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The Economic News by the WellingtonStPost.com

Minister Morneau takes Canada’s Plan for a Strong Middle Class Plan to PEI

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Minister Morneau takes Canada’s Plan for a Strong Middle Class to Moncton

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UN Economic and Social Council pledges to accelerate implementation of 2030 Agenda

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today concluded the high-level segment of its annual session by adopting a ministerial Declaration aimed at accelerating the pace of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ... Read More

Closing high-level segment, UN Economic and Social Council vows to accelerate implementation of 2030 Agenda

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today concluded the high-level segment of its annual session by adopting a ministerial Declaration aimed at accelerating the pace of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ... Read More

Minister Morneau takes Canada’s Plan for a Strong Middle Class to Pickering

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Minister Morneau takes Canada’s Plan for a Strong Middle Class to Greater Napanee

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Bank of Canada recognizes RCMP’s Integrated Counterfeit Enforcement Team with Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence

The Bank of Canada today presented the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Integrated Counterfeit Enforcement Team (ICET), C Division (Quebec), with the 2017 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence. ... Read More

UN deputy chief highlights importance of public institutions in reaching development goals

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed today urged public institutions to embrace the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, reduce inequality and end tackle climate change. ... Read More

Minister Morneau Announces Next Steps in Improving Fairness in the Tax System by Closing Loopholes and Addressing Tax Planning Strategies

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Minister Morneau takes Canada’s Plan for a Strong Middle Class to Brampton and Vaughan

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Asia-Pacific moving in ‘wrong direction’ on some development targets, notes UN regional report

Despite an impressive track record, the Asia-Pacific region will need to scale up development efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, the target envisioned, the United Nations development arm for the region has said. ... Read More

Tourism key to foster trade for least developed countries – UN-backed report

A United Nations-backed report released today stressed the need for greater recognition of tourism as a key service export in order to attract technical assistance to the sector in least developed countries (LDCs). ... Read More

Leveraging ICTs critical to achieve Global Goals, UN highlights in new report

Underscoring the importance of information and communication technologies (ICT) in today's world, the heads of over 20 United Nations agencies and offices have called for leveraging those technologies to “fast forward” implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ... Read More

IMF Report Says the Government of Canada’s Investments Support Middle Class Growth

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UN political forum opens with focus on eradicating poverty and forming partnerships

Senior government representatives are at the United Nations today for the start of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to track progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), two years after they were adopted. ... Read More

Department of Finance Consults on a New Oversight Framework for Retail Payments

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Official International Reserves – July 6, 2017

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Senior Loan Officer Survey – Second Quarter of 2017

Survey results for 2017Q2 suggest that overall business-lending conditions were essentially unchanged for the fourth consecutive quarter. ... Read More

Business Outlook Survey – Summer 2017

Responses to the summer Business Outlook Survey suggest that busi¬ness activity is continuing to gain momentum, buoyed by indications that domestic demand will improve further. Positive business prospects are increasingly widespread across regions and sectors. ... Read More

Markets Calling: Intelligence Gathering at the Bank of Canada

Deputy Governor Lynn Patterson discusses how the Bank gathers financial market intelligence and what it is learning. ... Read More