Modest growth forecast for five key industry sectors
Conference Board of Canada, BDC report says companies are looking for new markets
Canada’s mid-sized firms in decline: BDC
Manufacturing sector worst hit, losing half its firms between 2006 and 2010.
Entrepreneurs’ investment intentions on the upswing
BDC survey suggests SMEs will invest in major machinery and equipment, HR, working capital and IT to boost productivity.
Oil and gas investments fuel growth in manufacturing: CBOC
Oil prices expected to stay high, which will drive demand for finished goods and support activities, the report suggests.
2015 the earliest for full production recovery
It’s going to take until 2015, at the earliest for many Canadian industries to hit pre-recession levels of production, says a Conference Board of Canada report.
BDC says credit conditions improving
Development bank posts $357-million profit – increases thanks to less credit lending