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The Economic News by the WellingtonStPost.com

Harper Government Introduces Legislation to Put More Money in the Pockets of Parents (2015-03-27)

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Annual Report 2014

In 2014, inflation remained very close to target, the economy grew at a reasonable pace and there was no material increase in financial stability risks. Nonetheless, the economy still struggled against significant global headwinds. The 2014 Annual Report highlights the... Read More

Release of The Fiscal Monitor for January 2015 (2015-03-27)

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The Bank of Canada Releases Its Annual Report for 2014

The Bank of Canada’s Annual Report for 2014 was tabled in the House of Commons today. ... Read More

Financial volatility a natural consequence of monetary policy normalization, says Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz

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Central Bank Credibility and Policy Normalization

Governor Poloz discusses the recent rise in financial market volatility and low long-term borrowing costs, and what they both mean for central bank credibility. ... Read More

Harper Government Tables Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Tax Cuts for Families (2015-03-24)

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Minister of Finance Launches North America’s First Renminbi Trading Hub (2015-03-23)

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China and US telecoms giants lead global patent activity in 2014 – UN report

Three telecoms giants from China and the United States led international patent filings in 2014 in a fifth consecutive record-breaking year that “underscores the increasing importance of intellectual property as it moves from the periphery to the centre of the... Read More

Sendai: UN conference adopts new, people-centred disaster risk reduction strategy

Death, destruction and displacement wrought by natural disasters would be significantly reduced by 2030 under a new framework adopted by countries attending the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Sendai, Japan, where they also affirmed the... Read More

Devastation in cyclone’s wake illustrates need for targeted disaster response, Pacific leaders say at UN conference

With reports slowly emerging about the damage wrought in Vanuatu, which suffered the brunt of Cyclone Pam that pummeled the South Pacific over the weekend, leaders from the region made a joint call today from a United Nations conference on... Read More

FEATURE: ‘Rebuilding Sichuan’ takes top film prize at UN event on disaster resilience

A film chronicling the monumental effort of the engineers and designers to rebuild entire new cities from scratch following the devastating 2008 earthquake in China's Sichuan Province, took the top prize at the first United Nations co-organized International Awards for... Read More

FEATURE:'Rebuilding Sichuan' takes top film prize at UN event on disaster resilience

A film chronicling the monumental effort of the engineers and designers to rebuild entire new cities from scratch following the devastating 2008 earthquake in China's Sichuan Province, took the top prize at the first United Nations co-organized International Awards for... Read More

Canada Bond Issuance Meets Government Goals (2015-03-11)

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Gender equality vital for world to fulfill potential, Ban tells thousands at women's march in New York

Thousands of people gathered today in New York to march from United Nations headquarters to Times Square in commemoration of International Women's Day and to demand greater efforts by Governments to achieve gender equality worldwide. ... Read More

In new report, UN agency promotes 'agrocorridors' as economic driver for developing countries

Targeted development programmes prioritising smallholder farmers can boost food security in lower-income countries and draw critical private capital to agricultural areas in need, according to a new report released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). ... Read More

Canada Plans US-Dollar Global Bond Issue (2015-03-10)

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Gender equality vital for world to fulfill potential, Ban tells women's march in New York

With thousands gathered in New York today for a march to commemorate International Women's Day and to demand gender equality, the Secretary-General sounded a call for global action for women. ... Read More

G-7 Finance Ministers’ Statement on Ukraine (2015-03-04)

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Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 3/4 per cent

The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 3/4 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 per cent and the deposit rate is 1/2 per cent. ... Read More