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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.

News Government Manufacturing Transportation General
August 24, 2020  

Truckers’ fears of US pandemic trip up sector in recession

Absence of big-rig drivers has thrown up an additional barrier to fleets scrambling to meet demand for essential goods.

News Manufacturing Economy
May 7, 2020  

EU forecasts ‘recession of historic proportions’ this year

The pandemic is expected to cause the deepest recession in living memory

News Manufacturing Economy General
May 1, 2020  

C.D. Howe’s Business Cycle Council says we’re in a recession

Economy peaked in February before the steps taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus brought it to a standstill.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 23, 2020  

European economies on course for unprecedented recession

The scale of the decline in business activity staggering, lends urgency to discussions about a rescue support package.

News Manufacturing Economy
April 21, 2020  

How do we know when we’re in a recession? Find out May 1

C.D. Howe Institute’s Business Cycle Council waiting on February growth numbers from Statistics Canada.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 18, 2020  

Canada to avoid technical recession despite hit: Conference Board

Forecast of 0.3% economic growth in 2020 followed by a rebound to 2.5% in 2021.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
January 9, 2020  

Federal finances are on the razor’s edge

Government can’t continue to ignore the warning signs of a slowing economy.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
September 10, 2019  

Manufacturer group warns of gathering economic storm

A slowdown is coming as Canada is woefully unprepared to weather its first recession in over a decade.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 29, 2019  

Brexit escalation raises alarm for ailing European economy

Economists describe a nightmarish setting for companies.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 21, 2019  

Trump flip flops on tax cuts, citing ‘strong economy’

But acknowledges his China trade policies may mean economic pain for Americans.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 21, 2019  

Trump acknowledges China policies may mean US economic pain

Tariffs have been a drag on US manufacturers, financial markets and American consumers.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 20, 2019  

White House insists ‘fundamentals’ of US economy are strong

…but a new survey shows a majority of economists expect a downturn to hit by 2021 at the latest.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 19, 2019  

34% of economists in survey expect a US recession in 2021

They have previously expressed concern Trump’s tariffs, higher budget deficits could dampen the economy.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 19, 2019  

Trump economic adviser dismisses fears of looming recession

Kudlow says consumers are seeing higher wages and are able to spend and save more.