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  • OTTAWA, Nov 4- Canada expects to finalize the creation of a yuan clearing hub in the country, a source familiar with the government's talks with Chinese officials said on Tuesday, with an announcement expected during Prime Minister Stephen Harper's trip to China in the coming week. China has in the past two years appointed clearing banks for Taiwan, Singapore,...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 4- Canada expects to finalize the creation of a domestic yuan clearing hub in the country, a source familiar with talks said on Tuesday, with an announcement expected during Prime Stephen Harper's trip to China in the coming week.

  • VAUGHAN, Ontario, Oct 30- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled on Thursday family tax cuts and benefits totaling C $26.76 billion over six years, including C $3.07 billion for the fiscal year that ends next March and C $4.62 billion for 2015-16.. The package includes income splitting for couples with children under 18, providing for the transfer of C...

  • TORONTO, Oct 20- BlackBerry shares rose more than 3 percent on Monday after a news website said Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group might offer to buy the Canadian technology company. Lenovo and BlackBerry said their companies did not comment on rumors and speculation. Rumors of a Lenovo bid for BlackBerry have swirled many times over the last two years.

  • BRAMPTON, Ontario, Oct 2- Canada's budget deficit for the 2013/ 14 fiscal year is likely to be C $5.2 billion, rather than the C $16.6 billion forecast in February, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday. He said Canada would run a small deficit in the 2014/ 15 fiscal year before returning to surplus in 2015/ 16.. Harper's Conservatives, who face an election in...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 26- Jim Prentice, the one-time federal minister and investment banker sworn in as premier of Alberta earlier this month, said on Friday the Canadian province must secure new oil-export pipelines to ensure the growth of its oil sands sector.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 26- The European Union and Canada on Friday dismissed threats by a top German politician to block a free trade deal the two sides wrapped up in August after five years of often difficult negotiations.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- Logic dictates that the United States will one day approve the northern leg of TransCanada Corp's controversial Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told an audience of executives in New York on Wednesday.

  • Canadian PM says doesn't anticipate a housing crisis Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 24- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Wednesday he did not anticipate a housing crisis in Canada, where some analysts are fretting about high debt levels and a booming housing market.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 15- Canada's anemic job market poses "significant challenges," Prime Minister Stephen Harper acknowledged on Monday, while promising new measures this year to help boost the economy. Canada's unemployment rate was 7 percent in August.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 12- Canada has finally ratified a foreign investment protection agreement with China after a two-year delay in a step that may help ease tensions between the two countries and smooth the way for a possible visit to China by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 8- Jim Prentice, a former key Cabinet minister in the government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has firm control over the province of Alberta's governing Progressive Conservatives, but convincing voters to extend the party's 43- year rule will be more challenging.

  • OTTAWA/ WASHINGTON, Sept 4- Canada is likely to choose between two major U.S. firms when it buys a new fleet of jet fighters, excluding two European competitors, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 2- Senior officials from Canada and China met quietly in Ottawa last week to discuss relations that have deteriorated so badly that they could threaten Prime Minister Stephen Harper's planned visit to China in November.

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Aug 24- Burger King is in talks to acquire Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc in a deal that would create a fast food powerhouse with a market capitalization of roughly $18 billion.

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Aug 24- Burger King is in talks to combine with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc in a deal that would create a fast food powerhouse with a market capitalization of roughly $18 billion.

  • Canada tightens sanctions on Russia banks and individuals Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    OTTAWA, Aug 6- Canada followed the U.S. and European Union on Wednesday by announcing more sanctions on Russian individuals and entities, including VTB Bank OAO, Russia's second-largest bank by assets. In addition to VTB, Canada targeted Bank of Moscow and the Russian Agricultural Bank.

  • OTTAWA, Aug 6- China's decision to investigate two Canadians for suspected spying highlights a sharp and unexpected deterioration in bilateral ties just months ahead of a trip by Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Beijing.

  • OTTAWA, Aug 5- Canada and the European Union have finalized the text of a proposed free trade deal after months of disagreements, but implementation is still about two years away, Canadian officials said on Tuesday. The deal would make Canada the world's only major economy with preferential access to the world's two largest economies, the EU and the United States.

  • TORONTO, July 29- Canada said on Tuesday it plans to impose additional sanctions on Russia in the coming days, in close coordination with partners in the United States and Europe.