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10 benefits the Trans-Pacific Partnership will bring Singapore - The Straits Times

10 benefits the Trans-Pacific Partnership will bring Singapore - The Straits Times | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
After much criticism over the transparency of the biggest free trade agreement struck to date, several governments involved in the trade talks released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) two weeks ago..
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Bombardier and its state aid from Quebec: How did it come to this? - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Bombardier and its state aid from Quebec: How did it come to this? - The Globe and Mail (subscription) | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
Montreal-based Bombardier was handed a billion-dollar liquidity lifeline by Quebec on Thursday, a strategic investment that will see the province take a 49.5-per-cent stake in the company’s fledgling C Series plane program and obtain rights to buy...
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TPP: What's in it for Singapore? - The Straits Times

TPP: What's in it for Singapore? - The Straits Times | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
Negotiations on the largest regional trade accord in history concluded last week. Pundits have since weighed in on which groups of nations stand to gain or lose from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), as the agreement is called..
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Are Japan's crime clans going out of business? Tea with a yakuza. - Yahoo News

Are Japan's crime clans going out of business? Tea with a yakuza. - Yahoo News | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
From Yahoo News: Like many Japanese business leaders, Masatoshi Kumagai worries about the future. Industry conditions are changing and he must globalize. The younger generation lacks that hungry spirit that rebuilt postwar Japan.
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Canada's stalled progress on gender pay gap: Women have 'hit a brick wall' - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Canada's stalled progress on gender pay gap: Women have 'hit a brick wall' - The Globe and Mail (subscription) | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
Canada’s progress in providing equal pay and opportunity for women has stalled and may be deteriorating, studies find
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Andrew Coyne: In international trade, it's not really all about exports - National Post

Andrew Coyne: In international trade, it's not really all about exports - National Post | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
The benefits from trade have comparatively little to do with increased exports, and almost everything to do with more and cheaper imports — the supposed ‘costs’ of the deal
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OECD hopes tax reforms will end era of aggressive avoidance - The Guardian

The Guardian OECD hopes tax reforms will end era of aggressive avoidance The Guardian Alongside the final batch of reforms, published on Monday, the OECD released what it called “extremely conservative” estimates suggesting large global businesses...
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Tax avoidance by corporations is out of control. The United Nations must step in - The Guardian

Tax avoidance by corporations is out of control. The United Nations must step in - The Guardian | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
We cannot close our eyes to the fact that the current global tax system is having a disproportionate impact on those living in poverty
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7 simple questions and answers to understand China and the US - Washington Post (blog)

7 simple questions and answers to understand China and the US - Washington Post (blog) | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
Almost everything you need to know about the world's most important relationship
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'Made in Germany' lies in the 'gutter' after Volkswagen caught cheating - Telegraph.co.uk

'Made in Germany' lies in the 'gutter' after Volkswagen caught cheating - Telegraph.co.uk | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
VW's conspiracy to rig emissions exposes it as the 'Lance Armstrong' of the car industry, once again revealing corrupt reflexes in German boardrooms
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US Has Less Economic Freedom Than Chile, Jordan, or Taiwan - The Beacon (blog)

US Has Less Economic Freedom Than Chile, Jordan, or Taiwan - The Beacon (blog) | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
Economic Freedom of the World report (pdf) Today the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, Canada, released the 2015 Economic Freedom of the World report (pdf) and
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The Future of Work: The World Needs a New Business Model - Pacific Standard

The Future of Work: The World Needs a New Business Model Pacific Standard With global supply chains now accounting for more than 60 percent of global trade in the real economy it is an exploitative model that is fueling inequality, failing to pay...
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Jeff Bezos says Amazon won't tolerate 'callous' management practices - Economic Times

Jeff Bezos says Amazon won't tolerate 'callous' management practices - Economic Times | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
In a memo to employees, Bezos urged any employees who knew of "stories like those reported" to contact him directly.
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Shoprite Number One Retailer in Africa - Report - AllAfrica.com

Shoprite Holdings was named the number one retailer in Africa followed by Massmart and Pick n Pay, according to the Deloitte African Powers of Retailing report 2015.
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Economic lessons from this week's striking win by Canada's Justin Trudeau - Washington Post

Economic lessons from this week's striking win by Canada's Justin Trudeau - Washington Post | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
The prime minister-elect campaigned on a program of economic stimulus and higher taxes on the rich.
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Canada's prosperity built on network of railways, ports — and pipelines - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Canada's prosperity built on network of railways, ports — and pipelines - The Globe and Mail (subscription) | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
Our country’s success is built on infrastructure that enables us to sell our abundant national resources on the global market
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Are Japan's crime clans going out of business? Tea with a yakuza. - Christian Science Monitor

Are Japan's crime clans going out of business? Tea with a yakuza. - Christian Science Monitor | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
Often romanticized for a strict chivalrous code, the yakuza still operate openly in Japan, handing out name cards at meetings. But as public opprobrium rises, their numbers are falling sharply.
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The Future of Work: Making Work Fair—Regulating Labor in the 21st Century - Pacific Standard

The Future of Work: Making Work Fair—Regulating Labor in the 21st Century Pacific Standard Work under capitalism is about leveling playing fields—so that workers may bargain over pay and other working conditions on a more equal footing with the...
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OECD's new tax proposals won't stop companies shifting profits to tax havens - The Conversation UK

OECD's new tax proposals won't stop companies shifting profits to tax havens - The Conversation UK | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
The EU is thought to be losing one trillion Euros from tax avoidance, evasion and arrears. But the latest tax reform is unlikely to fix that.
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The Future of Work: The Trouble With Shrinking Governments Worldwide - Pacific Standard

The Future of Work: The Trouble With Shrinking Governments Worldwide
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Another anxiety relates to the state's autonomy and capacity to regulate the market economy and promote development.
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30 charts and maps that explain China today - Washington Post (blog)

30 charts and maps that explain China today - Washington Post (blog) | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
China's mind-boggling size, economy and history, visualized
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Vanishing Canada: Why we're all losers in Ottawa's war on data - Macleans.ca

Vanishing Canada: Why we're all losers in Ottawa's war on data - Macleans.ca | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
Records deleted, burned, tossed in Dumpsters. A Maclean's investigation on the crisis in government data.
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Unlocking the Enigma of Iran - The Business of Fashion

Unlocking the Enigma of Iran - The Business of Fashion | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
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Unlocking the Enigma of Iran
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Details may be sketchy about this 'final frontier' market but one thing business leaders are sure of is Iran's potential.
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America Doesn't Just 'Need A Raise.' We Need A New National Norm For Wage Growth - ValueWalk

America Doesn't Just 'Need A Raise.' We Need A New National Norm For Wage Growth - ValueWalk | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
America Doesn't Just 'Need A Raise.' We Need A New National Norm For Wage Growth by The Conversation As Labor Day approaches, we are likely to hear from a growing chorus of political, religious, acade...
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'It's the greatest place I hate to work': An inside look at Amazon's ... - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

'It's the greatest place I hate to work': An inside look at Amazon's ... - The Globe and Mail (subscription) | Teaching Business in Ontario | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos has created an organization where employees are driven far beyond their perceived abilities
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