Canada Economic Forecast

Bank Of Canada Certain About One Thing: Things Are Uncertain

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The recent rise in oil prices and the exchange rate are adding to uncertainty about the direction of the country's economy, Bank of Canada go...

Canada's Economy Will Soon Pass $2-Trillion Mark

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Buried beneath the spending promises, fiscal forecasts and political posturing in Tuesday's budget will be the latest read on a little-known ...

Canada 'Solid' Despite Everything, IMF Declares

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Business

The International Monetary Fund has lowered its outlook for Canadian economic growth.It describes Canada's recent performance as "solid" but says the ...

Bank Of Canada's Poloz Warns Of ‘Atrocious' Economic Growth

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Business

Stephen Poloz is warning that Canada’s economy could miss even scaled-back expectations in the early part of this year, and has hinted the bank coul...

Fear Of An Oil-Price ‘Contagion'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada Business

‘Unbelievable’ decline in oil drilling could impact banks, construction Cost-cutting budgets in Alberta, Quebec will reduce economic growth...

Falling Loonie Will Eat Up Your Gas Savings

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Business

Canadians to save $800 on energy, dish out extra $600 on imports Unemployment to jump to 7 per cent Canadian consumers are seeing noticeab...

OECD Slashes Economic Forecast For Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Business

PARIS -- The OECD has reduced its 2015 and 2016 economic growth forecasts for Canada, citing the drag caused by a significant drop in prices for oil a...

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30% Chance Of Recession In Canada: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Business

At least one economist is ready not only to use the “R-word” but has also put a number on the risk of a recession happening. The odds of the e...

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The Biggest Risks To Canada's Economy In 2015

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada Business

We welcome 2015 at a rather tumultuous time for the global economy — from falling oil prices to hacker threats against a movie studio, to a crucial ...

Canada's Mining Sector Braces For Challenging 2015

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Canada's mining sector is bracing for another challenging year in 2015 as slower growth in China is expected to continue to dampen selling ...

Gas Prices 'Set To Nosedive'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada Business

Gas prices in Canada are already at multi-year lows, but they're not done falling. Pump prices are “set to nosedive” in the coming days, thanks...

8 Things You Need To Know From Canada's Big Bank Economists

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Business

Top economists from Canada’s big five banks assembled for a rare team prognostication Monday to weigh in on everything from how Millennials living w...

Businesses Losing Their Oomph

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada says Canadian firms are confident about future prospects and the economy — although they are still not totally sold on a...

Canada's Greatest Future Economic Challenge, According To Kenney

CP | Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A shortage of skilled workers is the biggest challenge many Canadian businesses face today, Employment Minister Jason Kenney told a skills s...

Canadians Can Bank On Low Interest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Business

SASKATOON - Canadians can expect to enjoy relatively cheap borrowing costs for some time to come — even after the economy returns to full capacity a...

Uh Oh: BoC Lowers Forecast

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says he has not ruled out a future cut to interest rates despite evidence disinflationary pressures app...

Latest Economic Outlook Suprisingly Rosy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The latest Bank of Canada survey on business sentiment finds a decidedly more positive outlook, and that may be good news for Canadian worker...

Loonie Dives On Bank Of Canada Announcement

CP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

UPDATE: The Canadian dollar pulled back nearly a full cent after the Bank of Canada's decision to keep its key interest rate steady while lowering its...

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Biggest Risks Canada's Economy Faces

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

2014 is a welcome calendar change for many economy-watchers, as Canada this year saw some of the slowest economic growth since the Great Recession of ...

Bank Of Canada: Uh Oh..

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada has lowered its forecasts for economic growth in the second half of 2013 and possibly for next year, citing a more prudent...

We're Losing Our Economic Bragging Rights

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new forecast suggests Canada's long run leading the world's biggest economies in growth is at an end.Capital Economics says Canada's econom...

‘Zero Growth'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Business

Nearly half of Canada’s financial advisors are telling their clients not to expect any economic growth for the rest of the year. According to Sun...

You Won't Believe Which Province Is Leading Economic Growth

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Business

Here's a sentence you don't read every day: Newfoundland is going to lead the country in economic growth. The province’s GDP is expected to rise ...

Bad News, Canada

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada sharply downgraded its expectations Wednesday on economic growth for the first half of this year, but held the line on off...

Prepare For 2 Years Of Economic Pain, Thanks To Housing Bust

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A leading international forecasting firm says Canadians should brace for tough economic times lasting another two years, lifting the jobless ...