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MTY Food Group raises quarterly dividend by 10 per cent to 16.5 cents

MTY Food Group raises quarterly dividend by 10 per cent to 16.5 cents

MONTREAL — MTY Food Group Inc. is increasing its quarterly dividend to shareholders by 10 per cent. The company says it will pay a quarterly dividend of 16.5 cents per share on Feb. 15, up from its previous rate of 15 cents per share.

Shawcor Ltd. signs deal to buy ZCL Composites Inc. for $308 million

TORONTO — Pipeline services company Shawcor Ltd. has signed a deal to buy ZCL Composites Inc., a maker of fibreglass reinforced plastic underground storage tanks, for $308 million.
China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

BEIJING — China's 2018 economic growth fell to a three-decade low, adding to pressure on Beijing to settle a tariff war with Washington. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.6 per cent over a year earlier, down from 2017's 6.
Kenzo explores designer's roots at Paris Fashion Week

Kenzo explores designer's roots at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS — Psychedelic Peruvian paintings covered panel upon panel of Kenzo's fall menswear show that celebrated of one of the designer's fascinating Chinese-Peruvian heritage. Here are some highlights of Sunday's installment of Paris Fashion Week.
Tall timber towers taking root in Canada as builders look to go green

Tall timber towers taking root in Canada as builders look to go green

TORONTO — Six years ago architect Michael Green took the stage at a TED conference and called for an global era of wood-framed skyscrapers. Some were skeptical. "People really thought I was an idiot," said Green in a recent interview.

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Wholesale trade Statistics Canada will release wholesale trade and manufacturing numbers for November on Tuesday. The federal agency said wholesale sales rose 1.

UK's Labour Party seeks 'frank' debate on Brexit impasse

LONDON — Britain's opposition Labour Party is calling for an "open and frank debate" on the government's stalled Brexit plan and an increased role for Parliament in managing Britain's departure from the European Union but still won't meet with Prime
Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

TOKYO — Representatives from a Pacific Rim trade bloc geared up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative as they met Saturday in Tokyo, reaffirming their commitment to open and free trade and inviting new membership.
Fire aboard June WestJet flight caused by e-cigarette batteries, says TSB

Fire aboard June WestJet flight caused by e-cigarette batteries, says TSB

OTTAWA — The Transportation Safety Board says an onboard fire that forced a WestJet plane to return to the Calgary International Airport soon after takeoff last June was caused by spare e-cigarette lithium-ion batteries that a passenger failed to dec
Canada's stock market rallies on hopes of trade deal, crude hits two-month high

Canada's stock market rallies on hopes of trade deal, crude hits two-month high

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index rallied Friday to end a second strong week on growing signals of a potential resolution in the trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.