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UK Black Friday growth may surpass that of US

Global online retail analysis reveals rise in UK spending while US shoppers migrate to cyber Monday IFM Correspondent November 24, 2016: The UK is set for higher online Black Friday retail spending growth than the US, according to new data from Ingenico ePayments, the online and mobile division of Ingenico Group. Ingenico ePayments’ global analysis of online retail...

EU and Canada sign historic free trade agreement

CETA was almost derailed by objections from the Wallonia region in Belgium November 4, 2016: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau flew to Brussels on the weekend to attend an EU-Canada Summit which had been delayed for three days because of opposition in Belgium to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Belgium came back to...

Canadian economy at stake over landmark trade deal with EU

Canada and the EU remain hopeful that CETA, the EU’s most ambitious free trade deal, can still go through IFM Correspondent October 25, 2016: The Canadian economy has been facing a serious slump due to a number of reasons. To add to its woes, negotiations over a key trade deal – the Comprehensive Economic and...

Asian firms more vulnerable to cyber attacks

International Finance Desk
Security market in Asia is less than 50% of that in US and Canada Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya September 13, 2016: Asian firms are more vulnerable to cyber attacks than their Western counterparts, says a recent report. The findings by Mandiant Consulting, a FireEye company, states that APAC firms are frequently underprepared to identify and respond...

Corporate and municipal debt hold steady

Pre-trade municipal bond activity edges higher in June July 19, 2016: CUSIP Global Services (CGS) announced the release of its CUSIP Issuance Trends Report for June 2016.  The report, which tracks the issuance of new security identifiers as an early indicator of debt and capital markets activity, suggests a steady issuance of new corporate and...

Russia seeks a bite of Latin America

Renewing and strengthening ties in a bid to alleviate food shortages back home Kamilia Lahrichi April 2, 2015: Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov courted Cuba, Nicaragua, Colombia and Guatemala during a four-day visit to South America in March 2015 to boost bilateral trade, as food shortage is hitting his country hard. Last year, Moscow banned...

Home Depot’s payment system breached

Could potentially impact customers using payment cards at its US and Canadian stores September 9, 2014: The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, on Monday confirmed that its payment data systems have been breached, which could potentially impact customers using payment cards at its US and Canadian stores. There is no evidence that...
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Tim Hortons, Burger King join hands to create world’s third largest QSR company

The combined entity will have approximately $23 billion in system sales, over 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries and two strong, thriving, independent brands August 28, 2014: Tim Hortons Inc. and Burger King Worldwide Inc. on Tuesday announced a definitive agreement under which the two companies will create a new global powerhouse in the quick service...

Property deal underlines confidence in New Zealand’s economy

Canadian institutional investor buys portfolio of 18 assets July 22, 2014: A property portfolio of 18 assets, held in the AMP Capital Property Portfolio (APP) and worth in excess of NZ$1 billion, has been sold to Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), a Canadian institutional investor, on behalf of exiting investors. The deal, which...