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And The Biggest Economic Surprise of the Year Goes To...

Peter Hall | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Six years beyond the onset of global crisis and the lamentation seems louder: pundits are increasingly perplexed by the planet's prolonged period of perpetual perturbations. So, does anything stand out in 2014 as an "out of the blue" development?

You Might Have Just Bought an Illegally Cut Piece of the Rainforest

David Fogarty | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Impact
David Fogarty

If you've just been shopping at the supermarket or hardware store, chances are you've brought a little bit of tropical rainforest home with you. And chances are some of it was illegally cleared.

Former Alberta Teacher Unjustly Detained in Indonesia

Leanne Shirtliffe | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada Alberta
Leanne Shirtliffe

I know the Bantlemans, and I too have taught at international schools in Asia. I met my husband--a guy from Edmonton--in the Middle East, and we had twins in Bangkok. I know the lure and the realization of what Mrs. Bantleman describes as wanting "to learn more about the culture and the people" of a far off land. I also can imagine how powerless you would be if incarcerated in a foreign country.

The Hefty Price We're All Paying For Deforestation in Indonesia

David Fogarty | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada
David Fogarty

To further underscore the risks: Indonesia's forests contain 10 per cent of the world's plants, 12 per cent of the world's mammals, 16 per cent of the world's reptile-amphibians, and 17 per cent of the world's bird species. Massive clearance of forests, particularly primary forests, leads to extinctions, floods, reduced river flows, as well as huge fires.

The Politics of Monetary Tightening

Peter Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

When it comes to elections, timing is critical. This year brings a rash of elections in some of the most important emerging markets: Brazil, India, In...

The World Is Getting Hungrier

Peter Hall | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Peter Hall

The world is getting hungrier. It has been said many times, but it bears repeating: the rise of emerging markets over the past three decades is now vaulting millions into the ranks of the middle class every year.

Moving Toward Our Goal of Zero Deforestation

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada
Ian Lifshitz

One year ago Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) announced its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), immediately halting all natural forest clearance across its entire supply chain. Specifically, we outlined four key priorities for 2014 to engage our broader industry and other sectors to help accelerate the realization of zero deforestation.

Is Canada's Growing Trade with this Booming Region a Good Thing?

Peter Hall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

In the 2000-2008 period, Canadian exports to ASEAN grew by 9 per cent annually, just under the average pace to emerging markets as a whole. Post-crisis, the rate of growth is exactly the same. Doubling trade in five years would require notching that pace up to 15 per cent annually -- not an unachievable target by any stretch of the imagination.

Meet the New Strain of Flu: H7N9

Jason Tetro | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgMuch like any new offering from Stephen King, which requires time to determine its place in his legacy, the new H7N9 flu requires more than just a few weeks to determine its place in the historical records of infectious disease.

Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival 2012

Ramp1885.com | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

With "Innofashion" as this season's theme, it's clear that in Indonesia, culture is courted, homage is heightened, and the fabrics are pretty fantastic! With many iconic tribal prints, colours and daring choices, this fashion and food festival was one of many sights.

Indonesia Wants More Trade In Canada, But Not Oil

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Indonesia is eager to boost trade with Canada, but the South Asian country isn't interested in two of the Harper government's top priorities ...

Indonesian "Psychopath" Seeks Stay of Execution

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 11.30.2011 | Canada
Romeo Vitelli

A 31-year-old Indonesian man facing execution for committing 11 murders is now seeking a stay of execution on the grounds that he is a psychopath and ...

Fighting Pasung in Indonesia's Mentally Ill

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 10.13.2011 | Canada
Romeo Vitelli

Pasung, physically restraining people with mental illnesses, remains common in Indonesia, especially in low-income families. Although the full extent of pasung use remains unknown, enough cases have come to light for local governments in Indonesia to develop programs for assisting patients who have been freed.