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  • 4 hours ago
    Calgary-headquartered WestJet Airlines Ltd. has signed a code-share agreement with Hong Kong Airlines that will allow the Asian carrier to sell tickets on WestJet flights using its own designator codes. The agreement builds on an existing interline agreement put in place earlier this year. The partners say guests on Hong Kong Airlines' daily Hong Kong-Vancouver service, which started in June,...
  • 4 hours ago
    Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Bardish Chagger, addressed the Canada China Business Council annual general meeting in Toronto yesterday, and talked about how strong people-to-people ties will be the foundation for mutual prosperity and growth, especially during the Canada-China Year of Tourism in 2018. Chagger added that the Government of Canada is committed to building on the strength...
  • 4 hours ago
    Canada, China, and the European Union convened the Ministerial Meeting on Climate Action in Montreal yesterday to advance discussions on the full implementation of the Paris Agreement and to demonstrate continued political commitment to global action. Representatives from 34 governments of major economies and other key players on climate change attended, including: Fiji, Indonesia, Japan,...
  • 4 hours ago
    On October 10, 2017, the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association will host in Montreal a networking event on fintech opportunities in Asia via Hong Kong. Guests will include the founder of FinTech Hong Kong Super Charger and the head of investment promotion at Invest HK. Click here for more information.
  • Yesterday
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met yesterday with Vice-President Jusuf Kalla of Indonesia at the United Nations in New York. They discussed the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, and what collaboration may be possible to bring an end to the violence and persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority, and other ethnic minorities.
  • Yesterday
    Montreal-headquartered Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., one of the world’s largest company-owned convenience store operators, has its eyes on Asia, where the company is seeking to enter the Thai and Indian markets. A Bloomberg dispatch to the National Post quotes co-founder and chairman Alain Bouchard telling shareholders that the Quebec company is crafting a strategy for the two countries, while...
  • Yesterday
    Toronto Dominion Bank, Canada’s biggest bank by assets, is re-entering the Japanese market after six years by setting up a fixed-income sales desk in Tokyo to pitch ideas to clients and build relationships. The move entails moving a number “in the teens” of Japan-focused employees to Tokyo from Singapore.
  • Yesterday
    Viking Air Ltd. of Victoria, B.C., has announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has approved the operation of Viking Series 400 Twin Otters equipped with amphibious floats in China. Certification of the Series 400 Twin Otter on floats is a major milestone in developing the burgeoning seaplane market in China as it provides a proven twin-engine solution capable of profitable 19-...
  • 2 days ago
    Prime Minister Trudeau met yesterday with President Moon Jae-In of South Korea at the United Nations in New York. The two leaders discussed the grave threat to peace and security posed by North Korea's nuclear tests and other provocations. They agreed on the need for the international community to implement fully all United Nations Security Council resolutions on North Korea. The two leaders also...
  • 2 days ago
    Clearford Water Systems Inc., an Ottawa-based provider of water management and sanitation systems, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mumbai-based Tata Projects Ltd., one of India’s largest business groups, to promote implementation of Clearford's proprietary waste water collection and treatment system (Clearford One) in India and other international markets. Initial efforts will...
  • 2 days ago
    Luneng Group, one of the major real estate developers in China, and Toronto-headquartered Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, a Toronto-headquartered luxury hospitality company, today jointly announced plans to open a luxury Four Seasons hotel in Dalian, located in the Liaodong Peninsula in northeastern China. A growing and diverse urban centre, Dalian is home to leading industry, port activities,...
  • 2 days ago
    Jackpot Digital Inc., a Vancouver-based electronic table games manufacturer and mobile gaming provider, has entered into a non-exclusive agreement to license and distribute the company's electronic table game products throughout Asia. The distributor is an established firm in the Asian gaming market, with connections with casino operating groups in Vietnam, Cambodia, Macau, and other Asian...
  • 3 days ago
    Japan Gold Corp., a Vancouver-headquartered gold and copper-gold exploration company, has expanded its gold exploration portfolio in Japan with the addition of three new projects in the Kitami province of north Hokkaido. The Onne, Fujimi, and Harutomi projects cover historic gold-silver and mercury mines in a largely under explored area south of Japan Gold's Ikutahara project. The three projects...
  • 3 days ago
    Motion Pay Technology Inc., an Ottawa-based high-tech company and the first and the largest provider of Alipay payment solutions in Canada, is the gold sponsor of the September 25, 2017 Alibaba-hosted Toronto conference, ‘Gateway ‘17’.  The event is geared toward Canadian businesses seeking to expand Chinese commercial, tourism, and trade opportunities, and will include keynote speeches from...
  • 3 days ago
    Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp., a Vancouver-based electric vehicle maker, says it has corporate and retail orders worth C$1.6 billion for its ‘Solo’ single-seat electric commuter vehicle and ‘Tofino’ electric sports car, including one letter of intent for a corporate order from Asia. Electra Meccanica has begun limited production of the Solo at its existing Vancouver facility, but expects...
  • 4 days ago
    BetterU Education Corp., a global education marketplace based in Ottawa, was selected by the Central Bank of India to provide instructor-led leadership training in Mumbai for all of the bank’s Assistant General Managers. BetterU’s corporate training initiatives will support employee training across a variety of industries, jobs, and categories to support corporate India.
  • 4 days ago
    Tourisme Montréal has formed a strategic partnership with Toronto-headquartered OTT Financial Inc. to introduce Chinese mobile payment solutions WeChat Pay and Alipay in Montréal. With more than 960 million active users, these are the most popular online mobile payment solutions in China. Tourisme Montréal will work closely with OTT Financial to set up the infrastructure for these solutions,...
  • 4 days ago
    On September 21, 2017, Canada Post and India Post will unveil the two countries’ first joint stamp issue, in honour of the festival of Diwali. Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights celebrated in the autumn, and India’s most important holiday of the year.
  • September 15, 2017
    Mitacs International is accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities, including student travel to and from Canada. The deadline to apply is November 8, 2017, at 5 p.m. PT. Click here for details. Projects last 12–24 weeks and are open to senior undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines. Funding starts at $6,000. Students in Canada can conduct research...
  • September 15, 2017
    China's CNOOC Ltd. has cancelled a liquefied natural gas project planned for northwest British Columbia, The Globe and Mail reports today. The Aurora LNG project was to include an LNG terminal on provincial crown land on Digby Island, near Prince Rupert. But CNOOC, through its Calgary-based Nexen unit, and its partners, has announced its decision to scrap Aurora LNG, stating, “. . . the current...

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