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global economy

Finning to cut global workforce by eight per cent, close 11 locations in Canada

Job cuts will include 440 people in Western Canada, 550 in South America and a smaller number in Europe.

Urban Conspiracy 2: It’s the Economy, Stupid!

Faced with an increasingly competitive global economy, apparently British Columbians need to find ways to work together to promote the well-being of the province and its citizens. See what happens...

Rethinking international affairs: A call for a multidisciplinary approach

Troubled times call for creative thinking. And 2012 will be no exception.

Canada has 'tools to deal with new recession'

Country will take a battering if the world tanks, but it has strong companies, a working banking system and a sound fiscal position, says governor of central bank.