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  • 12 hours ago
    Canada’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Shelley Whiting, has announced C$310,000 in support of humanitarian relief efforts in response to the floods and landslides that killed 102 people and displaced 200,000 in Sri Lanka earlier this month. The monies will support Oxfam’s humanitarian response, which will focus on water, sanitation and hygiene, non-food items, and cash transfers, as well as the...
  • 13 hours ago
    SouthGobi Resources Ltd., a Vancouver-based mining company with interests and assets in Mongolia, has signed a deferral agreement with China Investment Corporation (CIC) for the deferral of interest payments and associated costs in the sum of approximately US$18.7 million. SouthGobi will pay CIC a deferral fee at a rate of 6.4% per annum on the deferred payments. Beijing-headquartered CIC is a...
  • 13 hours ago
    Vancouver-based Incognito Software Systems, a provider of solutions for communication service providers, has announced the opening of an office in Manila, Philippines. The office was opened during the BC Government’s recent trade mission to Japan, South Korea and the Philippines.
  • 4 days ago
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participated in the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Ise-Shima, Japan. G7 leaders discussed foreign policy and security challenges, including Russia/Ukraine, the fight against ISIL, and the global migration crisis. Prime Minister Trudeau highlighted the need for G7 solidarity to refrain from paying ransom to terrorist groups. The Prime Minister also supported Japan’s decision...
  • 4 days ago
    British Columbia has opened a new Trade and Investment Representative Office in Manila, Philippines. The office was opened by Premier Christy Clark as part of the province’s trade mission to South Korea, the Philippines and Japan. The new office in Manila is B.C.’s first office in Southeast Asia. It will support B.C. companies seeking to do business in the Philippines and will help Philippine...
  • 4 days ago
    KGIC Inc., a provider of English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction headquartered in Vancouver, has signed an agreement with Guru Kashi University (GKU) in Punjab, India. The collaboration provides GKU with a KGIC-directed ESL facility in India. KGIC will provide ESL courses to GKU students as well as provide a pathway to graduating students who are eligible for admission into Canadian...
  • 5 days ago
    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada), supported by the British Columbia Ministry of International Trade, has released two publications: a Guidebook to Doing Business in Asia: An Online Resource for B.C. Businesses and Boosting British Columbia’s Exports to Asia: A Survey of B.C. Businesses. The guidebook provides resources for BC small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) currently...
  • 5 days ago
    Royal Roads University and Seoul-based, Sookmyung Women's University have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore a joint master of arts in leadership program. The agreement, which focuses on building leadership for women in both institutions, includes provisions for faculty exchange and will see students from both institutions in a common learning environment and obtaining a joint degree...
  • 5 days ago
    Vancouver-area Terramera Inc., which develops biopesticides for agricultural and public health applications, has signed an agreement with ACA Investments, an affiliate of Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Corporation. ACA Investments will become an investor in Terramera and will use its networks in Asia to distribute Terramera’s products. Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland,...
  • 6 days ago
    The Canada China Business Council will host a business dinner for the Chinese Inbound Delegation of the Global Petroleum Show (GPS) 2016 in Calgary on June 6. The dinner will take place prior to the start of GPS to create an opportunity for Canadian and Chinese companies to connect, communicate, and develop business contacts. Lisa Yu, Vice Secretary General of the China Petroleum &...
  • 6 days ago
    Kincora Copper Ltd., a Vancouver-based mining exploration and development company focused on Mongolia, has entered into an agreement with High Power Ventures Inc. (HPV), a private company controlled by High Power Exploration (HPX), whereby HPV's wholly-owned Mongolian subsidiaries, Ibex Land Mongolia LLC, and Ibex Mongolia LLC, will merge with Kincora's land holding and services subsidiaries. The...
  • 7 days ago
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has concluded his official working visit in Japan, which included an audience with Japan's Emperor and Empress, and a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. PM Trudeau met with representatives of the automotive sector to promote investment in Canada and took the opportunity to discuss broader trade opportunities and to highlight Canada's research and development...
  • 7 days ago
    Calgary-based energy infrastructure company AltaGas Ltd. has announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, AltaGas LPG Limited Partnership, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Astomos Energy Corporation setting out key commercial terms for the sale and purchase of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) from the proposed Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal in British Columbia. Under...
  • May 20, 2016
    The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is mounting an exhibit June 4 through September 2 that brings together the work of artists from around the Pacific Rim to examine the history of trans-Pacific exchange as it has captured the imaginations of artists working in video. Trans-Pacific Transmissions: Video Art Across the Pacific anticipates the implementation of the Trans-Pacific...
  • May 20, 2016
    UK-based multinational law firm Norton Rose Fulbright reportedly plans to relocate 170 support jobs worldwide to the Philippines, including 61 Canadian jobs, in an effort to create a “globally integrated and efficient service.” The firm announced yesterday it is opening a business services centre in Manila in September to handle marketing, business development, HR, document production, IT,...
  • May 20, 2016
    Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, will join the Prime Minister in Japan from May 23 to 25, 2016, and travel to South Korea from May 26 to 27. to meet with officials and business leaders in both countries. Her meetings with officials and business leaders in both counties will highlight Canada’s efforts to advance its trade agenda and to enhance trade and investment...
  • May 19, 2016
    North Vancouver-based Aurora Solar Technologies Inc., in collaboration with California-based Veritas Software Corp., has announced the sale of two new high-efficiency solar cell production lines being built in Asia. The unnamed purchaser is a leader in the solar industry.
  • May 19, 2016
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a formal statement of apology in the House of Commons yesterday for the Komagata Maru incident. On May 23, 1914, a steamship arrived in Vancouver carrying 376 passengers. The majority of the passengers – who were of Sikh, Muslim, and Hindu origin – were denied entry into Canada due to the laws in existence at the time. They were ultimately returned to India...
  • May 18, 2016
    British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is leading an international trade mission to South Korea, the Philippines and Japan from May 23 to 31, 2016. The mission is focused on trade and investment in key sectors and developing opportunities in emerging markets in the region. The trade mission begins in Seoul, South Korea, and includes stops in Manila and Tokyo. During the mission, B.C. will open a...
  • May 18, 2016
    Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, has announced Canada will host a 2017 APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) meeting in Toronto. ABAC, a permanent high-level business advisory group created by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, brings together business and political leaders from region. The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada serves as the secretariat for Canada'...

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