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Europe’s outlook 2018: Anybody’s guess

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Europe’s outlook 2018: Anybody’s guess

There are two factors shaping Europe’s outlook for the coming year: what comes out of the Trump world and what comes out of, or into, Europe. Which of the exogenous variables will be the most defining is anyone’s guess. Migrants, Brexit and regional separatism will all play into the unfolding drama of 2018. To that […]

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Formalize Taiwan ties to boost Canadian exports

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Formalize Taiwan ties to boost Canadian exports

Taiwan and Canada have always enjoyed close, mutually beneficial economic and trade relations. In 2016, Taiwan’s total value of imports from Canada reached $1.2 billion US, while Canada imported $3.8 billion US from Taiwan in the same year. Taiwan’s top exports to Canada were mostly in the technology field and included such products as integrated […]

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Kuwait is an investment hub for Canada

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kuwait is an investment hub for Canada

Kuwait is one of the richest countries in the world and a leading economic centre in the region. Despite its small size, the country has a number of natural resources that have enabled it to grow its economic strength. The economy depends on oil, with fixed oils reserves of about 102 billion barrels, or about […]

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Jordan is primed and positioned for investment

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Jordan is primed and positioned for investment

Since King Abdullah’s 1999 ascension to the throne, Jordan has taken steps to encourage foreign investment and develop an outward-oriented market-based globally competitive economy. In particular, banking, ICT, pharmaceuticals, tourism and services sectors have all seen key reforms in recent years. Foreign and domestic investment laws grant specific incentives to industry, agriculture, tourism, hospitals, transportation, […]

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Canada and Mexico at North America’s crossroads

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Canada and Mexico at North America’s crossroads

When he was in Mexico in October, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau re-affirmed the friendship between Canada and Mexico. “Canada and Mexico are not only strong partners — we are close friends who share common goals and work shoulder-to-shoulder to advance them. From fighting climate change to building economies that work for everyone, we are united […]

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Exporting medical care to Cameroon on land and sea

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Exporting medical care to Cameroon on land and sea

It was a historic day when Africa Mercy, a floating hospital, arrived in Cameroon for the first time in the organization’s history in August 2017. During the 10-month field service, the Africa Mercy will be docked in the coastal city of Douala and serve Cameroon through various surgical programs that support the mission of Mercy […]

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‘An Italian garden filled with flowers and music’

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘An Italian garden filled with flowers and music’

The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra’s annual Fête Champêtre took place later than usual, but the weather could not have been better for a garden party, given Ottawa’s late September heat wave. “We’re delighted that the annual Fête Champêtre is at the Italian ambassador’s residence, particularly where there are two anniversaries — the 150th of Canada and […]

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North America upended

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
North America upended

It’s not just Washington and the United States that President Donald Trump is turning upside down with his political antics and barrage of unending tweets. He’s about to upend North America with the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in his bid to “make America great again.” Since NAFTA was signed in […]

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U.S.: ‘The most protectionist administration since the world trade order was put in place’

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
U.S.: ‘The most protectionist administration since the world trade order was put in place’

François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s energetic trade minister, comes to politics from business. A lawyer by training, he worked for more than 20 years in large international engineering, technology and energy companies. He was vice-president and senior counsel of ABB Group, a technology company that operates in more than 100 countries, and later worked as strategic development […]

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China: Marching forward with trade

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
China: Marching forward with trade

Just three months ago, on July 16, when then-Gov. Gen. David Johnston visited JD.com, one of China’s largest online retailers, in Beijing, 140,000 Canadian lobsters were sold online in one day, which broke the record of 97,000 by Alibaba. Now Canada has launched a second Canada pavilion on the JD.com online shopping site to help […]

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