China’s Calling and Ontario’s Listening

In four years’ time the OECD predicts China will overtake the U.S. and become the world’s largest economy. A recent U.S. National Intelligence Council report predicts Asia’s economy will surpass that of North America and Europe by 2030. Against this backdrop, Premier McGuinty recently completed his fourth, and final, trade mission to China. Accompanied by

China’s Century: The Need to Boost Ontario – Chinese Bilateral Trade

An interview with Yijun Song, Ontario’s Beijing-based Commercial Counsellor Following last week’s launch of Premier McGuinty’s fourth and final trade mission to China, Mr. Song explains why he’s proud to represent Ontario, the need to bolster Ontario-Chinese bilateral trade and the long-term likelihood of increased Chinese investment in Ontario OBR: With Premier McGuinty currently in

Anticipating Customer Needs the Key to Hunter’s Success

With decades of solid growth, Hunter Amenities International Ltd. has emerged as the preferred supplier to the world’s best hotels and resorts. The Burlington-based company is now expanding into branded retail products. John Hunter is a busy man. Thirty-two years after he founded a world-renowned hotel amenities company, Mr. Hunter still spends a lot of

On reconnaît les efforts : le président de la CCIC Satish Thakkar accepte le prestigieux Prix Pravasi-Samman des mains de la présidente de l’Inde Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil à Jaipur. Le prix reconnaît les nombreuses contributions de la CCIC à l’amélioration des relations Canada-Inde.

Promoting a new passage to India

Ontario’s ties to India have grown stronger in the past year, mainly as the result of behind-the-scenes work in the trade and investment communities.This reinforced relationship can only benefit both economies, with Ontario SMEs particularly well-poised to benefit. Satish Thakkar, president of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce,  sums it up succinctly: “Business happens once you

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London calling: Ontario’s long-time business partner offers new opportunities

While emerging markets get a lot of media attention, the United Kingdom remains one of Ontario’s key export and investment partners.  The U.K. is Ontario’s second largest export market after the United States, with $14.5 billion in exported goods, comprising over nine per cent of the province’s total in 2011. Among Ontario’s investors, U.K. companies


The Ontario-Germany Connection Profile: Ontario’s International Marketing Centre in Munich

Famous for its innovative manufacturing-based economy, Germany is an anchor of stability and growth in Europe and a key trade and investment partner for Ontario. Ten years ago, Ontario opened an International Marketing Centre in Munich to further strengthen this longstanding and important relationship. Today, the Ontario Business Report looks at its decade years of


Selling Ontario in China – Beijing

With 1.3 billion consumers, double digit economic growth rates, and a rapidly expanding middle class, China is at the top of the to-do list for the world’s exporters and investors.  China’s tremendous success in exporting manufactured goods has also boosted its foreign currency reserves, creating a tremendous pool of capital for investment in overseas markets.


Opportunities abound in the world’s second-fastest growing economy

Ontario has a head start in the race to boost trade and investment activity with India. The introduction of the world’s most affordable car may have been the tipping point. When Tata Motors introduced the Nano in 2008, the world suddenly took notice of India’s burgeoning trillion dollar economy. Although that same economy has been


Selling Ontario in China – Shanghai

China’s 1.3 billion consumers, double digit economic growth rates, and a mushrooming middle class have put the country at the top of Ontario’s investment and trade priorities.