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  • 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.

  • Canada Approves China's Biggest Foreign Takeover Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 11:18 PM ET
    The Cnooc Ltd. headquarters stand in Beijing, China

    Canada has approved China's biggest ever foreign takeover, the $15.1 billion bid from CNOOC for energy company Nexen, but has drawn a line in the sand against future buys by state-owned enterprises.

  • *SNC Lavalin sees India designating site for Candu reactors. NEW DELHI, Nov 6- Canadian firms will be able to export uranium and nuclear reactors to India for the first time in almost four decades under an agreement between the two nations, their prime ministers said, but more work is needed to implement the deal.

  • OTTAWA, Nov 6- A top legislator in Canada's ruling Conservative Party on Tuesday made public his fierce opposition to a bid by China's CNOOC Ltd for Nexen Inc, underlining the political challenges facing Ottawa as it studies the takeover.

  • *SNC Lavalin sees India designating site for Candu reactors. NEW DELHI, Nov 6- Canadian firms will be able to export uranium and nuclear reactors to India for the first time in almost four decades under an agreement between the two nations, their prime ministers said, but more work is needed to implement the deal.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2230 GMT / 530 PM EST Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 10:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK- With freezing temperatures forecast, tens of thousands of people hit by superstorm Sandy need temporary housing, but New York officials say it is not immediately clear where they could all be sheltered.

  • *India re-examining all investment deals due to Vodafone spat.

  • *India re-examining all investment deals due to Vodafone spat.

  • *Speaks on eve of trip to India, Philippines, Hong Kong. Speaking on the eve of a trip to India and other parts of Asia, Harper said in an interview published in Saturday's Postmedia newspapers that Canada as a general rule welcomes foreign investment.

  • *PM, on Nov 3-11 Asian trip, will say Canada open for business. OTTAWA, Nov 1- Prime Minister Stephen Harper will promote Canada as open for business during a Nov. 3-11 trip to Asia, although he is not likely to unveil long-awaited guidelines for foreign takeovers of Canadian firms, an aide said on Thursday.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT / 2.30 PM ET Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 6:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Huge logistical problems from power failures and navigational hazards roil the massive New York Harbor oil hub in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, threatening widespread delays in fuel deliveries off the New York Mercantile Exchange's futures contracts (STORM-SANDY/CME-DELIVERIES, moving shortly, 800 words).

  • *Sources say review of CNOOC bid for Nexen set to be extended. The Conservative government has promised to present new guidelines at around the same time it announces its decision on whether to approve a $15.1 billion bid by China's state-owned CNOOC Ltd to take over oil producer Nexen Inc.

  • *Petronas-Progress extend closing by 30 days to Nov. 30. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29- Malaysian state oil company Petronas said on Monday it has extended the closing date on its bid for Canadian gas producer Progress Energy Resources until Nov. 30, as it works to overturn the Canadian government's rejection of the proposed deal.