Canada’s Choices: Ignore or embrace the Indian customer?

At the IIFA Global Business Forum at Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre, CIBC released a white paper titled ” Spicing Up the Ontario-India Economic Relationship”. On this occasion Benjamin Tal, the Managing Director & Deputy Chief Economist of CIBC World Markets Inc. spoke on the highlights of the research and analysis done and the findings ofContinue reading “Canada’s Choices: Ignore or embrace the Indian customer?”

The Opportunity Triangle- Revealed.

Last week at the FITT National Conference 2011 in Ottawa, I presented the concept of how Canada-India-Middle East combined, presents an Opportunity Triangle for Canadian businesses. One of the key barriers to Canada’s stellar performance in the global markets is our mindset of relying heavily on trade with the US market. Hence,  the lack ofContinue reading “The Opportunity Triangle- Revealed.”

Canada, India & the Middle East: The Opportunity Triangle

If you are in the business of International Trade or if you are a Canadian entrepreneur or SME looking to explore the potential for your business in global markets, this year’s FITT’s 14th National Conference: The Road to Trade Success must interest you. I will be one of the speakers at this event at HolidayContinue reading “Canada, India & the Middle East: The Opportunity Triangle”

Canadian business in India: A success story

” Waiting for the world to come to us is not an option…we have to go out to the world”. Joseph. P Repovs, the CEO and Bob Repovs, President and COO of Samco Machinery presented their India story at the breakfast meeting organized by the Toronto chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs [TiE], last week. TheContinue reading “Canadian business in India: A success story”

BRICS- A Dramatically Different World

BRIC: A term coined by Goldman Sachs in late 2001, today it rolls off the tongue of many, globally. At a time when South Africa has just joined the group [late April 2011], for it to be rechristened as BRICS, these findings from papers published by the Goldman Sachs Global Research Centre in 2003 andContinue reading “BRICS- A Dramatically Different World”

Canada’s second “home market”: India.

I believe developed markets, for the sake of their own sustenance, need to look outward and have to create what I’d like to call their second ‘home market’. As growth tapers and as a product’s ‘home market’ ages, the imperative is that it has to create it’s new second ‘home market’ in today’s shifting economicContinue reading “Canada’s second “home market”: India.”

Canada’s & EDC’s Oracle Peter Hall, on India.

EDC’s Vice President and Chief Economist Peter Hall does a Weekly Commentary on subjects that are of significance to Canada’s businesses, commerce and economic well-being. Maybe not just Canada’s well-being but the world’s. Earlier this year he went on this whirlwind 20 plus city tour of Canada as EDC’s one-man rock band or our own modern-day Oracle of Delphi, giving his insightfulContinue reading “Canada’s & EDC’s Oracle Peter Hall, on India.”

Bloomberg news on India: Fastest Growing Economy by 2015.Canadian businesses looking to expand globally to take note.

In its recent report, Morgan Stanley has stated that as India doubles its infrastructure investment and adds-on a six fold increase in workforce by 2015, it may well become the fastest growing economy in the world. One more reason why Canadian businesses in infrastucture, healthcare, education, automotive, financial services, food, leisure & entertainment and many moreContinue reading “Bloomberg news on India: Fastest Growing Economy by 2015.Canadian businesses looking to expand globally to take note.”