Canada

Canada Dispenses Investment Structure; Opts Faster Economy Growth

Canada is trying to get their infrastructure as quickly as possible to spur growth.

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Canada’s RBC Denied Facilitating Tax Evasion in Connection to Panama Papers Leak

The Royal Bank of Canada has released an official statement, explaining that the bank is not guilty for any illegal activities including tax evasion in connection to shell company set up as mentioned in leaked papers from Panama’s Mossack Fonseca. The bank claimed to have high standards to ensure clients would not use its services to evade tax.

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Canada’s Liberal Budget Provides More Financial Aids to Students, Making Post-Secondary Education More Attainable

Canadian students can now receive more grants as the government’s first budget revealed more financial aids for post-secondary students. In addition, graduates will not be demanded to pay students loan back until they make $25,000 a year.

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Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau to forego stimulu; Budget deficit may be C$30bln

Justin Trudeau, the new Prime Minister of Canada, has ruled out any possibility of new stimulus funds as new budget deficit is expected to be C$30 billion ($22.5 billion). Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau will present the budget on 22nd of March 2016.

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Group of Canadian and Kuwaiti Investors Bought The London City Airport for £2 Billion, Raise Concerns Over Possible Airport Charges Raise

The London City Airport has now new owners as a group of investors led by Canadian pension plan acquire the facility for £2 billion. Some expressed a concern over the airport’s plan to expand the service, also over the high price that could cause the new owners to increase airport charges.

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BDC Capital rolls out C$150-mln IT Venture Fund II

BDC Capital, a subsidiary of Business Development Bank of Canada, has launched IT Venture Fund II with corpus of C$150 million. With an objective of bridging gap in the mid-stage funding, the new fund will support new generation of IT entrepreneurs in Canada.

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For Sale: Clean English Air, $115 per Jar

Clean air shortage in China forces wealthy residents to buy jars of it from a British entrepreneur. The company's name is Aethaer, a Greek word for 'pure, fresh air' and described the product as 'Louis Vuitton or Gucci' of fresh air. Each 580 ml jar of clean, fresh air costs around $115 or £80.

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Canada Almost Sold Half of its Gold Reserves

Over the recent weeks, Canada has been seen quietly disposing of its gold reserves, so much that the reserves now stand at 0.62 tons. The decision to sell the yellow metal is said to be issued straight from the Finance Minister, Bill Morneau's office.

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GM Recalls 473,000 Trucks and SUVs in Canada, US Due to Brake Pedal Issues

GM is about to roll out yet another recall program, this time affecting 47300 vehicles in North America. The leading automaker has found issues with the brake nut that could lead to failure of this vital function. This is nowhere close to the first time the company called back its cars for some fix, and seems it won't be the last either.

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Qube Group offers Asciano A$9 billion, exceeding Canada's Brookfield bid

Qube Holdings have come up with a more tempting offer than its competition, Brookfield, in acquiring Asciano. A greater cash component thrown into the deal has tipped the scales in their favor, which Brookfield has only five days to match.

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Queen's University Capital Club is Seeking Canada's Best Student Startup

The Queen's University Capital Club focuses on fueling the Canadian students entrepreneurial ecosystem. This year, they determined to foster more student startups with this competition where selected applicants can meet venture capitalists and accelerators that could help them develop their startups. All Canadian students are welcome to apply via the club's website.

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Canadian Finance Minister to approve submission of changing the faces in bank notes

Canadian Finance Minister has clearly stated that he strongly supports the central bank's recommendation of featuring Canada's iconic woman or women on paper currency. The petition for recognition of women, led by by hhistorian Merna Foster since 2013, seems to be slowly moving towards a positive decision.

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Starbucks upbeat on record gift card sales on Christmas Eve

Starbucks Corp is banking on gift card strategy to boost business volume this holiday season. The American Coffee company is expecting a record number of gift-card purchases on Christmas Eve. The gift-card business is propelling more traffic and loyalty to Starbucks cafes.

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Major oil firms have biggest war chests for takeovers

The continuous oil price fall is one side of the coin. The other side is showing rosy picture as six major oil companies have more than enough funds to snap up competitors. It's estimated that world's top six listed oil companies have over $0.5 trillion in stocks and cash enough to fund takeovers plans. ExxonMobil lead the pack, while Chevron, BP Plc, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Total are in the top-six positions.

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Bargain buying creates robust US demand for gold

The stock market crash this summer drove US investors towards safe haven investment. The US investors started buying gold bars and coins in the wake of August meltdown.

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