Reasons to be optimistic: opportunities despite the uncertainties
The US economy is performing well, the loonie is fairly low and emerging markets appear to be strong.
IMF drops Canadian economic growth forecast
Canada is feeling a pinch from slow growth in major economies, including China, Japan and Russia.
Outlook improving for most small- and medium-sized metropolitan areas
But economic growth remains tepid, according to the Conference Board of Canada.
TD Bank raises Q3 outlook for economic growth
Bank expects Canada’s economy to grow at a pace of 2.3% in the July-September period.
Economy riding out choppy global waters: RBC
Expect the Canadian economy to turn in slightly less robust growth in 2011, thanks to a contraction in the second quarter combined with softer growth in the EU and the US, but the economy will pick up in 2012, according to RBC Economics.