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The Economic News by the WellingtonStPost.com

Minister Oliver Welcomes Royal Assent of Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 (2014-12-17)

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Global intellectual property filings see boost in 2013 – UN report

Despite an uneven global economic recovery, international patent requests continued to surge in 2013, extending the run of strong annual increases in intellectual property (IP) filings to a fourth consecutive year, a new United Nations study reported today. ... Read More

Bank of Canada publishes results of consultation on bank note design principles

The Bank of Canada today published a summary of the comments it received in an online consultation on the principles guiding the design of the country’s bank notes. ... Read More

Minister of Finance Announces Appointments to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (2014-12-15)

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Harper Government Providing Unprecedented Support to Provinces and Territories for Health Care, Education Canadians Rely On (2014-12-15)

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Financial reform is essential but must not stifle innovation, says Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz

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Speculating on the Future of Finance

Governor Stephen S. Poloz discusses the global financial reforms and what they mean for the future of finance. ... Read More

Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014: Key findings for Canada

The tax burden in Canada declined by 0.1 percentage points from 30.7% to 30.6% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. Canada’s standard federal GST rate of... Read More

OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014 data for Canada

The tax burden in Canada declined by 0.1 percentage points from 30.7% to 30.6% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. Canada’s standard federal GST rate of... Read More

Minister of Finance Tables Debt Management Report for 2013-14 (2014-12-09)

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Bank of Canada invites Canadians to propose design ideas for a bank note marking Canada’s 150th anniversary

The Bank of Canada is inviting Canadians to propose ideas for the design of a new bank note to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. ... Read More

Minister Oliver Welcomes Opening of China Construction Bank’s Toronto Branch (2014-12-05)

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Minister Oliver Announces New Bank Note to Commemorate Canada’s 150th Anniversary (2014-12-05)

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Government of Canada Marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities (2014-12-03)

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Official International Reserves – December 3, 2014 (2014-12-03)

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Letter-post still key revenue-maker for world’s postal services – UN agency

Despite an overall decline in global letter mailings, traditional letter-post still contributes almost half of all postal revenues, the United Nations global post agency has reported, noting that in an ever-evolving communication landscape, postal services still remain a critical lynchpin... Read More

Structural reforms can help poorest countries break 'vicious' economic circle – new UN report

The world's poorest countries are trapped in an economic vicious circle, which pins them in poverty and must be reversed if new development goals are to be met, according to a newly released report from United Nations Conference on Trade... Read More

Release of The Fiscal Monitor – September 2014 (2014-11-28)

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Finance Minister Seeks Canadians’ Ideas on Creating Jobs, Growth, and Long-Term Prosperity (2014-11-27)

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IMF Report Highlights Harper Government’s Strong Economic Record (2014-11-26)

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