Tag: glen hodgson

Plan B for Trade with Asia — Glen Hodgson

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead, and Canada needs to move on to ‘plan B’ for increasing market access into Asia, according to Glen Hodgson, senior fellow with the Conference Board of Canada. “The Japanese are trying to keep it alive, but it’s effectively dead. I do think we should be developing a ‘plan B’ for Asia,… Read more »

TWORA — Canada’s Economic Tractor & the Farmer’s Side of the Story — Jan 21

We’re talking about everything from the state of the US and Canadian economies to SaskCanola’s effort to share how many farmers view modern ag technology through the “License to Farm” film. After spending most of the week at Ag Days in Brandon, Kelvin Heppner host of this week’s news podcast and is joined by a… Read more »

With Lower Oil Prices, U.S. Recovery a Bright Spot for Canadian Economy — Glen Hodgson’s Economic Outlook for ’15

Growth in the U.S. economy and the export opportunities that come with it are expected to offset some of the impact of low oil prices on the Canadian economy. The coinciding weaker Canadian dollar won’t hurt exports either, notes the chief economist with the Conference Board of Canada. “This is a good time if you’re… Read more »

An Overview of the Global Macroeconomic Climate and Professional Sports – Glen Hodgson

There’s certainly a lot going on in the world economy, with ongoing discussions around the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (mCOOL), and Russia’s response to recently imposed sanctions. But what does the future look like for global growth, in general? For next year, it looks good. At least according to Glen Hodgson,… Read more »

A Sinking Dollar: How Low Will it Go, Plus Who Wins & Loses?

The Canadian dollar has been very comfortable at par for quite some time. So much so, that it well and truly was the new normal. Recently, however, a few factors have converged to pressure the loonie’s value. The question is, is this a blip or a trend, and who wins and who loses in the… Read more »

Hodgson: 2% Growth, International Cattle Markets & the U.S. Private Sector Recovery

It’s always a treat to find an economist whose insights and discussions don’t bore you to tears or leave you feeling a wee bit deflated (sorry, economists!). That’s why RealAgriculture.com is always glad to cross paths with Glen Hodgson, senior vice president & chief economist with the Conference Board of Canada, as he’s not just… Read more »

Food Demand Will Be Stronger Than Predicted – Glen Hodgson

The United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization’s Agricultural Outlook for 2011-2020 shows a continued trend of rising and volatile food prices spurred on by increased demand in emerging markets. Holding up that strong demand is productivity that is barely keeping pace with the growth in those markets. Population growth in countries like India and China… Read more »

The Global Economy’s Impact on Canadian Agriculture – Glen Hodgson

The continuing saga of the financial crisis in Europe and in particular Greece is leaving a lot of analysts on the edge of their seats. The latest development being the 170 billion dollar Greek bailout deal presented Tuesday. The failure of that deal could have far-reaching implications. But just how much could Europe’s problems spill… Read more »

ILC 2009: Glen Hodgson – What Can We Expect for the Economy, Interest Rates and the Currency Market

In talking to Glen Hodgson of the Conference Board of Canada at the International Livestock Congress, I felt somewhat better about the economy and the outlook through the next 12 months.  Glen is the Chief Economist with the Conference Board of Canada which is Canada’s largest think tank.  In this video, Glen comments on the global recession,… Read more »