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UPDATE 2-Canadian inflation holds steady at 2.0% in July as cost of telecoms services fall

9:19am EDT

OTTAWA, Aug 21 Canada's annual inflation rate held steady in July at 2.0% because of lower costs for services, including telecoms, that were offset by higher prices for durable goods, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday. Analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast an inflation rate of 1.7%. Canada's inflation rate in June was 2.0%. The Canadian dollar strengthened to C$1.3265, or 75.39 cents U.S.

Canada praises 'grit' of Canadians detained in China

Aug 09 2019

Canada's foreign minister on Friday praised two Canadian men detained in China for their "grit" and "tenacity," as the countries' diplomatic feud entered its eighth month.

Canada sheds 'disappointing' 24,200 jobs in July: analysts

Aug 09 2019

OTTAWA Canada's economy shed a net 24,200 jobs in July, driven by a decline in wholesale and retail trade, official data showed on Friday, as Canada's job market remained in a holding pattern for the third consecutive month.

Canada's point man in Washington, key Trudeau advisor, resigns

Aug 08 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unexpectedly announced on Thursday that the Canadian ambassador to the United States, who played a pivotal role in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), will leave Washington at the end of August.

Canada hints at penalties for internet firms that allow child exploitation

Aug 06 2019

OTTAWA Internet companies that do not actively combat the online exploitation of children should face financial consequences, Canada's public safety minister hinted on Tuesday after announcing an increase in police funding to fight it.

UPDATE 1-Quebec rolls out new credit card rules aimed at lowering high household debt

Aug 02 2019

OTTAWA, Aug 2 The Canadian province of Quebec has become the first in the country to require minimum credit card payments as legislators try to tackle rising household debt levels.

Canada posts narrower June trade surplus despite falling exports, imports

Aug 02 2019

OTTAWA Canada posted a narrower trade surplus in June, the second in as many months, despite significant declines in exports and imports of crude oil, aircraft and other transportation equipment, official data showed on Friday.

Hanf statt Blumen - Cannabis-Boom in Kanada vergrätzt die Farmer

Aug 01 2019

Ottawa Als weltweit erste große Industrienation hat Kanada im Herbst 2018 Cannabis vollständig legalisiert.

Canada's Conservative Party sets fundraising records as election looms

Jul 31 2019

OTTAWA The Conservative Party of Canada outpaced the governing Liberal party of Canada by C$3.5 million ($2.7 million) in second-quarter fundraising, financial returns showed on Wednesday, ahead of an October national election.

Canada tallies 0.2% rise in May GDP, with manufacturing rebounding

Jul 31 2019

OTTAWA Canada's economy grew by a higher-than-expected 0.2% in May, the third increase in as many months, thanks to a rebound in manufacturing, Statistics Canada data showed on Wednesday.

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