Tag: Trade Winds

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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Serbia and Canada: new reasons for optimism

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
Serbia and Canada: new reasons for optimism

Bilateral relations between Serbia and Canada are almost a century old. The first consulate general opened in Montreal in 1922, and the Ottawa legation in 1941; it became an embassy 10 years later. Relations had their ups and downs with periods of mutual understanding and dynamic development followed by periods of stagnation and visible tensions. […]

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Brazil offers Canada a partnership beyond economics

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
Brazil offers Canada a partnership beyond economics

Strengthening the economic ties between Brazil and Canada stands out among the objectives of every Brazilian ambassador in Ottawa. Trade flows and investments have traditionally sustained bilateral relations. But recent figures show that much more can be achieved. In 2010, trade was still limited, especially when seen in the context of both countries’ commercial transactions […]

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Investment opportunities abound in Azerbaijan

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
Investment opportunities abound in Azerbaijan

In a recent article about Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, New York Times travel writer Kathleen Kingsbury lauds its “magnificent European-style Beaux-Arts mansions, built by the city’s first oil barons a century ago,” which, she says, sit next to the newly-constructed “Guggenheim Bilbao-style Museum of Modern Art” and dozens of new hotels, futuristic malls and arcades. This […]

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