Finance

Nov 14, 2016
Five things not-for-profit organizations can do to increase productivity in their organization

BCBusiness + Manning Elliott LLP What kind of oversight or governance should a not-for-profit organization have? For any organization to be successful, it requires a strong board to govern the organization. The board is accountable to the membership, and to various...

Nov 9, 2016
World financial markets uncertain following Trump victory
Marcie Good

Is the Trump presidency a bad thing? Global financial markets weren’t sure. Initially they convulsed in reaction to Tuesday’s U.S. election shocker, as investors attempted to process one of the greatest upsets in modern political history. But the initial losses...

Nov 2, 2016
What signing CETA says about Canada
Felicity Stone

Canada now appears as the only “adult in the room” when it comes to global trade negotiations, writes Carlo Dade, director of the Canada West Foundation’s Centre for Trade and Investment Policy. The big story regarding the Comprehensive Economic and...

Oct 31, 2016
5 steps businesses need to take when developing a succession plan

BCBusiness + Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Preparing for succession or transition is always a pressing issue for many successful business leaders: they fully realize the importance, but they often decide it can be dealt with further down the road. The...

Oct 26, 2016
B.C. class-action suit targets ATM fees
Felicity Stone

A B.C. consumer advocate has filed a class-action lawsuit over ATM fees. When Eric Finkel couldn’t get a satisfactory explanation from Coast Capital for an $11.42 surcharge for withdrawing funds from an ATM in Cambodia, he launched legal action under...

Oct 24, 2016
How to Sell Your Business

BCBusiness + Business Transitions Forum Selling a business is never an easy or simple process. The former CEO of Canpages, Olivier Vincent understands that very well. In 2006, he created the successful phone-directory company. Four years later, Canpages had annual revenues of...

Oct 19, 2016
Steve Nash wants his name back
Felicity Stone

Former NBA player Steve Nash wants his name removed from 21 fitness facilities around B.C. A notice of civil claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court alleges there was a breach of contract between his company, B&L Holdings Ltd., and SNFW...

Oct 12, 2016
U.S. lumber lobby vows trade action against Canada
Marcie Good

The U.S. lumber lobby says it now has “no choice” but to launch trade challenges against Canada now that a one-year standstill period has expired in the cross-border softwood lumber dispute—a move that will lead to punitive duties on Canadian...

Oct 5, 2016
B.C. agrees to Ottawa's CPP expansion
Jenny Peng

With B.C.’s agreement to federal reforms of the Canada Pension Plan, Ottawa can now move forward with long-awaited enhancements that needed the partnership of the majority of provinces representing two-thirds of Canadians. The provincial government’s decision, announced on Tuesday, comes...

Sep 28, 2016
How big is Vancouver's bubble?
Felicity Stone

Vancouver's housing-bubble risk is unmatched on the planet, according to a report released this week by Swiss bank UBS. The rise in Vancouver's average housing prices compared with the growth in average wages, rents and other economic factors make it the most likely to experience a sudden downward correction compared...

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