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  • 5 hours ago
    On November 21, 2017, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, wrapped up a 10-day visit to China that raised the profile of Canadian agricultural products to Canada’s second-most valuable agri-food export market. The three-city mission will help Canada reach its goal of growing global agri-food exports to C$75 billion by 2025 by providing Canadians and processors...
  • 5 hours ago
    Premier Kathleen Wynne, joined by Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade, and Ontario business and academic delegates, will begin her third business mission to China on November 24, 2017. The Premier will meet with business and political leaders in Beijing before travelling with to Nanjing, Chongqing, and Shenzhen. While in China, the Premier will focus on further bolstering Ontario's...
  • 5 hours ago
    Two years after India announced the development of 100 "smart cities" to address the country’s rapid urbanization, the University of Toronto has entered into a partnership with Pune, one of the first urban areas identified as part of the initiative.  U of T, the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, and the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd. will focus on finding solutions to...
  • Yesterday
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) now has 12 Visa Application Centres (VACs) open in China to support the rising demand for temporary resident visa services there. According to IRCC, more than 500,000 visa applications have been received from China so far this year, which represents a 15 per cent increase over 2016. Seven new VACs in Nanjing, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kunming,...
  • Yesterday
    Waterloo, ON-headquartered BlackBerry Ltd., a cybersecurity software and services company, is expanding its network of embedded technology experts with two new partners in Japan: Fujisoft Incorporated, and Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd. The companies have joined a specialized Value-Added Integrator (VAI) program, announced by BlackBerry in March 2017, which aims to build a...
  • Yesterday
    Montreal-headquartered CAE Inc., a civil aviation, defence and security, and health care markets training company, has concluded the acquisition of AirAsia's share of the Malaysia-based Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence (AACE), one of Asia’s largest training companies for airline and aviation professionals. The US$100 million acquisition allows CAE to expand its footprint in the fast-growing...
  • 2 days ago
    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is pleased to invite you to a presentation by Manny Mogato, a journalist with Reuters in the Philippines and this year’s winner of the McLuhan Fellowship. Mr. Mogato’s presentation will focus on the spread of fake news in the Philippines and how it is undermining the news media’s role. He will also discuss what, in a time when human rights and other...
  • 2 days ago
    The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade; the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development; and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, concluded on a successful trade mission to India on November 17 aimed at showcasing the Canadian talent and technologies shaping tomorrow’s economy. Some 120 representatives from...
  • 2 days ago
    Vancouver-headquartered Copper Mountain Mining Corp. and Australia’s Altona Mining Ltd. have agreed to combine the companies under the Australian Corporations Act 2001, pursuant to which Copper Mountain will acquire the entire issued capital of Altona. Altona's principal asset is the Cloncurry Copper Project in Queensland, Australia, which envisages that a 7 million tonnes per annum open pit...
  • 5 days ago
    Langara College students Lucy Morrow and Willy Sin have been selected to participate in the India Connect Scholarship Program that launched on August 9, 2017. The India Connect Program is the first in a series of country-specific scholarship programs that are part of APF Canada’s larger Asia Connect Program. Through this partnership, APF Canada and the Langara College Foundation will provide each...
  • 5 days ago
    The annual B.C. wood products trade mission to Asia saw Forest Minister Doug Donaldson visit China and Japan this week. Donaldson stopped in Changzhou, Suzhou, and Nanjing, Jiangsu, and met with more than 30 forest products executives. Jiangsu is conducting a pilot project to use wood frame and wood hybrid construction in its massive urbanization program. Japan is a longtime customer for B.C....
  • 5 days ago
    Changfeng Energy Inc., a TSX-listed energy provider in Sanya, Hainan, China, has announced that the joint venture (JV) company between Sanya Changfeng New Energy Investment Co., Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Changfeng Energy Inc., and EDF (China) Holding Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the EDF Group has been established. The JV company is named Sanya EDF Changfeng Energy Management Co.,...
  • 5 days ago
    Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau will travel to Bangladesh from November 21 to 23, 2017, to witness first-hand the devastating impact of the Rohingya refugee crisis and assess the best ways for Canada to assist the hundreds of thousands of people who have fled from Myanmar. Minister Bibeau will also meet with the Government of Bangladesh to discuss its...
  • 6 days ago
    South Korea and Canada have signed a standing bilateral currency swap agreement that will enable the Bank of Canada to provide Canadian dollars to South Korean financial institutions and for the South Korean central bank to provide Korean won to financial institutions in Canada.
  • 6 days ago
    India has imposed an immediate 50 per cent duty on pea imports, in a move to support India’s pea growers after prices fell below a support threshold set by the Indian government. India is Canada’s top customer for pulses. Canadian pea exports to India were at nearly 850,000 tonnes by the close of October.
  • 6 days ago
    State-owned Chinese agribusiness Cofco Corp. is looking to buy 2.5 million tonnes of Canada’s canola crop next year, a boost of more than one-third over its expected purchases this year as its Winnipeg office, opened in 2016, gets established. This amount represents around 14 per cent of all the canola produced in Canada last year. In total, China is likely to import between four and 4.4 million...
  • November 15, 2017
    Earlier this year, the Bank of Canada published results of its own blockchain experiment to test CAD-Coin, a digital currency developed in collaboration with New York-based industry startup R3. The Bank of Canada is continuing its blockchain endeavour with Singapore’s central bank, which has already achieved early successes in developing its own digital currency token to power a blockchain...
  • November 15, 2017
    Japanese retail giant Muji announced that its Canadian flagship store will open at 1125 Robson Street on December 2. The downtown store, with 14,507 square feet and carrying over 4,500 products, will be the company’s largest location both in Canada and outside of Asia. The retailer sells household goods, clothing, and food items, and hosts a coffee counter, product customization service, and...
  • November 15, 2017
    Demand for Ontario-grown ginseng is on the rise throughout the Asia Pacific. Member of Parliament for Cambridge, Bryan May, on behalf of Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, announced yesterday an investment of C$420,000 to the Ontario Ginseng Growers' Association to help promote and increase the visibility and demand for Canadian ginseng in current and emerging markets, like those in Asia.
  • November 15, 2017
    BYD, the Chinese electric vehicle maker backed by Warren Buffett, plans to open its first assembly plant in Canada. BYD will start its operations in Ontario by shipping technology and components from China and making short-range vehicles such as garbage and delivery trucks, hiring about 40 people to begin with. As Canada has been losing auto investment to cheaper locations in the U.S. and Mexico...

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