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  • 17 hours ago
    Two Chinese positron emission tomography (PET) manufacturers have successfully tested and qualified Richmond, B.C.-headquartered Zecotek Photonics Inc.'s patented LFS scintillation crystals for use in their current product lines of PET medical scanners. Shanghai-based EBO Optoelectronics, the largest crystal array producer and supplier in China, said Zecotek’s crystals have all the economical and...
  • 17 hours ago
    Montreal-headquartered Mobi724 Global Solutions Inc., via its subsidiary MOBI 724 Asia Inc., has begun certification of its debit and credit chip card technology for the Philippine market. The certification is expected to boost the reach of Mobi724 in the Philippines and help it gain access to vendors who are transitioning to EMV (the global chip card standard) solutions.
  • 2 days ago
    Toronto-headquartered First Global Data Ltd. has established First Global Indonesia, based in Jakarta, to serve as the company’s hub for financial technology initiatives in the region, particularly mobile payment and remittance fintech solutions. Targeted sectors include banking, telecommunications and e-commerce. First Global's partnership model also provides fintech pathways for larger...
  • 2 days ago
    Canadian Ambassador to Indonesia Peter MacArthur and Indonesian National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro have launched a local economy development project worth C$18 million in the Indonesian provinces of Gorontalo and Southeast Sulawesi. The project will focus on broadening work areas by developing a micro-middle economy sector and help the country create a secure business...
  • 2 days ago
    Vancouver-headquartered Global Energy Metals Corp. has engaged New Tigers Consulting Ltd. (NTC) as its Chinese representative to seek additional investors and material supply partners in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, to further expand its footprint into China, the world's largest importer and refiner of cobalt. Global Energy Metals is focused on offering secure supply of cobalt, a...
  • 2 days ago
    Toronto-headquartered Bionik Laboratories Corp., a robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation and assistive technology solutions to individuals with neurological and mobility challenges, has partnered with Hong Kong-based Ginger Capital Investment Holding Ltd. to bring Bionik’s interactive robotic systems to the Chinese market. The joint venture (JV) will include an exclusive licence to...
  • 3 days ago
    Toronto-headquartered Galane Gold Ltd. has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) for the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Vantage Goldfields Limited, a gold mining company headquartered in New South Wales, Australia, with operations in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa (the Acquisition). The Vantage mines are located within 30 km of Galane’s existing operations at Galaxy Gold...
  • 3 days ago
    Private Chinese investors have been purchasing energy companies, five years after Ottawa placed restrictions on investments by foreign state-owned enterprises, The Globe and Mail reports. Last fall, Shanghai Energy bought oil and gas properties from Endurance Energy, a Calgary-based producer that sought bankruptcy protection in the spring of 2016. Chinese financiers and oil executives have...
  • 7 days ago
    Tourism Toronto has announced a new partnership with Chinese OTT Financial Group that introduces the Chinese mobile payment service, WeChat Pay, into local tourism businesses to boost engagement and consumption by Chinese travellers. WeChat is China's largest mobile messenger app with 840 million active users who can use the app to buy products and book travel. OTT Financial is a China-based...
  • 7 days ago
    Montreal-headquartered Bombardier has reportedly held talks with China's state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC) about an investment in Bombardier’s C Series passenger jet program. COMAC is reportedly working with at least one bank on an agreement which could see it make an investment in Bombardier's commercial aerospace arm, or take a stake in the C Series program,...
  • May 18, 2017
    Vancouver-headquartered Japan Gold Corp. has been granted 23 prospecting rights licences for the Ikutahara project in northern Hokkaido, Japan, by the Japanese Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry (METI). The licences authorize the company to commence more advanced exploration methods, including drilling at the 19,114-hectare Ikutahara project. A further 33 project-related applications by Japan...
  • May 18, 2017
    The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has announced a partnership with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to combat commercial electronic messages (spam) and telemarketing. The MoU will allow the two agencies to provide one another with investigative assistance and develop a co-ordinated approach in enforcing Canadian and Australian spam and...
  • May 17, 2017
    Vancouver-headquartered Irving Resources Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Irving Resources Japan GK, has acquired the Eniwa gold project in Hokkaido, Japan. With Eniwa, Irving now holds five highly prospective precious metal projects in Japan. Irving plans reconnaissance level prospecting and sampling at Eniwa later this year. Irving is a junior mineral exploration company with interests in...
  • May 17, 2017
    North Vancouver-headquartered Aurora Solar Technologies Inc. has received an infrared-based measurement patent allowance from Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Office. The patent covers the photovoltaic industry (generating electric power by using solar cells to convert energy from the sun), but can also be applied to other processes. This is the sixth national patent granted allowed from several of...
  • May 17, 2017
    A multi-stakeholder delegation representing interests in India’s ceramic industry is meeting with ceramics industry representatives in Toronto and Vaughan, Ontario, to encourage participation and involvement from Canadians at the Vibrant Ceramics Expo and Summit 2017. The summit is being held from November 14-19, 2017 in Gandhinagar in the state of Gujarat, India. Gujarat is the world’s 2nd...
  • May 16, 2017
    Minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, will travel to Vietnam, Singapore, South Korea, and Japan from May 20 to 26, 2017. In Vietnam, Minister Champagne will take part in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting in Hanoi on May 20 and 21. He will also meet with senior government and business leaders to discuss ways to expand...
  • May 16, 2017
    The Canada China Business Council (CCBC) will host half-day workshops in Halifax (June 1), Calgary (June 6), Montreal (June 8), Vancouver (June 8) and Toronto (June 13) focused on non-traditional financing, i.e. alternative capital. Participants will be provided with a clearer understanding of opportunities available using alternative capital, and the best methods of pursuing and implementing...
  • May 15, 2017
    Toronto-headquartered Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has announced that it has committed approximately US$500 million to become the majority partner in IndoSpace Core, a joint venture with Mumbai-headquartered IndoSpace, to buy and develop logistics facilities in India. The partnership has committed to acquire 13 industrial and logistics parks in India, including in Chennai, Pune,...
  • May 15, 2017
    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada), the Business Council of Canada, and the Canada-ASEAN Business Council, in partnership with the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia, have unveiled a report on the feasibility of a Canada-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) free trade agreement. The report is entitled The ASEAN Advantage: Exploring Canada’s...
  • May 12, 2017
    Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, will be in Beijing, China, May 14-15, to represent Canada at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. This forum provides Canada with an opportunity to discuss cooperation in key areas such as infrastructure connectivity, trade, investment, financial support and people-to-people exchanges...

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