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Employment rose by 21,000 in February, with large gains in full-time work partly offset by losses in part time. (Full Story)
Canada's merchandise exports grew 0.5% in January, a slower pace than in the previous four months, while imports declined 1.7%. As a result, Canada posted a trade surplus with the world of $799 million in January compared with a surplus of $75 million in December.
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The federal government's science and technology expenditures on biotechnology in 2008/2009 reached $937 million, up 1.8% from 2007/2008 measured in current dollars (Full Story)
All growth scenarios considered, the diversity of Canada's population will continue to increase significantly during the next two decades, especially within certain census metropolitan areas, according to new projections of the country's ethnocultural makeup.
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Foreign acquisitions of Canadian-controlled firms, particularly in manufacturing and oil and gas, drove a 10.6% increase in Canadian assets under foreign control in 2007. (Full Story)
Officially yet unconfirmed reports from marine observers revealed the release of a Taiwanese fishing vessel from captivity at the Somali coast. Reportedly a major ransom, which the Somalis called a fine for overfishing the Indian Ocean, was received yesterday while today in the very early morning hours the last of the armed captors left the ship.
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A terrorist’s use of a radiological dispersal device (RDD) or improvised nuclear device (IND) to release radioactive materials into the environment could have devastating consequences. (Full Story)
EU NAVFOR confirmed on Sunday the report that the Greek owned Panama-flagged Bulk Carrier MV NAVIOS APOLLON hijacked on 28th of December has been released and is heading now north to Salalah, the southern port of the Sultanate of Oman.
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In January, the Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) and the Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI) rose 0.3% and 3.3% respectively, led by a rebound in petroleum prices. (Full Story)
Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 1.2% in the fourth quarter, the largest quarterly increase since the third quarter of 2000. (Full Story)
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