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McDonald-Laurier Institute to Host Events on Trans-Pacific Partnership

McDonald-Laurier Institute, in partnership with Dawson Strategic, will host a series of events on the trade talk developments entitled "New Prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)." The events will bring together government, business leaders and stakeholders to discuss the future of Canadian trade with Asia, including potential expansion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Douglas Goold of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) will speak at the November 28th event at the National Club in Toronto, while Hugh Stephens, a Senior Fellow of the APF Canada, will be a panelist at the December 3 event at the Calgary Petroleum Club and the December 4th event at the Vancouver Club. For more information, click here.

Information summarized from:  McDonald-Laurier Institute

Manitoba Trade Mission Heading to South Korea

The World Trade Centre Winnipeg and CentrePort Canada Inc. are leading an exploratory mission to South Korea from Dec 1 to 5 to explore and develop new opportunities for Manitoba companies following the signing of the Canada Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA). CentrePort Canada is an inland port located in Winnipeg. The WTC Winnipeg provides support to Manitoba companies looking to grow their business beyond the province and provides services to international companies interested in doing business with Manitoba companies.

Information summarized from:  CentrePort Canada Press Release

Kalimantan Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase Interest in Indonesian Mining Project

Kalimantan Gold Corporation (KLG) Limited, a White Rock, BC based mining company, signed a non-binding letter of intent with Tigers Realm Copper Pty Ltd., an Australian company, to purchase Tigers' interest in the Beutong copper-gold project in Sumatra, Indonesia. The consideration for this acquisition will be the issue of 171 million KLG common shares and 14.6 million KLG share purchase warrants.

Information summarized from:  Kalimantan Gold Corp. Press Release

Canada China Chamber of Commerce Hosts Investment, Business Cooperation Forum

The Canada China Chamber of Commerce is inviting participants to take part in a forum on December 15 from 8:00am to 3:00pm at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The forum will review the substantive investor protections afforded under the Canada-China FIPA, including what benefits the investors can get in each country, the investor-state arbitration, and what this means for a company's international investment strategy. The forum is co-sponsored by Consider Canada City Alliance, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. China's Ambassador to Canada, Luo Zhaohui, will make a keynote speech at the Forum. For more information, click here:

Information summarized from:  Canada China Chamber of Commerce

Thomson Reuters Corp., NRF Announce Content Initiative for Korean Research

Thomson Reuters Corporation, a multinational mass media and information firm founded in Toronto and based in New York, has entered an initiative with the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) to expand the region's scientific research. Content within the Korean Citation Index will be integrated into the Web of Science, a search and discovery platform for the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Information summarized from:  Thomson Reuters Corp. Press Release