In the bigger picture, the ‘greater concern’ is the future of Canada’s relationship with its largest trading partner

In the bigger picture, the ‘greater concern’ is the future of Canada’s relationship with its largest trading partner

Canada’s quick retaliation to U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest volley in his “America First” campaign has raised fears of a trade war between two of the world’s friendliest allies – and thrown doubt on Canada’s long-held status as a favoured partner of the economic superpower. The consequences of U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs for Canada’s…

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Amid trade battles, some good news on economy: Canadian companies are expanding: Kevin Carmichael

Amid trade battles, some good news on economy: Canadian companies are expanding: Kevin Carmichael

We’re on the brink of a trade war with the United States, so this might cause some cognitive dissonance, but Canadian companies might be getting used to President Donald Trump. The banner headline from Ottawa on Thursday was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to retaliate against the Trump administration’s application of tariffs on imports of…

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Spain prepares to dump its prime minister

Spain prepares to dump its prime minister

HE LED his country from near-bankruptcy to economic recovery, and faced down the Catalan separatists. But Mariano Rajoy, a stubborn and stolid conservative, also governed for the past seven and a half years against a background of endless corruption scandals, though he has not been accused personally and they mainly involve past regional leaders of…

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Italy needs to be handled with care

Italy needs to be handled with care

DURING the worst days of the euro-zone debt crisis, the fear was that bond-market turmoil in places such as Greece and Spain would spread to Italy. The biggest debtor in Europe would be too big to bail out, so Grexit might lead to Italexit and the break-up of the euro. Now the attention is focused…

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