Manufacturing was down 1.5 points from a 58 in December.
Outlook 2019 study shows they’re expecting business to be good, but confidence has tumbled since last year.
Conference Board of Canada confidence index falls to lowest level in six quarters.
In every region they’re less likely to buy big-ticket items such as cars or homes.
Non-binding motion would gauge Wynne governments standing with legislature.
Manufacturing, natural resources, business services unusually low.
Bets on foreign markets and energy investments as holding the key to growth.
The Conference Board of Canada’s Leading Indicator of Industry suggests corporate profitability in Canada will continue to post modest gains in the coming months.
Canadian manufacturers have started the year feeling confident about their prospects, according to a PwC study.
Canadian manufacturers and exporters are holding back on hiring new workers and making new investments as they cope with fewer orders from the US.
The threat of a global economic slump hasn’t cooled the confidence of Canadian private companies, according to global consulting company PwC’s insights survey; in fact, they’re hotter than ever for growth and expansion.
TORONTO: Optimism among Canada’s small- and medium-sized business owners continues to erode, but manufacturers are among those bucking the trend, according to a Canadian business index. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) Business Barometer dropped to 63.6 in September…