Oilfield service companies are hoping a boost from liquefied natural gas projects will lift the industry in 2014 after oil and gas producers spent much of the past two years hunkering down in an environment of low commodity prices.
Finding talented workers – and then keeping them on the payroll – is a chronic challenge facing companies in China.
Despite millions of college graduates entering the workforce every year, the talent pool is paradoxically small and corporate loyalty is rare.
To counter these two closely-related problems, companies are investing in training programs to fill management positions and deter employees from switching to a competitor at the first sign of a fatter pay-check.
The race to Mars is on, even if right now it’s mostly tenuous and theoretical.
Dutch-based Mars One wants to establish a colony on the red planet by 2025, though Canadian former astronaut Julie Payette says that it’s mostly smoke and mirrors at this point.
That hasn’t stopped Mars One from getting a competitor, however. Mars Polar is a new venture aimed at starting a Mars Colony by the slightly more reasonable date of 2029.
By Markus Aarnio:Conifex Timber (OTC:CFXTF) is a softwood forest products company operating in the Northern Interior region of British Columbia. (click to enlarge)
Insider buying during the last 30 days
Here is a table of Conifex's insider activity during the last 30 days.
The National Post re-imagines a week in the life of a newsmaker. Today, Tristin Hopper looks at the week through the eyes of Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station.
If you haven't heard, there's a plan to start up a colony of humans living on Mars in the near future. If the next decade goes as planned, the not-for-profit organization, Mars One, will launch a manned mission to Mars that will land the first human colony on the red planet in 2025.
Sponsorship is a powerful concept in the corporate world, yet women entrepreneurs are pretty much unaware of its power. Lack of sponsorship holds women back from the highest rungs in the corporate world, according The Sponsor Effect: Breaking Through the Last Glass Ceiling, research conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation. After listening to a panel on the topic at the Wall Street Women Forum, I realized that lack of sponsorship is also holding women entrepreneurs back. You have mentors, why do you need sponsors?
Guest blog by Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers.The
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Department of Commerce are
working together to achieve President Obama’s goal of doubling exports by 2014.
The New Market Export Initiative (NMEI) will make it easier for manufacturers
to identify new markets, find new customers for their products and grow their
are a key part of any competitiveness agenda. Ninety-five percent of the world’s
consumers live outside of the United States. With the right tools and resources,
manufacturers can increase their exports and find new customers.
of these manufacturers don’t have the resources to conduct extensive research
on new possible export markets. Small and medium-sized firms, for example,
account for 95 percent of all exporters in the U.S., yet only about one-third
of all exports. The NMEI helps small and medium-sized manufacturers that are
currently exporting to one or two countries expand their export sales to new