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Barrick signs agreement with Tanzanian government that ends tax dispute

Barrick signs agreement with Tanzanian government that ends tax dispute

TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp. has signed an agreement with the Tanzanian government to formalize a joint venture relating to three mines that ends a long-running tax dispute with the African country.
Canada slips in global corruption ranking in aftermath of SNC-Lavalin scandal

Canada slips in global corruption ranking in aftermath of SNC-Lavalin scandal

MONTREAL — Canada has slipped in the annual Transparency International ranking of countries considered among the least corrupt, in light of the SNC-Lavalin controversy.

Domtar warns of expected operating loss ahead of quarterly results

MONTREAL — Domtar Corp. has warned of an expected operating loss for the fourth quarter and sales that are below analyst expectations.
Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 0.9 per cent in November

Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 0.9 per cent in November

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales bounced back in November, boosted by gains in the auto sector. Statistics Canada said Friday retail sales rose 0.9 per cent for the month, largely offsetting a revised 1.1 per cent decline in October.
Cannabis firm Aphria signs deal for $100M investment from institutional investor

Cannabis firm Aphria signs deal for $100M investment from institutional investor

LEAMINGTON, Ont. — Aphria Inc. says it has signed a deal with an unidentified institutional investor who has agreed to invest $100 million in the cannabis company. The investor will acquire roughly 14 million units of the company at a price of $7.
Despite renewed strikes, France pushes on with pension plan

Despite renewed strikes, France pushes on with pension plan

PARIS — Women workers danced in protest and striking Eiffel Tower employees shuttered France's most famed monument Friday — but the government pushed ahead anyway with a troubled bill redesigning the national retirement system.
Thunberg brushes off mockery from US finance chief

Thunberg brushes off mockery from US finance chief

DAVOS, Switzerland — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has brushed off criticism and mockery from the U.S. Treasury chief, saying Friday his comments have “of course no effect” on her and fellow campaigners.
Air Canada international flights delayed due to network issue, problem fixed

Air Canada international flights delayed due to network issue, problem fixed

MONTREAL — Air Canada says there were some delays last night and early this morning for its international flights. The airline says the delays were due to a server issue affecting its network.
New virus could disrupt global economy as markets, consumers change behaviour

New virus could disrupt global economy as markets, consumers change behaviour

MONTREAL — A deadly new virus that emerged in China is raising concerns beyond the public health sphere as experts warn about the potential economic cost of a global outbreak that is already drawing comparisons to the SARS epidemic 17 years ago.
Cirque du Soleil cancels all performances in Chinese city over coronavirus

Cirque du Soleil cancels all performances in Chinese city over coronavirus

MONTREAL — The Cirque du Soleil is cancelling all performances in Hangzhou, China to ward off the potential spreading of the coronavirus.