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  • Oct 24, 2014
  • Updated: 10:54pm


Nexen shrugs off demands on CNOOC from Alberta

Nexen staged its biggest rally since July, indicating CNOOC's US$15.1 billion takeover offer for the oil and gas producer is unaffected by demands from the province of Alberta to keep management and jobs in Canadian hands.

Friday, 5 October, 2012, 2:15am

Canadian property market tide shows sign of turning

A vacation home in one of the world's most coveted recreational playgrounds is fun to have during good times, but one of the first things to go - along with the yacht and the fancy weekend wheels - when the economy goes pear-shaped. Even the mighty Canadian Rockies, for all their rugged beauty and appeal, did not escape the global downturn.

7 Sep 2012 - 11:39am

Events diary

Today, HK: British Chamber of Commerce evening with Paua Group director Frederique Deleage.

French Chamber of Commerce and Industry training programme: 'Relaxation D.I.Y.'.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce evening on Alberta real estate.

Asia Society afternoon briefing: 'Thailand - A democratic crossroads'.

26 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Oil surge fires up Calgary's property market

If growth potential is important when buying commercial real estate it is hard to beat the pitch of one Canadian city landlocked in the middle of the prairie: Calgary is the commercial capital of a province that has more known oil reserves than Saudi Arabia.

13 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Check IN

Skiing and snowboarding will become more affordable this winter in western Canada with the addition of several new backpacker hostels - some right on the slopes.

11 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Drop till you shop

'SHOPPING? I'VE DRIVEN 300 kilometres across the prairies to Canada's fifth largest city, and you're telling me the main attraction here is a mall?' I couldn't believe my ears.

25 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Wonderful experience

My husband and I recently spent a week in this vibrant city. It was a wonderful experience and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

I would like to thank all the people in Hong Kong who took the time to provide directions or other information.

Sometimes someone would notice a puzzled expression on my face, and would stop to inquire if they could be of assistance.

20 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Housing index up

CANADA'S new housing price index stood at 136.2 in June, an increase of 0.1 per cent from May, Statistics Canada said.

The index stood at 100 in 1986. The house-only index rose 0.2 per cent, while the land-only index was unchanged.

Of the 20 major cities surveyed, six indices posted rises, seven showed falls and seven were unchanged.

17 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Alberta opens up for manufacturing deals

FOR most people, Alberta conjures up images of the Rocky Mountains.

But the province is not just a place of geographical wonders.

Alberta is endowed with natural beauty - vast forests to the north and open spaces stretching from the Rockies, in the west, to the centre of Canada.

1 Jul 1994 - 12:00am