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A bull grazes in a pasture on a farm near Cremona, Alta., after the Chinese announced a ban on Canadian meat imports. The ban could hit the Canadian beef and pork sector hard given China is a huge market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

China’s ban on Canadian meat imports could pummel our agri-food sector

Canadian beef and pork exporters have become increasingly reliant on China. That's why the latest salvo in the Canada-China diplomatic dispute is so ominous for the agri-food sector.
China is the world’s second largest economy. EPA/Aleksandar Plavevski

How to get ready as the US-China trade war spills over to other countries

As the trade spat between China and the US continues, it is likely to spill over to other countries. For Australia and New Zealand, this could bring both risks and opportunities.
The imposition of steep duties on imported solar panel components could jeopardize thousands of jobs in the industry. Reuters/Mike Blake

How Trump could undermine the US solar boom

A trade spat could jack up the cost of going solar, killing jobs and obstructing efforts to do something about climate change.

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