Cognac’s global reach keeps spreading

While making inroads in urban American culture and gaining a foothold in China, the industry is also innovating its products

Cognac’s global reach keeps spreading
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This is part 7 in our series The business of cognac

While making inroads in urban American culture and gaining a foothold in China, the industry is also innovating its products

Cognac’s rise from a regional product to a worldwide phenomenon

Export sales drove the development of the industry, a feature as true today as it was three centuries ago

Cognac’s rise from a regional product to a worldwide phenomenon
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This is part 6 in our series The business of cognac

Export sales drove the development of the industry, a feature as true today as it was three centuries ago

China may balk at Taiwan entry into resurrected TPP

From Canada’s viewpoint, considerations like global security, freedom, human rights and democracy support Taiwan’s case

China may balk at Taiwan entry into resurrected TPP
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From Canada’s viewpoint, considerations like global security, freedom, human rights and democracy support Taiwan’s case

The plastic bag pollution paradox

At least 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing 268,940 tons are floating in our oceans but we struggle to find packaging alternatives

The plastic bag pollution paradox
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At least 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing 268,940 tons are floating in our oceans but we struggle to find packaging alternatives

When property prices are a crime

The B.C. government balked at applying the foreign buyer tax to pre-sale contracts, so property flipping won’t slow down and it certainly won’t stop

When property prices are a crime
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The B.C. government balked at applying the foreign buyer tax to pre-sale contracts, so property flipping won’t slow down and it certainly won’t stop

China using its monetary policy as a weapon of war

China is conquering the world by creating money when it needs it and simply absorbing debt. Perhaps we should be copying them

China using its monetary policy as a weapon of war
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China is conquering the world by creating money when it needs it and simply absorbing debt. Perhaps we should be copying them

Kate Harris’ Lands of Lost Borders a masterpiece

In Lands of Lost Borders, Kate Harris ruminates on 10 months aboard a bicycle along the Silk Road once conquered by Marco Polo

Kate Harris’ Lands of Lost Borders a masterpiece
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In Lands of Lost Borders, Kate Harris ruminates on 10 months aboard a bicycle along the Silk Road once conquered by Marco Polo

Flu pandemic of 1918 brutal, virulent killer

One hundred years ago, a flu pandemic swept across the world, killing tens of millions of people, particularly those in the prime of life

Flu pandemic of 1918 brutal, virulent killer
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One hundred years ago, a flu pandemic swept across the world, killing tens of millions of people, particularly those in the prime of life

China’s foreign garbage ban reveals recycling’s weakness

Recycling seems like a neat solution until we can't dump our garbage on another country and have to deal with it ourselves

China’s foreign garbage ban reveals recycling’s weakness
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Recycling seems like a neat solution until we can’t dump our garbage on another country and have to deal with it ourselves

Trudeau putting Canada’s economic interests at risk

While Asian nations are interested in our goods and services, not one of them is interested in buying the values that Trudeau keeps proselytizing

Trudeau putting Canada’s economic interests at risk
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While Asian nations are interested in our goods and services, not one of them is interested in buying the values that Trudeau keeps proselytizing