Presenter: Dan North, Chief Economist - North America, Euler Hermes
Air Date: November 14, 2018 12-1 EST
CMUs: Certified CITT members earn 5 CMUs for their first viewing of this webinar (live or recorded).
Global trade is now under attack and is on the verge of a dangerous trade war. New protectionist measures and tariffs are being imposed in a tit-for-tat manner. In addition, NAFTA is being renegotiated and the outcomes are uncertain. In this environment - particularly because 30% of the Canadian GDP is exports - CETA has become all the more important since it provides Canadian exporters a new market of half a billion people in 28 countries.
This webinar will provide an overview of the Canadian macro-economy, including forecasts for the next year. The presentation will cover the latest developments and expectations for the labor market, housing, manufacturing, and monetary policy. An extended section will be devoted to CETA and its impact.
After this webinar, participants will understand
This is a must-attend webinar for anyone who works in exports or who is interested in learning how changes in the Canadian economy and global trade will affect their business.
Dan North, Chief Economist - North America, Euler Hermes
Since 1996, Dan North has been with Euler Hermes, the world’s oldest and largest credit insurance company. As the company’s chief economist for North America, he uses macroeconomic and quantitative analyses to help manage Euler Hermes’ risk portfolio of more than $250 billion in annual trade transactions within the region. Prior to joining the company, Dan worked for Citicorp, using similar analyses to create outperforming investment strategies. Dan North earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business. As one of the leading U.S. economists, Dan North has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business News, ABC News Now, France 24, and Bloomberg Radio and Television. He has been quoted by USA Today, Barron’s, Bloomberg Business Week, The Washington Post, Paris Le Monde, and The Wall Street Journal. After having predicted the 2008/2009 recession and its implications accurately, Dan North was ranked 4th on Bloomberg’s list of the 65 top economic forecasters in 2010.