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Canada Records First Current Account Surplus in Over a Decade

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Canada just posted a current-account surplus, something it hasn't done in over a decade. Is this a sign of another commodity boom?

USMCA: Winners and Losers in the US-Canada Trade Deal

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US and Canadian negotiators have agreed in principle to a new trade deal. Just don’t call it ‘NAFTA.’

Bin Salman’s Feud with Canada Puts an End to the Prince’s Reformist Image

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The biggest casualty of the Canada-Saudi Arabia rift is Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s reputation as a reformer.

Canada’s Feud with the Saudis Will Inevitably End in Happy Hypocrisy

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The only question is: How long before Canada gives in?

FLASH: Inflation Ticks Upward in Canada

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Creeping inflation could force the Bank of Canada’s hand on an interest rate hike come April.

FLASH: BIS Warns on China, Canada, and Hong Kong Economies

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The Bank of International Settlements has warned of unsustainable debt growth in China, Canada, and Hong Kong.

Global Forecast (01-16-2018)

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Andrej Babiš’ government is toppled in the Czech Republic, Washington follows through on its threat against the Palestinians, and Canada prepares to raise interest rates.

Canada Expanding Its Role in Global Arms Trade

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Contrary to its own history of arms control, Canada is becoming a major player in the global arms market.

OPEC Dishes another Blow to Canada’s Energy Industry

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Canada’s energy industry is bracing for another round of belt-tightening in the wake of OPEC’s recent meeting.

What to Expect from a Trudeau Government

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The Harper era included a few major departures from the past in terms of Canadian foreign policy. Will Justin Trudeau continue the trend?

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