Click on the image to [...]
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank of Canada have sent each other digital currencies using blockchain technology, marking the first such successful trial between two central banks. The pair have been collaborating on the use of distributed ledger technology and central bank digital currencies to make the cross-border payments process cheaper, [...]
Macquarie Group Ltd. says it has reached a deal to sell Halterm terminal at the Port of Halifax, the largest container terminal in Eastern Canada, to PSA International Pte Ltd. The Singapore-based port operator will also acquire Penn Terminals in Philadelphia from the Australian firm. Both terminals are currently owned by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, [...]
[Excerpt from EDC Blog article] Singapore is an exporter’s paradise: not only is it a leading financial hub, it’s also one of the world’s busiest ports and a global centre for research, innovation and state-of-the-art infrastructure. But that’s not all. Home to 5.8 million people, the small, affluent island nation is also a gateway [...]
The Canadian investment fund that manages assets for Ontario's public sector is looking towards Singapore to set up its regional headquarters, as it seeks to boost its portfolio in Asia in the next few years. Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) was created in July 2016 to manage assets on behalf of Ontario public-sector [...]
On April 9, Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr highlighted the expanded opportunities available to Canadian entrepreneurs abroad through New Markets, New Customers, New Jobs: Canada’s Trade Diversification Strategy - an investment of $1.1 billion over six years to help businesses to succeed in new markets. Minister Carr was in Ottawa to meet [...]