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A little-know Chinese firm threatens to derail bitcoin rally

A little-known Chinese company is threatening to put a fork in the high-flying bitcoin rally — a “hard fork,” to be precise.The controversial cryto-currency, long favored by tech geeks and drug lords alike, has taken a painful price hit this week, burning a recent wave of Wall Street investors and average Joes who have lately climbed on board...Read the full article by Kevin Dugan here.

New York Post

June 16, 2017

Going indoors to grow local

Alberta company wants to license its hydroponics-aquaponics system to othersSHERWOOD PARK, Alta. — Providing fresh local produce to Canadians year round could be achieved with a new farming concept that combines horticulture with aquaculture.NutraPonics, which opened in 2015 near Sherwood Park, is dedicated to supplying the local produce market and supporting local suppliers.Since last December, it has been selling fresh romaine lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, basil and arugula every week.The produc...


June 16, 2017

Daymak Launches New Special Edition EC1 Featuring Built in Wireless Charging Technology; Plans to Roll Out This Technology on Certain E-Bike Models

TORONTO, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Daymak Inc. is pleased to announce that it has successfully installed a unique and first-of-its-kind wireless charging technology on the EC1 Special Edition. The new EC1 SE will feature built in wireless charging technology and a new fully integrated display. With its inauguration, Daymak will install its first wireless station at its head office located...


May 30, 2017

Deetken joins the B Corp Movement

At Deetken Asset Management, we are committed to identifying and supporting companies that generate sustainable returns while making a meaningful, positive contribution to their communities. Pursuing more than one “bottom line” is core to our business model and our investment philosophy.That’s why we decided to become a Certified B Corporation.Certified B Corporations are a new type of company which use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp is to business what Fair Trade ce...


May 05, 2017

Reflections on Pro Mujer in Argentina

*Pro Mujer client posing in her storefront (Argentina). Image courtesy of Pro Mujer.Fostering Successful Entrepreneurship among Women through Lending, Training, and Health PromotionAt Deetken Asset Management Inc. (DAMI) we are committed to achieving double (and in some cases triple) bottom line results - delivering strong and stable returns to our investors through investments that have a positive social and environmental impact. Our partners at...


April 19, 2017

Fundación Covelo and DAMI: Making a Difference in Central America

On October 28th 1998, Hurricane Mitch struck Honduras and caused the worst flooding the country has experienced in close to 100 years.  In addition to claiming thousands of lives and destroying an estimated 35,000 homes, Mitch decimated one of the main markets in Tegucigalpa, the country’s capital.In the aftermath of the disaster, most lending institutions were reluctant to provide credit to businesses that relied on a market that had been destroyed. How would these businesses repay loans, they asked, without a market to s...


March 17, 2017

Video: Strategic Partnerships: DAMI and ABACO

Deetken Asset Management Inc. (DAMI) and ABACO have been working together since 2008, co-investing in Microfinance and MSMEs opportunities and also working together in technical assistance projects funded by international development banks - IDB, CAF, etc. Learn more by watching this 


February 21, 2017

Video: Strategic Partnerships: DAMI and Oikocredit

Deekten Asset Management Inc. (DAMI) and Oikocredit share a common mission to provide financial and technical support to organizations in developing economies, promote a healthy impact investor eco-system in Canada and provide investor choice to Canadian investors. Learn more by watching this ...


February 21, 2017

Deetken Impact Fund Closes

Deetken Asset Management Inc. is pleased to announce the first close of the Deetken Impact Fund (or “DIF”) -- - one of Canada’s first registered international impact investment funds.DIF aims to deliver strong, consistent returns by investing in exceptional businesses that promote entrepreneurship and improve access to basic services, including clean renewable energy, healthcare and affordable housing.It has a clear double/triple-bottom line mandate: to have a measurable positive social and/or environmental ...


May 31, 2016

Venture eyes a year-round produce supply

A new partnership between the Carcross-Tagish First Nation (CTFN) and North Star Agriculture wants to be supplying the Yukon with fresh produce – all year long.A new partnership between the Carcross-Tagish First Nation (CTFN) and North Star Agriculture wants to be supplying the Yukon with fresh produce – all year long.North Star CEO Sonny Gray told lunch guests gathered Tuesday for the partnership announcement they intend to be supplying such leafy greens as lettuce and kale to the market in 18 months or ...


May 16, 2017

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