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U.S., Mexican push for auto deal could open door for Canada’s return

August 21, 2018

U.S. and Mexican trade ministers were set to resume talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement in Washington on Tuesday in a final push for a deal on autos that would open the door for Canada to return to

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Wholesale trade declines again due to weaker vehicle and parts sales

August 21, 2018

Canadian wholesale trade decreased by 0.8 per cent in June from May, the second decline in three months, led by weaker sales in the motor vehicles and parts subsector, Statistics Canada said. Sales were down in five out of seven

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Foreign automakers balk at Trump NAFTA local content proposal

August 21, 2018

Foreign-brand automakers with U.S. plants do not support Trump administration rules to raise the amount of local content in North American-made vehicles, a group representing companies including Toyota Motor Corp, Volkswagen AG and Hyundai Motor Co. has told key U.S. lawmakers. According

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Rio Tinto opens fourth diamond pipe in NWT

August 21, 2018

Rio Tinto has opened a fourth diamond pipe, known as A21, at the remote subarctic Diavik Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories of Canada. “This investment to sustain production levels at Diavik reflects the strong outlook we see for the diamond industry,” said Rio

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Omron Canada brings in new faces

August 20, 2018

Omron Canada Inc. is shaking things up in its western market with three new appointments. Sean Garrity has been named to the position of Territory Account Manager – British Columbia; Bashar Abuhamdan to the position of Account Manager – Southern Alberta;

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Refinery co-owner seeks $5.8M from partner

August 20, 2018

A co-owner of the Come By Chance oil refinery in Canada is suing his partner for about $5.8 million in a New York state court over allegations of unpaid dividends and misused investments, according to court papers filed on Friday.

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New Quebec tissue plant will create more than 180 new jobs

August 16, 2018

KP Tissue Inc. and Kruger Products L.P. today announced its plan for a capital investment of $575 million in the Brompton area of Sherbrooke, Qué., to build a new, state-of-the-art tissue plant featuring Canada’s largest and most modern through-air-dry (TAD) machine. “This project is

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U.S. hopeful there will be a Mexican NAFTA deal “in days”

August 16, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday said he hopes there will be a breakthrough in NAFTA trade talks in the next few days, as the U.S. bilateral discussions were under way with Mexico over the North American Free Trade

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Petroleum, coal spur Canadian factory sales rebound in June

August 16, 2018

Canadian factory sales grew by 1.1 per cent in June from May, thanks largely to a rebound in petroleum and coal products after temporary shutdowns in the spring, Statistics Canada said on Thursday. Analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast

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Three companies collaborate to turn waste plastic into fuel, chemicals

August 16, 2018

Neste, ReNew ELP, and Licella are joining forces in a development project to explore the potential of using mixed waste plastic as a raw material for fuels, chemicals, and new plastics. In addition to studying liquefied waste plastic feasibility and