Manufacturing sales point to growth in economy: analysts
Much of the growth came from price appreciation but volumes were up.
RBC cuts growth forecast; blames drop in oil prices
GDP to grow by 2.4% this year, down 0.3% from December’s forecast.
Tory MP apologizes for ‘offensive’ TWP reference
John Williamson fumbles as he tries to convey Canadian workers should get priority.
NA leads global heavy truck recovery
Scotiabank reports more surge of more than 70% over the past year.
Wynne’s fiscal imprudence is reckless
In a study measuring fiscal performance, the Ontario Premier placed eighth.
Mulcair unveils tax relief for manufacturers
NDP plan to boost economy a sharp contrast to Harper government.
Is the US going to need ‘less’ Canadian oil?
Canadian Press Baloney Meter gives this an “a lot of baloney” rating.
Wynne among Canada’s worst fiscal managers
Fraser Institute performance analysis ranks former NL premier Dunderdale best.
Alberta tried economic diversification – and failed
Growth and public benefits are driven by low tax rates, a flexible labour market and attracting investment.
Canada tops G7 in ease of paying corporate taxes
We sit ninth overall out of 189 in worldwide ranking.
IMF cuts global growth forecasts for next two years
Says slowdowns in Europe, Japan, BRICS outweigh boost from cheap oil.
Manufacturing sales fall to $51.5B in November
Declines in motor vehicles, chemicals, primary metals and food.
Special interest groups erode Canada’s prosperity
Projects meet strident opposition from powerful special interest groups.
NL won’t participate in all trade agreements
Says Ottawa failed to honour commitment related to CETA deal.
Atlantic premiers meeting focuses on the economy
St. John’s, NL meting will also gauge impact of EI changes
Is Ontario ready to be Canada’s economic engine?
Manufacturing is gearing up but the province’s industrial landscape will be different.
US factories lift production for fourth month
Appetite for cars, electronics and appliances to drive greater factory output.
NAFTA claims have cost Canada $150M since 1994
CCPA report finds 45% of investor-state dispute settlement claims were directed at Canada.
Another year of modest economic growth
Energy price crash will boost consumer-spending power.
RBC braces for possibly prolonged low oil prices
Will be retesting energy-related loans at $45 a barrel.
World Bank forecasts lower global growth
Economic expansion forecast reduced to 3% from 3.4%.
Canada is in for a rude economic shock
It can’t compete with a restructured and more efficient US.
Manufacturing dips, oil rises, loonie advances
Sales drop reflects lower production of aerospace products and parts.
Ontario’s economy lurches from disaster to disaster
It’s now the largest federal total transfer recipient in Canada.
Energy prices slide, inflation in the EU dips
Down to 0.3% to November with 2.5% decline in energy costs.
Lower energy, metal prices mask 2015 export growth
Volume expected to grow 5% and stay at that level for several years.
Quebec exports will be strong in 2015: EDC
Strong economic forecast built on rising US demand, weak loonie.
Overhaul would make tax system fairer: C.D. Howe
A flat rate on investment income closes legal, taxation-avoiding tactics.
White House scuttling permanent business tax breaks
Among them are breaks for investments in equipment, R&D.
Harper’s infrastructure plan cuts surplus by $300M
Ottawa is now banking on a $1.6-billion for 2015-16.
OECD trims economic forecast for Canada
Predicts Bank of Canada rate hikes starting May 2015.
Survey raises fears of the recession in eurozone
Markits says purchasing managers’ index falls to 51.4.