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The granddaddy of all Canadian-U.S. trade disputes is about to rear its ugly head again

Mon, 2014-11-03 14:13

A recent dispute over “country of origin labelling” for meat products underscores the fact that Canada and the U.S. still have their share of trade disputes.

... “For the first time in years, we actually see new housing starts in the United States past the one-million mark,” said William Polushin, an international business expert and lecturer at the Desautels faculty of management at McGill University.

Source Site: /desautels

[Canada-China Youth Business Forum] William Polushin, Founder & President of AMAXIS Inc.

Thu, 2014-06-12 15:25

Canada William Polushin is Founder and President of AMAXIS Inc. He is also Founding Director of the Program for International Competitiveness, and a Lecturer in international business at the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Watch video: Freenewspos

Source Site: /desautels

New CSX terminal to heat up intermodal competition along St. Lawrence corridor

Tue, 2013-03-19 09:43

The late-January unveiling of a project by American rail-freight giant CSX to build a new $93.3-million intermodal terminal near the Quebec port of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield warmed the hearts of local stakeholders on one of the coldest days ever recorded in Central Canada.

… For his part, McGill University business professor William Polushin sees the new terminal project as a sound business investment for CSX, Valleyfield and the province.

Source Site: /desautels

Les ingrédients du succès, selon deux experts

Tue, 2012-10-30 14:17

Le Canada et le Québec accusent un retard important en ce qui a trait à l'effort lié à la R-D et à l'innovation. Comment faire pour maximiser la R-D et s'assurer de faire mieux? Alain Lavoie et William Polushin, deux experts du domaine, répondent.

Lire l’article complet: Les Affaires, le 20 octobre 2012

Source Site: /desautels

Cross Country Check-up

Tue, 2012-10-30 14:16

Professor William Polushin discusses with Rex Murphy about whether Canada should allow foreign state-owned companies to buy into Canadian resource industries.

Listen to interview (1:47:28): CBC, October 28, 2012

Source Site: /desautels

Knowledge investing: The path to safer returns

Thu, 2012-10-18 14:25

A $1,000 investment in Berkshire Hathaway in 1965 – the year that Warren Buffett took control of the company – is worth over $5 million today.

… Over the decades, this legendary investor has been unparalleled in his ability to create shareholder wealth.

-Article by William Polushin

Source Site: /desautels

Why Canada was shut out of Asia’s new power forum

Tue, 2012-09-25 11:39

Last week, a Globe article outlined the challenges that Canada faces in establishing itself as a trading power in the Asian region.

As I read along, I suddenly thought of a scene from the movie Shrek, where the donkey character jumps in and out of view, shouting: “Oh, oh, pick me . . . oh, pick me . . . oh me . . . me, me, meeeee (donkey falls out of view)”.

-Article by William Polushin

Source Site: /desautels

Doing business in Mexico: What Canadian firms need to know

Mon, 2012-09-24 10:14

Last week (Sept. 16), Mexico celebrated its 202nd anniversary of independence. In the scheme of anniversaries, this year was not of particular importance. As it pertains to Mexico’s budding democracy, though, this year’s celebrations provided Mexicans, from Tijuana to Mexicali, with the opportunity to reflect on looming changes to Mexico’s political landscape.

-Article by William Polushin

Source Site: /desautels