Quebec business relieved by Liberal majority win
Dorval: Couillard now needs to tackle public spending and economic growth.
Businesses express more confidence about hiring, spending
Bank of Canada quarterly survey shows intentions most positive in two years.
Ontario lowers deficit to $11.3B, but says revenue dropping in 2014
Finance minister Sousa says the government still plans to balance the books in 2017-18.
Ontario GDP to average 2.1% over 20 years: Report
Shrinking working-age population cited for slowing economic growth.
You owe almost $250,000 for government liabilities
Fraser Institute study pegs each taxpayer’s share of a $4.1 trillion total.
Leaner manufacturers poised for better times: CIBC
Many industries better positioned to regain positions in US markets.
Bank of Canada rethinking economic analysis, Poloz says
Central Bank says it will put less faith in computer models and focus more on anecdotal information and conversations with Canadians.
Why we need automotive incentives
Competition for investment is fierce.
Small business confidence dips in March: CFIB
Business Barometer results buoyed by stronger levels in the Prairies.
Global water demand set to increase 55% by 2050: UN
Growing requirements will strain energy resources around the world, report says.
Harper should stay out of pension reform efforts: Wynne
Several provinces say they’re disappointed the federal government has shut down discussions on enhancing CPP.
Weak loonie good for exporters, but bad for everything else in economy
Former StatsCan analyst says manufacturers have adapted to a stronger dollar and won’t gain as much from weaker loonie compared to the 1990s.
PM tabs Oliver to replace Flaherty in Finance
Oliver is widely respected within the Harper cabinet and is well known on Bay Street.
Weaker loonie hurts more than it helps: Fraser Institute
Commentary says it triggers higher domestic prices, plus higher importing and financing costs.
Exports to buoy Canada’s growth: RBC
Changing fortunes of the US economy and the loonie will act as catalysts.
South Korea trade deal good for economy: Poloz
Ottawa says the deal will increase exports to South Korea by 32%
New job for Joe?
Natural Resources Minister Oliver expected to take the reigns of vacant finance file.
Poloz warns global economy undershooting in Q1
Bank of Canada governor says slow economic growth is the new norm.
Jim Flaherty steps down as finance minister
Planning return to private sector after eight years in cabinet.
Ontario’s debt tops fiscally imprudent California: Study
Province devotes 9.2% of revenues to interest payments, compared to California’s 2.8%.
Quebec tops provinces for net debt: Fraser Institute
Essays track how debt reached 49% of GDP and where it’s heading.
Dissing NAFTA is hot in Washington
Obama and allies leverage the 20-year-old deal to sell benefits of Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Small biz more positive in January: CFIB
Manufacturing shows gains in confidence, more hiring planned.
Auto industry scored record sales in 2013: BMO
Third consecutive year of growth at 1.74 million units, up 10% since 2011.
Australia’s mining boom built on Chinese demand busts
Cancellations and project postponements means the upswing in mining and gas has peaked.
Federal briefing deflates claim of corporate cash hoard
A revised Statistics Canada estimate puts it at about $544 billion in Q1.
Canadian GDP gets real in 2013 at 1.9%: RBC Economics
Global economy to grow modestly for the rest of the year.
Avoid ‘competitive devaluation’ to boost exports: China
Falling yen might concern prompt other governments to drive down their currencies.
Bank of Canada holding interest rates
The Bank of Canada is holding off on raising interest rates for awhile longer citing worsening global conditions and an uneven Canadian recovery.
Fears of North American recession recede
Canada’s factories were humming in August, and US consumers were buying last month, strong indicators the North American recovery is alive and kicking.
Steady growth for Canada, despite global uncertainties
The global economy may be a bit creaky but Canada is chugging along nicely thanks to its strong resource base and rising commodity prices, according to a report from RBC Economics.