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U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership talks end with no deal

December 25, 2013

The United States and 11 other nations negotiating a free trade zone stretching from Chile to Japan failed to reach a final agreement at talks in Singapore, but indicated they were closing in on a landmark deal.

Global trade deal reached after 2 decades

December 19, 2013

A deal to boost global trade has been approved by the World Trade Organization's 159 member economies for the first time in nearly two decades, keeping alive the possibility that a broader agreement to create a level playing field for rich and poor countries can be reached in the future.

Canada's trade sputters, U.S. shows swagger

December 19, 2013

U.S. exports jumped to a record in October, an important sign of life in the global economy that could herald steadier growth in 2014.

A new bridge over the St. Lawrence for 2018

December 17, 2013

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announced [on December 1] a new accelerated timeline for the construction of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence.

Business Barometer: Small business optimism highest since beginning of 2013

December 13, 2013

November shaped up to be a reasonably positive month for Canadian small businesses. CFIB's Business Barometer® Index gained almost a full point, posting a 65.9 this month over October's 65.0. It is also the second highest reading of 2013 after February's 66.2