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Convention to look at the changing face of mining

April 23, 2019

Intelligence. Information. Innovation. Influence: the letter “I” will connect thousands of professionals from all fields of mining during the annual Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), April 28-May 1. Expected to draw over 5,000 delegates from across Canada and around the

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Self-driving automaker turns to existing Detroit facility

April 23, 2019

Alphabet Inc’s Waymo said today it had chosen a factory in Detroit, Mich., to mass produce self-driving cars, looking to the historical heart of the auto industry to build the vehicles of the future. The company’s chief executive, John Krafcik,

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Plant-based degradable plastic compounds suitable for food packaging products

April 23, 2019

Kaneka Americas Holding, Inc. has announced the creation of the new Biopolymers Division based in Houston, Texas. Kaneka’s PHBH is a plant-based product that offers both flexibility and heat resistance, compatible to be used in place of plastic food packaging products.

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Canada’s steelmakers irate as Ottawa again waives retaliatory tariffs

April 22, 2019

Canada is waiving retaliatory tariffs on another $110 million worth of U.S. steel, deepening tensions with domestic producers who are pushing for tougher trade restrictions on foreign imports. Last July, Finance Canada imposed tariffs on $16.6 billion worth of U.S.

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Veil of secrecy covering corporate corruption slowly lifting

April 22, 2019

The veil of Canadian corporate secrecy that helps fuel global corruption is slowly lifting, but not fast enough for some critics. Canada, criticized in the past by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and others as a laggard

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Thailand’s CPF acquires HyLife Investments

April 22, 2019

Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF), Thailand’s largest agriculture conglomerate, said on Monday it would acquire Canadian pork producer HyLife Investments for $498 million to expand its North American business. The acquisition would make CPF a 50.1 per cent owner of

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Robots that can rip apart Apple devices, recover valuable metals

April 18, 2019

Apple Inc is notorious for keeping what happens in its laboratories a closely guarded secret. But the iPhone maker plans to share openly everything that happens in its newest lab in Austin, Texas. Apple said Thursday that it will open

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U.S. lifting lawsuit ban has Canada considering options

April 18, 2019

Canada is considering its options after a U.S. decision to lift a long-standing ban against U.S. citizens filing lawsuits against foreign companies that use properties seized by Cuba’s Communist government since the 1959 revolution, Canada’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.

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Cascades emphasizes recycled fibre with new line of paper products

April 17, 2019

Cascades Inc. has announced the launch of the Latte Collection, which addresses the concerns of diminishing virgin pulp supplies. Available within the Cascades PRO Select and Cascades PRO Perform collections of paper towels, toilet paper and facial tissue, this new line is

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Trade tensions, economic slowdown harming business confidence

April 16, 2019

Canada’s recent economic slowdown and global trade tensions are hitting businesses confidence, according to a Bank of Canada survey. The Ottawa-based central bank’s first-quarter survey of executives — which took place in February and March — showed soft expectations for