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News Government Economy General
October 22, 2020  

Canada jumps closer to military spending target thanks to COVID-19

Poised to spend the equivalent of more of its GDP on defence this year than at any point in the past decade.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 5, 2020  

Business economists see coronavirus as biggest risk: US survey

The panel expects 2020 GDP to decline 4.3%, first full-year contraction since a 2.5% fall in 2009 as recession ended.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 24, 2020  

Economic freedom on the wane worldwide

Policy response to COVID-19 has put more of the economy into government hands, threatening economic freedom globally.

News Manufacturing General
August 5, 2020  

Canada’s merchandise trade deficit increases sharply to $3.2B in June: StatCan

Exports were up 17.1% to $39.7 billion but down 20% from $49.6 billion a year earlier

News Manufacturing Economy General
June 30, 2020  

Economy posted record 11.6% plunge in April: Statistics Canada

Manufacturing was down 22.5% with many factories either shuttered or operating at greatly reduced capacity.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 15, 2020  

Liberals ease access to emergency benefit as economy shrinks fast

More money for seasonal workers without jobs, those jobless before the crisis and those whose hours have been drastically cut.

News Manufacturing Economy General
October 9, 2019  

Trade conflicts fuel synchronized global slowdown: IMF

Managing director Kristalina Georgieva blames rising trade conflicts that could mean a loss of around 0.8% of world GDP.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 19, 2019  

Can green investment help relaunch Germany’s economy?

Public pressure grows to address big issues such as global warming.

News Manufacturing Economy General
September 3, 2019  

Canada posts strong quarterly growth, but trade risks loom

Analysts say trade-driven boost was likely a temporary factor, particularly with weakening global economic conditions.

News Manufacturing Economy General
October 8, 2018  

IMF downgrades outlook for world economy to 3.7% growth

Predicts that US growth will slow to 2.5% next year as the effect of recent tax cuts wears off.

News Manufacturing Economy General
July 31, 2018  

May GDP shows 0.5% growth, beats expectations for 0.1%

Manufacturing shows gains, oil and gas sector led the way with a 2.5% increase.

News Manufacturing Economy General
April 18, 2018  

Bank of Canada holds interest rate as it ponders timing of next hike

Poloz says economy’s unable to continue running at full tilt without the power of lower rates.

News Manufacturing Economy General
March 2, 2018  

Economy expands 1.7% in Q4 to cap off 2017 at 3% GDP

Growth in the fourth quarter was driven by a 2.3% increase in business investment.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 5, 2018  

Punting NAFTA talks into 2019 would cost Canada 0.2% of GDP

Soctiabank projects the country would still see modest economic growth of 2.3% on the year

News Manufacturing Economy General
January 31, 2018  

Manufacturing helped boost economic growth in November: Statistics Canada

Sector gained 1.8%, the largest monthly increase since February 2014.