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  • November 17, 1999
    Toronto-based Convoke Communication Corporation, a company that specializes in providing corporate Internet solutions, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Action Associates Pvt Ltd. for a new information technology venture. The new venture in Gujarat called GujNet will create a "technological framework to provide state-of-the art facilities for e-commerce, call centres, shared services...
  • November 17, 1999
    Commenting on the continuing improved trade between Canada and the Philippines, the Philippine Ambassador to Canada, Francisco Benedicto, said the main industry sectors of opportunity for Canadian businesses are advanced technology products and services, energy and natural resources, and agriculture and food products. He noted that the best sectors and industries for investment are steel,...
  • November 17, 1999
    Korea Telecom Freetel, the wireless subsidiary of state-owned Korea Telecom, announced that it has received US$600 million in foreign investment from Canada Capital Communication, Microsoft Corp., and Qualcomm. The investment represents the largest foreign investment in a local wireless company. The three investors will own 9.28% interest in KT Freetel. Canada Capital Communication is a pension...
  • November 16, 1999
    Quebec-based CAE Electronics Ltd., involved in the design and manufacturer of commercial and military aircraft simulators, visual systems, power plant simulators, magnetic anomaly detection systems and control systems for hydro, nuclear and space applications, announced today that it has signed its first contract with JET AIRWAYS of India. The airline has purchased a B737-800 Full Flight...
  • November 16, 1999
    Minister for International Trade, Pierre Pettigrew said that the trade deal between the US and China is positive and that Canada welcomes China's inclusion in the World Trade Organization (WTO). The minister said "..this means good news for Canadian businesses, which will eventually see a negotiation concluded between Canada and China as well. The goal is to get more clear access to the Chinese...
  • November 16, 1999
    Sysnet Education (Pvt), a technical education centre, and Kontinental Consultants Inc. an immigrant and investment services firm will collaborate in order to facilitate immigration to Canada from Pakistan for people with technical skills. The two organizations will work together on improving technical skills and facilitating the immigration process.
  • November 15, 1999
    Quebec-based Mediatrix Telecom, involved in the development and design of information technology products, has signed a non-exclusive licence agreement with Yamaha Corporation that will enable Yamaha to incorporate Mediatrix's Internet Protocol Telephony Technology into its telecommunications products.
  • November 15, 1999
    Teklogix has announced that it will invest C$2 million to set up a real time data communications logistic management business in India and make the country its maintenance hub for Asia.
  • November 15, 1999
    The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has announced a new contribution of C$150,000 to help victims of the cyclone in India. CARE Canada and Canadian Lutheran World relief will share the amount to distribute essential medical supplies, chlorine tablets and oral-rehydration salts to 91 local health clinics, as well as offering counselling services. Latest estimates place the number...
  • November 15, 1999
    The anniversary of the death of Canadian doctor Norman Bethune was marked with a memorial meeting in Beijing where his career and work in China was honoured. Dr. Bethune worked as a medic during the Sino-Japanese war and trained thousands of Chinese to become medics and doctors.
  • November 12, 1999
    Bombardier Transportation and its joint venture partners Sifang, and Power Pacific Corporation Ltd., a Power Corporation of Canada subsidiary, have been awarded a C$345 million contract from the Chinese Ministry of Railways to supply 300 high-grade passenger railcars. The order includes an option for an additional 200 railcars. Bombardier announced that the partners plan to open a plant in...
  • November 12, 1999
    Prime Minister Chretien and other Commonwealth leaders have arrived in Durban, South Africa, for a four-day summit. The meeting will result in specific benchmarks and timeframes that Pakistan must meet in restoring democracy to the country. Pakistan's military leader, General Pervaiz Musharraf, has not given any indication when he plans to restore democracy.
  • November 12, 1999
    Canadian and Malaysian officials met briefly with Pakistan's deposed leader, Nawaz Sharif who has been charged by the new military government with treason - a charge which could result in life in prison or death. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy said "this is the first visit that he's had since the takeover. We think this was a useful sign that (Gen. Pervaiz Musharraf) was living...
  • November 12, 1999
    Vancouver-based Teck Corporation, a diversified mining company, is considering the "absorption" of Australian gold producer PacMin Mining Corp., in which it owns 73 percent, into the newly formed gold division of the company, Teck Gold. PacMin's major asset is the Tarmoola operation in Western Australia. Teck Gold's assets include the Hemlo Mines in Ontario.
  • November 12, 1999
    Ezee-On Mfg. Ltd., a Canadian tillage manufacturer, will merge with its Australian-based distributor Dominion Rural Distribution Services. The new entity, Ezee-On Australia Pty Ltd., becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ezee-On Mfg., which operates under Canadian parent company Laniuk Industries Inc, a company with a diverse range of business interests. The company is working to "finalize the...
  • November 12, 1999
    The commander of the 600 Canadian ground forces currently in East Timor said that the international peacekeeping force, lead by Australia, is slowly gaining control but that more work needs to be done before the situation is stabilized. He also said that "foreign troops will be needed to keep the peace for years to come."
  • November 10, 1999
    BHP World Explorations Inc., the Vancouver-based affiliate of BHP of Australia, plans to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in India. The subsidiary "is for undertaking exploration and mining of various metals and minerals, except precious metals and ores." The Indian press reports that the company plans to become a a leading player in the prospecting and mining business in the country
  • November 10, 1999
    Toronto-based Mondetta Telecommunications has merged with Australia's Direct.comm Communications Ltd. In a statement, Direct.comm said that the new company will target multicultural markets around the world offering long distance, local exchange, and Internet access.
  • November 10, 1999
    The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), working with Vietnam's Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment and several agencies, will provide more than C$9.6 million to improve waste management capacity in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The project will begin next year and is expected to take five years.
  • November 9, 1999
    Calgary-based Zi Corporation has announced the acquisition of Beijing Oz Education Network Inc. as it expands further into the Chinese market. The company has recently signed a number of contracts in China. Beijing Oz develops and distributes Internet-based education material for elementary schools and job training centers and is currently working with China Central Radio and Television...

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