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News Manufacturing Metals Economy General
August 11, 2020  

58% of Americans oppose Trump tariff on Canadian aluminum: survey

Polling firm Leger says numbers reflect a lack of a clear rationale for the action by the mercurial US president.

News Government Manufacturing Economy
August 6, 2020  

Bank of England says economy will take time to heal

U.K. GDP probably shrank by 23% in the second quarter

News Manufacturing Economy
July 30, 2020  

U.S. economy shrank at record breaking 33% rate last quarter

State and local government spending, bruised by a loss of tax revenue that forced layoffs, also fell at an annual rate of 5.6%.

News Manufacturing Economy
July 30, 2020  

Boosting marginalized groups key to ‘feminist economic recovery,’ report says

In the midst of the pandemic, the employment rate declined twice as much for Canadian women in the 25 to 54 age range compared with men

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 27, 2020  

Trade, technology and security at risk in US China feud

Sharp deterioration in US-China ties poses risks to both countries and the rest of the world.

News Manufacturing Economy General
July 24, 2020  

BDC records $218M net loss for 2020 fiscal, remains confident

Higher net fair value depreciation on capital investments due to uncertainty and volatility.

News Government Economy General
July 24, 2020  

China tells US to close consulate in Chengdu in growing spat

Retaliation for US order to close China’s Houston consulate after accusation Chinese agents tried to steal IP.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 20, 2020  

Liberals review rollout of social finance fund to combat pandemic fallout

Idea is investors front the money for projects to address social problems, the government rewards those investments if projects work.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 17, 2020  

China says it’s not trying to replace US, won’t be bullied

Response to AG Barr who cautioned American business leaders against promoting policies favourable to Beijing.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 16, 2020  

CERB a top reason workers refuse to return to work: CFIB

Emergency benefit appears to be impeding small companies from staffing up as they reopen their businesses.

News Government Economy General
July 16, 2020  

Manitoba offers more subsidies for businesses hit by COVID-19

Until now, the Back To Work program paid businesses who hired or brought back staff up to $5,000 per employee.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 14, 2020  

Federal wage subsidy to be extended to December: Trudeau

Nothing yet on how eligibility rules all be reshaped for the program critics say stop some employers from getting aid they need.

News Manufacturing Metals Economy General Production
July 13, 2020  

PM to Trump: Return of NA economy will negate need for tariffs

He said Canada’s aluminum smelters would soon be back producing value-added specialty products for the American auto sector.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 13, 2020  

Much of Ontario to enter Stage 3 of reopening July 17

10 regions to be held back outside the GTA and Hamilton areas, the Niagara Region, and Windsor-Essex.

News Manufacturing Metals Economy General
July 10, 2020  

Canada’s response on tariffs won’t be bound by USMCA: negotiator

Trade negotiator Steve Verheul says what actions Canada takes depends on what the US does.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
July 9, 2020  

Next Generation Manufacturing: A supercluster update

NGen’s goal is to enable capabilities no individual company or organization can achieve on its own.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 9, 2020  

China defends WHO, lashes out at US move to withdraw

Calls the move “another demonstration of the US pursuing unilateralism, withdrawing from groups and breaking contracts.”

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 9, 2020  

Biden proposes $700B-plus `Buy American’ campaign

Proposes tightening current Buy American laws easily circumvented by government agencies.

News Manufacturing Economy General
July 9, 2020  

Canadian unemployment rate to peak at 11% in Q2: OECD

Jobs should return as lockdowns end, but an unemployment rate of 7.7% by the end of 2021.

News Government Economy
July 9, 2020  

Feds promise to focus on people most hurt economically by COVID

Businesses owned by women, racialized Canadians more likely to report drops in orders and clients.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 8, 2020  

Liberals foresee high unemployment, $343B deficit due to COVID-19

Fiscal snapshot foresees a slow return to a new normal, with low economic growth to at least the end of 2021.

News Government Economy General
July 7, 2020  

Basic income pegged at $98B as calls for it grow due to COVID-19 [UPDATED]

The cost for the federal government ranges from $47.5 billion to $98.1 billion for six months, depending on claw backs.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 7, 2020  

Rethinking immigration can boost the economy

A continual flow of immigrants is essential for economic stability and growth.

News Manufacturing Economy General
July 6, 2020  

Business hiring plans remain muted due to pandemic: B of C

Many service sector and energy companies don’t expect a return to pre-pandemic employment levels.

News Manufacturing Economy General
July 2, 2020  

Manufacturing PMI hits four-month high in June: IHS

Purchasing managers’ index registered 47.8, up from 40.6 in May.

News Manufacturing Economy General
July 2, 2020  

Trade deficit narrowed in May as exports rose, imports fell again

Contracted to $677 million in May compared with $4.3 billion in April.

News Economy General
July 2, 2020  

Lighthizer promises enforcement as USMA comes into force

USTR has named 10 people to its roster of arbitrators under the agreement’s dispute-settlement mechanism.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 2, 2020  

Mexico celebrates start of new trade accord with US, Canada

Obrador says the trade agreement provide greater certainty to the three countries in their commercial relationships.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 2, 2020  

Trade experts urge heads-up approach as USMCA comes into force

More than a NAFTA update, risk of running afoul of the deal’s new rules or leave money and new prosperity on the table.

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 Economy General
June 30, 2020  

Reopen dates coming for nearly all Saskatchewan businesses: Moe

$50-million emergency program for small and medium-sized businesses will be winding down.

News Government Economy
June 30, 2020  

Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending

Kenney says the investments will be for roads, health care, schools and in other areas.