Feb 9, 2022
OKGN Angel Summit dangles big payoff for one lucky startup
By the Editors

From a field of 24 startups, soon there will be just six contenders left to vie for the grand prize. That’s how they roll at the OKGN Angel Summit. The annual gathering, organized by Accelerate Okanagan, aims to unlock capital for...

Feb 8, 2022
By orchestrating takeover of digital workflow specialist, tech unicorn Trulioo furthers its global reach
By the Editors

The world’s top provider of digital identity verification just made life easier for its customers everywhere. Vancouver-headquartered regtech player Trulioo has acquired HelloFlow, a Danish developer of easy-to-use client on-boarding, monitoring and digital workflow software. The acquisition combines Trulioo GlobalGateway, the largest...

Feb 3, 2022
5 business resources for Black entrepreneurs in B.C.
Alyssa Hirose

If you’re a Black entrepreneur or business owner looking for financing, mentorship, networking or just to get your name out there, here are five organizations worth looking into. Black Business BC offers organizational and strategic support as well as mentorship and...

Feb 2, 2022
Pacific Trader: Mercer International is poised for landslide profits
Michael McCullough

The stock: Remember the early days of the pandemic, when there was a run on toilet paper? That was a rare moment of joy for pulp and paper, an otherwise forgotten niche of the materials sector. Many investors have dismissed...

Jan 25, 2022
10 things to know from the troubled world of cryptocurrency
By the Editors

We aren’t going to say we told you so, but was anyone that shocked to see the global cryptocurrency market plunge by more than US$1 trillion? After hitting an all-time high of close to US$69,000 last November, bitcoin lost more...

Jan 21, 2022
22 things you need to know about B.C. business and the economy in 2022
Nick Rockel

Well, that wasn’t always so fun. As they put 2021 behind them, with the COVID-19 pandemic still very much alive, business decision makers face another challenging year. What’s coming our way in 2022? To tease out some key themes for...

Jan 19, 2022
Pacific Trader: “Undervalued” Eldorado Gold surprises on the upside
Michael McCullough

The stock: Since the acquisition of Goldcorp by Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp. (TSX:NGT, NYSE:NEM) in 2019, B.C. has lacked an obvious standard bearer in the gold mining space. But mid-tier producer Eldorado Gold (TSX:ELD, NYSE:EGO) certainly deserves a look. Over...

Jan 18, 2022
Private Investment Takes a New Path: Nicola Wealth
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Nicola Wealth Investing in companies that are not publicly traded presents investors several key advantages. “In order to achieve greater multi-asset diversification, investors need to invest in more than just publicly traded securities,” says Bijal Patel, CFO and head of private capital at Nicola Wealth. “In fact, the number of listed...

Jan 5, 2022
Pacific Trader: Old versus new energy—who won in ’21?
Michael McCullough

Taking a look back at the 37 B.C.-based stocks we profiled in 2021 brings some intriguing contrasts, such as the battle between those tied to old and new energy sources. The best performance for the full calendar year goes to...

Dec 28, 2021
It’s a Good Thing: Institutional investors—including B.C. players—put sustainability at the fore of financial decision-making
Matt O'Grady

Going into the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow this November (also known as COP 26), there were high expectations about what the world’s leading economies could accomplish. First and foremost, countries were asked to come prepared with “ambitious 2030...

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