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News Government Economy
April 8, 2014  

Quebec business relieved by Liberal majority win

Dorval: Couillard now needs to tackle public spending and economic growth.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations Production
April 7, 2014  

Businesses express more confidence about hiring, spending

Bank of Canada quarterly survey shows intentions most positive in two years.

News Government Business Operations Economy
April 4, 2014  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy
April 2, 2014  

Ontario GDP to average 2.1% over 20 years: Report

Shrinking working-age population cited for slowing economic growth.

News Government Economy
April 1, 2014  

You owe almost $250,000 for government liabilities

Fraser Institute study pegs each taxpayer’s share of a $4.1 trillion total.

News Manufacturing Economy
April 1, 2014  

Leaner manufacturers poised for better times: CIBC

Many industries better positioned to regain positions in US markets.

News Government Business Operations Economy
March 31, 2014  

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.

Insight Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations
March 27, 2014  

Why we need automotive incentives

Competition for investment is fierce.

News Manufacturing Economy
March 27, 2014  

Small business confidence dips in March: CFIB

Business Barometer results buoyed by stronger levels in the Prairies.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Transportation Economy General Sustainability
March 26, 2014  

Global water demand set to increase 55% by 2050: UN

Growing requirements will strain energy resources around the world, report says.

News Government Business Operations Economy General
March 24, 2014  

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.

News Aerospace Automotive Energy Food & Beverage Manufacturing Metals Oil & Gas Business Operations Economy
March 21, 2014  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations Economy General
March 20, 2014  

PM tabs Oliver to replace Flaherty in Finance

Oliver is widely respected within the Harper cabinet and is well known on Bay Street.

News Manufacturing Economy
March 20, 2014  

Weaker loonie hurts more than it helps: Fraser Institute

Commentary says it triggers higher domestic prices, plus higher importing and financing costs.

News Manufacturing Economy General
March 19, 2014  

Exports to buoy Canada’s growth: RBC

Changing fortunes of the US economy and the loonie will act as catalysts.

News Aerospace Automotive Energy Food & Beverage Forestry Manufacturing Metals Oil & Gas Pulp & Paper Business Operations Economy General
March 19, 2014  

South Korea trade deal good for economy: Poloz

Ottawa says the deal will increase exports to South Korea by 32%

News Government Economy General
March 19, 2014  

New job for Joe?

Natural Resources Minister Oliver expected to take the reigns of vacant finance file.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy
March 19, 2014  

Poloz warns global economy undershooting in Q1

Bank of Canada governor says slow economic growth is the new norm.

News Government Business Operations Economy General
March 18, 2014  

Jim Flaherty steps down as finance minister

Planning return to private sector after eight years in cabinet.

News Government Business Operations Economy General
March 18, 2014  

Ontario’s debt tops fiscally imprudent California: Study

Province devotes 9.2% of revenues to interest payments, compared to California’s 2.8%.

News Economy General
March 11, 2014  

Quebec tops provinces for net debt: Fraser Institute

Essays track how debt reached 49% of GDP and where it’s heading.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy
February 20, 2014  

Dissing NAFTA is hot in Washington

Obama and allies leverage the 20-year-old deal to sell benefits of Trans-Pacific Partnership.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy
January 30, 2014  

Small biz more positive in January: CFIB

Manufacturing shows gains in confidence, more hiring planned.

News Automotive Business Operations Economy Operations Technology
January 29, 2014  

Auto industry scored record sales in 2013: BMO

Third consecutive year of growth at 1.74 million units, up 10% since 2011.

News Minerals Business Operations Economy Facilities Maintenance Operations Sustainability Technology
August 6, 2013  

Australia’s mining boom built on Chinese demand busts

Cancellations and project postponements means the upswing in mining and gas has peaked.

News Automotive Business Operations Economy Operations Technology
June 24, 2013  

Federal briefing deflates claim of corporate cash hoard

A revised Statistics Canada estimate puts it at about $544 billion in Q1.

News Energy Business Operations Economy Sustainability
June 19, 2013  

Canadian GDP gets real in 2013 at 1.9%: RBC Economics

Global economy to grow modestly for the rest of the year.

News Business Operations Economy Operations Technology
March 8, 2013  

Avoid ‘competitive devaluation’ to boost exports: China

Falling yen might concern prompt other governments to drive down their currencies.

News Business Operations Economy
June 5, 2012  

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.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy
October 17, 2011  

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.

News Business Operations Economy
June 9, 2011  

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.