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Building Trust and Driving Business Value with Explainable AI

Building Trust and Driving Business Value with Explainable AI Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic as companies and governments explore ways that computers can crunch data and perform tasks faster and better than humans. But do we really know how AI “thinks” and whether it’s reliable? The answer comes from Explainable AI, which brings transparency and [...]

Building Trust and Driving Business Value with Explainable AI 2019-08-07T11:01:51+08:00

Canada and ASEAN: Winning Together in the Knowledge Economy

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has made value chains increasingly complex, and geopolitical trends combined with the new economic reality has shaped a winning environment for forward-looking and trade-ready nations. While Canada and ASEAN enjoy a growing relationship – with ongoing exploratory FTA discussions adding momentum to the partnership – now is the time for [...]

Canada and ASEAN: Winning Together in the Knowledge Economy 2019-07-19T11:27:35+08:00

Canada-ASEAN Business Outlook Survey 2019

The Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) is conducting the Canada-ASEAN Business Outlook Survey 2019  and would like to invite CABC members and members of the public to participate in the survey. This research project is a collaboration between CABC, University of British Columbia's School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, with the support from the International Development Research [...]

Canada-ASEAN Business Outlook Survey 2019 2019-07-22T13:17:54+08:00

Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Bank of Canada Use Blockchain in Cross-Border Trial

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank of Canada have sent each other digital currencies using blockchain technology, marking the first such successful trial between two central banks. The pair have been collaborating on the use of distributed ledger technology and central bank digital currencies to make the cross-border payments process cheaper, [...]

Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Bank of Canada Use Blockchain in Cross-Border Trial 2019-05-13T12:50:35+08:00

Singapore-based Port Operator Acquiring Container Terminal in Halifax

Macquarie Group Ltd. says it has reached a deal to sell Halterm terminal at the Port of Halifax, the largest container terminal in Eastern Canada, to PSA International Pte Ltd. The Singapore-based port operator will also acquire Penn Terminals in Philadelphia from the Australian firm. Both terminals are currently owned by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, [...]

Singapore-based Port Operator Acquiring Container Terminal in Halifax 2019-05-10T13:29:31+08:00

Small & Mighty: Time to Set Your Sights on Singapore

[Excerpt from EDC Blog article] Singapore is an exporter’s paradise: not only is it a leading financial hub, it’s also one of the world’s busiest ports and a global centre for research, innovation and state-of-the-art infrastructure. But that’s not all. Home to 5.8 million people, the small, affluent island nation is also a gateway [...]

Small & Mighty: Time to Set Your Sights on Singapore 2019-05-10T11:27:48+08:00

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario eyes Singapore for regional headquarters in Asia

The Canadian investment fund that manages assets for Ontario's public sector is looking towards Singapore to set up its regional headquarters, as it seeks to boost its portfolio in Asia in the next few years. Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) was created in July 2016 to manage assets on behalf of Ontario public-sector [...]

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario eyes Singapore for regional headquarters in Asia 2019-05-06T16:46:57+08:00

Canada announces new investments to help access new markets, customers, and jobs

On April 9, Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr highlighted the expanded opportunities available to Canadian entrepreneurs abroad through New Markets, New Customers, New Jobs: Canada’s Trade Diversification Strategy - an investment of $1.1 billion over six years to help businesses to succeed in new markets. Minister Carr was in Ottawa to meet [...]

Canada announces new investments to help access new markets, customers, and jobs 2019-04-12T15:53:35+08:00

Canada wants more trade with ASEAN

Is an ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on the cards? The idea which was first proposed in 2016, was one of many on the agenda during the 16th ASEAN-Canada Dialogue in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, last month. Both parties agreed to continued implementation of the ASEAN-Canada Plan of Action (2016-2020) which includes working towards a [...]

Canada wants more trade with ASEAN 2019-04-09T10:36:15+08:00

Myanmar Opens Insurance Market to Insurers including Manulife

The government of Myanmar has announced that it will welcome five global insurance companies – which includes Canadian insurer Manulife – to establish wholly-owned subsidiaries in the region. Myanmar’s Planning and Finance Ministry initially announced that only three foreign companies would be provisionally authorized to operate in the region, but a more recent statement [...]

Myanmar Opens Insurance Market to Insurers including Manulife 2019-04-09T10:19:16+08:00