Tag: Trade Winds

Morocco: A stable economic gateway to Africa

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Morocco: A stable economic gateway to Africa

The Kingdom of Morocco is one of the most promising countries in Africa and the MENA region. Not only has it been able to showcase its political stability through the events of the Arab Spring of 2011, but it has also managed to maintain a dynamic economy and generate growth even when its most important […]

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Czech Republic: ‘Let’s increase trade and investment’

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Czech Republic: ‘Let’s increase trade and investment’

The Czech Republic is a stable and prosperous market economy, closely integrated with the European Union. We have been a member of the EU since 2004; however, we are not a member of the Eurozone yet. The Czech economy, valued at $217 billion in 2012, is small, open, export-driven and remains very sensitive to the […]

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Guatemala: Active on FTAs

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Guatemala: Active on FTAs

Guatemala recently hosted one of the largest investment conferences of its region. The Guatemala Investment Summit was held May 30-31 in Guatemala City as a means to connect banks, financial institutions, service providers, investors, entrepreneurs, government agencies and businessmen. This summit, the most important and biggest of its kind, provided opportunities to create strategic business […]

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Canada’s global quest for free trade

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Canada’s global quest for free trade

  Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of serving as Canada’s minister of international trade. It has been an incredibly busy and exciting time. Guided by the global commerce strategy (GCS) introduced in 2007, Canada has been undertaking the most ambitious trade expansion plan in our country’s history. The strategy is […]

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Portugal: On the path of recovery

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Portugal: On the path of recovery

By Pedro Moitinho de Almeida Former ambassador of Portugal Portugal is currently undergoing an economic adjustment program, that is steering the economy on a path of recovery. With assistance from the IMF, EU and ECB (the Troika), a balanced program has been implemented, with the goal of promoting reforms to increase competitiveness and boost economic […]

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Canada and Australia: natural trade partners

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Canada and Australia: natural trade partners

By Louise Hand Australian High Commissioner The Australia-Canada relationship is very close and works exceptionally well across a wide range of issues. We co-operate closely in international affairs, advocating human rights, democracy and freedom around the world, including through the United Nations and the Commonwealth. Almost daily, our political and business leaders use one another […]

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Indonesia and Canada: boosting relations

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Indonesia and Canada: boosting relations

By Dienne H. Moehario Ambassador of Indonesia In its relations with Canada, Indonesia’s priority is enhancing bilateral relations between our two countries. The year 2012 was an important one because Indonesia and Canada celebrated the 60th Anniversary of diplomatic relations, in October 2012. The spirit of the celebration was maintained throughout the year. Highlighting the […]

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Iceland: Loonie or no loonie, we want to trade

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Iceland: Loonie or no loonie, we want to trade

By Thordur Aegir Oskarsson Ambassador of Iceland Four years ago, Iceland became the first victim of the global recession that was starting to crawl over the globe. The situation was magnified due to the recklessness of the domestic banking sector. GDP fell by 10 percent; the krona (Iceland’s currency) was depreciated by 50 percent; unemployment […]

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Qatar: per capita, the world’s richest country

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Qatar: per capita, the world’s richest country

By Salem Mubarak Al-Shafi Ambassador of Qatar The Qatar government is using its vast oil and gas resources and the funds flowing from it to develop the country’s infrastructure, education and health facilities and modern hydrocarbon operations. With proven gas reserves of more than 900 trillion standard cubic feet in its North Field, and oil […]

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Trinidad and Tobago: The Caribbean’s economic leader

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Trinidad and Tobago: The Caribbean’s economic leader

By Philip A. Buxo Trinidad and Tobago is open for business. Not only is our twin island democratic republic located at the crossroads of the Americas, but we also have access to regional and international markets through multiple trade agreements. Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) is not just the leading Caribbean producer of hydrocarbons, it’s also […]

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