Mild to favourable conditions but down from last year.
Business spending to be key driver of future growth.
Move follows tighter production controls, complaints to WTO.
Imports also wane in new sign of weakness.
EMC-PLANT survey shows owners and top management are upbeat.
But one of the most subdued forecasts in two years.
Caterpillar is broadening its presence in China with an offer worth up to $759 million to acquire ERA Mining Machinery Ltd. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Siwei.
The Bank of Canada is holding off on raising interest rates for awhile longer citing worsening global conditions and an uneven Canadian recovery.
The world’s air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant.
Canadian companies are pursuing growth through acquisitions over the next three years, says a Grant Thornton International Business Report.
More Canadian companies intend to pursue acquisitions, bucking global statistics, according to a survey by Ernst & Young.
Canadian CEOs are missing the boat when it comes to R&D and innovation plans for everyhting from new products and services to finding cost reductions in existing practices, according to a global survey by PwC.
It will serve automotive customers with 120,000-tonne production capability
The automotive industry is investing in the development of electric vehicles and hybrids as it moves to meet NAFTA environmental standards that come into effect in 2016.
The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium of Canada (EMC) and Textiles Human Resources Council (THRC) have partnered to launch the Canadian Manufacturing Network.