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  • 2 hours ago
    Japan’s agriculture ministry has lifted its temporary suspension of imports of Canadian wheat. A joint statement in response to the announcement by Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, read in part: "The Government of Canada welcomes the decision by Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture to lift the temporary suspension...
  • 2 hours ago
    Canada is set to host the first meeting of women foreign ministers to be held in Montreal from September 21 to 22, 2018, while the UN General Assembly is underway in New York, said Canada's foreign ministry spokesman Adam Austen. The event will be hosted by Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, along with the European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, according to a...
  • Yesterday
    Laval, Quebec-headquartered biopharmaceutical development company Bellus Health Inc. has been granted a patent by the Japan Patent Office for the drug BLU-5937, and related compounds and compositions comprising BLU-5937. The patent has an expiration date of 2034. BLU-5937 is used in the treatment of chronic coughs. With the Japanese patent, Bellus now has intellectual property coverage for the...
  • Yesterday
    Montreal-headquartered Canadian dairy giant Saputo Inc. has sold one of its production plants in Australia to local rival Bega Cheese for C$244 million. The sale of the Koroit plant was a condition set by Australia’s competition regulators when it approved Saputo’s C$1.3-billion takeover of the Murray Goulburn Co-operative in April. Keeping the Koroit plant would have given Saputo control of more...
  • 2 days ago
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced changes to the Ministry that will place an even greater focus on diversifying international trade, supporting and growing small businesses, expanding tourism, promoting our exports, and improving trade within our own borders. Of particular note for Canadians with an interest in the Asia Pacific region are that Jim Carr becomes Minister of...
  • 2 days ago
    The seventh annual Hotels.com Chinese International Travel Monitor has revealed that, halfway through the 2018 Canada-China Tourism Year, Canada is now the second most preferred country that Chinese travellers plan to visit for the first time in the next 12 months, an increase from third place last year. Chinese travellers to Canada are interested in natural beauty and landscapes, experiencing...
  • 2 days ago
    Montreal-headquartered CAE Inc., a company focused on training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets, and Singapore Airlines (SIA) will launch operations of their new Singapore CAE Flight Training Pte. Ltd. joint venture for pilot training in Singapore in August 2018. Plans for the joint venture were announced in August last year, when a memorandum of understanding...
  • 3 days ago
    Waterloo, ON-headquartered Communitech, a public-private innovation hub, and Hyderabad-based startup engine T-Hub today announced the call-for-applications for their Global Bridge program. The program will provide entrepreneurs, startups, and scale-ups from Canada a gateway to the Indian market. T-Hub is focused on startups in clean technologies, sustainable infrastructure, healthcare,...
  • 4 days ago
    Toronto-headquartered Laramide Resources Ltd., a company with diversified uranium assets, has announced it has entered into an agreement with Rio Tinto Exploration Pty Ltd. (RTX), pursuant to which Laramide will acquire a 100 per cent interest in the Murphy Uranium Tenements in Northern Territory of Australia. The Murphy project contains 683.5 square kilometres of granted exploration tenure,...
  • 4 days ago
    Montreal-headquartered VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail), Canada’s national rail passenger service, has announced it will promote the Canada-China Year of Tourism (CCYT) by displaying the CCYT logo on some of its trains until September. VIA Rail is seizing this opportunity to present Chinese tourists a unique experience and the chance to discover by train some of the 400 communities it serves. Minister...
  • July 13, 2018
    Minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, will lead the first ever Indigenous trade mission to the October 9-11 World Indigenous Business Forum 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand. The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) will organize an additional business program for the Canadian delegation in Auckland, New Zealand from October 8 to 9. This mission will offer...
  • July 13, 2018
    Toronto-headquartered Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) announced on July 12, 2018, that it will invest in China's rental housing sector with local property developer Longfor Group Holdings Ltd. (Longfor Group) with an initial targeted investment of US$817 million. The companies will invest in China across major Tier 1 and core Tier 2 cities via developments, acquisition and lease of...
  • July 12, 2018
    Vancouver-headquartered RepliCel Life Sciences Inc., a regenerative medicine company focused on developing cell therapies for aesthetic and orthopedic conditions, has signed agreements with China-headquartered YOFOTO Health Industry Co. Ltd. to commercialize three of RepliCel's programs in China. The deal has YOFOTO investing in RepliCel along with milestone payments, minimum program financing...
  • July 12, 2018
    Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) Vancouver office is hosting 'the 2nd Canada Korea IT-TECH Roadshow' to support Korean IT companies in their efforts to enter overseas markets and to promote exports. It is being held for two days starting on July 11th at the Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre (Grand Villa Ballroom) in Burnaby, B.C. The event is holding one-on-one business...
  • July 11, 2018
    Federal ministers and Atlantic premiers announced on July 10, 2018 that they will lead a multi-sectoral trade and investment mission to China in mid-November 2018. The mission will support Atlantic Canadian businesses and organizations in targeted sectors that are looking to create new partnerships and build business-to-business relationships in China, Canada’s second largest trading partner...
  • July 11, 2018
    Toronto-headquartered Cinco and Dentsu Live Co., Ltd. of Japan have finalized a partnership agreement in Tokyo, Japan. A leader in consumer experience creation, Cinco maximizes cutting-edge technology and content, and has provided award-winning experiences for some of North America's most prominent brands and renowned advertisers worldwide. Dentsu Live, a digital marketing company, will turn to...
  • July 11, 2018
    Toronto-headquartered Tim Hortons, one of North America’s largest quick-service restaurant chains, announced today that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with New York city-headquartered Cartesian Capital Group, a global private equity firm, to develop and open more than 1,500 Tim Hortons restaurants throughout China over the next ten years. Tim Hortons has more than 4,700 system wide...
  • July 10, 2018
    Vancouver-headquartered Novo Resources Corp., a company focused on evaluating, acquiring and exploring gold properties, has negotiated an agreement with Ngarluma Aboriginal Corp. that includes 37 exploration licence applications covering 6,645 square kilometres in the West Pilbara region of Western Australia. The heritage agreement sets out the protocols under which heritage surveys are conducted...
  • July 10, 2018
    Vancouver-headquartered BlueBird Battery Metals Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire 75 per cent of the rights, title and interest in the granted exploration licences of a 726 square kilometre property in the Broken Hill Project located in New South Wales, Australia. The agreement is with Australia’s Impact Minerals Ltd. through the acquisition of 75 per cent of the outstanding share...
  • July 10, 2018
    Toronto-headquartered GoNumerical Ltd., doing business as Coinsquare, a digital currency trading platform, and DLTA 21 Blockchain Corp. (DLTa21), a Vancouver-headquartered global blockchain investment bank, today announced a partnership to launch a centralized digital currency trading platform for customers in Japan. The new partnership will combine Coinsquare’s digital currency trading platform...

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