Canada Economic Forecast

Businesses Losing Their Oomph

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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...

Sunny Freeman

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 ...

Canadian Firms Turn Pessimistic

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian firms have become more pessimistic about the economy and plan to ratchet down investment spending while keeping hiring modest, the n...

Canadians Losing Faith In Economy: Poll

CBC | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Business

The latest polling numbers by Nanos Research show Canadians are losing confidence in the economy. Nanos Research asked Canadians if the...

2013 Will Be A 'Mediocre' Year For Growth: CIBC

CP | Hugh McKenna, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - CIBC is predicting "very mediocre" growth for Canada next year, citing a weak world economy and an absence of key economic drivers at home.T...

Here's What The OECD Says Will Keep Canada In Slow Lane

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - With global conditions weakening, Canada's economy will remain in the slow growth lane until the middle of next year, the Organization for Ec...

Good News For Canada From OECD

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The outlook for the economy has brightened somewhat for Canada and two countries critical to Canadian exporters, according to the Organizatio...

Unwanted Trend Will Sap $22 Billion From Canada's Economy: PBO

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's budget watchdog says slower growth will sap about $22 billion annually from the country's economy.Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin...

Don't Worry, It Was Just A Speed Bump

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney says he is not as eager to raise interest rates as he was a few months ago, although he made clear the ne...

Flaherty: Canada's Economy May Be Worse Than I Thought

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government may need to downgrade its growth projections for the Canadian economy when it releases its mid-year budget update, Fin...

Less Hiring As Canadian Firms Sour On Economy: BoC

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian firms appear to be preparing for hard and uncertain economic times, the Bank of Canada says in a business outlook survey released Mo...

Interest Rate Hikes On Horizon: RBC

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Royal Bank of Canada predicts the Canadian economy will grow by 2.1 per cent this year, and that the central bank will gradually raise i...

TD Raises Odds On Economic Slowdown

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economy will underperform even moderate expectations in the next two years, TD Bank economists predicted Wednesday, adding that rece...

Canada's Second Slump May Be Harder To Fight

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper says Canadians can rest assured the government has a Plan B in place should another recession strike.But analysts warn a secon...