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‘Don't Count' On Economic Boost From Tories' Cheques: CIBC

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Business

Recent polling suggests the $4 billion in Universal Child Care Benefit cheques the Harper government is mailing out this month is giving the Tories a ...

'First Off, We're Not In A Recession'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.04.2015 | Canada Business

Finance Minister Joe Oliver denied it on Friday, but a growing number of economic analysts now say Canada is in a recession. The country's economy ...

Suddenly, Another Interest Rate Cut Is Back In The Cards

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Business

Cut could come as soon as July 15 CIBC: 'Indebted households don’t need even lower borrowing costs' Poloz: Soaring household debt a necess...

Odds Of A Recession In Canada Just Got Much Higher

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Business

The odds that Canada will see a recession this year just rose considerably. Canada's economy shrank 0.1 per cent in April, StatsCan said Tuesday mo...

OECD Slashes Canadian Growth Forecast

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Business

PARIS - The world economy risks being bogged down in a low-growth spiral unless measures are taken to spur demand and incite businesses to boost their...

Canada's Economy 'In A Tailspin'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Business

Statistics Canada confirmed Friday what many economists had been saying: That Canada's economy shrank in the first quarter of 2015, under pressure fro...

The Contrasting Impacts of Plummeting Oil Prices

Peter Hall | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Canada's energy sector service and equipment exporters are in for tough times, and cash flows for oil and gas exporters will tighten significantly. This is already beginning to spill red ink on Canada's trade and fiscal statistics. However, Canada's non-energy sector exporters should see a substantial boost.

Canada's Real GDP Unchanged For February

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy flatlined in February as gains in retail sales were offset by a drop in manufacturing, mining and the energy sector — ...

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 05.03.2015 | 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 05.01.2015 | 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.