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    High Price Growth in 2015 – How Will it Affect You?

    High Price Growth in 2015 – How Will it Affect You?

    In 2015, as general economic health continues to improve in line with activity in the construction and manufacturing sectors, businesses will have to reckon with high price growth for some of these sectors’ goods and services. High volatility in costs for commodities such as steel and lumber is also expected to contribute to significant price […]

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    Industry Impacts of a Canadian Housing Bubble

    Industry Impacts of a Canadian Housing Bubble

    The fear of a housing bubble has been renewed in Canada, as the drop in oil prices in recent months prompted a surprise interest-rate cut by the central bank in January. As expected, the country’s big banks have reduced their prime rates, which are tied to home-equity lines of credit and variable-rate mortgages, but did […]

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    Organization and Management in the New Year

    Organization and Management in the New Year

    As originally seen in Supply & Demand Chain Executive Well into the new year with the chaos of the holiday season over, many businesses resolved to get more organized by investing in products and services that simplify their work and reduce clutter. Getting organized can be an uphill battle with the huge amount of information, […]

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    Reshoring: Myth or Reality?

    Reshoring: Myth or Reality?

    For decades, US companies in the manufacturing sector have increasingly sought to cut costs and improve profitability by offshoring and offshore outsourcing operations. Offshoring is the process in which companies base their operations overseas; offshore outsourcing is the process in which companies base part of their operations overseas and third-party companies are hired to perform […]

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    Top 8 Most Distressed Industries

    Top 8 Most Distressed Industries

    Written by By Will McKitterick, Darryle Ulama and Maksim Soshkin for the M&A Advisor‘s Distressed Investing Summit The following list comprises the most distressed industries in the US economy, curated using IBISWorld’s proprietary database. The industries are ranked by the fastest anticipated annualized rate of decline in the number of industry enterprises over the five years […]

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    Soaking Up the Impact of Cheaper Oil

    Soaking Up the Impact of Cheaper Oil

    Robust domestic oil production over recent years, coupled with OPEC’s decision not to cut output, has sent oil prices spiraling downward since July 2014. As US crude oil inventories continue climbing, oil producers worldwide fight to stay afloat amidst sliding prices and contracting profit margins. Even Saudi Arabia, the largest producer in OPEC, is considering […]