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Disappearance of visitors due to COVID-19 unnerves city’s tourism sector

Article content In April, business at Cycle City Toursin downtown Vancouver was booming. Metro Vancouver’s biggest bicycle touring company was selling its rental bikes — about 200 of them — along with new bikes at an incredible rate of about one per hour. “It was just bonkers,” said owner Josh Bloomfield. “We couldn’t get the […]

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NASA and private sector have big plans for space travel — and they’re recruiting

Amid all the coronavirus worries, here’s a positive development: NASA this month began taking applications for new astronauts. You probably won’t qualify: Candidates must have STEM backgrounds, and the odds of being accepted in the last round were 50 times worse than those for Harvard applicants. Plus NASA’s at least four years away from getting […]

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Scotiabank sees more room to grow within the domestic banking sector as it works to protect its home base

The Bank of Nova Scotia is forecasting favourable conditions for the domestic banking industry, and the lender is prepared to try to take more market share from its rivals in certain areas. A relatively low likelihood of recession, strong population growth fuelled by immigration and solid employment figures were among the positives cited by Scotiabank’s […]

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The KRG’s anti-corruption effort must start from its oil sector | Iraq

Iraq is one of the most corrupt countries in the world and oil has a lot to do with it. With nearly $100bn in annual revenues coming from oil, which constitutes 90 percent of its budget, the country is a great example of what political economists call “the resource curse”. Over the past two decades, […]

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