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
January 10, 2018  

World Bank predicts solid 3.1% global growth in 2018

Also forecasting solid growth of 3% in 2019 and 2.9% in 2020 after 3% expansion in 2017

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
November 15, 2017  

Don’t be fooled, Canada’s economy is in decline

Private and international investors have lost confidence; not a competitive place to do business.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 20, 2017  

Headlines about economic growth hide underlying problems

Investors are losing confidence in Canada as a competitive place to do business.

Insight Government Manufacturing Business Operations General
November 13, 2014  

It’s about value

Naysayers have lost sight of manufacturing’s value proposition.

Insight Government Economy
April 24, 2014  

Ontario’s debt is cause for worry

Recession or higher interest rates could push its finances over the edge.