Canadian Manufacturing


January 16, 2020

U.S. Senate approves USMCA [UPDATED]

It cruised through the Senate by a margin of 89-10; the deal now needs only the signature of Trump to be fully approved in the U.S.

January 17, 2020

Federal health minister says too early for broad drug decriminalization

Patty Hajdu said, "My personal perspective on decriminalization is that it can't be done in a broad sweep"
January 17, 2020

Champagne meets Iranian counterpart as Trudeau is set to speak on PS752

The Foreign Affairs minister is in Oman to meet with Javad Zarif one day after Canada and four other countries agreed Iran must compensate crash victims' families
January 17, 2020

For major shippers, 2019 ended on a sour note

Trade wars and slowing global growth are bad news for the industry

January 17, 2020

Oil and gas industry applauds Supreme Court’s dismissal of B.C. TMX case

The Supreme Court decision upholds a B.C. Court of Appeal ruling
January 17, 2020

China’s 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade war

But business sentiment did receive a boost from Jan. 15's signing of an interim trade deal with the U.S.

January 17, 2020

U.N.: Global economic growth in 2019 was lowest of the decade

The world body said the broad-based slowdown "has been accompanied by a sharp slowdown in international trade flows and global manufacturing activity"
January 17, 2020

Finance minister finds ‘alignment’ at pre-budget roundtable in Calgary

The Business Council of Alberta says it is "fiercely federalist" and doesn't support separatism


Business Intelligence


The top technology trends for the manufacturing industry in 2020

A checklist of technology trends that will influence manufacturing in the next few years

Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises remain nimble in the face of change

But not all SMEs are sure about how to leverage technology to its full potential
Global Business

Opportunity (Zone) is knocking for Can-Am business expansion

The Opportunity Zones program provides substantial tax benefits for capital gains reinvested into economically disadvantaged areas

Cleantech Canada

January, 17 2020

Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars

A joint venture would focus first on China, the biggest market for electric vehicles
January, 17 2020

Microsoft: ‘carbon negative’ by 2030 even for supply chain

The tech firm is currently responsible for about 16 million tonnes of emissions per year, including data centres making of electronics components for its devices
January, 16 2020

Germany agrees on timeline, compensation for coal phase out

Some regions, particularly in the less prosperous east, are heavily dependent on mining lignite, or brown coal

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