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Canada's Economy Shrinks Amid Widespread Slowdown

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's economy shrank in January, declining by 0.1 per cent following 0.3-per-cent growth in December, StatsCan said Tuesday. Declines were not l...

Canada's Economy Likely Shrank In January, CIBC Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Business

Canada’s economy likely shrank in January, CIBC said Friday following an unexpectedly negative reading on retail sales from Statistics Canada. Re...

Canada's Economy: Slower, But It Could Have Been Worse

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy slowed to a 2.4 per cent growth rate in the last three months of 2014 — but still performed better than a consensus of...

What Burundi Can Teach Rwanda About Democratic Governance

David Himbara | Posted 03.01.2015 | Canada Politics
David Himbara

Then there is the matter of political competition for higher office. There is no such a thing in Rwanda. Members of genuine opposition are either in prison, exile or mysteriously die in and outside Rwanda. Leader of the Unified Democratic Forces party, Victoire Ingabire, who was barred from running for presidency in 2010 is in prison.

Canada's Economy Shrinks

CP | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the country's gross domestic product declined 0.2 per cent in November compared with the previous month, primarily b...

Dear Santa: Here Is What B.C. Wants For Christmas

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Dear Santa: You probably don't get Christmas letters from an entire province, but this year we hope you'll think of adding B.C. to your magical journey.

Why Female Entrepreneurs Are Key to Global Development

G(irls)20 | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Impact

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.pngOver the next decade, more than one-billion women will join the work force. This is great news for GDP, which will increase significantly as a result. So why is entrepreneurship well suited to women and therefore key to global development?

Economic Growth Beats Forecasts By A Mile

CP | Craig Wong and Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy grew at a faster than expected pace in the third quarter, but economists cautioned Friday about the impact of lower oil ...

St. John's Is Richer Than Toronto: StatsCan

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Business

Economic power in Canada is shifting to the west and to resource-producing areas, new data from StatsCan shows. The agency’s analysis of gross do...

Canada's Manufacturing Sales Hit All-Time High

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's manufacturing sector posted record sales for July and topped expectations as it gained 2.5 per cent.Statistics Canada said Tuesday t...

Canada's Economy SOARS

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The economy soared in the second quarter, accelerating to an annualized pace of 3.1 per cent.The jump in Canada's gross domestic product was ...

Canada Should Catch This Economic Wave

Peter Hall | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Canada has huge potential and great planet-wide visibility as the global investment wave builds. In the time that it takes for the wave to crest, it will be important for companies, institutions and analysts to position ourselves to catch this one as best we possibly can.

New Poll: Canadians Think Oilsands Contribute Way More to the Economy Than They Actually Do

Carol Linnitt | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Business
Carol Linnitt

According to the poll, conducted by Environics and commissioned by Environmental Defence, 41 per cent of Canadians believe the importance of the oilsands to the economy is six to 24 times higher than it actually is. And a full 57 per cent of Canadians overestimate the value of oilsands to the country's economy.

Like So Many Bad Things, Oil Spills Are Good For the Economy

David Suzuki | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

Destroying the environment is bad for the planet and all the life it supports, including us. But it's often good for business. But the massive costs of dealing with a pipeline or tanker spill and the resulting climate change consequences will far outweigh the benefits.

Whoa, Didn't See That Coming

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The brutal winter iced Canada's recovery to the worst growth rate in more than a year as businesses held off on investments and many other ke...

This Economic Cycle's Oxymoron: More Growth, Less Cash

Peter Hall | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Cash has been plentiful in emerging markets. Between 2009-2012 as quantitative easing ramped up, there was a massive expansion in borrowing on global bond markets by emerging market (EM) sovereigns, banks and companies. As a result, EM economies are now closely integrated into global debt markets, and thus more affected by actions taken in Developed Markets (DMs), particularly the withdrawal of quantitative easing (QE).

Watch Out! The Central Bank Will Raise Interest Rates Soon

Peter Hall | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

In an unprecedented move, the Fed undertook an extraordinary experiment in monetary policy. Unable to further target an interest rate, already at zero, the Fed began announcing a quantity of cash that it would inject into the financial system by purchasing large numbers of government bonds and other highly-rated securities, and replacing them with cash.

How Lack Of Hockey Dragged Down Canada's GDP

HuffPost Canada/CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Business

Canada's economy grew in line with economists' expectations in February. StatsCan reported the country's GDP expanded 0.2 per cent during the month. ...

Get Set for the Next Round of Rate Tightening

Peter Hall | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

After three-and-a-half years of ho-hum on this front, there is renewed interest in interest rates: where they are going, how fast, and what we need to do to be prepared, if change is indeed in the wind. A lot of the talk is related to another 'up' that scares us: inflation. Talk of rising interest rates is very good news, since it strongly suggests higher confidence in near-future growth.

Measuring Progress with GDP Is a Gross Mistake

David Suzuki | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Business
David Suzuki

Governments, media and much of the public are preoccupied with the economy. That means demands such as those for recognition of First Nations treaty rights and environmental protection are often seen as impediments to the goal of maintaining economic growth. The gross domestic product has become a sacred indicator of well-being. Ask corporate CEOs and politicians how they did last year and they'll refer to the rise or fall of the GDP. It's a strange way to measure either economic or social well-being. Whatever we come up with, it has to be better than GDP with its absurd emphasis on endless growth on a finite planet.

Business Investment: A Sleeping Giant Awakens?

Peter Hall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Investment has been quiet -- almost asleep -- for an inordinate spell. Is it on the way back? A sleeping giant may be on the verge of awakening. When this one does rouse, it's likely to do so in a hurry. Those who are armed and ready to supply business quickly with the machinery and equipment it needs stand to win big in the next cycle.

Development: Time To Leave GDP Behind

Nature | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Robert F. Kennedy once said that a country's gross domestic product (GDP) measures “everything except that which makes life worthwhile”. The metri...

It's Time to Turn Away From the God of Economic Growth

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Carl Duivenvoorden

But there's a particular god our planet has been worshipping since WWII, and there are many reasons to suggest it's time for a serious rethink. The god is "growth", specifically economic growth and the way we measure it: GDP (Gross Domestic Product).

U.S. To Outgrow Canada For Years

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

So much for Canada’s economic miracle. After years of stagnation, the U.S. economy is set to outgrow Canada’s for at least the next two years, ...

A Sliver Of Good Economic News

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economy had one of the best months in years in July, rebounding strongly from a June swoon and putting it back on the path of modera...