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JBS misses estimates as financial expenses soar

U.S., Canadian beef operations post improved revenue

Weakness in Brazil was partly compensated by the good results of the U.S., Canadian and Australian beef divisions, as well as the chicken meat business in the U.S., the company said.

The results underscore the company’s difficulties operating in Brazil, whose economy grew just 1 percent in the first quarter from the preceding one, marking an exit from its longest recession on record.

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What Canada should fight for at NAFTA talks

July 25, 2017

When all is said and done, there is plenty of scope, based on NAFTA partners’ explicit or implicit objectives, to modernize the agreement (with some help from provisions from the U.S.-rejected Trans-Pacific-Partnership that all three NAFTA partners helped negotiate). However, as was the case 30 years ago, the deal breaker could well be ensuring fair and impartial resolution of trade remedy disputes. Let’s hope the moose knows how to play hardball.

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MacAulay vows to defend NAFTA at Ag ministers meeting

“I’m not the official trade negotiator,” he [Minister MacAulay] said at a news conference announcing money for a Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture project. “But without a doubt we will make sure that we have capable trade negotiators in agriculture and in the trade department who will handle these issues very capably.”

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