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CGI Extends Contract with ANZ

CGI Group Inc. (CGI) has announced it has finalized a 7.5 year agreement with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) to extend the bank’s use of the CGI Trade360 global trade finance software and services platform. ANZ, a banking and financial services company based in Melbourne, Australia, has used the platform since 2001. CGI is a globalized information technology and business process company based in Montreal.

Information summarized from:  CGI Group Inc. Press Release

GuestLogix, Tigerair Taiwan Sign Agreement

Toronto-based GuestLogix Inc. has entered an agreement to deploy its retail technology and associated services across Tigerair Taiwan’s fleet of aircraft. The agreement was secured in partnership with St. Doras Enterprises, a duty-free provider in Taiwan. Tigerair Taiwan is a new joint venture airline between Taiwan-based China Airlines, and Tigerair, a low-cost airline headquartered in Singapore. GuestLogix Inc. is a technology company focused on onboard retail and payments that supplies transportation providers.

Information summarized from:  GuestLogix Inc. Press Release

Canada Rare Earth Secures Laos Contract

Vancouver-based Canada Rare Earth Corporation, a mining and refining company focused on rare earth elements, announced it has been engaged to provide corporate finance, strategic and business development services for a rare earth separation refinery built in Laos. Canada Rare Earth’s mandate is for 12 months plus automatic extensions related to specified milestones. The refinery was designed, built and financed by a Canada Rare Earth affiliate and applications for final approvals and permits for the refinery are in process.

Information summarized from:  Marketwired

Guangdong Opens First Canadian Trade Office in BC

On the occasion of the Guangdong Governor Zhu Xiaodan's three-day visit to BC, the Chinese province of Guangdong announced the opening of a trade office in Vancouver. This is the first trade office for Guangdong in Canada. Other announcements include an action plan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BC-Guangdong sister-province relationship and a memorandum of understanding between the BC government and the Guangdong Sub-Council of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT).

Information summarized from:  Government of British Columbia Press Release

Canadian Businesses Invited to Participate in Food & Hotel China Exhibition

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is inviting businesses to participate in Food & Hotel China, a business exhibition for the global food and hospitality sector in China. The show takes place in Shanghai, China from November 12-14, 2014. The event attracts an estimated 30,000 buyers of quality imported products from retail, hospitality and food sectors across China. For more information, click here.

Information summarized from:  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada