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Small businesses move to lock in rental deals amid low vacancy rates

Small businesses move to lock in rental deals amid low vacancy rates

When Sohel Imani went looking for a second location for his bike shop in Toronto’s West End, he knew he’d be able to leverage the city’s current commercial rental market.
Analysts say new CRTC limits on Big Three help regional carriers with growth plans

Analysts say new CRTC limits on Big Three help regional carriers with growth plans

TORONTO — Canada's regional wireless and internet carriers will benefit the most from this week's landmark regulatory ruling by the CRTC, telecommunications analysts and consumer advocates say.
US home construction rebounds in March after frigid February

US home construction rebounds in March after frigid February

WASHINGTON — U.S. housing construction rebounded strongly in March with home builders recovering from an unusually frigid February that shut down projects.
US lifts Vietnam, Switzerland from currency manipulator list

US lifts Vietnam, Switzerland from currency manipulator list

WASHINGTON — Vietnam and Switzerland have been removed from the list of nations labeled by the U.S. as currency manipulators, reversing a decision made by the Trump administration in December.
AP Interview: Beijing says US 'too negative' toward China

AP Interview: Beijing says US 'too negative' toward China

BEIJING — A top Chinese diplomat said Friday that U.S. policy toward China is “too negative" and that co-operation could be critically important as the Biden administration focuses on combatting COVID-19 and promoting economic recovery. The U.S.
Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 0.7 per cent in February

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 0.7 per cent in February

OTTAWA — Canadian wholesale sales fell 0.7 per cent in February to $68.8 billion as the building material and supplies sector and auto industry moved lower.
Vote by Tilray shareholders on Aphria merger deal delayed until April 30

Vote by Tilray shareholders on Aphria merger deal delayed until April 30

NANAIMO, B.C. — A vote by Tilray Inc. shareholders on the cannabis company's deal to merge with Aphria Inc. has been delayed, allowing shareholders more time. The vote had been scheduled for today, but shareholders will now vote on April 30.
SKorean steelmaker to end partnership with Myanmar military

SKorean steelmaker to end partnership with Myanmar military

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — A South Korean steelmaker on Friday said it plans to end a joint venture with a military-controlled firm in Myanmar following criticism that its business has benefited military leaders who have violently suppressed pro-dem
China's growth surges to 18.3% but rebound levelling off

China's growth surges to 18.3% but rebound levelling off

BEIJING — China’s economy grew by double digits in the latest quarter but an explosive rebound from the coronavirus pandemic is slowing abruptly as manufacturing and consumer spending return to normal. The economy grew by 18.
CRTC to allow smaller wireless players better access to national networks

CRTC to allow smaller wireless players better access to national networks

Canada's biggest wireless network operators suffered a major setback Thursday as the CRTC issued orders that will make it easier for smaller rivals to compete, which in turn will likely reduce costs for mobile phone users.