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Foreign investors reduced their holdings of Canadian securities by $4.2 billion in January after a cumulative acquisition of $55.1 billion in the previous six months. (Full Story)
The number of new motor vehicles sold in January rose 15.4% to 153,623 units. A significant factor in January's growth was the resumption of supply for certain models of passenger cars. (Full Story)
Geneva, – The president of the international treaty banning anti-personnel mines has called on Syria to cease its use of anti-personnel landmines. (Full Story)
The market value of Canadian employer-sponsored pension funds totalled $1.06 trillion at the end of the third quarter, down 1.7% from the second quarter. (Full Story)
Canada's net foreign debt was up $34.7 billion to $213.1 billion at the end of the fourth quarter, resulting largely from the impact of the appreciation of the Canadian dollar against most major foreign currencies and from continued foreign investment into the economy. (Full Story)
In 2009, more than 154,000 or 2% of people aged 55 or older living in the 10 provinces reported that they had been the victim of a violent crime in the previous 12 months. (Full Story)
Canada's current account deficit (on a seasonally adjusted basis) narrowed by $2.0 billion in the fourth quarter to $10.3 billion, largely the result of an increase in the export of goods.  (Full Story)
During the last two decades, Canada's net debt with the rest of the world declined. This occurred because the value of Canada's external financial assets increased more rapidly than the stock of foreign claims on Canadian assets. (Full Story)
Canadian public and private organizations reported that they intend to invest $394.1 billion in construction and machinery and equipment in 2012, up 6.2% from investment in 2011. (Full Story)
Employment increased by 5,000 in health and social services institutions and by 4,000 in school boards.  (Full Story)
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