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  • April 9, 2018
    The Canada Eurasia Russia Business (CERBA)-Vancouver Chapter, in collaboration with the Embassy of Mongolia to Canada and the Canadian Embassy to Mongolia, has announced a business mission to Mongolia to bring together representatives of Canadian and Mongolian business and government stakeholders to facilitate more trade and economic links. The mission, to take place from...
  • April 9, 2018
    Sydney, Australia-based CIB Accountants & Advisers, an accounting, advisory and financial auditing firm with offices across Australia and part of DFK International, a UK-based international association of accounting firms, has announced a strategic alliance with Ottawa-based MindBridge Ai. The partnership will advance the delivery of MindBridge's 'Ai Auditor' tool, which automates the...
  • April 6, 2018
    The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) will host its 2018 National Conference in Montreal, Quebec, on May 25, 2018. The Conference will examine the current landscape of Asian economies and implications for Canadian businesses, opportunities associated with the Belt and Road Initiative, fintech in China, and investment trends in Asia. The Conference would be ideal for startups, SMEs and...
  • April 6, 2018
    Japan’s SoftBank Group will make its first-ever lithium investment by buying into Nemaska Lithium, a Quebec City-headquartered mining company. The purchase of up to 9.9 per cent of Nemaska Lithium will gain the Japanese conglomerate a presence in the battery supply chain and the right to nominate a director to Nemaska’s board. Nemaska's mine, located in the James Bay region of Northern...
  • April 6, 2018
    Axion Ventures, a B.C.-based investment issuer, has announced that 'Rising Fire,' the multiplayer, third-person shooter role-playing PC-online game developed by its Chinese subsidiary, Axion Games Limited, has completed beta two testing. The retention rate improved 18 per cent to 54.09 per cent during the final stage of testing. Axion Games, based in Shanghai, has been developing Rising Fire in...
  • April 5, 2018
    Zecotek Imaging China, B.C.-based Zecotek Photonics Inc.’s Chinese subsidiary, has announced it has established an office in the Shanghai Technology Zone. Zecotek is a photonics technology company developing high-performance scintillation crystals, photo detectors, positron emission tomography scanning technologies, 3D auto-stereoscopic displays, 3D metal printing, and lasers for applications in...
  • April 5, 2018
    Juwai, a Chinese online realtor that already lists dozens of Vancouver and Toronto properties, has partnered with JD.com, a major Chinese online shopping portal, to introduce more buyers to international real estate, including in Canada. JD.com is the number two online retailer in China with more than 250 million customers, which will greatly boost the activities on Juwai, which currently has...
  • April 5, 2018
    Farmers and shareholders of Murray Goulburn, a major Melbourne, Australia-based dairy cooperative, have voted to sell the company to Montreal-based Saputo for A$1.3 billion. Through this deal, Saputo will take over all the factories, staff, and equipment owned by Murray Goulburn. In order to get the permission for this take over from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Saputo has...
  • April 4, 2018
    Yoma Strategic has announced that it has acquired investments from the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Government of Canada. Yoma Stategic is a joint-venture company that builds, owns, and runs solar and diesel-powered micro-power plants in off-the-grid areas in Myanmar. Its initial projects enabled electricity access for 10 telecommunications towers, four...
  • April 4, 2018
    Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology, and Research has announced it has signed an agreement with Hydro-Québec to set up a US$20 million joint laboratory in Singapore to develop safer and more efficient batteries. The laboratory will focus on developing “new nanomaterials and nanotechnologies for electric vehicles and energy storage that are safe, efficient and cost-effective.” NanoBio Lab,...
  • April 4, 2018
    Fourteen University of Toronto students who participated in the exchange program to Japan through the Kakehashi Project will talk about their experiences at a workshop organized by the Centre for the Study of Global Japan on April 10, 2018. The Kakehashi Program is promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and administered in Canada by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. The Program...
  • April 3, 2018
    Magna International Inc., an Ontario-based automobile parts supplier, has entered into a joint venture with the Guangzhou Automobile Group’s (GAC) subsidiary, GAC Component Co. Ltd. (GACC) to produce composite liftgates for crossover vehicles starting in late 2018. The joint venture will be based in a manufacturing facility in Changsha, China, with 116 employees. Composite liftgates are...
  • April 3, 2018
    Ballard Power Systems, a B.C.-based alternative energy company, has provided fuel cells that were used in a successful boat test in Japan. Ballard Power’s  modules were successfully integrated and tested in a marine application by Yanmar Co. Ltd, which has been undertaking the development of safety guidelines for hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered boats operating in Japan’s coastal waters since 2015...
  • April 3, 2018
    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has announced it has invested an additional US$247 million in ReNew Power Ventures, an Indian solar and wind energy company. CPPIB had already invested US$144 million in ReNew Power last January, and the additional investment brings the total amount to US$391 million. The additional investment would support ReNew Power’s acquisition of Ostro Energy,...
  • March 29, 2018
    The Government of British Columbia has extended the Export Navigator pilot program for another year to continue to help small businesses and entrepreneurs in rural regions get their goods and services to new international and interprovincial markets. The pilot program has grown by 50% in the past six months, with 52 businesses taking advantage of the free service for the first time. The pilot...
  • March 29, 2018
    Jollibee, the Philippines-headquartered fast food chain, will open a new store in Scarborough on April 1, 2018. This will be the company’s third store in Canada and its 40th store in North America. Jollibee is the largest fast food chain brand in the Philippines, with a network of more than 1000 stores. It operates over 3,800 stores globally with store branches in 16 markets, such as the United...
  • March 29, 2018
    Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake is gearing up to open its first Metro Vancouver location in Burnaby’s Metropolis at Metrotown in May. Originally from Japan, the global dessert chain with stores in China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia is famous for signature Japanese cheesecake and creating new recipes based on the locale. Its first shop outside of Asia opened in Toronto in 2015....
  • March 28, 2018
    Executives from Alberta’s Wolf Creek Public Schools’ have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Liwan Bureau of Education in Guangzhou, in China’s Guangdong Province. The first tangible step of the agreement will be a two-week cultural and educational program for 20-30 students this summer. Future plans include developing additional sister-school matching opportunities. About 70 people...
  • March 28, 2018
    Orion Biotechnology Canada Ltd, an Ottawa-headquartered developer of medical treatments for chronic illness and life-threatening diseases, has announced a strategic partnership with the Center for Public Health Research (CPHR) and the State Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry (SKLAC) of Nanjing University. The partnership will focus on supporting the development of Orion’s China-sourced...
  • March 28, 2018
    Zenith Energy Ltd., a Calgary-headquartered international energy production and exploration company, has entered into an agreement for the possible US$6.6-million acquisition of an oil production asset located in Indonesia comprising two onshore blocks, with a combined total acreage covering approximately 65 km2. Existing production is in excess of 1,000 barrels of oil per day transported by...

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