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Supreme Court won’t hear case involving Sydney tar ponds lawsuit

Cape Breton residents who launched a class-action lawsuit claiming the Sydney tar ponds exposed them to contaminants will not have their case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada.<p>The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal overturned the certification of a class-action lawsuit in December, 2013.<p>The appeal …

Stem-cell transplant eases symptoms of rare ‘stiff person syndrome’: study

Canadian doctors have begun using stem cell transplants to treat "stiff person syndrome," a rare neurological condition in which a patient's leg and other muscles suddenly contract painfully, often leaving them immobilized like a tin soldier.<p>The disorder, which affects an estimated one in a million …

Nova Scotia's tax regime 'unsustainable,' review says, urging reforms

Nova Scotia should introduce a carbon tax and broaden its harmonized sales tax to cover expenses including children's clothing, diapers and home energy costs, a review of the province's tax system says.<p>The report released Wednesday by former Ontario cabinet minister Laurel Broten also recommends a …

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China’s credit spiral

2014-01-03T11:05:58.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>Just when you think there’s nothing left to say about China’s debt dilemma up pop some more pieces to greet …

China: anti-smog shopping booms as Shanghai goes off scale

Smog isn’t new in China – but 2013 was an especially bad year for the thick stuff. Beijing may get the headlines, but smog has affected 104 cities of …

Further fishy signs in Chinese trade

Last week, data showed that the renminbi had overtaken the euro in the world of trade finance, something we thought looked a little out of place with …

Guest post: in China debt, not consumption, is what matters

By Michael Pettis<p>In October two Chinese academics presented research proposing that China’s National Bureau of Statistics under-reports the Chinese …

curtailing China’s credit

China recently announced political reforms, but what’s worrying markets is rising credit. George Magnus, senior economic adviser to UBS, discusses …

Renminbi trade finance: less than meets the eye

An apparent fresh milestone for the renminbi arrived on Tuesday, when payments tracker Swift announced that the Chinese currency had leapfrogged the …

EU plans to plan to lure even more Chinese luxury tourists

Just as the Chinese government cracks down further on luxury spending at home, and more company results demonstrate a flattening of the local market …

Public parks are becoming gardens of private wealth

Sitting in the Sunken Overlook amphitheatre on the High Line – the public garden that runs along a former elevated railway on the west side of …

The PBOC, Bitcoin, and Chinese aunties

2013-12-05T11:30:58.000Z<p>By: Joseph Cotterill<p>Some are betting that Beijing will eventually endorse Bitcoin. This week Lightspeed Venture Partners of …

Guest post: Senkaku – accelerating the China relocation trade?

Print this page<p>By Ifty Islam of AT Capital<p>The debate continues on the motivations and risks of China’s decision on November 23 to announce an East …