Before the Bell host Catherine Clark and special guest co-host David Akin, announce the guest lineup for the next show on Canada’s Investment Climate. The show is this Thursday, March 21 at 8:00 am at the National Arts Centre.
Catherine and David’s guests on Before the Bell include: Ian McKay, CEO of Invest in Canada, Goldy Hyder, CEO with the Business Council of Canada, Bob Masterson, president and CEO with the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, Elizabeth Roscoe, senior vice president and national practice leader public affairs with Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada, Rachel Curran partner with Harper & Associates and Susan M. Hutton, partner with Stikeman Elliott.
According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 2018 World Investment Report, Canada was the 15th destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world in 2017, losing 3 places compared to the previous year. Canada attracted USD 24.2 billion of FDI in 2017, a decrease of 35% compared to 2016, higher than the global trend (-23%). Inflows to Canada dropped substantially in recent years because of the primary sector crisis and reduced loans between companies, especially in the energy and mining sector, and divestments in oil sands assets.
Finally, Ihor Korbabicz, executive director with Abacus Data will release insights on investment sentiment among Canadians.