Tuesday February 24, 2015

In-depth analysis: trade and economic relations with China is a 2014 report, published by the European Union.

Although China managed to sustain its previous year's level of economic growth in 2013, its economy is headed towards further change and possible upheaval. Beijing has accordingly widened its focus, and is no longer concentrating solely on economic growth.

The EU's trade and economic relations with China, the largest trading nation in the world, are generally good, and the number of disputes reasonable. However, the EU is dissatisfied with China's reluctance to fully implement its WTO commitments, and more generally, with its protectionist measures, which hurt EU interests. For its part, Beijing is still dissatisfied with the EU's refusal to grant the country 'market economy' status.

(Source: EU Bookshop)

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Wednesday February 18, 2015

Looking for Canadian Housing Market statistics? Check out these resources. For assistance, please visit the MADGIC Research Help Desk on the 1st floor of MacOdrum Library.


For historical average housing costs for Canada, provinces and municipalities, please use the Canadian Census Analyzer. The average price of a home was recorded in each Census year and is available using this database.


(Source: MADGIC Staff)

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Tuesday February 10, 2015

International trade and foreign direct investment is a 2013 report, published by the European Commission and Eurostat and is available via the European Union Collection.

In a world of increasing globalization, where political, economic and technological barriers are rapidly disappearing, the ability of the European Union and its Member States to participate in global activity is an important indicator of their performance and competitiveness.

In order to remain competitive, modern-day business relationships extend well beyond the traditional foreign exchange of goods and services. International trade may be complemented or substituted by producing (and often selling) goods and services in countries other than where an enterprise was first established : this approach is known as foreign direct investment.

The aim of this pocketbook is to give an overview of the external dimension of the EU economy by presenting, in a compact way, the available data on trade in goods, trade in services, and foreign direct investment.

(Source: EU Bookshop)

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