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  • 2 days ago
    Benigno Aquino, President of the Philippines, will visit Canada in early May. President Aquino’s bilateral visit will provide an opportunity for he and Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reaffirm the close relationship between Canada and the Philippines. Discussions between the two leaders will focus on expanding trade and investment, as well as co-operation on a range of issues, including...
    Information summarized from: Prime Minister's Office Press Release
  • 2 days ago
    Toronto-based Asia Now Resources Corp., a mining company that owns gold and copper mines in China, has entered into an agreement with Hong Kong-based mining company China Gold Pte. Ltd. through which China Gold will purchase all of the common shares of Asia Now that it does not already own. The purchase price is two cents per share in cash. China Gold will also provide a secured credit facility...
    Information summarized from: Asia Now Resources Corp
  • 2 days ago
    The National Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (NCCSL) is hosting a seminar titled “Bilateral Trade Between Sri Lanka & Canada” in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on April 28. Canada’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Shelley Whiting, will be the event’s keynote speaker. For more information and to register, click here.
    Information summarized from: National Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka
  • 3 days ago
    Ontario ministers Jeff Leal and Michael Chan attended the official opening of the new trade office in Chongqing. The official opening took place during the minister's trade mission to China from April 16 to April 25. The new office will help Ontario companies develop strategic partnerships and find investment opportunities in southwest China. The Government of Ontario also announced the creation...
    Information summarized from: Government of Ontario Press Release
  • 3 days ago
    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) has announced four new Post-Graduate Research Fellows for 2015-16. Each fellow will develop an Asia-facing research project that will include a focus on policy implications for Canada, and contribute to other Foundation projects enhancing Canada's engagement with Asia. The Post-Graduate Research Fellowships are part of APF Canada's Research...
    Information summarized from: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Press Release
  • 3 days ago
    The University of St. Michael's College has announced the appointment of former Canadian diplomat David Mulroney as the 7th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St. Michael's College. Mr. Mulroney was a career Foreign Service Officer whose senior appointments culminated in his service as the Ambassador of Canada to the People's Republic of China from 2009-2012. He is a Distinguished...
    Information summarized from: University of St. Michael’s College Press Release
  • 4 days ago
    Vancouver-based Tinkerine Studios Ltd., a 3D printing, desktop printer manufacturer and educational content provider, announced it has commenced shipment of 3D printers to DTSL Group, a Hong Kong 3D printing distributor and solutions provider. The two companies have signed a deal through which DTSL will offer a Tinkerine 3D printer plus software, consumables, and online training support.
    Information summarized from: CNW Group
  • 4 days ago
    Toronto-based 9 Story Media Group, a creator, marketer and distributor of kids-and-family focused intellectual property, has secured new broadcasting deals with Discovery Kids (Asia) for its animated adventure-comedy Wild Kratts, acquiring rights to the show’s fourth season and renewing its rights to the show’s first season, along with two live-action children’s series. Discovery Kids (Asia) has...
    Information summarized from: Kidscreen
  • 4 days ago
    The Sake Institute of Ontario has announced that the 4th annual Kampai Toronto will be held on May 28. The sake tasting event, which will feature sakes from Japan, Canada and the US, will take place in the Distillery Historic District. For more information and to register, click here.
    Information summarized from: Sake Institute of Ontario
  • 5 days ago
    Montreal-based entertainment and theatrical company Cirque du Soleil has agreed to a C$1.5 billion takeover deal with San Francisco-based TPG Capital and China-based fund manager Fosun Captial Group as lead partners. Following the takeover, Cirque du Soleil’s ownership will be split between TPG, which will own 60%, and Fosun, which will own 20%, with pension fund manager Caisse de dépôt et...
    Information summarized from: The Globe and Mail
  • 5 days ago
    As part of the Province of Ontario’s Agri-Food Trade Mission to China, Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, participated in ceremonies involving Ontario wineries and Chinese partners. Pillitteri Estates Winery and China-based Hare Wine Company have signed a C$6 million agreement to establish a...
    Information summarized from: Province of Ontario Press Release
  • 5 days ago
    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea is hosting its 4th annual Maple Gala in Seoul on April 24. The gala marks the implementation of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement and the 20th anniversary of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea. For more information and to register, click here.
    Information summarized from: Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea
  • 6 days ago
    International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced he will lead a trade mission to Manila and Cebu, Philippines, from May 24 to 28, 2015. The Philippines mission will help Canadian companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, take advantage of opportunities in one of the fastest-growing countries in Asia. On this trip, Minister Fast will also participate in the APEC Ministers Responsible...
    Information summarized from: Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
  • 6 days ago
    COM DEV International Ltd. (Com Dev), a Cambridge, Ontario-based manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, announced it has signed a contract to provide payload equipment for a commercial satellite that will offer a range of communications services to a portion of the Asian market. Com Dev will supply switches, multiplexers and other passive microwave equipment valued in excess of C$5 million.
    Information summarized from: COM DEV International Ltd. Press Release
  • 6 days ago
    IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. has announced that its Copper Alloys division has received a US$1.3 million order from a multinational manufacturing customer based in Asia. Delivery of the finished products is expected to begin in the first quarter of fiscal 2016. IBC Advanced Alloys is a Vancouver-based manufacturer and distributor of rare metal alloys and related products, with production plants in...
    Information summarized from: IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. Press Release
  • 6 days ago
    In the latest issue of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s (APF Canada) Canada-Asia Agenda, author Kyae Lim Kwon makes a case for why Ontario, which last week announced that it will implement a cap-and-trade system, should look to South Korea's recent experience in implementing an Emissions Trading System (ETS). In “South Korea's Emissions Trading System: Challenges, Prospects and Lessons for...
    Information summarized from: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
  • April 17, 2015
    Futurevic Global Sourcing Inc., a Richmond Hill, Ontario-based company, and Shijiazhuang Junlebao Dairy Company have committed to purchasing C$2 million worth of Ontario maple syrup products for the Chinese market over the next two years. The commitment was affirmed during a meeting with Ontario Ministers Jeff Leal and Michael Chan. Futurevic Global Sourcing is a company leading in importing,...
  • April 17, 2015
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement that India will issue visas upon arrival for Canadians, replacing the prevailing system requiring Canadian travelers to apply for a tourist visa prior to arrival. The new rules are expected to make it easier for Canadians to travel to India. PM Harper and PM Modi also welcomed the progress made on...
    Information summarized from: Prime Minister's Office Press Release
  • April 16, 2015
    Over C$1.6 billion of commercial agreements between Canadian and Indian companies and organizations have been signed and announced during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Canada, currently underway. The deals cover a wide range of sectors, including aerospace and defence, education, energy, mining, infrastructure, sustainable technologies, and information and communications...
    Information summarized from: Prime Minister's Office Press Release
  • April 16, 2015
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, witnessed the signing and finalization of six significant initiatives between Canadian and Indian government organizations, agencies and companies. These agreements included a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Transport Canada and India's Ministry of Civil Aviation to promote collaboration and cooperation. Transport...
    Information summarized from: Prime Minister's Office Press Release

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