Tag: Trade Winds

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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Egypt is primed and ready for business

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Egypt is primed and ready for business

By Wael Aboul Magd In 2014, Egypt and Canada will mark 60 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations. During that time, our bilateral relationship has been founded on mutual interest in peace and stability in the Middle East, trade and development and cultural diversity. The latter is partly the function of a vibrant Egyptian-Canadian […]

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Bulgaria: economic and tourism opportunities await

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Bulgaria: economic and tourism opportunities await

By Zlati Katzarski Bulgaria has managed to weather the global economic crisis relatively well, thanks to a policy of strong fiscal discipline. The gross domestic product grew by 1.7 percent in 2011. During the first two quarters of 2012, the agricultural and industrial sectors increased respectively by 12.4 percent and 2 percent. In the near […]

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‘Made in Slovakia’ — for Canadians

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
‘Made in Slovakia’ — for Canadians

Slovakia, one of the world’s youngest countries, has in nearly 20 years of its independence managed to achieve results that should make its people proud. Slovakia has become a full-fledged member of such prestigious clubs as OECD (2000), EU and NATO (2004), the Schengen Area (2007) and Eurozone (2009). Canada, one of the world’s most […]

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Malaysia: Harness our country’s growth

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Malaysia: Harness our country’s growth

Malaysia is one of the top five most competitive countries in the world for international trade, according to the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2011. Despite the world economic downturn, Malaysia enjoyed a trade surplus of US$38.97 billion in 2011, an increase of 8.7 percent in total trade from the previous year. Trade between Malaysia and Canada […]

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For business or for beaches, choose Ecuador

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
For business or for beaches, choose Ecuador

For the embassy of Ecuador, boosting trade and investment with Canada is a key goal. On the trade side, the potential to increase bilateral commerce is accentuated by our interestingly diverse products. Ecuador exports oil, bananas, shrimp, fish, flowers, tropical fruits, cacao, coffee and industrialized products such as textiles, car parts, software and canned tuna. […]

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Major liberal reform lures investment to Belarus

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Major liberal reform lures investment to Belarus

Strengthening economic relations between our countries is one of the major objectives of the Embassy of Belarus in Canada. Belarus is well known as a country of marvelous natural beauty and original culture. However, Belarus has recently also acquired status for the economic policy the country has adopted. The model of economic development Belarus has […]

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Costa Rica: Canada’s primary partner in Central America

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
Costa Rica: Canada’s primary partner in Central America

Strategically located in Central America, Costa Rica offers investment opportunities for companies interested in broadening their horizons and settling themselves in a country that — with its strong democratic institutions and its efforts to achieve sustainable inclusive growth — represents a success story and a valued partner and friend for Canada. Costa Rica shifted its […]

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