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  • OTTAWA, Feb 19- Canada is introducing substantial new tax measures that will allow investors in liquefied natural gas facilities to recover their costs more quickly, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.

  • OTTAWA, Feb 17- Canada is imposing sanctions against top Russian oil firm NK Rosneft OAO and the head of conglomerate Rostec, among others, in response to the actions of Russian-backed militants in Ukraine, Ottawa said on Tuesday. In all, Canada- which said it was acting in coordination with the European Union and the United States- imposed sanctions against 37...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 17- Canada will have only three or four years to take advantage of its renminbi clearing hub before China liberalizes its capital account and so reduces the competitive advantage the hub creates, a Chinese banker key to the operation said on Tuesday. During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to China in November, it was announced that a...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 17- Canada will have only three or four years to take advantage of its renminbi trading hub before China liberalizes its capital account and so reduces the competitive advantage the hub creates, a Chinese banker key to the operation said on Tuesday. During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to China in November, it was announced that a...

  • Canada provides new C$200 mln loan to Ukraine Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:41 AM ET

    OTTAWA, Jan 28- Canada will provide a second C $200 million low-interest loan to Ukraine, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Wednesday. Canada provided a first loan for that amount in September. The second one will be delivered by Export Development Canada, the government's export agency, and is conditional on the approval of the next review of Ukraine's...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 28- Justin Trudeau, the man with the best shot at replacing Stephen Harper as Canada's prime minister, will spend this year's election campaign trying to convince voters that he is more than just a pretty face. Trudeau, 43, a relative political novice, took over Canada's storied but struggling Liberal Party in 2013 and quickly hauled it into first place...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 27- If Canada's opposition Liberals win the election set for this October they would be able to boost spending on their priorities without necessarily running a budget deficit, party leader Justin Trudeau told Reuters on Tuesday. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives, who have been in power since early 2006, portray management of the...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 23- Gold steadied above $1,300 a tonne on Friday, near its strongest level in five months after the European Central Bank launched a multi-billion bond-buying programme to invigorate the euro zone economy. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,300.70 an ounce by 0035 GMT. *Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced complete confidence in the...

  • ST. CATHARINES, Ontario, Jan 22- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced complete confidence in the Bank of Canada on Thursday, a day after it stunned markets by cutting interest rates amid a plunge in oil prices. Harper said the economy did not need stimulus measures and noted the Bank of Canada was still predicting some growth this year.

  • ST. CATHARINES, Ontario, Jan 22- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced complete confidence in the Bank of Canada on Thursday and said its surprise interest rate cut this week was appropriate. The Bank of Canada stunned markets by cutting interest rates on Wednesday, citing a threat to economic growth and its inflation targets from the oil price plunge...

  • ST. CATHARINES, Ontario, Jan 22- Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced complete confidence in the Bank of Canada on Thursday and said its interest rate cut on Wednesday, which caught markets by surprise, was appropriate.

  • LONDON, Ontario, Jan 21- A stunning rate cut by the Bank of Canada may be the just the thing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper needs to preserve a promised budget surplus as he heads into an election campaign dominated by plunging oil prices and faltering economy. "The symbolism of being able to campaign on a surplus is very important to the Conservatives,...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 15- Canada has postponed a summit with the leaders of the United States and Mexico, officials said on Thursday, amid persistent tensions over the construction of TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline and other issues. "It's my understanding that... has been postponed from early this year to later in the year," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 15- Canada has quietly postponed a summit with the leaders of the United States and Mexico amid tensions over the construction of TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline and other issues, sources indicated on Thursday. If Obama did come to Canada he would no doubt face a raft of pointed questions about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would...

  • DELTA, British Columbia, Jan 8- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Thursday said the country's energy industry was resilient and would survive the stresses caused by plunging crude oil prices. "As rapid a negative a change that this is for the industry, the industry, even in my lifetime, has lived through changes this extreme and more on many occasions,"...

  • OTTAWA, Dec 17- Canada's decision to host secret talks between the United States and Cuba on normalizing relations allowed the two countries the discretion they needed, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Wednesday. In a brief statement, Harper congratulated the two on their successful dialogue and said Canada supported a future for Cuba that fully...

  • OTTAWA, Dec 16- Even dramatically lower oil prices will not prevent the Canadian government from balancing its budget next year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday. Even with dramatically lower oil prices, we will balance the budget, "he told reporters in Quebec City. On Nov. 12, the federal government released a fiscal update projecting a surplus of C...

  • OTTAWA, Dec 16- Even dramatically lower oil prices will not prevent the Canadian government from balancing its budget next year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday. "You should be under no doubt that the government will balance its budget next year. Even with dramatically lower oil prices, we will balance the budget, "he told reporters in Quebec City.

  • SYDNEY, Dec 16- Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning and freed terrified hostages being held there at gunpoint, in a dramatic end to a 16- hour siege in which two captives and the attacker were killed. Authorities have not publicly identified the gunman, but a police source named him as Man Haron Monis, an Iranian refugee...

  • OTTAWA, Dec 9- Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday it would be crazy for Canada to impose regulations on the oil and gas industry to reduce greenhouse gases without simultaneous action from the United States, given the steep decline in oil prices. "The prime minister confirmed that he is in fact breaking his promise to regulate the oil and gas sector," New...