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Apr 20, 2018
China’s Belt and Road plan includes a rival to GPS
Nick Rockel

It may not be the catchiest name to Western ears, but you’ll be hearing plenty about China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the years ahead. With this US$1-trillion international infrastructure program, Beijing aims to extend its influence throughout Asia...

Apr 20, 2018
Watercooler: Price-fixing isn't what it used to be
Steve Burgess

Earlier this year, Loblaw Cos. Ltd. offered customers $25 gift cards as recompense for the grocery retailer’s part in a price-fixing scandal. The product involved was bread. This is not corny slang referring to the thing at the heart of...

Apr 19, 2018
Marketing industry leader reveals driving forces behind successful campaigns

BCBusiness + BCAMA VISION 2018 The secret to marketing success in today’s hyper-connected world is to dig deep into human behaviour, says an international marketing guru. “It’s about discovering the ‘real why’ of why people think and act the way they do, and...

Apr 19, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $7 million to be ready for your close-up, Mr. DeMille
Fiona Morrow

Address: 2190 West 18th Avenue, Vancouver Price: $6,680,000 Listing: R2254135 The skinny: Seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 4,268-square-foot house on the west side of Vancouver. The bling: Finding a move-in ready home is such a trial these days. You spend millions of dollars for a house that’s all raw...

Apr 19, 2018
Breaking Out: UBC program guides young tech minds
Nathan Caddell

Were the folks who created Hatch, a technology incubator based on the UBC campus in Vancouver, aiming for the familiar trope of scientists huddled in a basement lab? Heading down into the bowels of the Institute for Computing, Information and...

Apr 18, 2018
Hungerford Properties acquires two massive sites in South Vancouver
By the Editors

Vancouver-based construction company Hungerford Properties has acquired two large industrial sites in South Vancouver totalling 15.5 acres. Both properties are near the Canada Line’s Marine Drive station and the accompanying Marine Gateway development, which has spurred many apartment complexes in the area. The first, a 12.5-acre site at 86 Southeast Marine Drive, is one...

Apr 18, 2018
AI could help solve many global problems, but job losses are just one of its potential perils
Nick Rockel

Will artificial intelligence save the world—or bring on the end of humanity? During the recent Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) at tech incubator Cyberport in Hong Kong, four experts explored those questions and others. At the APBF, presented by public agency Hong...

Apr 18, 2018
Numerology: The B.C. industry constructed around late payments
Melissa Edwards

As April brings the province’s first annual Construction Month, independent contractors are struggling under the weight of insurance and loan interest while they wait for clients to pony up, says BCCA president Chris Atchison. “Smaller contractors are refusing to work...

Apr 16, 2018
5 most popular biz books from the week of April 9 to 15
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Apr 16, 2018
Arc'teryx uses its location to its advantage
Ryan Stuart

Arc’teryx Equipment’s massive new factory may be lean and designed for efficiency, but nothing rushes through the place. Take the Alpha SV: workers spend 192 minutes and almost 200 steps turning a bucket of parts into the popular alpine jacket.The Alpha...

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