U.S. Leaves Door Open to Talks With China Amid Trade-War Fears
20 Apr

U.S. Leaves Door Open to Talks With China Amid Trade-War Fears

The Trump administration indicated it’s willing to negotiate with China on escalating frictions between the world’s two biggest economies, helping to ease fears among investors of a tit-for-tat trade conflict. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said China’s response isn’t expected to disrupt the U.S. economy. In an interview on CNBC on Wednesday, he said China’s…

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China-US tariff spat: Mostly losers, but some winners too
18 Apr

China-US tariff spat: Mostly losers, but some winners too

BEIJING — China’s threat to raise tariffs on U.S. exports could be a disaster for American soybean farmers but a boon to their Brazilian and Argentine competitors, European aerospace companies and Japanese whiskey distillers. Regulators picked products China can get elsewhere when they made a $50 billion list including soybeans and small aircraft for possible…

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U.S. Metals Tariffs Would Hit Canada Much Harder Than Mexico
21 Mar

U.S. Metals Tariffs Would Hit Canada Much Harder Than Mexico

Canada has the most to lose among Nafta partners if Donald Trump presses ahead with plans to slap steel and aluminum tariffs on his neighbors. Canadian and Mexican exports of the two metals, along with iron and related products, to the U.S. reached $24.6 billion in 2017, a level surpassed only twice before, according to American…

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Tax Insights: Government targets tax planning using private corporations
07 Dec

Tax Insights: Government targets tax planning using private corporations

In brief Legislative proposals and a consultation paper issued on July 18, 2017, target three tax planning strategies that, in the government’s view, use private corporations to gain unfair tax advantages for high-income individuals. The releases result from the government’s commitment, as stated in its March 22, 2017 budget, to review this area and propose…

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