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‘Trumponomics’ predicted to boost Canadian exports as Loonie is pushed towards US$0.70

Currency analysts are predicting that President-elect Donald Trump’s economic agenda will play a key role in pushing the Canadian dollar to a low of US$0.70 in 2017. As previously reported on this GWD Press site (Canadian dollar set to drop further | ‘good news for forestry exports’ – 5/7/2016), the Canadian ‘loonie’ was predicted to […]

May confident of overturning High Court ruling on Article 50

May confident of overturning High Court ruling on Article 50

British Prime Minister is confident about overturning last week’s British High Court ruling that the government cannot trigger Article 50, initiating the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, without parliamentary approval. Mrs May reiterated last Sunday that Parliament must accept that Britain’s vote to leave the EU was legitimate and let the government get […]

Canada-EU trade deal | Signing still possible says Tusk

Canada-EU trade deal | Signing still possible says Tusk

A pre-planned summit arranged for Thursday, October 26, is still on the cards, according to European Council President Donald Tusk. Belgian politicians, led by Prime Minister, Charles Michel, have entered a second day of talks with regional authorities representing Wallonia and Brussels, on the future of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA); the two […]

The ‘Slow Shopping’ trend | British or American style – what’s yours?

It seems that more and more often now, the consumer doesn’t have to venture outside of their own front door to shop for goods or services. Whether it’s food, clothing, electrical goods, gifts, personal services – anything really seems to be a click away from arriving by same-day or, perish the thought, next-day delivery. The […]

Michel Temer makes his full presidential debut at the G20 summit in China

Hangzhou, China was the venue of this year’s G20 Summit on September 4-5. Recently-installed – on a permanent basis – Brazilian President Michel Temer joined other world leaders for his first outing since taking office after the controversial impeachment of previous president, Dilma Rousseff. Mr Temer called for the entire international community to engage in […]

Temer time | Brazil’s president ready for revival

The grand finale, when it came, was muted. Despite putting up a fierce defense, Dilma Rousseff was permanently removed as Brazil’s president on August 31st. Within hours, her interim replacement, Michel Temer, was officially sworn in and will remain in office for the remaining 28-month period of Ms Rousseff’s elected term. Breaking boundaries, Dilma Rousseff […]

Brazil’s commitment to eliminate illegal deforestation stronger than ever

Recently, when the conversation has turned to Brazil it has usually been in relation to the successful, recently held Summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, or maybe the upcoming Paralympic Games due to start in September. However, another more serious topic of conversation close to the heart of many regarding Brazil is the Amazon […]

Fed policymaker Dudley urges caution over possible US rate hike

Respected Federal Reserve policymaker, William Dudley is urging caution with regard to a potential US interest rate hike, media sources say. Speaking after the recent Federal Open Market Committee meeting, Mr Dudley, president and CEO of the New York Fed and trusted ally of the Federal Reserve’s chief, Janet Yellen warned against raising rates prematurely, […]

Canadian forest industry pledges to remove 30 megatonnes of CO2 each year by 2030

Canada’s forests represent an amazing 348 million hectares of forest land, or an impressive 9{2a44b8c128cf642d0a6c6780a4a3025b1d6b44518bd339a167781fddf4933a4b} of the world’s total forests. They are woven like emeralds into the very fabric of Canada, and the country is home to some of the most beautiful coastal rainforests, boreal forests and sustainable, managed forests in the world; as well […]