Canada Pm To Head To Brussels To Conclude Eu Deal

“For the dairy farmers of Canada this is a deal that is unacceptable. We’re more than disappointed,” Leduc said. “It will allow significant access of high quality or fine cheeses into Canada, a segment that is supplied by the smaller or medium size cheese factories in Canada.” Harper has said that a free trade deal between his country and the European Union could help the EU establish a beachhead as they embark on separate free trade talks with the U.S. If a U.S.-EU trade deal is reached, it could be the world’s largest free trade pact. Canada hopes to diversify Canada’s trade away from the U.S., the country’s largest trading partner. Canada’s finance minister has said despite Europe’s struggles, Canada remains very interested because the EU is still the largest market in the world in terms of the size of its middle class. The Canada-EU deal would make it easier for Canadian companies to invest in, and sell to, the 17-member EU with its 500 million consumers. In 2012, Canada was the EU’s 12th most important trading partner, accounting for 1.8 percent of the EU’s external trade. The EU was Canada’s second biggest partner with about 9.5 percent of external trade. The value of the bilateral trade in goods between the EU and Canada was $84 billion in 2012, according to the EU. The EU says machinery, transport equipment and chemicals dominate the EU’s exports to Canada. The trade agreement, on which talks were first launched in 2009, seeks to lower or erase tariffs and facilitate mutual market access for trade in goods, services and investment. It aims at making it easier for companies to bid for government contracts in the other economy. The trade negotiations with the U.S., in turn, are still in an early stage and suffered a minor setback last week when the U.S. side had to cancel a long-planned negotiation round in Brussels because of the government shutdown.

CPA Canada encouraged by Throne Speech fiscal priorities

Younger age groups rely on digital media to a greater degree than their elders, but older consumers have become accustomed to digital platforms as tools for activities such as paying bills and staying connected with family, according to a new eMarketer report, Canada Demographics: Age-Based Digital Behaviors. Millennials in Canada are a large group, and one that marketers covet. Its also a generation that seems unusually focused on financial issues. Good value is important to this group. Financial struggles are common for this young adult cohort. The effects of the Great Recession linger in a poor entry-level job market, forcing many to accept jobs below their post-secondary qualifications. On top of that, crippling student debt continues to hamstring millennials ability to move out of their parents homes. August 2013 research by BMO Financial Group found that on average, students in Canada will graduate college with $26,297 in debt and will take 6.4 years to pay it off. Perhaps because of these economic realities, millennials are also getting married later and waiting to have children. Almost three-quarters of those ages 25 to 29 had never been married, according to 2011 Statistics Canada data, when compared with 26% in 1981. Millennials are also the prime demographic for digital adoption, as they were born and raised during the emergence of the internet. In all digital categories, millennials lead adoption. We were the first generation to transition from childhood to adulthood with the age of the internet and widely accessible information online. Thats what sets us apart, said millennial Jaime Morrison, a research analyst at Abacus Data, a marketing research firm. When it comes to millennial use of social media, Morrison points to more than just the heavy usage numbers to illustrate the best way to engage this age group.

Understanding Canada’s Millennial Audience

As part of the unification effort, CPA Canada and the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) are working toward integrating their operations. Unification will enhance the influence, relevance and contribution of the Canadian accounting profession both at home and internationally. @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Related Content Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module. You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes. Search for share prices Terms Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE, and NYSEAmex when available. See also delay times for other exchanges . Quotes and other information supplied by independent providers identified on the Yahoo! Finance partner page . Quotes are updated automatically, but will be turned off after 25 minutes of inactivity. Quotes are delayed at least 15 minutes. All information provided “as is” for informational purposes only, not intended for trading purposes or advice. Neither Yahoo! nor any of independent providers is liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein. By accessing the Yahoo! site, you agree not to redistribute the information found therein. Fundamental company data provided by Capital IQ .