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Retail sales rose 0.7% in January to $35.7 billion. Stores selling home improvement products were large contributors to the gain in January, the final month of the federal government's Home Renovation Tax Credit. (Full Story)
Foreign investment in Canadian securities continued to increase, reaching $11.8 billion in January, with debt instruments continuing to attract the bulk of the inflow of funds. (Full Story)
Canadian residents made 4.2 million trips outside of the country in January, down 1.5% from the previous month. Trips to both the United States and overseas destinations decreased compared with December. (Full Story)
Wholesale sales in current dollars rose 3.0% in January to $44.4 billion, the strongest increase in three years. Canadian wholesale sales have maintained an upward trend since mid-2009. (Full Story)
Virgin Islands owned, Kiribati-flagged, 22, 294 tonnes chemical tanker MV Theresa VIII, which had originally a crew of 29 seamen, has been released from the Central Somali coast near Harardheere - after a substantial ransom payment.
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The market value of employer-sponsored pension funds amounted to $898.1 billion at the end of the third quarter, up 6.3% or $53.4 billion from the previous quarter. (Full Story)
The labour productivity of Canadian businesses grew 1.4% in the fourth quarter, the first increase since the third quarter of 2008. This marks the highest quarterly growth rate since the first quarter of 1998. (Full Story)
Manufacturing sales rose 2.4% in January to $44.6 billion. With this gain, sales have advanced for five consecutive months. (Full Story)
According to Basque radio station Radio Euskadi, the crew on the Basque FV Txori-Argi managed to avoid the attempted abduction at around 10h00 on Sunday, March 14, 2010. There was a shooting but no one was injured.
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Canada's net foreign debt increased by $23.4 billion to $109.5 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2009, reflecting an ongoing current account deficit as well as the revaluation effect of the appreciation of the Canadian dollar.
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