Canadian Economic Outlook
December 12, 2013
If the most recent analyses of Canada’s housing market have a common theme it is their frequent use of the terms “stable” and “solid”.
December 10, 2013
There has been a longstanding tradition of comparing Newfoundland and Labrador with the other provinces in the Atlantic Region, especially Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
December 9, 2013
According to Statistics Canada, the national inflation rate has become nearly non-existent.
December 6, 2013
October’s inflation rate in the United States was only +1.0%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
December 3, 2013
In Canada, the post-World War II baby boom generation was born during a period of twenty years that began in 1946.
December 2, 2013
In September, the month-to-month pace of goods exports from Canada at +1.8% was faster than good imports, +0.2%, according to Statistics Canada.
November 29, 2013
If Washington could manage (for once) to stay out of the way, there are several solid reasons to think the U.S. economy will pick up speed. Stock market indices are at or near all-time highs, home prices are rising at a double-digit percentage pace and, in good news for almost everyone, the price of gasoline is falling.
November 28, 2013
At first glance, based on the most recent employment statistics, the effects of strengthening economic activity to the south in the United States, to the west in Saskatchewan and to the east in Ontario, appear to have had relatively little impact on the Manitoba economy.
November 28, 2013
Canadian new home starts have been remarkably consistent over the past six months. Their average of 196,000 units seasonally adjusted and annualize (SAAR) has moved within a narrow range from a high of 200,000 in May to a low of 186,000 in August.
November 27, 2013
In light of Washington’s partial shutdown in the first half of October and higher initial jobless claims over the last several weeks, there has been a worry that U.S. employment growth might stall out.
November 25, 2013
Too often in the past, it has seemed like the only politicians worthy (or unworthy) of our attention for their outrageous actions have been located in the United States.
November 21, 2013
I have a confession to make. I never know what to say about Manitoba.
November 15, 2013
Other Canadian dot.com firms aren’t faring as well.
November 14, 2013
Despite being under a cloud of uncertainty about the state of the global economy in general and the U.S. in particular for over a year, there is evidence that Toronto’s economic pulse is beating faster than it has for the past several years.
November 13, 2013
There are two catchwords for our modern times, competitiveness and solvency.
November 12, 2013
A surface look at the data suggests the overview for retail sales in Canada is less stellar.
November 11, 2013
Statistics Canada recently reported that total retail sales nationwide in August were +0.2% month-to-month and +2.7% year-over-year.
November 8, 2013
The information in most tables can be looked at from more than one angle. There is another way to analyze the figures behind the results in Part 1 — to change perspective and consider how important the product category is to the total export sales of each region.
November 6, 2013
The Bank of Canada is projecting Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) will increase 1.6% in 2013, to be followed by gains of 2.3% in 2014 and 2.6% in 2015.
November 4, 2013
The most recent rate-setting meeting of the Bank of Canada lowered the forecasts of economic growth for the nation to +1.6% in 2013, +2.3% in 2014 and +2.6% in 2015. The comparable projections made a quarter ago in July were +1.8% for 2013 and +2.7% for both 2014 and 2015.
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