Rebooting Canada’s failed NAFTA strategy

By Danny Lam, Research Associate Environment & Security, University of Waterloo. Canada’s NAFTA strategy is in big trouble. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen here meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in February 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick) Canada’s NAFTA strategy is in trouble, to the extent that… Please follow and like us:

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China imposes new restrictions on outbound investment

China has issued new rules increasing oversight of overseas acquisitions by its companies, as it seeks to reduce investment in assets ranging from golf courses and movie studios to football clubs. The rules are the latest attempt to stem the tidal wave of capital that has flown out of the country in recent years, a trend… Please follow and like us:

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Gold miner’s woes cloud Greece’s investment skies

Athens, Greece – The fate of one of Greece’s biggest foreign investments hung in the balance on Wednesday as relations between the government and Canada’s Eldorado Gold Corporation reached a breaking point. Push, literally, came to shove outside the energy and environment ministry as dozens of yellow-vested miners tried to force their way past a blue… Please follow and like us:

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Chinese CEOs Protest Curbs on Foreign Investments

China is witnessing a rare protest from heads of some major Chinese companies who say government controls on the outflow of funds are hurting their ability to strike business deals overseas. Starting late last year, the government began imposing strict controls on currency transfers in a desperate bid to curb outbound investments and stop the yuan… Please follow and like us:

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China Taking Political Risks for Economic Reforms, Foreign Investments

China is responding to international criticism that it gives favorable treatment to state-owned enterprises (SOEs) while neglecting of the needs of foreign companies, and even foreign markets that buy Chinese goods. Releasing the annual work report, or budgetary proposals, in the National People’s Congress (NPC), Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signaled a crackdown on loss-posting “zombie enterprises”… Please follow and like us:

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