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  • OTTAWA, April 23- German car maker Volkswagen AG will get 400 million Euros in trade financing from Canada to help expand its southern U.S. and Mexican operations and thereby generate business for Canadian firms, Ottawa said on Thursday. "With the southern U.S. and Mexico increasingly becoming prime production locations for global automakers, EDC has a role to...

  • *New Potash Corp nominees suggest a deal has been struck. SANTIAGO, April 22- Chile's SQM, the world's biggest producer of key battery ingredient lithium, will get a new board on Friday minus the man who has led it for nearly three decades, as the scandal-plagued company moves to reassure investors about its corporate governance. The scandal has convulsed the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 5 Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- The Atlantic holds summit on the economy. WASHINGTON- Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on nominations of Anne Elizabeth Wall to be a deputy undersecretary of the Treasury and Brodi Fontenot to be chief financial officer, U.S. Department of the Treasury- 1800 GMT. RIGA- Germany's Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret speech on developing...

  • Two different strains have been discovered in the United States this year. The H5N2 strain is in Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. The H5N8 strain has been identified in California and also in Idaho, U.S. Department of Agriculture data shows.

  • *Canada's Potash Corp yet to make decision on nominees. By Rosalba O'Brien and Felipe Iturrieta. SANTIAGO, April 22- The future of Chile's SQM, the world's biggest producer of key battery ingredient lithium, hangs in the balance this week as the chairman faces demands to resign and a new board is elected.

  • OTTAWA, April 22- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, facing a battle to win reelection to a rare fourth term in October, has boosted his chances with a populist budget expected to energize his base. The tax breaks in the budget the Conservative government delivered on Tuesday, plus the cold hard cash it will give to every family with children starting in July,...

  • OTTAWA, April 22- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, facing a battle to win reelection to a rare fourth term in October, has boosted his chances with a populist budget expected to energize his base. The tax breaks in the budget the Conservative government delivered on Tuesday, plus the cold hard cash it will give to every family with children starting in July,...

  • But Reuters polls of more than 250 economists across Europe and North America show only modest upgrades to growth forecasts and a reluctance to relinquish a depressed inflation view, despite the rush of rate cuts and central bank cash that most respondents believe is far from over. Germany's DAX index has rallied more than 20 percent since the start of the year...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 4 Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Germany's Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret speaks on current situation in the euro area- 1700 GMT. WASHINGTON- Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on nominations of Anne Elizabeth Wall to be a deputy undersecretary of the Treasury and Brodi Fontenot to be chief financial officer, U.S. Department of the Treasury- 1800 GMT.

  • OTTAWA, April 21- Canada's Conservative government pledged little new immediate cash in its budget on Tuesday for security agencies already hard-pressed to cope with an increased focus on thwarting domestic attacks. But Finance Minister Joe Oliver came up with just C $18 million in new money for counter-terrorism operations in 2015-16 and that must be...

  • TORONTO, April 21- Canadian activist firm West Face Capital Inc on Tuesday launched a proxy battle against Gran Tierra Energy and outlined plans to put up a slate of six nominees for the energy firm's board, saying that its current four-member board has failed investors. West Face, whose managed funds control roughly 9.8 percent of Gran Tierra's shares, said the...

  • OTTAWA, April 21- Canada's Conservative government pledged new cash in the federal budget on Tuesday to help pay for its mission against Islamic State forces and promised billions more for defense that the military will not see for several years. Defense Minister Jason Kenney said on April 1 that Ottawa's decision to extend its military operation against...

  • Mosaic aims to bring color to cheap 3D printers Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:04 PM ET

    TORONTO, April 21- Canadian tech start-up Mosaic is putting color into low-end 3 D printers in a move to make the technology more accessible for everything from architectural modeling to medical training. More than 108,000 3 D printers shipped in 2014 and numbers should double every year, hitting 2.3 million by 2018, according to a forecast from technology...

  • FOREX-Dollar turns mixed as euro inches up Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 2:57 PM ET

    *Euro pares losses over Greece. NEW YORK, April 21- The dollar was mixed against major currencies on Tuesday, with the euro pivoting to modest gains against the greenback after euro zone finance ministers moved away from fixing a deadline for Greece to come up with fiscal reforms. Greece, which is quickly running out of cash, pledged to its euro zone partners in...

  • April 21- Chinese demand for steel-making coal has weakened with imports for the first two months of 2015 well below last year's levels, the chief executive of Canadian miner Teck Resources Ltd said on Tuesday as the company announced lower earnings and a big dividend cut. Teck shares were down 5 percent at C $16.05 after it slashed its half-yearly dividend to 15...

  • Transmission Developers Inc. says Tuesday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit allowing the Champlain Hudson Power Express project to be placed in U.S. waters along the proposed route. The 1,000- megawatt transmission line from Quebec to Queens would run under Lake Champlain and the Hudson River for much of its route. TDI chief executive officer...

  • The number of hens that'll have to be killed at a northwest Iowa farm was revised downward Tuesday, from 5.3 million to 3.8 million. The smaller— yet still large— figure is the actual number of chickens at Sunrise Farms instead of the capacity of the farm, which the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Iowa agriculture officials gave Monday. A total of eight Midwestern...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 30 Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia to release the minutes of its April policy meeting- 0130 GMT. GENEVA- European Central Bank Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy speaks at the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies- 1630 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's Riksbank Deputy Governor Henry Ohlsson takes part in panel debate- 1115 GMT.

  • TORONTO, April 20- Rogers Communications Inc posted an unexpected 17 percent drop in quarterly profit on Monday as the cable, phone and media company struggled to hold on to customers during a period of industry-wide turbulence. The Toronto- based company, already struggling to maintain its leading position in the wireless industry, had to deal with regulatory...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, April 20- Intermediate producer Legacy Oil+ Gas Inc formed a special committee on Monday to deal with hedge fund FrontFour Capital's move to gain seats on its board, the first major case of shareholder activism in Canada's oil patch since last year's sharp drop in crude prices. Calgary- based Legacy, which has assets in southern Alberta and light...