Economy of Canada

Housing is becoming less affordable in Vancouver and Toronto, bank says

Vancouver remains the least affordable city to buy a house in Canada. Photo: Bloomberg

The costs of owning a detached bungalow in Vancouver take up 82.3 per cent of a typical household's income, up 0.1 percentage points from the previous quarter.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 3:21am

Canada 'open to FDI and keen to export to Asia' says minister

John Baird

Canada is still open to investments from foreign state-owned firms in its energy sector, and it is keen to diversify its export markets to Asia to reduce its reliance on the United States, the country's foreign affairs minister said.

14 Mar 2013 - 7:47am

Canadian oil sands lure Chinese investors (video)

Work in progress at an oils sands project in Fort McMurray.

In 1778 when Alexander MacKenzie first sighted a sticky black substance in Canada, he wrote in his journal that the locals mixed it with spruce gum to waterproof their canoes. MacKenzie, one of the first Europeans to report seeing oil sands in Canada's Alberta province, also mentioned that heating the oil sands caused them to smell like black coal.

That, for the moment, was that.

13 Nov 2012 - 2:20pm

Chinese energy giants look to Canadian gas

PetroChina and China Petrochemical, state-backed energy giants, have been in talks to buy gas from and possibly invest in Canada's first liquefied natural gas export terminal (LNG), under construction, as China seeks to diversify its sources of energy and Canada looks to reduce its reliance on the US as its main market.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The winners

Practitioner Category

Hong Kong's Best Financial Planner of the Year 2007

Teresa Lee Kin-king, customer relationship manager, HSBC

Industry Winners

Banking Teresa Lee Kin-king, customer relationship manager, HSBC

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30 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

BlackBerry firm expands HK operations for regional push

Research In Motion (RIM), the company behind the BlackBerry e-mail service and handsets, is expanding its Hong Kong operations to support a big push into the mainland and other Asia-Pacific markets.

18 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Canada suffers mass lay-offs in factory exodus

Canada's economy shed a record 42,000 factory jobs last month, the biggest drop in manufacturing employment since the harrowing recession of the early 1990s.

The country's industrial heartland, Ontario, has lost 61,000 factory jobs in three years and much of that occurred last year alone.

25 Feb 2006 - 12:00am


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