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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.
Three subjects covered by the speaker: the major issues the speaker thinks that will impact on continuing prosperity around the world; the key factors for various countries to achieve growth and attract investment; and some observations from the speaker's limited experience on how good he thinks the opportunities are in different countries. A detailed discussion of each subject follows. Countries included in the "opportunity" issue include those of Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom, the Philippines (provided there is political stability), and the United States. Some remarks about Canada and the high regulation structurally built in between the provinces. Some concluding comments about world financial markets.