Category: Industry Insights

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Merger Mania: How Mergers and Acquisitions Can Transform Industries in 2018

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are extremely important for companies looking to expand their footprints or enter new markets. For example, Japan’s SoftBank Group acquired US-based Sprint Corporation in 2013, in…
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Canadian Agriculture Sector Set to Rebound in 2018

Merger and acquisition activity, while often distilled down to company-specific circumstances, can be meaningfully examined in the context of prices, demographics and industry trends. Particularly in the Canadian economy, where…
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Baby Steps: Online and Health-Based Trends That Are Altering Childcare Industries

To the benefit of many industries, the number of annual US births is on the rise. The cost of having a baby is a significant expense for most families; according…
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Price Check: Top Three Canadian Retail Industries Poised for Growth

Amid a growing economy, it is tough to pinpoint where exactly growth is concentrated. In particular, retail industries have been mired by the ongoing transition from brick-and-mortar establishments to the…
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Rebuild and Renew: Construction Industries Have Experienced Varying Growth

Since the housing bubble burst nearly 10 years ago, the residential and commercial real estate markets in the United States have both strongly rebounded. Aided by low interest rates, a…
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Holiday Spending to Increase to $674.5 Billion This Winter

Consumers can expect a few extra presents during this year’s holiday season, as growth in per capita disposable income is anticipated to drive a 2.8% increase in holiday spending. IBISWorld…
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Built up: Housing Market Health in Canada

The Canadian housing market has lacked stability over the five years to 2017, as fears of a housing bubble came and went, thus affecting year-on-year performance. More recently, despite policymakers’…
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Four Industries with Opportunities for Small Business Growth

Small businesses represent the driving force of the US economy. According to the US Small Business Administration, small businesses account for over 99.0% of all employer firms. While technological change…
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Bit by Bit: Blockchain Takeover

Since its introduction in 2009, deregulated cryptocurrency Bitcoin has brought the worldwide economy to the precipice of a currency revolution. Once nearly worthless, the value of one Bitcoin has swelled…
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NAFTA Negotiations: How Raising the De Minimis Threshold Could Affect the Retail Sector in Canada

NAFTA Negotiations: How Raising the De Minimis Threshold Could Affect the Retail Sector in Canada

Representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico have reconvened for an extended fourth round of negotiations regarding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On the…
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