Canada Small Business News Round-up – 04/03/2008

Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from the Canada:

  • National Bank says writedowns over: National Bank of Canada said Thursday it does not expect to take more writedowns on its holdings of asset-backed commercial paper unless the global credit-market crisis deepens or the North American economy goes into severe recession.
  • Expanding Ontario’s Global Reach: McGuinty Government Helping Ontario Businesses Compete In Global Markets OTTAWA, Feb. 28 – Ontario wins when the province’s companies succeed in the global economy. This is the message Minister of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Harinder Takhar brought to members of the province’s business community today. Speaking…..
  • Telus Completes Wireless network: Telus customers can now get high-speed wireless Internet access almost anywhere in British Columbia and Alberta through Telus’s upgraded cell-phone service.
  • Canadian Businesses among most trusted: TORONTO — Canadian companies are among the most trusted around the globe, yet Canadians are some of the least trusting individuals, according to an international survey of opinion leaders.
  • Tax evasion probe spreads to Canada: Authorities are reviewing client data allegedly stolen from LGT, a Liechtenstein bank, to see who owes money.
  • Budget 2008: The debt factor: The feds are sticking to their guns and pursuing debt reduction, and it could become a decisive factor come election time.
  • Enterprise Sask. Board named: Appointees to the province’s new Enterprise Saskatchewan board include four people from Saskatoon.
  • Apple shares an appetizing Bargain: Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells personal computers (iMacs), portable digital music players (iPods), as well as mobile communication devices (iPhones).
  • Intel to introduce the Atom Family: New chip line will power mobile Internet devices and ultra low-cost and small notebook and desktop personal computers.
  • Tax-Free Savings Account a great RRSP companion: EDMONTON — The Tax-Free Savings Account announced in the
    federal budget will be a great companion to the Registered. Retirement Savings Plan for many people, and even better than an RRSP for some.

As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.

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