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  • 4 hours 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...
  • 4 hours 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...
  • 4 hours 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...
  • 3 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...
  • 3 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....
  • 3 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.,...
  • 3 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...
  • 4 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.
  • 4 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.
  • 4 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...
  • 5 days ago
    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...
  • 5 days ago
    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...
  • 5 days ago
    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.
  • 5 days ago
    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...
  • 6 days ago
    Global Affairs Canada conducted public consultations on a possible Canada-China free trade agreement (FTA), with participation by more than 600 stakeholders and partners, including businesses and industry associations, academics, labour unions, non-governmental organizations, and Indigenous groups. Global Affairs Canada released a summary of findings from the public consultation, and concludes...
  • 6 days ago
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and various Canadian ministers attended the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week from November 8-to-11, 2017. PM Trudeau reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to progressive trade inclusive of women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples in the APEC Leaders’ Meeting hosted by Vietnam. On the margins of the Leaders’ Meeting, the PM, joined by Canada’s Special...
  • 6 days ago
    Minister of International Trade François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, and Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will lead a trade mission to India from November 13-to-17, 2017, along with a Canadian business delegation. Canada’s trade mission will highlight the role of women in science and business. It will build on the government’s...
  • 6 days ago
    Welsh-Canadian billionaire and technology entrepreneur Terry Matthews, founder of investment firm Wesley Clover International Corporation, has launched an India-focused startup fund in collaboration with Pune-based tech incubator, Ideas to Impacts Innovations Pvt. Ltd. The C$10 million fund will bring together Indian angel groups, industrialists and corporates, in addition to Wesley Clover and...
  • November 10, 2017
    Toronto-headquartered Baylin Technologies Inc. has been awarded a two-year, multi-million- dollar contract from a large southwest Asian operator for a MiFi device that is expected to have significant deployments commencing in 2018. The area of the world that this device will be deployed in is currently served primarily by a 2G network that has some 3G capability. This MiFi product will reportedly...
  • November 10, 2017
    Blainville, Quebec-headquartered Xebec Adsorption Inc. has received more than C$9.8-million in recent biogas orders from China and Europe. In China, Xebec received another order for delivery of a complete biogas upgrading plant to be located at a waste water treatment plant in the city of Suzhou in Jiangsu province. The gas will be injected into the local town gas grid. In France, Xebec has won...

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