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People in China are being sold bottled Australian air — but there's no good reason to buy it

The company sells bottled air and supplements. Green and Clean Air<p>For at least the second time, "entrepreneurs" have created a buzz by packaging something that should be free for all and is essential for life — air — and selling it to residents of Chinese cities that currently are exposed to …

Maybe Instead of Selling Breathable Canned Air We Should Just Pollute a Little Less

What a novel business idea.<p>You probably already know that China is blanketed by a cloud of smog so intense it raises pollution red alarms and people wear face masks outdoors. Apparently, the Chinese also pay for bottled fresh air. Not water. Air.<p>Who's denying climate change now?<p>According to …

Selling

China Is Now Using Rap Music to Recruit Young Men to Its Army

China is hoping that rap and rhymes will help recruit more young men to the world’s largest standing army.<p>A hip-hop beat backs lyrics like “Kill! …

Weak Loonie Lures U.S. Home Buyers to Canada

Realtors see surge in U.S. visitors to resort communities who later return to buy second homes<p>When Brian Campbell first heard about an eight-bedroom home for sale in the Canadian resort community of Mont-Tremblant, the Miami-based businessman dismissed the idea. He already owned one rental property …

Stock Markets

Chile's salmon farms losing up to $800 million from algal bloom | Reuters

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A deadly algal bloom has hit the world’s second biggest salmon exporter, Chile, where nearly 23 million fish have already died and the economic impact from lost production is seen soaring to $800 million, industry and government sources told Reuters.<p>Chilean workers process …

Environmentalism

Thousands evacuated in Chile as forest fire rages near Valparaíso | Fox News

A serious forest fire spread quickly on Chile's coast Friday and threatened to reach the nearby port cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.<p>Officials said the fire began at an illegal garbage dump in the afternoon and flames were spread quickly by high winds, leading authorities to declare a state …

Forests

Kon-Tiki crew rescued off coast of Chile

The Chilean Navy has rescued 14 crew members from two rafts that were swept up in strong currents off the country’s coast.<p>The team were attempting to emulate the famous Kon-Tiki voyage of 1947, and document climate change when they were swept off course by what the expedition leader Torgeir Higraff …

Chile confirms first sexually transmitted case of Zika virus | Fox News

Chilean health officials say they've registered the first locally acquired case of the Zika virus, which was sexually transmitted within the country.<p>The Health Ministry said in a statement Saturday that a 46-year-old woman got Zika inside Chile having unprotected sex. Her partner recently returned …

Public Health

Rhetoric heats up as old rivals Bolivia and Chile clash over water access | News Home | Reuters

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - South American neighbors Chile and Bolivia, which have long had thorny relations, are at loggerheads again - this time over access to a river that crosses their shared border.<p>Bolivian President Evo Morales addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations …

Latin America

Canadian dollar firms as economic data weighs on greenback | News Home | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar strengthened against its U.S. counterpart on Monday as economic data weighed on the greenback, while Canada’s finance minister expressed optimism that deficit spending will spur domestic economic growth.<p>A Canadian dollar coin, commonly known as the "Loonie", …

Economics

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Canada Slaps New Sanctions on 'Office 39,' North Korea’s Slush Fund for Kim Jong-un | VICE News

The United Nations is taking new steps to choke off the flow of luxury goods to North Korea's ruling class, and Canada is signing up to help.<p>Until recently, Canada had neglected to slap trade restrictions on Pyongyang's infamous "Office 39," the secretive cabal that acts as the investment fund for …

China, Canada in talks as tougher canola standard nears | Reuters

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Canada and China are in talks about Beijing’s plans to toughen its standard on Canadian canola imports, an industry official said on Monday, just days before the change takes effect.<p>China’s quarantine authority, AQSIQ, notified the Canadian Food Inspection Agency …

Canada

China's easing coal appetite - UOB

Coal

How China became a hot spot for money laundering

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China

Opinion: China’s identity crisis: Is it supply or demand?

BEIJING (Project Syndicate) — Unlike the West, where former President George H.W. Bush once mockingly referred to “the vision thing,” China takes …

Yantai Dongcheng Acquires China Ops of Global Medical Solutions for $70 Million

publication date: Mar 28, 2016<p>Yantai Dongcheng Biochemicals paid $69.8 million to acquire the China assets of Global Medical Solutions, a US company …

FTSE falters as Antofagasta leads mining shares lower

Leading shares have slipped back as mining companies fell on Chinese growth worries and the Bank of Japan made gloomy noises about the economic outlook.<p><b>Antofagasta</b> is leading the fallers, down 50.7p at 486.8p as the copper specialist cancelled its final dividend,saying its interim payment met its …

Chile

Chile's Supreme Court backs workers' right to strike | Reuters

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile’s Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that declared it illegal to dismiss workers for striking outside of a formal collective bargaining process, a decision that could have ramifications for future labor disputes.<p>The ruling is potentially significant for mining companies in …

Environmentalism

Chile's salmon farms lose $800m as algal bloom kills millions of fish

A deadly algal bloom has hit the world’s second biggest salmon exporter, Chile, where nearly 23 million fish have already died and the economic impact from lost production has soared to $800m (£565m), industry and government sources told Reuters.<p>The dead fish could easily fill 14 Olympic-sized …

Salmon

Ski and sip during Chile winter

Being south of the equator and boasting the Andes Mountains, Chile is a great place for North American ski buffs to get their ski itch scratched during our summer and Chile's winter. The country is also noted for its wineries. Upscape offers a chance to combine the two with its nine-day Chile …

Top 10 beach hotels and campsites on New Zealand’s North Island

These guesthouses, apartments and pitches, all £100 or less, make the most of New Zealand’s stunning landscapes and beautiful beaches<p>Top 10 hotels and B&Bs on South Island, New Zealand<p>Although the geysers at Rotorua and lunar landscape of Tongariro tempt many visitors inland, New Zealand’s North …

New Zealand

"What if Donald Trump is the next U.S. president? What would that mean for Canada?"

With less than three months until the House rises for the summer, there is still no firm decision on whether MPs will return to Centre Block in …

This case for buying Canada and shorting America has nothing to do with Donald Trump

According to recent Google search data, more Americans than ever before appear to be, at the very least, concerned enough about the political …

Justin Trudeau Said He Has More Sikh Ministers Than Modi And Indian Media Are Eating It Up

Justin "Singh" Trudeau strikes again.<p>Justin Trudeau was visiting American University in Washington, D.C., last week when a student said he appreciated seeing so many Punjabi ministers in the Canadian cabinet.<p>Trudeau responded, playfully: "Yes, I have more Sikhs in my Cabinet than Modi does."<p>Trudeau …

India

Toys “R” Us Canada names 12-year-old boy from Quebec as new ‘chief play officer’

A 12-year-old boy from St-Bruno, Que., has been selected as "chief play officer" for Toys "R" Us Canada.<p>His job is to try out products, make recommendations and take part in media appearances and events.<p>The toy retailer picked Emile Burbidge after parents and guardians from across Canada helped …

Canada