Seattle Event


FT Global Investment Series: Focus on Canada
March 1, 2011 - Four Seasons, Seattle

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At a time when a number of other advanced economies face continuing uncertainty over their recovery prospects, the Canadian economy appears to have weathered the global economic downturn and is emerging as a strong performer among G-7 countries. Although annualized GDP growth has slowed from the peak of first quarter 2010, business spending continues to strengthen, helped by an easy monetary policy and corporate tax rates that are among the lowest in the G-7.

In a bid to draw more foreign direct investment and counter the impact of the strong Canadian dollar, the government has added a number of other incentives, including programs to boost research and development and bolster Canada's position in clean energy, life sciences, ICT and other sectors where innovation and sustainability are particular areas of opportunity. This drive is being supported by the country's economic stability and a regulatory structure that helped the Canadian banking system survive the financial crisis with its reputation enhanced.

What are the most promising opportunities in Canada for foreign investors and what obstacles must be overcome for the country's potential as an investment destination to be fully realized? The Financial Times, in partnership with the Government of Canada, brought together senior policy-makers and business leaders from Canada and abroad for a series of major events in the US to discuss in detail the latest sector trends, the key areas of growth, the challenges and emerging opportunities
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If you would like to receive more information, please contact Chrissy Sexton at
chrissy.sexton@ft.com or +1 212-641-6369.