/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Economist Peter Hall to present Global Export Forecast and Newfoundland and Labrador Outlook in St. John's/



    OTTAWA, May 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Noted Economist Peter Hall, Chief Economist
for Export Development Canada (EDC), will be in St.John's to deliver EDC's
2009-2010 forecast for the global and Newfoundland and Labrador economies on
Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 12:00 p.m. (NDT)

    Members of the media are welcome to attend this briefing in person.
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    EDC's Global Export Forecast examines global economic and trade
conditions and trends, including a regional and industry sector outlook to
help Canadian companies identify foreign market opportunities and risks.

    
    The theme of this forecast is "Restoring Balance?"

    WHAT:  EDC's Global Export Forecast and Newfoundland and Labrador
           Outlook, Spring 2009

    WHEN:  Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Clovelly Golf Club
           178 Stavanger Drive
           St. John's, NL
    

    EDC is Canada's export credit agency, offering innovative commercial
solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international
business. EDC's knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 8,300
Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide
each year. EDC is financially self-sustaining, a recognized leader in
financial reporting and economic analysis, and has been recognized as one of
Canada's Top 100 Employers for eight consecutive years.




For further information:

For further information: Phil Taylor, Export Development Canada, (613)
598-2904, Blackberry: ptaylor@edc.ca


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