Albert Van Santvoort

Zombie NAFTA looms

The U.S. continues to send mixed signals about the North American Free Trade Agreement’s future. Last week, a widely circulated report said the Donald Trump administration was anticipating a...

NAFTA’s elusive dispute resolution reality for Canada

The country has achieved mixed results when settling conflicts under the free-trade deal

Value of B.C. construction starts rebounds in 2017

The value of British Columbia’s largest construction starts has rebounded after steep 2015-16 declines.  The average estimated value of construction starts in B.C. fell 71.3%, or $474.9 million,...

Foreign corporate acquisitions skyrocket in B.C. (interactive map)

Corporate stock and debt deals in the province hit $14.4 billion in 2017. The value of B.C.’s largest corporate stock and debt deals hit $14.4 billion in 2017, 13.2% higher than 2016’s total and the...

Smaller software firms post faster growth than major players

Employment at B.C.’s largest software companies grew an average of 2.3% since 2017

B.C. hits highest inflation rate in seven years

British Columbia had the third highest annual inflation rate in the country in February, behind only Saskatchewan and P.E.I.

Interactive map: Where B.C.’s biggest real estate deals were done

The value of B.C.’s top 100 real estate deals fell 5.9% in 2017 to $3.98 billion compared with $4.23 billion in 2016, but their median value increased by $9.1 million (51.3%) to $27.1 million...

Value of B.C. mining M&As plummets since 2013

Billion-dollar deals disappear from BIV’s list of the biggest mergers and acquisitions

B.C.’s top engineering firms post 12% average growth

The province’s largest engineering firms are growing, which is a welcome change from five years ago. The top 20 companies on Business in Vancouver’s Biggest Engineering Firms in B.C. list increased...

Foreign direct investment hits seven year low in 2017

Foreign investment in Canada reached a seven-year low of $33.8 billion in 2017, according to data released by Statistics Canada. In 2017, foreign investment fell 26.1% from $45.8 billion in 2016....