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  • WASHINGTON/ OTTAWA, April 2- Canada declined a U.S. invitation last week to jointly announce climate policy cooperation with Mexico, with Ottawa saying it has not yet finalized its own domestic strategy, sources from both countries familiar with the discussions said on Thursday. On March 24, three days before the United States and Mexico announced they would...

  • TORONTO, April 2- Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver promised on Thursday to deliver a balanced budget on April 21 despite the economic damage from low oil prices, and pledged to avoid what he called tax-and-spend plans that could damage a fragile recovery. Canada is a major oil producer and exporter, and the price crash is leading to what Bank of Canada...

  • March 12- Canada's federal budget will show a deficit of just over C $2 billion in the current fiscal year and will be balanced in the year starting April 1, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday. On Nov. 12, Finance Minister Joe Oliver had projected an underlying surplus for 2014/ 15 of C $100 million. "This year, we're coming in at a little over C $2 billion, and of...

  • OTTAWA, March 12- Canada faces difficult choices in talks on a proposed 12- country Pacific trade pact and is doing its best to protect national interests, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday. Canada is under increasing pressure from the United States and others to start dismantling its so-called supply management system of milk quotas and import...

  • March 12- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and Canadian National Railway Co have such huge market power that they cannot be allowed to dictate how Canada's grain shipment backlog is cleared, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday. Harper said in an appearance in Saskatchewan that the grain backlog was not nearly as bad as it was a year ago in the wake of the...

  • OTTAWA, March 12- Canada faces difficult choices in talks on a proposed 12- country Pacific trade pact and is doing its best to protect national interests, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.

  • March 12- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and Canadian National Railway Co have such huge market power that they cannot be allowed to dictate how well Canada's grain shipment backlog is cleared, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.

  • March 12- Canada's federal budget will show a deficit of just over C $2 billion in the current fiscal year and will be balanced in the year starting April 1, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday. "Last year we had a deficit of only a little over C $5 billion, which was much less than we anticipated. This year, we're coming in at a little over C $2 billion, and of...

  • 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.