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    Foreign Buyers Tax Spells Unknown Consequences for Canada

    Foreign Buyers Tax Spells Unknown Consequences for Canada

    In an effort to prevent foreign capital from inflating already sky-high home prices in the Vancouver metropolitan area, the Government of British Columbia recently enacted a 15.0% transfer tax on any residential purchases undertaken by foreign buyers. Overview The new tax has been implemented alongside additional measures meant to curb demand for homes in Vancouver, […]

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    Up Your Energy Efficiency And Save Money In The Process

    Up Your Energy Efficiency And Save Money In The Process

    As originally published in Water Online With electricity prices climbing each year and eating up a greater share of companies’ operating expenses, energy efficiency is rightly becoming a top priority for many municipalities and businesses. According to the U.S. EPA, drinking water and wastewater treatment plants account for about 30 to 40 percent of many municipal […]

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    Negotiation Brief: Facilities Management Services

    Negotiation Brief: Facilities Management Services

    Facilities management services have been becoming more popular among building owners. Providers offer direct management of a range of facility functions, from janitorial services to landscaping, building maintenance and energy management. As the economy has been growing during the past three years, business investment has risen, thus encouraging demand for these services. The market is estimated to have nearly 2,000 service providers […]

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    Combined Forces: Five Consolidating Industries

    Combined Forces: Five Consolidating Industries

    Industry consolidation, which is characterized by acquisitions of smaller- or similar-sized companies by a larger company, has become a crucial strategy through which major companies have expanded annual revenue. Consolidation activity usually signifies that an industry has reached maturity, as established operators acquire competitors to strengthen their market position when organic sources of growth are […]

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    Cybersecurity: Shielding Company Data from Attacks

    Cybersecurity: Shielding Company Data from Attacks

    Ransomware is the latest incarnation of the growing number of potential cyber threats. This threat is utilized by cyber attackers to gain control of a company’s key data and network privileges. The attackers then withhold access from the company, demanding a ransom to restore access. According to Symantec Security Response, about four times as many […]

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    Ready for Rio: Five Industries to Benefit from the Olympics

    Ready for Rio: Five Industries to Benefit from the Olympics

    On August 5, more than 10,000 of the world’s elite athletes will gather in Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to kick off the 2016 Summer Olympics. With dozens of gold medals on the line, millions of US consumers will tune in to watch Team USA compete on the global stage. Although the goal […]