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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.

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.

News Manufacturing Economy General
November 1, 2017  

Economy slows as real GDP contracted 0.1% in August: Statistics Canada

The two-month lull in activity reinforces the point that the frothy growth of the past year is done.

News Government Manufacturing General
October 2, 2017  

Canada’s economy pauses in July easing rate hike expectations

Recent pace of growth over the last year won’t be sustained going forward: RBC

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.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
September 1, 2017  

Household spending, exports drive economy past expectations with 4.5% growth

Exports in goods and services rose 2.3%, while the export of energy products increased 9.2%.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 30, 2017  

US economic growth upgraded to 3% rate in Q2

GDP grew at an annual rate of 3% in the April-June quarter, its best showing since a 3.2% gain in Q1 of 2015.

News Manufacturing Economy General
July 4, 2017  

High debt, boom and bust cycles equal trouble: MLI

Macdonald-Laurier Institute warns servicing debt adds to the risk that imperils growth.

News Manufacturing Economy General
April 18, 2017  

Canada’s GDP is looking up, 1.9% or 2.6% depending on who’s counting

Will benefit from improved commodity prices and a stronger outlook for the US.

News Manufacturing Economy General
January 31, 2017  

Manufacturing helps GDP grow 0.4% in November

Exceeds economists’ initial forecast of a 0.3% gain for the month.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
January 2, 2017  

Worst manufacturing output in October weighs down economic growth

GDP contracted by 0.3% for the month, the first decline since the Fort McMurray wildfires in May.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
January 2, 2017  

Canada’s GDP to fall out of top 10 by 2020: report

Centre for Economics and Business Research suggests China will surpass US by 2030

News Manufacturing Economy General
September 14, 2016  

BoC senior deputy: Adapt to slower growth, low rates

It means changing investment strategies and risk-management practices.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
August 31, 2016  

Q2 economic performance worst since financial crisis, StatsCan says

Real GDP fell 1.6%, federal agency blames Alberta wildfires for most of the contraction.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 31, 2016  

Dire economic data undermine Liberal promises of growth, Conservatives say

StatsCan reports real GDP fell at an annualized rate of 1.6% in Q2.

News Manufacturing Economy
August 31, 2016  

Expectations grim as Statistics Canada set to release Q2 GDP

Decline to be short-lived; economists predict the economy grew 0.4% in June.

News General
July 28, 2016  

Wynne’s claims contradicted, Ontario GDP lower than some US states

NDP accuses Premier of misleading people about the province’s economic performance.