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Nukes and oil trading: Yes. Golf courses and porn: No. More on Shanghai’s “Free” Trade Zone

As promised, China opened the much-anticipated Shanghai Free Trade Zone on Sept. 29, with a ceremony that included speeches and a line-up of officials (but no premier Li Keqiang).<p>The zone has rolled out the red carpet for foreign service businesses like law firms, travel agencies and bars, as …

China

Asian Investors Find Hot Market In U.S. Properties

The General Motors Building in Manhattan is a majestic 50-story, white marble structure that takes up one full city block. This is prime New York City real estate. A flagship Apple store sits on the ground floor, across the street is the Plaza Hotel, and on another corner is an entrance to Central …

Eating insects: the challenge is to get global buy-in

Insects are not something you are likely to find on the menu in Canada, but the United Nations suggests they should be. In fact, they're eaten in other parts of the world and some Canadian business people are creating products to meet demand and be a global resource for what they feel is the food …

Agriculture

Leave currency manipulation out of trade talks, Ed Fast urges

Canada's trade minister dismissed an effort by U.S. senators to address currency manipulation through the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying the 12 countries involved in the sprawling trade talks have enough on their plates already.<p>"We believe a macroeconomic issue like currency issues should be …

Business (Canada)

Google picks Waterloo for tech hub

Google is looking to help foster innovation with new tech startups and has chosen Waterloo as one of seven “tech hubs.”<p>The move comes on the heels of …

Four ideas to build a better Canada through better infrastructure

<b>Trains, not planes and automobiles</b><p><b>The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson</b><p><i>Canada's 26th Governor-General, author, former television host and journalist, cultural champion</i><p>We built a country where we foresaw the need to be connected for goods, and populations, and so forth. The country would never have …

Canada

Market View: Surprise: Canada's private companies see blue skies ahead

The Globe and Mail's Jacqueline Nelson breaks down the surprising numbers in PricewaterhouseCoopers' new business outlook survey

Business (Canada)

Rumble on the Drive: Broadway and Commercial towers workshop leaves no one happy

Three people are trapped in a room full of angry Commercial Drive residents: a homeless man, a drug addict, and a developer. Which one’s still alive …