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Japan in transition: How Canada could become a more important trading partner with Japan

business.financialpost.com — The Financial Post presents a six-part series on the tectonic economic transformation underway in Japan. Today, in part six, how new trade deals between Canada and Japan could benefit both sides.

Japan in transition: Country desperately needs women to work, but harassment, sexism big hurdles to overcome

business.financialpost.com — The Financial Post presents a six-part series on the tectonic economic transformation underway in Japan. The country is currently home to the world's most rapidly aging population, while declining birth rates and low immigration mean Japan is expected to lose a million people a year in the coming decades.

Japan in transition: Economic realities mean Japan must confront its reluctance to accept immigrants

business.financialpost.com — The Financial Post presents a six-part series on the tectonic economic transformation underway in Japan. The country is currently home to the world's most rapidly aging population, while declining birth rates and low immigration mean Japan is expected to lose a million people a year in the coming decades.

Japan in transition: How older workers can help ease Japan’s growing labour issues

business.financialpost.com — The Financial Post presents a six-part series on the tectonic economic transformation underway in Japan. The country is currently home to the world's most rapidly aging population, while declining birth rates and low immigration mean Japan is expected to lose a million people a year in the coming decades.

Japan in transition: Rest of world watches as country tries negative interest rates to spur economy

Trapped by its past success, Japan aims to fix economy with Abenomics’ ‘three arrows’

business.financialpost.com — There are some signs that Abenomics has worked, but it has failed in others TOKYO - In the commercial districts of Japan's capital such as Shinbashi, one only need walk down an alley after a workday and take a glimpse into an izakaya - a type of pub that a red lantern outside gives away - to see this country's economic engine.

Dollarama makes largest private offering of $525 million in senior unsecured notes

business.financialpost.com — MONTREAL - Dollarama Inc. announced its largest private offering of $525 million in senior unsecured notes on Tuesday to repay the $390-million debt in its credit facility and help with day-to-day business operations. The notes are being offered with a 2.337 per cent annual interest rate, substantially lower than the 3.095 per cent offered in 2013 when it issued $400 million in unsecured notes.

Climate change initiatives a $7-trillion funding opportunity for capital markets: Carney

business.financialpost.com — TORONTO- The trillions needed to fund global carbon reduction commitments in the coming years is a big opportunity for investors, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said Friday in a speech to Toronto's financial community. Carney, formally the Bank of Canada governor, spoke at the Toronto Region Board of Trade with Catherine McKenna, the minister of environment and climate change.

Meet the humble index compiler that can even influence the Chinese government’s investment policies

business.financialpost.com — MSCI Inc. isn't usually a name that springs to mind when one thinks of the most powerful players in the global equity market. The New York-based index compiler doesn't have BlackRock Inc.'s trillions under management, Morgan Stanley's army of financial advisers or UBS Group AG's storied history.

JPMorgan profit beats estimates as capital markets recover

business.financialpost.com — JPMorgan Chase & Co, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by a tight controls on expenses, loan growth and a rebound in capital markets. The bank's net income slipped to US$6.20 billion in the second quarter ended June 30, from US$6.29 billion a year earlier, as it set aside more money to meet future loan losses.
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Aug 18, 2016

@video_link I agree with that for all countries in world. No one has got it 100% right. Anyway, thx for reading.

Aug 18, 2016

@video_link I did have many Japanese push me to not go easy on country, said international attention encourages change.

Aug 18, 2016

@video_link We have problems with families running companies for decades/nepotism. But another issue.

Aug 18, 2016

@video_link But yeah, you nailed them. Japan also does better job at taxing inheritance to encourage merit. Impressed me a lot

Aug 18, 2016

@video_link Thx for feedback. Would love to read Japanese reporter's take on Cda's issues. Always refreshing to read fresh from set of eyes.

Aug 18, 2016

@jht4x4 Thx John, something to follow up on. Did speak a lot about provincial trade barriers/lack of approval on projects. Lots of interest.

Aug 18, 2016

RT @AP: BREAKING: Gawker to shut down next week after nearly 14 years less than 3 months after declaring bankruptcy.


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